to view the satellite map to this cemetery.
There are six known graves at this site. It
is located 1/4 mile west of the old town site of Newsome, on the south side of
Baldy Creek. This was contributed by Bill
Salmon, with the help of Mike Peterson. Mike descends from the Shearer
family that is buried there.
||Place of Birth
|Fredrick Augustus Shearer
|| Adams Co., PA.
|| 16 Dec. 1904
||Died at Newsome, ID
|Susan Elizabeth Gordon Shearer
|| 8 Nov 1814
|| Frederick Co., MD
26 March 1901
||Died at Newsome, ID (wife of
|**The Shearers were married 8 Jan. 1837 in
Frederick Co., MD and later moved to Winchester, VA, where they had three
children --George Maxwell Shearer (b. 1841), Virginia (b. 1843), and Elizabeth
(b. 1846). The family migrated to California in the 1850's, then to Idaho
Territory. After 1862, they operated a ferry across the Salmon River at
Elkhorn Creek, carrying miners and supplies on the trail from Florence to
Warren's Camp. Frederick and Susan later lived at Slate Creek and Mt.
Idaho before ending up at Newsome.
|George Daniel Shissler
|| 14 April 1832
|| Sunbury, Northumberland Co.,
|| Died at Newsome sometime in 1898.
||Died enroute to Elk City.
No further details.
|| No further details
||A prospector who was working a
sluice on Newsome Creek, south of town. His body was found in his campfire
in 1926. He was born in Missouri about 1860 and lived as a boy in North
Greenfield, Dade Co., MO.