The Spring Grove Project
Late Breaking News... National Society Daughters of the American Revolution provides detailed information on markers.Locked away on Route 623 between Hylas and Stanley's Store in Hanover County, Virginia is a small cemetery referred to as Spring Grove #2. The cemetery exists on ground believed to be originally owned by Charles Corbin (C.C.) Tinsley. Note that the last line of the inscription looks like it says "This monument erected by his grandson - 1960" An additional marker notes: "William Eli Harris- b. 1752 d. 1826 - Builder of the past house at this point"
It has a number of treasures, some mysteries, and an interesting history based more on myth and legend than genealogical fact.
According to Find A Grave, a total of 20 stones have been identified. There are additional unmarked graves.
Purpose of this site
Recent research on site, especially by the Rev. Thomas C. Lacy and Sandy Satterwhite, concludes that not all is "as it seems" at this cemetery.
Rev. Lacy has investigated the site in relationship to a stone on the site that reads:
Jesse Winn Appointed Capt. To 74th VA Light Infantry in 1825.
Vice Parker [sic should be Parke] Tinsley, Deceased
His Wife Deborah Harris Winn
She gave the land for Winn's Church and was largely instrumental in its erection