"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Old Charlestonian

Augustine Thomas Smyth Was born on August 22 1918 and died may 12 1991.  The Epitaph on his grave says"For him honesty was the nutrient which gave him the rare strength to be right with God, to be right with himself, to be right with his family and to be true to his fellows." This is from the letters of saint Paul to the romans.  He is not buried in a family plot but he is buried along side his wife and her name is Nancy Conner Smyth.  There is a butterfly on his grave which symbolizes resurrection. And there is also a eagle which symbolize hope and strength.  And it is in a cemetery.  He was buried at Second Presbyterian Church. It was hard to find a lot about him but he is in the Harvard law book. His named is highlighted.  

This is his grave. It is a head stone with 2 symbols on it.  One is an eagle which stands for strength and the other one is a butterfly which stands for resurrection.  This is a the second Presbyterian church.  

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