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Grave 1. It is believed the first known Huntley in the Carolinas, Thomas Huntley, Sr., came with his wife, Zilpha Meadows Huntley, from southern Virginia in about 1761; but it should be noted that in his will of January 1800, his wife's name is listed as Sarah. Thomas's birth year is listed as 1745, but he most likely was born around 1730. Thomas aquired a land grant of 200 acres in Anson County, NC, in 1769, and during his lifetime aquired an additional 650 acres. The Thomas Huntley, Sr. and (Sarah) Ziphia Meadows Huntley gravesite is on their foarm. The gravesite was originally a brick style mausoleum marked with a metal plaque. During the shortages of WWII, the site was broken into and the marker was taken and apprently sold for scrap value. A man was charged with the crime but the marker was never recovered. In the early 80's several Huntleys (Wilbert, Lawson, Robert, and Roger, led by an enthusiastic Baxter Huntley), mounted a search for the missing marker, searching in the general vicinity along and in Jones creek with a metal detector, with hopes of restoring the missing marker to the gravesite. Once again the marker was not recovered. Joe Huntley, of Troy, NC, owner of the property, has placed a granite marker at the site depicting Thomas's service in the Revolutionary War. The marker records Thomas's birth date as 1745, and his wife's name as Zilpha. A picture of the grave is listed on page 10 of the Huntley book. 
This cemetery is on private property.

  1. Leaving the White Store Community Building, Turn Left onto SR 1003.
  2. Go 5.7 miles, Turen left onto SR109.
  3. Go 1.5 miles, turn right onto Chewning Road (SR1118)
  4. Go 2.0 miles, pass the Gulledge Fire Department. Turn right onto SR1120
  5. Proceed 0.65 miles, turn left into a gravel driveway.
  6. The gravesite is approximately 0.75 miles from the road, past three homes and near the end of a hunting trail down to the gravesite. The road turns off to the left in front of the last two houses, and is grass and sand. It was cleared enough so that a truck or car you don't mind getting scratched by branches can drive down the trail to the left. A granite marker placed at the site in 1993 by Joe Huntley of Troy marks the site.
Grave 2. Robert Huntley, Sr., born 1761 and died 1854. Robert Sr. was also known as "Dry Bob." Who knows how nicknames come about, but this certainly distinguished him from his son, Robert Jr., and his first father-in-law, Robert Wilson. Robert Sr. married his first wife, Elizabeth Wilson, about 1779. Robert later married Elizabeth Broadway Lee, the widow of Joseph K. Lee. There is another family graveyard on the orginal farm, and it is believed that Robert Sr. and other Huntleys are buried there. However, this is hard to determine with any certainty because some of the headstones have been toppled and some graves have been almost irradicated by years of tree growth, agricultural processes, and time. This cemetery can be seen from the road, marked by a grove of trees. This cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Building, Turn left on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 5.7 miles, turn left onto SR109
  3. Go 1.5 miles, turn right onto Chewning Road (SR1118)
  4. Go 2.0 miles, Pass the Gulledge Fire Department. Turn right onto SR1120.
  5. Proceed 2.3 miles, on the left side of the road are 3 mobile homes and an old home that has fallen in upon itself. The cemetery is in a grove of trees to the left, after the mobile homes, and about 1/4 mile from the road.
Grave 3. Thomas Huntley was a son of Robert Huntley, Sr., and a grandson of Thomas, sr. He was born on November 5, 1794 and died May 14, 1863. Thomas married Mary Webb Cason, the daughter of John Cason. She was born on June 22, 1793, and died on April 4, 1863. Thomas, Mary and several of their children are buried in the Huntley Cemetery that is within 3 miles of the White Store Community Building. A picture of this cemetery is on page 48 of the Huntley book. 
This cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Bldg., turn left on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 0.8 miles, turn right onto Austin Road (SR1224)
  3. Proceed 1.8 miles. Stop. There is a road and metal gate to the right that is usually locked. The gate protects access to a hunting preserve where the cemetery is located. The cemetery is approximately 1/4 mile from the gate.
  4. Follow the road to the house/hunting cabin, pass the house and follow the path left, past a shed. The path leads into the cemetery.
Grave 4. Wade Hampton Huntley, known as Hampton, was a son of Thomas and Mary Cason Huntley. He was born Jamuary 29, 1824, and died on Christmas Eve, 1894. He married Martha F. Rushing. There is a picture of Martha Rushing on page 57 in the Huntley book. Hampton served in the civil war at Fort Fisher. 
This cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Building, turn right onto SR1003.
  2. Proceed 0.70 miles; turn left, again following SR1003 (White Store Road).
  3. Proceed 3.25 miles, turn left onto Landsford Road (SR1005).
  4. Proceed 2.0 miles, turn left onto Leonard Morgan Road (SR1911).
  5. Proceed 0.2 miles, Stop. The gravesite is in a farmer's field on the right in a small grove of trees.
Grave 5. Young Hampton Huntley was born on December 3, 1861, the first year of the civil war. He married twice. His first wife, Sallie Stokes of Bishopville, SC, dies shortly after giving birth to Millard H. Huntley, her second child, in 1892. His second wife, Delia Reynolds, was born in January 1876. Young Hampton Huntley is buried between his two wives at the High Hill True Light Church near Lucknow, SC. 

