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Deer Creek Cemetery
Bellevue, Yamhill County, Oregon

Lat: 45°06'22"N, Lon: 123°18'55"W

Contributed by Carylon Viuhkola [viuhkola@clatskanie.com].  Total records = 62.

This Cemetery is an old Pioneer Cemetery, located at, Bellevue, Yamhill County, Oregon. It is on the Joseph Danforth donation Land Claim which was purchased by Abraham Tharp before 1860. Most of the individual who are buried here are descendants of Abraham and Margaret (Stewart) Tharp.

If you are headed Southwest on Highway 18, towards Bellevue, Just as you pass small sign which says "Bellevue" you will see Lawrence Gallery on the right side of the road, turn left onto Muddy Valley Road. Then turn right on to Deer Creek Flats Road, this is a gravel road. Proceed down gravel road, less than a mile, past a farmhouse on the left and a short distance from there (before you get to a bridge). On the right side is a dirt road, looks like a pull out. In a grove of trees, up on a small hill is the cemetery. There is no road to it, you have to walk in, the site is very brushy, and has lots of overgrowth. Some of the tombstones are buried in thorns, so you can't get to them.

If you are headed Northeast, take Highway 22 northeast from Sheridan, Oregon about two miles to Bellevue. Turn right on Muddy Valley Road, then right right on Deek Creek Road. a sign points to Ballston. Turn right on a gravel road, continue a short distance to a bridge. Do not cross the bridge. Turn right on a dirt road. the cemetery is straight ahead on the brow of a hill. you can see a tombstone framed against the skyline from the road. (Directions from Marcelle Carpenter)

Edith Moya [moya@clatskanie.com] and myself, Carylon Viuhkola, both walked the cemetery on Apr 5, 2001 My daughter, Edith, took the pictures of the tombstones with my digital camera. I abtracted the information for each stone on site, using a cemetery transcription form. When I got home, I then entered the information into my data base, using both pictures and written abstractions.

Additional entries have been added which have no headstones or markers now. I transcribed these from Yamill County Cemetery Records Volume II, pub. 1981. An asterisk * has been added to each of these entries. I think the Davis stones are there but we couldn't get to them through the thorn bushes that were about 3 feet tall. We were pretty bloody, from scratches as it was when we left.

