The information for this cemetery was donated by Judy Hart, webmistress of Siskiyou County Migrations, which is yet another excellent resource of information for Siskiyou County on the web. We would definitely encourage you to visit her site!
Directions to the cemetery: Stay on Highway 96 approximately 12 miles past Happy Camp.
After crossing Clear Creek, you go about another mile or so and there will be a road on your left going down to the river....take that and just follow it and it will take you to the cemetery which will be on the left.
Early in the 1850’s Ferry Point was a mining camp with a store, boarding house, dance hall and river ferry. Originally established by Richard Humphreys and his partner, Lewis Barnes. In 1857 they sold out to James Camp and John Titus. And later, ownership was by Robert Lee Southard, my GGrandpa. This is where he raised his family. There was a schoolhouse across the river where the Southard and Attebery (his Grandchildren) children attended. My Mom attended this school and she said that when they would go out and play, they would find old Indian beads all around. On this site also, was located the “family” cemetery. The grave of Susie Humphreys is the earliest here that we are aware of. All the graves have headstones and markers. Of Robert and Mary Southard’s 12 children, all are buried here except 3…Louise Southard Attebery is buried in Happy Camp, Jennie Southard Linderman drowned in the river 20 Feb 1956 and her body was never recovered and the youngest Elberta is still living in Yreka.
|Indian Bob||No further information|
|Mr. Beem||Mr. and Mrs. Beem were the parents to Ethel Southard Lawley's first husband|
|Lawley, Ethel Grace Southard||Sep 1, 1910||Mar 5, 1988||Born and died in Ferry Point. Daughter of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Gorham Lincoln||Jun 21, 1908||Mar 7, 1928||Born and died in Ferry Point. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Robert Lee Jr.||Mar 27, 1902||Mar 1902||Born in Ferry Point. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Beem, Alexander||Son of Ethel Southard and Fay Beem|
|Southard, Robert Lee||May 6, 1866||Jun 12, 1959||Born in Milliken Bar, Siskiyou County. Died in Ferry Point|
|Southard, Mary Alice Sutherland||Sep 26, 1883||Dec 26, 1959||Born in Gold Beach, Curry County, Oregon. Died in Yreka, California. Wife of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Barton Hepburn Jr.||Jun 3, 1940||Aug 13, 1959||Born and died in Siskiyou County. Grandson of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Elsie King||Sep 13, 1920||Aug 21, 1988||Born in California, died in Siskiyou County. Wife of Barton Hepburn Southard|
|Southard, Barton Hepburn||Oct 8, 1914||May 27, 1998||Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Humphrey, Susie||Bef. 1900||Born and died in Siskiyou County. Wife of Richard Humphreys|
|Southard, Richard John||Dec 1, 1919||Jan 12, 1970||Born in Ferry Point, died in Shasta County, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Marion Frances||Mar 14, 1904||May 10, 1979||Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Lawley, Jay||Aug 16, 1923||Jan 22, 1980||Born in Oklahoma, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA. Husband of Ethel Grace Southard.|
|Spence, Kevin||Jun 30, 1992||Grandson of Marion Frances Southard|
|Spence, Angela||Granddaughter of Marion Frances Southard|
|Southard, Beulah Irwin||Wife of John Wesley Southard|
|Southard, John Wesley||Mar 13, 1903||Oct 9, 1989||Born in Ferry Point, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, William Wallace||Mar 24, 1922||Feb 2, 1990||Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Mary Smith||Jul 8, 1924||Jul 27, 1987||Born in Oregon, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA. Wife of Grover Cleveland Southard|
|Southard, Grover Cleveland||Dec 8, 1916||Jul 30, 1987||Born in Ferry Point, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA. Son of Robert Lee Southard|
|Southard, Barton Willis||Sep 28, 1963||Jan 13, 1989||Born and died in Shasta County, CA. Son of Grover Cleveland Southard|
|Peter, Kathleen Marie Southard||Dec 13, 1942||Nov 11, 2005||b: Mt Shasta, Ca. d: Fort Jones, CA. Daughter of Barton (Bill) and Elsie Southard.|
|Berry, Alberta (Southard)||Jan 16, 1925||Oct 26, 2008||b: Clear Creek, near Happy Camp Daughter of Robert & Mary Southard.|
Copyright March 25, 2001
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
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