Cemeteries in Tehema County
Members of the Tehama County Genealogical and Historical Society have done an unbelievable job of transcribing the various cemeteries found in Tehama County. I have asked for their permission to post already transcribed lists on this site. If granted, I will quickly provide copies of lists of 'residents' for the cemeteries transcribed by this organization.
In the mean time, here is a listing of cemeteries for Tehama County:
- BELLE MILL CEMETERY -
Also known as the Lyonsville Cemetery is located in T28N, R2E, Sec 4, about 13 miles east of Paynes Creek- it is estimated that about 113 people are buried at this cemetery.
- CARTER CEMETERY - see VINA
- KIRKWOOD -
South of CORNING on Hall Road - This cemetery was laid out in 1894 by William W. Watkins, an early Kirkwood settler. The first burial was of L.J. Merrill on 2 October 1891. It is an active cemetery maintained by the Kirkwood Cemetery District.
- LOS MOLINOS CEMETERY -
Taft Avenue at 7835 Hwy 99E, 1 mile north of Los Molinos - active cemetery. The first burial there was that of William Thomas Foster who died 15 October 1921. For further information contact the Los Molinos Cemetery District at (530) 384-1864.
- LYONSVILLE CEMETERY - see Belle Mill Cemetery
- MANTON CEMETERY -
on Manton School Road in Manton, CA - active cemetery. The first burial was that of William J. Stone on 20 June 1877. For further information contact the cemetery at (530) 474-3415 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NOME LACKEE RESERVATION -
west of Paskenta. It is a semi-active private cemetery.
- OAK HILL CEMETERY - RED BLUFF
located on Cemetery Lane south off W. Walnut Street in Red Bluff, CA. It was established in 1859 by the Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges of Red Bluff and completed in 1861 with A.B.C. Nusbaum as Superintendent. The first property was purchased from A.H. Webb on 27 Dec. 1859. Bodies were moved to this site from the Red Bluff cemetery at Main and Elm streets, and from the Oak Street burial grounds (see below). The first lots were sold to James S. Johnston and the second ones to G.L. and L.M. Potter. For further information contact the Red Bluff Cemetery District at (530) 527-4417. These photos and records may also be viewed at http://calarchives4u.com/.
- RED BLUFF MEMORIAL CHAPEL MAUSOLEUM -
located within the main gate of the the Oak Hill Cemetery but is privately owned and is not managed by the Oak Hill Cemetery staff. For further information contact Chapel of the Flowers staff at 816 Walnut St., Red Bluff, 530-527-1174..
- ST. MARY'S CEMETERY - RED BLUFF
located west of Red Bluff off Walnut Street, on Hook Road - active cemetery maintained by Red Bluff Cemetery District. The cemetery was established in the late 1880s during the pastorship of Father Quinn and the first burial there was for John Barry of Cottonwood on 15 November 1888 and in whose memory the statue of the Virgin Mary was placed there by his family. The gate and archway were donated by the Silva family in memory of Jesse L. Silva. For further information contact the Red Bluff Cemetery District at 530-527-4417.
- SUNSET HILL CEMETERY - CORNING -
on the southeast corner of Solano Street and Oren Avenue in Corning, CA - active cemetery maintained by Corning Cemetery District. The earliest burial was for Victor B. Cannon on 14 July 1883. For further information contact the Corning Cemetery District at 530-824-2255.
- TEHAMA CEMETERY -
West of the town of Tehama CA at 7772 Woodland Ave - active cemetery. Robert H. Thomes deeded the property on 13 February 1875. The earliest recorded burial was that of Garreth Smith on 16 November 1857, though many earlier burials had been made there dating back to the late 1840s. In April 1872 the Odd Fellows and Masonic Lodges joined to form the first cemetery district with the first board composed of J.S. Storrs, Charles Harvey and John Simpson with John N. Montgomery as President and A.O. White, chairman.
Many of the graves are marked “unknown” or markers have been lost due to fire, although many impressive monuments remain in tribute to early pioneers. A Chinese section was part of this cemetery and occupied about one acre. It was perhaps the largest Chinese burial grounds in Tehama County, very little trace remains. For further information contact the Tehama Cemetery District at 530-385-1200.