- Carylon Viuhkola

Branson, H C, b. 1859, d. 1921, h/o Nora May Buell
Branson, Nora May, b. 1872, d. 1951, w/o H. C. Branson
Browning, Olive D, b. Aug 9, 1858, d. Jan 14, 1926, d/o Caroline Yocom Davis
Browning, Wm, b. Aug 22, 1854, d. Mar 4, 1901
Buel, Carletta L, b. 1860, d. 1935, w/o Henry Buel
Buel, Henry, b. 1854, d. 1926, h/o Caletta L
Buell, Alfred L, b. 1925, d., h/o Laura M
Buell, Laura M, b. 1927, d. 1991, w/o Alfred L Buell
Buell, Samuel, b. 1845, d. 1927, h/o Margaret J Tharp
Conner, Joseph Kirk, b. 1848, d. 1931, h/o Sophia M Tharp
Davis, Jefferson, b. Nov 23, 1826, d. Jun 8, 1890 *
Davis, Kittie, b. May 28, 1829, d. Dec 6, 1902, w/o Jeff Davis *
Davis, Mittie H., d. Jul 14, 1879, age: 20y 10m 14d, w/o S. C. Williams *
Davis, O. G., b. Jul 12, 1863, d. May 24, 1891, s/o J & K Davis *
Delashmutt, Francsi E, b. 1854, d. 1903, w/o Lindsey Peter
Delashmutt, Lindsey Peter, b. 1849, d. 1922, h/o Francis E
Hills, Agnes Conner, b. 1881, d. 1954, d/o Joseph Kirk Conner
Hussey, C J, no dates, Co. B, 1 Ore Inf., Military Stone of Christopher H
Hussey, Christopher J, b. 1844, d. 1908, h/o Olive E. Knifong
Hussey, Hettie, d. Apr 7, 1895, age: 28 yrs, 3 m, 4 d, Wife of J. M. Yocom, w/o Joseph Marion Yocom
Hussey, Irvin, b. Feb 27, 1881, d. Dec 17, 1944, s/o Christopher J. Hussey
Hussey, Olive E, b. 1851, d. 1938, w/o Christopher J Hussey
Kershaw, Bessie H, b. 1886, d. 1932, Mother, d/o Christopher Hussey
Lebold, George, d. Dec 27, 1900, age: 44 yrs, 3 m, 27 d, h/o Mary Tharp
Lebold, Mary, b. 1857, d. 1937, d/o George and Jane Tharp *
Lebold, Rodney L, b. Jan 11, 1881, d. Jan 30, 1911, s/o George Lebold
McMillin, Tillie, b. 1862, d. 1924, d/o George & Jane Tharp
Pewther, Howard L, b. 1877, d. 1927, Here rests a woodman of the world.,
Sargeant, ?, d. Feb 13, 1892, Our Babe, Son of G.T. & L. L., s/o George Sargeant & L Tharp
Tharp, Abraham, b. 1800, d. 1873, Crossed the plains 1845, h/o Margaret (Stewart) Tharp
Tharp, Clara J, b. 1887, d. 1891, c/o M. C. & S. L. Tharp
Tharp, David, b. 1856, d. 1858, s/o George & Jane Tharp
Tharp, Frank, b. 1854, d. 1920, Father, s/o George & Jane Tharp
Tharp, George, b. 1832, d. 1895, h/o Jane Eaton
Tharp, Grant, b. 1837, d. 1887, s/o George & Jane Tharp
Tharp, Harvey J., b. 1898, d. 1937 *
Tharp, Infant, b. 1892, d. 1893, c/o M. C. & S. L. Tharp
Tharp, Jane Eaton, b. 1836, d. 1877, w/o George Tharp
Tharp, Joseph, b. Jan 1, 1845, d. Jan 22, 1924, s/o Abraham & Margaret Tharp
Tharp, Leonard F, b. 1873, d. 1949, s/o George & Jane Tharp
Tharp, Lorin, b. 1864, d. 1882, s/o George & Jane Tharp
Tharp, Margaret J, d. Oct 26, 1892, age: 41 yrs, 1 m, 16 d, Beloved wife of Samuel Buel, d/o Abraham & Margaret Tharp
Tharp, Margaret, d. Mar 24, 1860, age: 48 yrs, 24 d, Wife of Abraham Tharp, d/o Robert Stewart
Tharp, Mary Alice, b. May 9, 1858, d. Jan 7, 1928, w/o Joseph Tharp
Tharp, Myrtle, b. 1894, d. 1896, c/o M. C. & S. L. Tharp
Tharp, Sophia M, b. Sept 10, 1851, d. Aug 5, 1898, Wife of J. K. Conner, d/o Abraham & Margaret Tharp
Unknown, William, no dates, Baby William,
Yocom, ?, b. June 13 1903, d. Jun 15, 1903, c/o Edward T & M. T. Yocom
Yocom, Abagail, d. Aug 8, 1865, age: 11m 23d *
Yocom, Clarence Edward, b. 1899, d. 1942, s/o Edward T. & M. T. Yocom
Yocom, Clement C, b. Aug 17, 1856, d. Mar 4, 1882, s/o Hathaway Yocom
Yocom, Edward T, b. 1874, d. 1929, s/o Hathaway Yocom
Yocom, Hathaway, b. Aug 31, 1831, d. Oct 21, 1915, s/o Jacob Yocom
Yocom, Hattie, b. Nov 21, 1878, d. Mar 27, 1879, d/o Hathaway Yocom
Yocom, Infant son, b. Mar 19, 1879, d. d. Jun 16, 1879 *
Yocom, Jemima, d. Aug 28, 1873, Mar 28, 1873, 7 mon, d/o Thomas Yocom
Yocom, Joseph G., d. Nov 7 1871, age: 4 yr 11m *
Yocom, Lora A , d. Feb 20, 1876, age: 3m 22 d *
Yocom, Margaret, d. Jan 26, 1865, age: 12yr 4m 20d *
Yocom, Mary T, b. 1878, d. 1953, w/o Edward T. Yocom
Yocom, Mary, b. May 10, 1836, d. Aug 16, 1889, Wife of H. Yocom, d/o Abraham & Margaret Tharp
Yocom, Melvin Fay, b. May 30, d. Jun 21, 1909, Son of E. T. & M. T. Yocom, s/o Edward T. & M. T. Yocom

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