Whaley Cemetery

Cemetery = Whaley Cemetery

Vicinity = Crawfordville SW

Status = maintained

Community = white

GPS Location

30°8’53.55” X84°24’16.11”

S-T-R Location

N½S½ Sec 11, 4S, 2W


0.4 mile W of Roland Harvey Rd.

A handsome wrought-iron fence about 75 feet square surrounds some 15 inscribed gravestones in woods of young oak growth about one mile west of US 319 at the latitude of the north arm of Donaldson-Williams Road. The most recent year-of-death inscription is 1928. One stone stands 6? feet tall in this plot almost cleared of trees. No graves were apparent outside the enclosure, on hasty observation.

The 1940-41 survey of veterans' graves recorded the Whaley Cemetery at a location fitting this, designating the site Plat 46 of Wakulla County, and recorded the grave of Civil War veteran Edward Whaley here. Site File 8Wa538 in the State of Florida Division of Historical Resources also documents this cemetery, though it is deficient in specification of the location.

Notes from Ms. Laura E. Tully:

T.E. (Thomas Evans) Whaley & Catharine [Taylor] Whaley are my paternal great-great-great-grandparents.

Edward Whaley is incorrect. It should read Edwin Whaley. Edwin Whaley is a son of T.E. Whaley. Sallie Cox Whaley died 13 Jan 1930. These are my great-great-grandparents.

Sephrona is actually Saphronia Whaley, daughter of T.E. & Catharine Whaley. Nursie is Luncepey Nercissa Whaley, daughter of T.E. & Catharine Whaley.

Eller is actually Ella and Emmer is actually Emma. These are twin girls, daughters of Edwin & Sallie Whaley.

Betty White is Elisabeth Whaley, daughter of T.E. & Catharine Whaley. James Wakulla White is her husband.

"Emly" A. is Emily C. Whaley, daughter of Jarmon H. Whaley & Martha A. Bunch. Jarmon is the son of T.E. & Catharine Whaley.

J.J. Winborn, Emily's husband, is Joseph J. Winburn.

Jarmon married a Susan Sasser and she is believed to be in this cemetery, but her stone is unmarked.

There are many unmarked stones and markers, some resembling blocks. This cemetery was visited 5 Mar 1989 and revisited in September 1992 after the cemetery was cleaned and the stones were rubbed and whitened.

Cemetery located off Highway 319 in Wakulla Co., FL on private property. The cemetery was once on Whaley property when the stones were erected, but land was sold and property lines changed.

Information contributed by:

Ms. Laura E. Tully

206 Clearwater Road

Interlachen, FL 32148

Date of site report narrative - September 2001

Surveyed by members of the WCHS, November 2006

Some information from Ms. Laura E. Tully

Some information taken from Register of Deceased Veterans 1940-41

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