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Davis Camp



Mackery Landing Cemetery

Cemetery = Mackery Landing Cemetery
Vicinity = Sopchoppy SW
Status = mostly obliterated
Community = white
Synonymous name(s) = Davis Camp
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30°0’35.33” X84°31’46.35”
NW¼ Frac Sec 34, 5S, 3W
on Mackery Woods Rd.

A chainlink-fence enclosure containing two inscribed tombstones near the Curtis Mills community is evidently only a remainder after surface features of the graveyard were obliterated in the surroundings. As related in the desktop-published A Family History by David Roddenberry (1999), there is some testimony that the graves now lost were many. According to that history, the graves inside the enclosure, besides those of Civil War veteran George W. Roberts (1842-1911) and his son commemorated by the inscribed stones, include that of the first wife of Mr. Roberts, Mary Ann Lewis (b.1849). That and a couple of other graves evidently are marked now by utilitarian concrete cylinders. The Veterans' Graves Registration of 1940-41 lists for the site the grave of Civil War veteran Elzie Lewis (d.1884). That may be one of the graves now obliterated outside the fence, or possibly one within.

An article in the local magazine Magnolia Monthly in January 1967 carried a postscript documenting this cemetery. And it seems likely that this is the same site referred to as "Davis Camp" Cemetery in a footnote to an article by Sherrie Stokes on grave markings in Wakulla County in Florida Historical Quarterly October 1991. The footnote says that Ms. Stokes relied on the county highway map produced by the Florida Department of Transportation to locate cemeteries; on that map the label Davis Camp, for a riverfront feature not far away, does occur as the wording closest to the spot of Mackery Landing Cemetery.

Name Birth Death
Comments
Lewis, Elzie
1845
1884
unmarked; Pvt Co D 9th FL Inf CSA
Roberts, George W.
24 Nov 1842
22 Oct 1911
h/o Mary Ann Lewis Roberts; Pvt Co B 8th FL Inf CSA, enlisted May 1862 at Quincy, Florida under Capt. R. A. Water
Roberts, Mary Ann Lewis
1849
 
unmarked; w/o George W. Roberts
Roberts, William L.
20 Dec 1891
12 Jul 1900
 
Unknown
 
 
concrete cylinder 
Unknown
 
 
concrete cylinder 
Unknown
 
 
concrete cylinder 
Date of site report narrative - May 2002
Surveyed by members of the WCHS, March 2007
Some information taken from Register of Deceased Veterans 1940-41

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