Cemetery = Gregory Cemetery
Status = not located
Community = white
Sec 20, 2S, 1W (rep)
The 1940-41 veterans' graves registration gives locating directions:
At Ben-Haden and the intersection of U.S. Highway #319 with State Highway #110 (Ivan-Tallahassee short cut) proceed north for 8 and 5/10 miles. At this point cemetery lies 2/10 mile on right and east of road in center of field.
The "Shelley Place" cemetery could possibly be identifiable with the Gregory Cemetery that was recorded in the 1940-41 veterans' graves registration; the location east of 319 and not far from the Leon County line is consistent with what the registration gives for the location of Gregory. However, Ernest Spears (b.1920) of Hilliardville says that he recalls seeing the tombstones marking what he called the Gregory Cemetery situated west of 319 and north of New Light Church Rd. He thinks the site is perhaps 1/4 mile west of 319 and a similar distance north of New Light Church Rd. That would approximate the location of the known Barco-Lavender Cemetery just north of the county line - in Leon County. No Gregory tombstones are found in that cemetery, however.
Mr. Spears says that the old Gregory homestead was about where New Light Church Rd. meets 319. An article titled "Harbert David Gregory" in The Magnolia Monthly of October 1969 says that Mr. Gregory acquired 1,000 acres in the vicinity of New Light Church in 1860.
Date of site report narrative - January 2002
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