April 11, 2005
of the bridge in
land where this cemetery is located was originally owned by Lemuel E. Davis, who is buried here with his family. The cemetery may have been known as
"Newport Cemetery of Yaquina", and "
The condition of the cemetery is very poor, the victim of much vandalism and neglect. Very few people even know it exists. Most local residents have driven by it dozens of times without knowing it is there. However some of the stones have been replaced in the last 30 years, and someone keeps a trail maintained through the brush to the cemetery.
The cemetery is located at N44 36.961 W124 03.199
south on Hwy 101 over the
Here is an aerial photo:
The cemetery is in the trees just left of the center of the photo.
A neighbor reported that there are 8 more graves located on the top of the hill across the road to the NE, however there are no markers.
I have submitted a listing of all the people who are believed to be buried here to the Tombstone Transcription Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Ecemetery/oregon/lincoln.html
I have compiled a genealogy database of everyone believed to be buried at this cemetery, including their parents, spouses, siblings, and children where I could find them. This database is at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=southbeachcem
I have posted photos of all the grave markers here: http://community.webshots.com/album/147240487VEuUqF
In researching these people, I found a number of interesting stories, which I have included as notes in the genealogy database:
I have also created a detailed map of the grave markers as of April 2004.
If you have any more information on this cemetery or the people buried here, I would enjoy hearing from you.
davem98607 at yahoo dot com