From Interstate 5, take the south Yreka exit and turn west. At the light, turn left and follow this road until you see the Callahan cutoff on your left, just before entering Etna. Taking Hwy 3 from Etna to Callahan, drive about 5 miles to Fay Lane. Turn left or east to East Side Road. Turn left about a half a mile on the left, (west of East Side road) across a field, up on a hill. A tall pointed white marble stone with two graves. A red brick, covered with concrete wall with no gate surrounds the graves. Graves of mother and son. Story goes, later a girl working in the house had a baby which died and they buried it outside the wall. There is evidence of bricks covered with concrete, the shape of a small slab, badly sunken on the east side of the wall. There is no name or marker to indicate if this is a burial.
|McConaughy, Henry G.||*Sep 1, 1839||Feb 13, 1865||*Age 25Y 5M 12D Son of John & Susan M..
|McConaughy, Susan||*Jan 13, 1812||Aug 6, 1875||*Age 63Y 6M 24D Wife of John McConaughy|
Special Thanks to Peggy Whipple of the Scott Valley Genealogical Group for indexing this cemetery and for permission to use the above photograph.
Cut down in the morning
Oh solac(e) of our hearts,
It is hard to give you up.
From the Henry G. McConaughy stone
A closer view of the McConaughy enclosure.
Picture used with permission of Peggy Whipple
Copyright August 11, 2000
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
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