Lake County, California

KELSEYVILLE PIONEER CEMETERY




  • Kelseyville Pioneer Cemetery - This cemetery has some of the original settlers of Lake County. Interrments stopped in 1884. Some of the bodies from Pioneer cemetery were removed and re-interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery (Kelseyville Cemetery), but there are approximately 100 graves in Pioneer. Not all of them have gravestones. The Kelseyville Cemetery District finally bought the historic cemetery sometime after 1980, to try to preserve it, but many headstones have been destroyed due to vandalism. About 1960, the American Legion Post 194 cleaned up the cemetery and put up a fence and sign; in the 1970s the Kelseyville Lions Club cleaned up this cemetery and straightened a few markers; in 1989 the Kelseyville Lioness Club and Wynacht Memorials, Inc. made it their "pet project", with a new fence and repairs to the monuments. In 1991, the cemetery was again vandalized. At that time, they listed only 25 headstones in the cemetery (19 of them toppled and broken). This list is compiled from many old sources. Many of the stones have been destroyed since this information was compiled many years ago. There may be corrections as new information is learned.


    (This transcription is the courtesy of Kathleen Alvey)

    There are supposed to be members of the Crowell family buried here.

    Harris, Mary Elizabeth Wilcox    b. 25 Oct 1835, Iowa    d. 11 Sept 1874, Kelseyville

    No stone      (believed to be buried here; this came from a G-Grandson)



    Names on stones (that were originally there) include:

  • Akers, Melvin J.  - Died Jul 11, 1878; Aged 1 yr, 7 mo, 20 days; Son of W. D. & N. E. Akers
  • A Stone that has been added more recently says:

  • In This Vicinity Lie Children of Anderson and Emma Benson
  • Ulyssa Jane - 1868 - 1875

    Laura - 1870 - 1870

    Lyman David - 1874 - 1875
      and Anderson's Twin Brother
    Addison - 1822 - 1873
      (Marker added recently)
  • Chapman, Daniel T. - Died April 9, 1874; Aged 40 Yrs.
  • Clanton, M. A. C.  - Born Jan 13, 1813; Died Sept. 30, 1870; Wife of E. J. Clanton
  • Cox, Susannah G.  - Born Mar 10, 1816; Died Feb 6, 1866; Wife of J. L. Cox
  • England, Eliza - Born Dec 10, 1837; Died April 6, 1878
  • Gard Monument
  • Gard, Charles W. - Born Apr. 21, 1869; Son of G. W. & E. L. Gard
    Gard, George B. - Born Jan. 22, 1862; Died Mar. 22, 1878; Son of G. W. & E. L. Gard
    Gard, Infant Son- Born Jan 23, 1874; Died Jan. 24, 1874; Son of G. W. & E. L. Gard
  • Hillyer, Willie A.- (no dates); Aged 10 yrs, 6 mo, 23 days; son of S. G. & M. J. Hillyer
  • Jacobus, James O.  - Born Aug. 24, 1856; Died Dec. 5, 1863
  • Jacobus, Lizzie Luella  - Born Oct. 5, 1863; Died Oct. 4, 1878
  • Jones, Andrew J.  - Died Oct. 28, 1874; Aged 47 yrs.
  • Kelsay, George A.   - Died Jan 13, 1870; Aged 11 yrs, 11 mos, 2 days; Son of G. & P. Kelsay
  • Kelsay, Barthena  - Wife of Wm. Kelsay - Born in 1800; Died June 16, 1877
  • Kelsay, William  - Died Dec. 6, 1878; Aged 86 yrs, 6 mos., 4 days
  • Kelsey, Infant Son- Born & Died July 2, 1871; child of J. & F. L. Kelsey
  • Kelsey, Willie H.- Died June 19, 1877; Aged 5 Days; son of J. & F. L. Kelsey
  • Kelsey, Infant dau.- Born & Died April 11, 1878; child of J. & F. L. Kelsey
  • Kelsey, James  - Died Apr. 21, 1878; Aged 47 yrs, 3 mos, 10 days
  • Kelsey, Louisa - 1871
  • Kelsey, P. C. - 1870
  • Kelsey, William - 1871
  • Long, Susan  - Born July 1, 1850; Died Apr. 13, 1877; Wife of Briant Long
  • Luin, John - Died 1883; Aged 2 yrs, 3 mos
  • Nobles, Baby  - Born Feb 2, 1864; Died Dec. 27, 1864
  • Nobles, Elizabeth A. (Ann)  - Died Feb 15, 1864; Aged 30 yr, 8 mo, 9 days; Wife of S. B. Nobles
  • Nobles, Gussie H.  - Died May 29, 1884; Aged 3 Yrs, 10 Mos, 13 Days; Son of W. M. & M. E. Nobles
  • Nobles, S.(Stephen) B.  Died Nov 21, 1882
  • Nobles, Warren Howard  - Died Jan. 30, 1879; Aged 11 Mos & 15 Dys; Son of W. M. & M. E. Nobles
  • O'Hara, Bryan or Brady?  - Died Oct. 22, 1871; (Born Ireland)
  • Ormiston, George  - (no dates) Aged 9 Years; Son of Thomas & Lucy Ormiston
  • Ormiston, Louesa  - (no dates) Aged 11 Years; Daughter of Thomas & Lucy Ormiston
  • Piner, Sarah H.  - Died Aug. 6, 1868; Aged 69 yr, 6 mo, 2 ds; Wife of Steven Piner; (Born Feb. 4, 1799) (Maiden name - Hendricks)
  • Reeves, E. (Elijah)  - (In Memory of) Born May 21, 1821; Died Mar. 2, 1872
  • Reeves, Elijah  - Born Jan 27, 1864; Died Oct. 9, 1865; son of E. & M.C. Reeves (Elijah & Martha Caroline Reeves)
  • Tryon, Elizabeth A. - Died Feb. 3, 1875; Age 9 yrs; Daughter of J. and S. J. Tryon (James & Sarah J. Tryon)
  • Wolfe, Adam - Died Oct 15, 1883; Aged 25 yrs.




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