Grave 6. Millard Howard Huntley was born in Bishopvill, SC, on January 30, 1892. He married Ethel Nivens. Millard, Ethel, and some of their descendants are buried in Lakeland Memorial Cemetery, in Monroe, NC. Hugh Huntley, his wife Lena, and some of their descendants are also buried here. 

  1. From the intersection of Charlotte Avenue and lancaster Avenue in Monroe, NC.
  2. Proceed 1.1 miles south on Lancaster Avanue (200 South). Lakeland Memorial Cemetery is on the left.

Other Cemeteries of Note

7.  Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  This cemetery has some early Huntley graves, that of Elijah Huntley 1822-1888, and his wife Zipha, in addition to several others. 
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Bldg., Turn left on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 5.7 miles to intersection of SR 1003 and SR 109.  Stay on SR1003.
  3. Proceed 1.5 miles; Turn Left onto SR 1112 (SR1112 looks more like a farm driveway than a road.)
  4. Proceed 0.20 miles; Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery is on left.
8.  Redfearn Cemetery - this cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Bldg, turn left on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 2.9 miles, cemetery is on the left, marked by a sign and a gate.
9.  Rushing Cemetery - this cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Bldg., turn right onto SR1003.
  2. Proceed 0.70 miles; turn left, again following SR1003 (White Store Road).
  3. Proceed 3.25 miles. Turn left onto Landsford Rd. (SR1005).
  4. Proceed 0.3 miles, Turn left onto Huggins Rd. (SR1209).
  5. Proceed 1.35 miles.  Stop.  There is a driveway and a red brick house on the right.  To the left and behind the red brick house is a second house less visible from the road.  There is a workshop and barn belonging to the second house.  Go between the workshop and the barn, down a path, cross the stream, and follow the path to the cemetery.
10.  Barrett Cemetery - this cemetery is on private property.
  1. Leaving the White Store Community Bldg., turn right on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 0.7 miles, the road becomes SR1252.
  3. Proceed 0.7 miles, Stop.  There is an old road on the right and a cable across the road.  The cemetery is between 1/4 and 1/2 mile past the cable.
11.  Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.
  1. Leaving the White Store Comm. Bldg., turn right on SR1003.
  2. Proceed 0.2 miles; Turn Left onto the White Store-Pageland road (SR1228).
  3. Proceed 2.3 miles.  Landmark:  Evalyn Huntley's great grandfather's house is on the right.  The house is now known as the Chambers-Morgan home and is on the Historical Registry.
  4. Proceed 0.2 miles;  The cemetery is on the left.
12.  Shiloh True Light Church Cemetery, Mint Hill, NC, on Truelight Church road. 
  1. Proceed north on Highway 51 from Mint Hill.
  2. Turn left on the Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road.
  3. Turn right onto the True Light Church road.
  4. The Church and cemetery are on the right.
The Rushing Family, Redfearn Family, and Barrett Family cemeteries are included for those who are descendents of those particular families.  This can be checked through the Huntley Book, Thomas Huntley, Sr., of Anson County, North Carolina. 

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