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HISTORY: William and Martha Gray settled directly behind what is now the Dempsey/Gray Cemetery, about one-half mile from the present location of Plainview Baptist Church. The Gray Family was one of first three pioneer settlers in this area. Williams daughter Margurett Ellen Gray married George W. Dempsey on January 28, 1858. The fifth generation of the Dempsey/Gray Family live on the land today.
Robert Bob Mathis was a farmworker hired by William and Martha Gray. He died suddenly and was the first person buried in what became the Dempsey/Gray Family Cemetery. William Gray reserved one acre of land around the graveyard for a burying ground in his Last Will and Testament filed in September 1894.
LOCATION: 130 Dempsey Loop SE Adairsville, GA (Gordon County). Turn right off Highway 53 East onto Plainview Road. Dempsey Loop is third road on the right. It is located on the William E. (Bill) Dempsey Farm.
There are six unmarked graves, four of which are babies and young children
of the Dempsey and Gray Families. The fifth is the child of Betty
Lula and W.T. Howell. The other one is the grave of Bob Mathis.
NAME COMMENTS BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE
Baily, Sara J. Daughter of George W. 8 Jul 1866 15 Dec 1889
Dempsey, Charley R. Died of small pox 16 Jan 1871 1 Feb 1873
Dempsey, Cleo Jones Died of Cancer 28 Jul 1884 4 Oct 1958
Dempsey, Everett L. Brother 9 Nov 1914 31 May 1934
Dempsey, George W. age 80 years 1835 8 Sep 1915
Dempsey, Jack Cyrus US Navy W.W.II 11 Mar 1928 2 Feb 1981
Dempsey, Laura Died of tuberculosis 22 Aug 1873 26 Apr 1892
Dempsey, Mamie R. 90 years old 14 Sep 1876 23 Aug 1965
Dempsey, Margurett E. Maiden Name Gray 10 Oct 1841 20 Mar 1923
Dempsey, Martin V. Died of small pox 16 Mar 1859 3 Feb 1873
Dempsey, Robert T. Jr. 23 Feb 1919 6 Aug 1920
Dempsey, Virgial H. 8 Sep 1879 25 Sep 1879
Dempsey, Walter Allie Died of Stroke 20 Jul 1883 29 Jun 1953
Denny Gracey E. Saras Granddaughter 3 Jun 1924 23 Jul 1926
Denny, Gladis Ines Saras Granddaughter 9 Sep 1910 15 Dec 1910
Gray, Martha Maiden Name Lashley 9 Aug 1813 21 Jul 1889
Gray, William 28 Feb 1812 11 Sep 1894
Howell, Betty Lula Daughter of Mamie 3 Jun 1897 24 Dec 1961
Howell, W.T. 23 Mar 1894 25 Jan 1949
Mathis, Bob Grays Farmworker 1860 1870S
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