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The Peach Cemetery index lists individuals interred in Peach Cemetery in Lincoln County, Washington. Index information about an individual may include: name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association, who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
Peach Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 49' 47"N, Lon: 118° 25' 08"W T27N R35E NW 1/4 Sec 21. It is about a quarter of a mile south of the area where the old Lincoln Mill used to be in the town of Lincoln, WA. See map, which shows how the town of Peach was flooded, along with the two cemeteries in Peach, previous to the flooding. 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."
There are 60 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
w/o = wife of
d/o = daughter of
f/o = father of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
m/o = mother of
ns = no stone
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, Feb 23, 2001, last edited Dec 13, 2008.
“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 incorporation 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.”
“I have compared my work with that done by The Lartigues, whose work can be found in the Lincoln County WA Tombstones Inscriptions, published by Eastern Washington Genealogical Society (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. Entries followed by an asterisk * I have a photo of.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Peach Cemetery Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitialarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index, map image, and transcription notes were donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, August 2009.