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Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Gregory Burial Ground

 
 
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1. The Gregory Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  This plot is reserved in perpetuity for the Gregory family, who owned a working plantation here between 1797 and 1866.

This site was settled in 1610 by the Thomas Sheffield family under a royal patent of 2,300 acres from the Crown of England. The Sheffields were killed by Indians in 1622 and their land lay idle until 1634, when it became the property of Seth Ward. In 1797, some 1,000 acres were purchased by Richard Gregory of Dinwiddie.

In 1866, Major Augustus Drewry, a Gregory family member, traded this site for Westover Plantation in Charles City County. Canadian agriculturist James Bellwood bought the land in 1887 and transformed it into a model of Virginia agriculture.

After Bellwood's death in 1924, the farm was sold. In 1941, the U.S. government bought a portion for a supply depot, now the Defense General Supply Center.

Gregory Family Members Known to Rest Here
Richard Gregory 1756 - 1844
Elizabeth Wilkinson Gregory 1767 - 1842
Richard Augustus Gregory 1795 - 1835
George Cox 1796 - 1845
Margaret Cox 1796 - 1845
Frances Cox 1845 - 1845
Minerva M. Willson 1822 -
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By Kevin W., November 20, 2019
2. The Gregory Burial Ground Marker
1841
Elizabeth Anderson Willson Gregory 1826 - 1863
Marcia A. Burton Gregory 1826 - 1897
William Thomas Gregory 1832 - 1906
Richard T. Gregory 1848 - 1849
Howard H. Gregory 1852 - 1911
Richard Augustus Gregory 1822 1867

 
Location. 37° 24.799′ N, 77° 26.365′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23297, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellwood Elk Herd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away); Drewry's Bluff (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bermuda Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Stevens (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
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By Kevin W., November 20, 2019
3. The Gregory Burial Ground Marker
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By Kevin W., November 20, 2019
4. The Gregory Burial Ground and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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