- VINA CEMETERY -
Near community of Vina, CA on Reed Orchard Rd -active cemetery. It is possibly the oldest active cemetery in Tehama County with the first burial there in 1849. This is also the smallest public cemetery. The cemetery is often referred to as the Carter Cemetery, named after Lemuel M. Carter, an early resident of the area, whose wife Isabell was buried there on 7 April 1858.
- ANDERSON RANCH CEMETERY -
located north of Rowles Rd, west of SPRR tracks, inactive - 12 known graves - on private property
- CAMERON FAMILY CEMETERY -
10 graves -refer to 1998 Tehama County Memories.
- CHINESE CEMETERY -
while Oak Hill and Tehama Cemeteries had separate sections for the Chinese burials; there WAS a separate cemetery located east of Vina at the cross roads of the Tehama-Vina Road. It is believe that all were disinterred and their remains returned to China. This now sits on private property.
- DURRER RANCH - see Rosewood Cemetery
- EATON RANCH -
near the Alonzo Eaton Home on Red Bank Creek - two Doyle girls and Ella Rambo are buried here.
- ELMORE CEMETERY -
on north side of Long Hollow Road - inactive - 51 known graves - on private property, owners do not allow entry at this time
- FLOURNOY FAMILY -
¼ mile west of Flournoy community - 7 known graves - on private property
- FREEMAN FAMILY -
600 feet south of Henleyville townsite on private property- 4 known graves - Elizabeth Freeman (wife of John) 1831-1873 and Hannah Jane Small (wife of David) 1853-1872.
- INKS CREEK -
Joseph Long Ranch between Dales Station & Manton - 3 known graves, Frank C. Long (son of Joseph A. and Julia Musick Long) 1872-1881 and Elisha Abbott 1883-1893.
- LANES VALLEY -
on Lanes Valley Road - 2 graves, Charles Gibbons (1900-1901) and Mary Rouse, wife of Lewis, (1835-1907).
- LASSEN EMIGRANT CEMETERY-is the oldest burial ground in Tehama County and was located on the Lassen Trail north of Dry Creek and south of Mill Creek to the east of the Lassen Ranch and used as early as 1848 as the final resting place for early travelers. The diary of J. Goldsboro Bruff states the burials are “under oak trees at the rear of Lassen's wheat field.” Side by side are the graves of the Flemming brothers, Dr. Marshall, and near it Dr. Harvey. The body of John C. Spence, a Frenchman from Oregon, was placed there on 6 June 1850. There are 3 modern monuments.
- LOWREY CEMETERY - West of Red Bluff on Cemetery Road, one mile southwest of Lowrey. Melissa, the wife of Edward DeHaven, was the first buried there on 1 April 1880. For further information contact the Oak Hill Cemetery District at (530) 527-4417.
- MINERAL - near the Lassen Volcanic National Park headquarters. Among those buried there are Susan Cunningham (wife of James Reid) died 1866; Mary Westrope died 1877; and Emma Aloot Morgan 1843-1911.
- RED BANK CEMETERY -
on Red Bank Road 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff - 6 graves: Mary Ann Duffy Eaton (wife of J.J.) died 1930; William H. Riley (son of Peter) 1856-1923; Ella Danielson Ternsted (wife of Frank A.) 1870-1921; and Emma Danielson (wife of Andrew) 1835-1911 and Amy Ternsted 1893-1918.
- RED BLUFF CEMETERY (OLD) -
the first graveyard in Red Bluff was located on Main Street and south of Elm Street. The bodies buried there were later moved to the OAK HILL CEMETERY and included: John W. Aekors (died 1856); Lilly Aekors (died 1857); Alfred J. Walton (died 1856); Susan J. Walton (died 1857); Lella A. Williams (died 1856, the daughter of John N. and Arville Williams); John N. Williams (died 1856, son of John N. Williams); William Potter Jr (died 1857); Tully Poore (died 1858, son of George A. and Margaret Poore); Leon E. Estes (died 1859, son of L.C. and M. Estes); James C. Vestal (1852-1859, son of Alexander and Samira Vestal); Georgene Hoag (1858-1859, daughter of George W. and A. J. Hoag).
- ROSEWOOD CEMETERY -
off Highway 36 on Durrer Ranch -known burials include Elizabeth Schanick Durrer (wife of Joseph Durrer) 1853-1931; Joseph Durrer (son of Antone and Madeline Alderwood Durrer) 1851-1930; Jacob Schanick (1814-1898); Carl Durrer 1894-1891; and Dominick Heinzer 1864-1930.