Dempsey Private Cemetery, Hamilton County, Florida is no longer in existence. It's location was in Sect 6 Twp 1N Range13E; Lat: 30.31.19N, Long: 83.03.41W approx.
From Jasper, go north on US 41 for 6 miles, turn left (west) on State Road #6, go 1 mile to cemetery which lies on right (north) of road 3/10 mile in a field. (The FL Department of Transportation had to avoid the cemetery in building I-75; a large curve was placed in I-75 to avoid running right through the cemetery).
Mrs. Winnie Hodges of Jasper stated in an interview that the Dempsey Private Cemetery was located where Scottish Inn Motel was built at SR 6 at I-75. She said the interments were reportedly transferred to New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. However, a survey of New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery did not find Andrew, Margaret, Martha, Mathew or William Dempsey.
Information for Dempsey (Private) Cemetery was compiled by Lesleigh Laite Butts, March 2011, utilizing the following sources:
Florida Confederate Pension Application Andrew Jackson Dempsey dated 23 July 1909
CivilWarFlorida.com Soldier ID:681; http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/soldiers/soldier_detail.php?soldierREF=681
United Daughters of the Confederacy Patriot Album published 1999
Ancestry.com-Dempsey/Burch Family Tree
To see a map of the area go to: www.usgwarchives.net/fl/hamilton/photos/tombstones/dempseyprivate/dempsey6592ph.jpg
DEMPSEY, Andrew Jackson b. Dec 12, 1839 d. Aft 1885
Parents were William W. Dempsey and Martha Dorman Dempsey. Andrew Mustered into Co A, Holland's Ba. FL Volunteers On August 5, 1861, was officially listed on company rolls on Sept 28, 1861 and was paroled on May 15, 1865 at Madison, FL. Andrew Jackson Dempsey applied for a pension increase on July 23, 1909, and substantiated the fact that he was born on Dec 12, 1839 in Orangeburg District, SC. Pension in the sum of $120 per annum was awarded. Andrew married Martha Elizabeth Dorman Dec. 20, 1865. (Extracted from UDC Ancestor Album; Published 1999 Turner Publishing Co. Paducah, KY. Information submitted by Paula Dempsey Nunnery, Tampa Chapter #113 UDC and Cemeteries of Hamilton County, published 1991.) Andrew appears in the 1885 census of Hamilton Co., FL.
DEMPSEY, Martha Elizabeth Dorman b. 1810 d. Sept 1885
Born Sumter, GA died Hamilton County, FL. Both Martha and Andrew are buried at Dempsey Private Cemetery,Hamilton County, FL. (Extracted from UDC Patriot Ancestor Album Published 1999 and Ancestry.com Dempsey/burch Family Tree)
DEMPSEY, M. E., b.Apr 2, 1845 d. Oct 7, 1905
Mother of G. W. Dempsey (Extracted from Cemeteries of Hamilton County, published 1991)
DEMPSEY, Mathew Wesley, b. May 15, 1819 d. Dec 13, 1896
Enlisted as a private in Co B 1st FL Reserves on May 8, 1864. Mathew Dempsey was a wheelright and his National Archives service records indicate that he was detailed in a CSA government workshop at Lake City, FL,as late as May 16, 1865. (Extracted from UDC Patriot Ancestor Album, Published 1999)
DEMPSEY, William W., b. 1810 d. July 23, 1866
Born in South Carolina, died in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida; wife Margaret (Extracted from Ancestry.com-Dempsey/Burch Family Tree, probably buried in Dempsey Private Cemetery).