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Old Scott's Valley Cemetery (Nessly Cemetery)
Tum Tum, Stevens County, Washington
West Riverview Lane
Tum Tum, WA
Lat: 47° 53' 50"N, Lon: 117° 40' 54"W
T28N R41E Section 30
Transcribed and compiled by Maggie Rail © 1999, last edited Jan 23, 2007
[firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records
This cemetery is located about a mile southwest of Scott's Valley Cemetery
one on Scott's Valley Rd
This cemetery is the older Scott's Valley cemetery. I have found very
little history on it. The current Sexton said it was started by the
first settlers to the Scott's Valley area. At a later date a different
cemetery was started, using land donated by Nathan Newell. Several from
this cemetery were removed to the newer cemetery leaving the following
list of names.
The original size of the cemetery was perhaps larger. A chainlink
fence is built around what has been preserved. It can be reached by taking
Hwy 291 west from Tum Tum for about one mile, then turn right, or north,
onto Scott's Valley Road. Continue on for about 2 mi, then turn right
onto West Riverview Lane for 1/4 mile. The cemetery lies off to the right
in a farmer's field.
Below is the inscription which was on the back of the shared headstone
of the Scott's.
"The area lying north of this monument is known as Scott's Valley. It
was originally homesteaded by Bryon F. Scott in the year of 1888.
Remaining in this cemetery are primarily Scott family members, all
of which were original settlers of Scott's Valley. I surveyed this cemetery
on May 20, 1999.
- Maggie Rail
McCracken, Baby, no date
Nelson, Gerald Glenn, b. 1909, d. 1909
Nelson, Mabel Nessly, b. 1888, d. 1909
Scott, Byron F., b. 1844, d. 1890
Scott, Gertrude Rose, b. 1897, d. 1912
Scott, Jonas S., b. 1802, d. 1890
Scott, Roxcellana S., b. 1800, d. 1892
Stone, Infant, d. 1894, Dau of Lewis