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Chasefield Plantation Cemetery

The Chasefield Plantation Cemetery was originally located on Chasefield Plantation near Fort Barrancas, which was the home of William H. Chase, a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The first burial was in 1842.

Due to highway construction in 1957, the cemetery was moved to the Gulf Islands National Seashore at Pensacola Beach. Only above-ground stones were moved, not the remains.

Directions: From Pensacola Beach, drive west on SR 399, following the signs to Ft. Pickens. Drive six miles beyond the entrance to Ft. Pickens and the cemetery is on the right side of the road. It lies within a chain link fence enclosure next to a road “pull off.” Across the road from the cemetery is the road to Battery Wagner. The entrance to Fort Pickens is visible from the cemetery.

Note: The stones of Sarah CHASE, B. F. KERSEY, and James McDOWELL are now missing.


CHASE, Geo. Edmond   2 May 1807 - 28 Mar 1844

CHASE, Sarah, wife of Thomas CHASE. born Lancaster Co., Worcester, MA 21 Feb 1775, dau. 
of Wm. GREENLEAF & Sarah QUINCY. Died at Chasefield, Escambia Co. FLa. 27 Jan 1856.

FRANCIS, Clarissa, dau. of Albert & Rebecca GOLAY. d. 28 Aug 1812, age 1 yr., 5 da.

KERSEY, B. F., Co. E, 56th Ala. Cav. C. S. A. b. 4 Jan 1847, d. 1914
(Tombstone of B.F. Kersey is no longer among the tombstones and is 
missing. (For information contact Doris Buffum)

LANCAR, Sabra, consort of David WILLIAMS, a native of 
Burke Co. GA. 25 Sep 1774 - 25 May 1846.

McDOWELL, James - of Miffen Co. PA. 20 July 1814 - 13 Dec 1851.

NICHOLSON, Margaret A. d. Jan 1863, age 24.

STRONG, Jasper Jr., b. 17 Mar 1841, d. 22 Sep 1853.

SHIELDS, Betsey. In memory of

UNDERHILL, Geo. B., age 28 yr. 

WILLIAMS, David, D. 1862, AGE 85.


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