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Bailey Family Cemetery

Amelia County, Virginia


Begin at U.S. Post Office on Route 38 in Amelia Courthouse, VA.
Route 38 East turns into Route 614 (.8 mi. from Post Office).
Stay on Route 614 for 1.6 mi.
Turn Left off Route 614 onto Route 603.
Stay on Route 603 for 1.8 mi. (1.4 mi. is paved, .4 mi. is dirt, beginning at intersection of Route 603 & Route 701).
Turn Right off Route 603 onto Driveway. Mailbox reads "W. C. Golden".
Go to the end of the driveway (there are 2 homes on the left, a brick rancher & a white frame house).
The cemetery is .1 mi. into the field from the driveway & is enclosed by a solid concrete wall.
The cemetery is owned by Mrs. Thelma Mottley of Farmville, but is located on land owned by Mrs. Shirley Easter's family.
The cemetery covers approximately 1/16 of an acre.


Jeremiah Bailey probably is the son of Benjamin Bailey (b. ca 1755 August Co., VA; d. ca 1813, possibly in Chesterfield Co., VA) and Ann Elizabeth Watkins (b. ca 1764; d. ca 1812-1813, possibly in Chesterfield Co., VA).

Jeremiah (b. 2 June 1784; d. 9 Apr 1925) married ca 1804 to Mary Watkins Anderson (b. 7 Mar 1786, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 4 June 1784). They had 5 children:

1) Jordon Bailey (b. 15 Nov 1806; d. 31 May 1884)

2) Benjamin Watkins Bailey (b. 12 Feb. 1814, Amelia Co., VA; d. 13 Oct. 1899, Amelia Co., VA. Father of many children -- by 4 different wives -- including my ancestor Minnie Maude Bailey who married Gervas Henry Southall.)

3) Elizabeth Ann Bailey (b. 5 Mar 1816; d. 8 Dec 1899)

4) Richard Thomas Bailey (b. 15 Mar 1821; d. 21 May 1899)

5) Mary Frances Bailey (b. 30 Sep 1825; d. 7 Mar 1918).

Read about & see pictures of my first visit to the cemetery

Read about & see pictures of our "adventure" clearing the cemetery

View the cemetery photos after it was cleared

Cemetery cleared and transcribed by Susan Shields Sasek, Tim Harris, Bill and Ruth East, and Thelma and Jim Mottley on 9 Oct 1988.  Since it is likely that this cemetery will become overgrown and "lost" again, I gave copies of my original typewritten notes and photographs of the cemetery & the headstones to the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.  I also submitted the record of this cemetery to the USGenweb.

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