Old Shady Grove Methodist CHurch
From U.S. Highway 412 north onto Hopper Road, some .8 mile, turn east onto Poplar Springs-Juno Road and at about .1 mile walk directly north through a field; a large oak tree now occupies the general site of the meetinghouse.
The old Shady Grove burial ground was long ago abandoned and some of its tombstones were subsequently carried off; the few now left have fallen and/or been shattered. Read by the present writer, (Jonathan Smith)
June 19, 2001.
Nearby lays the lower portion of a tombstone that is inscribed, with a nineteenth century death date evident, "in the 21 year of her age. If this is part of the lower portion of Malinda Bevill’s tombstone, as she was given as age 9 years in the 1850 Census in her parents’ household (page 328), then she died about 1862.
|BEVILL, Malinda||John B. & Sarah Bevill|
|WILSON, Elizabeth||23y 9m 9d||10 Feb 1851||John B. & Sarah Wilson|
|WILSON, Joseph B.||10y 5m 2d||10 Mar 1845||John B. & Sarah Wilson|
|WILSON, Sarah (Caffey)||01 Dec 1804||John Wilson
(Buried at Caffey Cemetery)
Sarah Caffy (Coffy) and John Wilson were married in Rockingham County, North Carolina, November 28, 1822 (bond).