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The cemetery is located at 6500 Mariner Sands Dr.
According to local lore and The History of Martin County by Janet Hutchinson, this cemetery is the family burial ground of the Ashley family and assorted relatives. Some of these individuals gained fame in the early 1900s as an outlaw group who spent most of their time robbing banks, including the old Stuart Bank - twice. The Stuart Bank is now a restaurant, THE ASHLEYS.
It is now known as Ashley Park. No further burials are allowed and the latest date shown on the existing headstones is 1946.
Heavily vandalized in the past, the cemetery was restored by the developer and new headstones were erected around 1987. The inscriptions now show the names of about 15 family members, and others, who are buried there; including two, "Lost at sea - Dec. 1921"
There is a book entitled "The Notorious Ashley Gang" by Hix C. Stuart to be true fact of the account.