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Tong Family Cemetery
El Dorado County, California

Lat: 38° 39' 31"N, Lon: 121° 03' 18"W, approx

Contributed by Candis Ward, Feb 02, 2005 [candislward@hotmail.com]. Total records = 16.

To get to this cemetery coming from Sacramento on highway 50 you take the El Dorado Hills Blvd. exit. After entering onto El Dorado Hills Blvd you will pass the golf course and take a right on Serrano Dr. Take Serrano to the end and turn right Silva Valley. Take Silva Valley all the way down to Clarksville Road and turn left. The cemetery sets way back by the highway and the only way to get to it is to go through the fields.

This cemetery is located in the north part of what used to be the town of Clarksville. All that is left there is a couple of run down houses and a dilapitated Wells Fargo building as well as the large barn of the Tong Family.

This was originally the Railroad House Cemetery in Clarksville, but it was later claimed by the Jess Tong family. Unfortunately this is on private property now and you are not allowed to get to the cemetery, without first asking permission.

I visited and read this cemetery on Nov 30, 2004. This includes all existing and legible stones and markers. There are most likely many other burials here in unmarked graves.

- Candis Ward

Letcher, Carrie Tong, b. 1874, d. 1951
Rose, Calvin B., d. 03 Aug 1856, age: 41 yrs, of Lake County, Illinois
Tong, Clarence I., b. 1914, d. 1917, Son and Brother
Tong, Elizabeth Ann, b. 1844, d. 1908, Mother
Tong, Elmer, no dates, s/w Ernest, Infant twin of Samuel
Tong, Ernest, no dates, s/w Elmer, Infant twin of Samuel
Tong, Frances C., b. 1891, d. 1984
Tong, Fred S., b. 1865, d. 1931, Brother
Tong, George A., b. 1871, d. 1941, Father
Tong, Gerald, no dates, Infant son
Tong, Harvey, b. 1879, d. 1951
Tong, J. Calvin, b. 1870, d. 1898
Tong, Jess, b. 1919, d. 1996
Tong, Lulubelle, no dates, age: 5 year
Tong, Muriel U., b. 26 Jun 1903, d. 17 Sep 1921
Tong, Samuel, b. 1828, d. 1896, Father

 

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