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Ferrell (Bethel)



Harvey Cemetery

Cemetery = Harvey Cemetery
Vicinity = Bethel
Status = neglected
Community = both
Synonymous name(s) = Ferrell Cemetery
GPS Location
S-T-R Location
Directions
30°15’44.13” X84°19’13.78”
S½ Sec 34, 2S, 1W
50 yd W of graded Old Shell Pt. Rd near latitude of Belin Court

A chainlink fence about 40 feet by 12 feet encloses five graves covered by concrete slabs, all having inscribed headstones or headpieces (locating coordinates shown are for this enclosure). But inscribed stones stand all around in the pine woodland surrounding. There may be an acre or more of graveyard. One stone noticed in hasty observation in the southern area shows a year-of-death as recent as 1982. About 100 feet southwest of the chainlink fence is a clearing of 60 feet by 30 feet holding 15-20 graves, most with inscribed stones. Immediately east of this are two very small wrought-iron fence enclosures.

The graveyard is easily identifiable with the Harvey Cemetery recorded in the 1940-41 survey of veterans' graves, where it was designated Plat 58 of Wakulla County. That survey reported the graves of several veterans here. It may be that all graves made here for many decades now are those of African Americans; it seems that the co-owner of the land, John Ferrell, so indicates. But older graves are of both African Americans and whites. Although most of the plot appears abandoned amidst shrubby growth, some parts mentioned above are somewhat maintained, and the site may receive more burials in the future.

The graveyard, which is indicated on the county highway map, lies perhaps 50-75 yards west of the graded Old Shell Point Rd. in Sec. 34, T2S, R1W (the section-township-range datum given in the 1940-41 survey is evidently erroneous here as in a good many other cases). Sherrie Stokes, whose observations on varied grave markings in Wakulla County appeared in Florida Historical Quarterly October 1991, referred to this cemetery as Ferrell Cemetery.

Name Birth Death
Comments
Bacon, Candy
10 Jun 1890
2 Mar 1968
FL PVT 438 BES Labor BN QMC
Baker, Dave W.
1872
1945
 
Brown, Walker L.
21 Oct 1924
8 Mar 1975
 
Butler, Cora
27 Aug 1909
1 Feb 1972
 
Butler, Elizabeth
14 Jan 1938
15 May 1977
 
Butler, Jeff Davis
1 Mar 1896
5 Mar 1958
 
Butler, L.
22 Jun 1898
14 Sep 1906
 
Butler, Mamie Shingles
1920
1960
 
Butler, Rannie
14 Dec 1914
31 May 1931
 
Cooper, Julia
 
24 Jan 1949
 
Dixon, Ida S.
24 Nov 1893
1 Apr 1933
 
Farrel, Janie
28 Nov 1903
7 Dec 1979
 
Ferrell, Alsey M.
12 Apr 1828
19 Dec 1885
h/o Amanda E. Ferrell; Mason; Pvt Co D 2nd Fla Cav CSA
Ferrell, Amanda E.
10 Jul 1832
19 Dec 1901
w/o Alsey M. Ferrell
Ferrell, Chas. J.
19 Jul 1860
14 Jan 1932
 
Ferrell, Harmon
9 Jan 1888
9 Oct 1900
s/o C. J. & Josephine Ferrell; Rest Dear Son, resting quiet while friends in sorrow sleep over the wept
Ferrell, Jannie
23 Oct 1870
24 Oct 1879
Children of J. S. & M. J. Ferrell
Ferrell, Johnnie
29 Mar 1874
28 Aug 1879
Children of J. S. & M. J. Ferrell
Ferrell, Josephine Lavender
29 Dec 1860
13 Feb 1937
w/o C. J. Ferrell
Ferrell, Robert
18 Sep 1864
15 Apr 1873
s/o A. M. & A. E. Ferrell
Ferrell, William M.
27 Nov 1860
 
Age 30 years 7mths 27 days
Gavin, Annie
15 Mar 1870
12 Jul 1945
At Rest
Gavin, Edmond
1891
1934
unmarked; PFC Co C 413th Serv Bn WWI
Gavin, Horis Daniel
25 Aug 1920
17 Feb 1974
FL PVT US Army WWII
Gavin, infant
30 Mar 1902
 
Asleep in Jesus; infant of S. G. & A. Gavin
Gavin, Isiah
9 Sep 1889
23 Sep 1972
 
Gavin, Joshua Clay Sr.
11 Nov 1918
23 Oct 1978
PVT US Army WWII
Gavin, Spencer
 
 
Age 70 yrs Rest on, I will meet you there
Goosby, Chester
25 Sep 1896
14 Dec 1957
 
