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Peach Cemetery
Lincoln County, Washington

Lat: 47° 49' 49"N, Lon: 118° 25' 03"W
T27N R35E NW 1/4 Sec 21

Transcribed by Maggie Rail Feb 23, 2001, updated Dec 13, 2008 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 62.

Peach cemetery is about a quarter of a mile south of the area where the old Lincoln Mill used to be in the present community of Lincoln WA.

The Peach Cemetery Association was formed and papers were filed in Lincoln County on Sep 17, 1906. They called the organization "The Peach Cemetery Association."

No date of land purchase, designation or location descriptions were recorded, as far as can be found thus far in the county records. Only the papers of incorportation in 1906. Burials list one Abram Ensley being buried in 1902, which is supposed to be the first known burial. As sometimes happens, perhaps it was a cemetery for a few years, with the papers being filed later. A lot of detail is left out of many of the early records.

When I was working on the Flooded cemeteries, I found reports which stated the old Peach Cemetery was moved to make room for the backwater of the Columbia River becoming Lake Roosevelt, after Grand Coulee Dam was built. Now I have learned that this was both true and false.

It is true that two original Peach cemeteries were moved, however neither was named Peach. They were the W.L. Brannan Cemetery and the W.H. Balcom Cemetery. These two cemeteries were both moved to higher ground, reinterring all burials in the Peach Cemetery. The belief still exists that there is an old cemetery which was moved, so I continue to search.

I have compared my work with that done by the Lartigues, whose work can be found in the Lincoln County WA Tombstones Inscriptions, pub by EWGS. Only a few names are from that work.

A few additional names have been added from courthouse and newspaper sources, with the assistance of the Lincoln County courthouse sleuth, Marge Womach, and some from family. An older account said there was evidence of about 26 unknown burials. Some of those perhaps have been added here, since that writing. We have a few listed who were moved to this cemetery, then later moved on to a different cemetery.

On Jul 28, 2004 I revisited the Peach Cemetery, reading it with my digital camera, capturing all legible stones, which I will be very happy to share if anyone wishes a copy. Entries followed by and asterisk * I have a photo of.

