cemetery in Campbell County still in operation located at
25 Alexandria Pike in Southgate (859-441-0703)
Evergreen-1912-1914 (deaths from outside Campbell County)
The following records are for the Newport Cemetery which was opened in 1849 and was renamed Evergreen in 1883.
Soldiers Buried in Evergreen Cemetery These records from Veterans Administration do not include every soldier buried at Evergreen.
Soldiers Buried in Evergreen Cemetery-1884-1963 These names are taken from original Evergreen Cemetery Records
Listings for Evergreen are being transcribed and will be posted as they are ready. Some historical figures buried at the Cemetery include:
Albert Seaton Berry A school superintendent, Newport city attorney and congressman, Berry helped develop Bellevue and was a lieutenant in the Confederate Army. His grandfather was Washington Berry.
Washington Berry is also buried at Evergreen. He was Campbell County's first judge, and was first buried at the Madison Street Burying Ground on Fifth Street.
Thomas M Doherty A native of Ireland, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for repeatedly risking his life to rescue wounded soldiers at the battle of Santiago during the Spanish-American War.
George Baird Hodge A Confederate general and Northern Kentucky representative to the Confederate Congress, he served in the state legislature before the Civil War and in the state Senate after the war.
William H Horsfall A drummer boy in the Civil War battle of Shiloh, he saved the life of his commanding officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor.
David Leitch Original settler at Wilder and first husband of Keturah Moss. He died November 9, 1797 and was buried on his property. Keturah Moss Taylor had him moved to the Newport Cemetery (Evergreen) in Southgate in 1853. David developed the first settlement in Campbell County along the Licking River at today's Wilder.
Ira Root Born in New Hampshire, he taught at the old Augusta College, became a Newport attorney and businessman and served several terms in the state legislature. He helped found Salem Methodist Episcopal Church in Newport. He is buried next to his wife Sarah.
James Taylor and Keturah Taylor Founders of Newport, they were influential in business and cultural activities in early Northern Kentucky and once owned much of Campbell County. Historians believe that Taylor was buried in the original Newport Cemetery and later moved to Evergreen, but no records have been found to prove that belief. Keturah Moss Leitch Taylor's first husband, David Leitch is also buried at Evergreen and she is buried next to him.
John Wooleston Tibbatts, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Ky., June 12, 1802; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Newport; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); served as colonel in the Mexican War; resumed the practice of law in Newport, Ky. and died there July 5, 1852; interment in Newport Cemetery (Evergreen). His burial is the earliest of record for this cemetery.
George Washington Jr. The great-great-grandson of Samuel Washington, brother of President George Washington, Newport's George Washington was born in Newport in 1844 and served in the Confederate Army. He became an attorney and represented Campbell County in the 1890 convention that drafted the state constitution.
Charles Wiedemann George
founded the brewery in Newport named in his honor. His son, Charles,
later ran the brewery and was a director of American National Bank and president
of Newport Rotary.