Green, Elizabeth
 
Jan 1919
52 yrs. old
Hammons, Lonnie
1881
1931
One marker with Lue Hammons
Hammons, Lue
1879
1924
One marker with Lonnie Hammons
Hargrove, Jacob
12 Aug 1881
27 May 1936
 
Harris, Jerdon
18 Jan 1891
15 Oct 1918
Pvt 151st Dep Brig WWI; His toils are done, he fought the fight, Victory won.
Harris, Michael
 
26 Sep 1958
77 years old
Hicks, Anthony
11 Aug 1858
23 Nov 1924
 
Hicks, Buck
4 May 1901
30 Dec 1972
 
Hicks, C. L.
29 Mar 1922
2 Nov 1951
 
Hicks, Marran E.
29 Mar 1924
5 Feb 1929
 
Hicks, Peggie
15 May 1870
14 Mar 1912
 
Hinton, Deanna
1887
1958
 
Hinton, Farley
1887
1945
 
Hinton, Horace
24 Dec 1881
17 Oct 1953
 
Hunter, Leroy
12 Feb 1917
8 Jun 1974
PFC US Army
Jackson, Henry
7 Jun 1881
6 Oct 1956
 
Jackson, Joseph
16 Aug 1903
26 Oct 1956
 
Jackson, Leroy
21 Dec 1910
24 Nov 1953
 
Jackson, Will
14 Apr 1920
27 Jun 1941
At Rest
Jackson, Willie I.
1 Oct 1917
25 Apr 1979
 
Johnson, Alfred
20 Jan 1913
26 Nov 1980
PFC US Army WWII
Lewis, Alberta
21 Aug 1913
12 Nov 1984
 
Lewis, Mamie
8 Oct 1913
2 Sep 1970
At Rest
Lewis, Mattie
2 Aug 1892
27 Apr 1949
 
Lewis, Will
29 Aug 1881
4 Jan 1963
 
Lewis, Willie C.
1 Dec 1912
22 Jan 1977
PFC US Army WWII
Lucas, Viola
23 Nov 1876
1 Oct 1919
 
Mary Lizie
28 Sep 1877
9 Aug 1878
Child buried next to the Ferrells. The markers are not very old.
May
7 Feb 1871
22 Jun 1873
Child buried next to the Ferrells. The markers are not very old.
More, Pete
 
27 Feb 1927
Age 56 � At Rest
Oliver, Frank
 
2 Nov 1955
Age 92
Pearce
 
 
Child buried next to the Ferrells. The markers are not very old.
Poter, B. J.
 
14 Feb 1927
 
Robert
15 Mar 1873
25 Oct 1874
Child buried next to the Ferrells. The markers are not very old.
Roberts, Amanda Butler
24 Sep 1878
1 Apr 1962
My trust is in God, forever with the Lord.
Roberts, Rev. John
19 May 1877
31 Oct 1974
 
Roberts, Julius
10 Nov 1910
9 Feb 1970
GA PFC US Army WWII
Roberts, Sidney
9 Apr 1917
21 Oct 1977
 
Roberts, Stacey
1 Mar 1704(?)
11 Jul 1757(?)
 
Roberts, Tamara
11 Mar 1974
28 Oct 1980
Outside chain link fence
Robertson, Robert Parham
 
1889
unmarked; 4Sgt Co D 3rd Fla Inf CSA
Scott, Lillian
31 Oct 1938
25 Mar 1972
 
Shingles, Bishop David W.
21 Oct 1902
27 Jun 1969
 
Shingles, Henry
1891
15 May 1938
FL PVT 443 Res. Labor BN WWI
Shingles, Herman L.
23 Apr 1923
23 Oct 1963
FL SGT 167 CML Smoke Genr Co. WWII
Shingles, Willie
23 Nov 1886
18 May 1982
 
Smith, Bibb
8 May 1893
21 Apr 1978
PVT US Army WWII
Smith, Katie
 
16 Dec 1959
 
Thomas, Elizabeth
1872
28 May 1907
 
Thomas, Lucile
17 Oct 1906
25 May 1982
 
Unknown
 
 
Unreadable
Unknown
 
 
3 in a row unreadable
Unknown
 
 
3 in a row unreadable
Unknown
 
 
3 in a row unreadable
Unknown
 
 
Metal marker
Unknown child
17 Feb 1926(?)
6 Dec 1927
 
Williams, Leroy
10 Sep 1910
9 Jan 1969
FL Tec 5 1908 QM Co WWII
Williams, Neal
5 Jun 1889
1 Nov 1918
Pvt 54th Co 13th Tng Bn Dep Brig WWI
Wooten, Kansas
25 Oct 1858
4 Aug 1878
 

Many sunken unmarked graves all through the woods. There could be more head stones further in the woods.

Date of site report narrative - September 2001
Surveyed by members of the WCHS, June 2006
Some information taken from Register of Deceased Veterans 1940-41

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