- Maggie Rail

Anderson, Catarina, d. 1904, w/o Hans
Anderson, Hans, d. Dec 01, 1905, h/o Catarina, per family
Balcom, Evelyn A, b. 1856 IA, d. 15 Oct 1925, d/o John Johnson, Lincoln Co death cert.
Balcom, Henry, b. 1912, d. 1933 *
Balcom, John W, b. 1883, d. 1905 *
Brannan, Almira, b. 1836, d. 1922, from Brannan lot #2, then moved to Creston
Brannan, Dora J, b. 1883, d. 1959, moved to Creston
Brannan, Esther Irene, b. Apr 25, 1899, d. Sep 25, 1899, moved from Brannan lot #5 *
Brannan, Lloyd V, d. Dec 22, 1896, age 8mo 11da, s/o JG & NL, from Brannan lot #3 *
Brannan, Loretta, b. 1876, d. 1903, w/o WL *
Brannan, Marcus E, b. 1873, d. 1947, moved to Creston
Brannan, Thomas, b. 1830, d. 1894, h/o Almira, from Brannan lot #1, moved to Creston
Denney, William H, b. Oct 1836, d. Dec 1922 *
Depo, Mary Catherine, b. 14 Dec 1934, d. 27 Dec 1934, d/o Gertrude Walton and Theodore Depo
Emerson, Guy B, b. 1895, d. 1931 *
Ensley, Abram, b. d. Mar 25, 1902, 69yr 1mo 15dy *
Ensley, Sarah (Canutt), d. 14 Nov 1914, w/o Abram, J E Turner FH, Harrington, Probate #1642 in Lincoln Co, WA
Fisher, Infant, Baby of Mrs Maude, moved from Brannan 21-1, #4
Gabbert, George, b. 1860, d. 1914 *
Gabbert, Minnie, b. 1866, d. 1953 (nee Ensley) *
Hill, Alice E, b. 1858, d. 1924 *
Hill, Charlie, b. Feb 1, 1890, d. Jan 15, 1904, s/o JR & AE *
Hill, Frederick, b. 1917, d. 1919 *
Hill, John R, b. 1855, d. 1922 *
Jump, Phyllis A, d. Oct 24, 1924, "Our Baby" *
Jump, William, b. Sep 24, 1929, "Our Baby" *
Kirby, Clarence D, b. Jan 17, 1898, d. Nov 15, 1902, s/o J.M. & L.M.
Layson, H I, no dates *
Layson, Infant, d. Aug 27, 1902, child of Samuel L Layson
Layson, Martha B, d. Aug 15, 1902, age 32yr 4mo 3dy, w/o Samuel *
Layson, Mary A, b. 1882, d. 1910, d/o SL
Layson, Mary E, b. Jul 21, 1832, d. Nov 21, 1904, age 72yrs *
Layson, S L, no dates
Lynn, Elijah T, b. Jul 28, 1857, d. Nov 11, 1909, "Woodman of the World" *
Lynn, Harry G, b. Aug 25, 1902, d. Oct 7, 1902, s/o JE & LA *
Lynn, Joseph M, b. 1881, d. 1931 *
Lynn, Mary A, b. 1845, d. 1930, "Mother" *
Lynn, Mr, b. Dec 07, 1857 VA, d. Jul 1938, h/o Hilda Pearson, m. Sep 12, 1901, Davenport Trib., Jul 14, 1938
Lynn, William, b. 1831, d. 1909, "Father" *
McEvoy, Carie, no dates, d/o Catarina and Hans Anderson
Messenger, Charles, no dates, from Brannan 21-3, #7
Pugh, Fields L, b. 1852, d. 1921, "Father" *
Pugh, Infant, 15 Apr 1928, stillborn, s/o Guy H Pugh and Rozella Grace Forbes, Lincoln Co death cert.
Pugh, Mary Callie, b. Jun 16, 1856 NC, d. 19 Feb 19, 1932, Mother, (Creston, d/o Elizabeth Sutherland and Alexander Hampden, Lincoln Co death cert) *
Pugh, Nora, b. Mar 6, 1883, d. Oct 2, 1912, w/o Charles B *
Richardson, Laura E, b. 1874, d. 1911, w/o J.F. *
Scott, Marvin W, b. May 13, 1904, d. Aug 28, 1904, s/o WW & Nettie *
Shock, Ann Balcom, b. 1906, d. Jan 30, 1927 *
Timm, A L, d. 1894, from W.H. Balcom, Lot 21 Grave 4 *
Timm, Thomas Q, b. 1867, d. 1902 or 1903 *
Tucker, Buelah Belle, b. Dec 11, 1800, d. Mar 01, 1913 *
Tucker, Dixie Lee, b. Feb 12, 1913, d. Sep 23, 1913 *
Uribe, Alice May, b. Dec 31, 1901, d. May 19, 1905 *
Uribe, Charles, Apr 22, 1908, "son" *
Uribe, Timothy, b. 1882, d. 1918, "Father" *
Waters, twin1, no dates, child of Joe & Emma, moved from Brannan, 21-2, #6
Waters, twin2, no dates, child of Joe & Emma, moved from Brannan, 21-2, #6
Yeaman, Malcolm C, b. Sep 30, 1878, d. Mar 21, 1906 *
Young, Edna Gertrude, d. Aug 01, 1899, 3yr 10mo 15da, d/o George & Emma *
Young, Edna, no dates, moved from Brannan, Young lot #8
Young, George B, b. 1853, d. Mar 25, 1903, Peach postmaster and storekeeper *
Young, Merritt Anson, b. Aug 25, 1899, d. May 22, 1903 *

Misc:
Messinger, Mary C, d. 16 Dec 1896, age: abt 40yr, w/o Ira E Messenger, died in Peach, no burial location.

 

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