Names submitted by Samantha Miley, history submitted by Tamara Kincaide. Pictures submitted by Neil Chase.
The early pioneers of necessity buried their dead along the trails as they came west to seek their fame and fortunes and as they acquired land of their own and settled down the dead were placed to rest in burial grounds on family property.
As the years went by and more families settled in the town and villages this practice became impractical and town cemeteries were laid out to accommodate the need.
Myrtle Ridge was the first formally laid out cemetery in
the town of Newburgh. The lots were 18x18 feet and enclosed by white
picket fences which were locked and as there was no sexton the owners
and survivors cared for the lots themselves.
ELDORA MINER RALEIGH states that the first formally laid out cemetery was begun in 1846 but stones in the cemetery do not bear this out there are some with much earlier, possibly as early as 1828.
Whether they were buried in some other places and reinterred at Myrtle Ridge is not known and no early records of the cemetery have been found.
Brown, ?? 12-5-1861
Bullett, G. W. Capt. Co H 12th KY Cav.
Bunch, A. J. CO F 60th Ind Inf
Cormick, Sarah 12-25-1855
Dennison, Lewis Apr 5, 1813 at Bellows Fall NH - Mar 27, 1864 in Newburgh far away from his childhood home.
Dickerson, ?? 7-5-1855
Edmonson, Thirzah died Nov 12, 1849 age 23 yrs, wife of REV J.C.
Edmonson, Mary Jane died May 12, 1849, age 6 mths, dau of Rev. J.C. & T - only the strong survive
Dorr, Elizabeth May 12, 1843 - Nov 30, 1885 w/o Phillip nee Brenner
Fellows, Dorcus Capt. Jun 22, 1862, CO H 25th Reg. IN Vol., died of wounds received in Battle of Shiloh
Foster, Francis M. 6-23-18?? 1-27-1850
Foster, George W. 7-31-1838 4-1-1844
Foster, Mary 2-28-1829 8-15-1829
Foster, Ralph H. 1800-1863
Foster, Theodore 4-26-1846 7-6-1847
Germany, Johan dates unreadable
Gray, Elizabeth 1843-1859
Gray, Keziah McMurtry 1811-1866
Hepp, Ludwig 9-1859 63 Years Old
Holder, Amanda Walden 3-16-1840 11-7-1909
Joseph, Cordia M. Sep 23, 1909 - Jan 8, 1914 d/o W & I
Houghland Can't read name or dates
Kepley, Barbara W. No Dates
Marshall, Luther Aug 3, 1860, 39 Years Old
McMurtry, Hester Ann 1791-1869
Miner, Aurelia Medora died 7-10-1863 3y 4m 10d d/o LM & MS
Miner, Aurelia Udora H. Apr 10, 1855-Aug 4, 1856, dau of L. M. & M. S.
Miner, Eldora no dates, dau of L. M. & M. S.
Miner, Dora Can't Read Dates
Miner, Luther M. Aug 3, 1860, 39 yrs 19 days
Miner, Lucy Maria d. 8-31-1847 6m 11d d/o LM & MS
Miner, Mary Medora d. 3-8-1859 10y 11d d/o LM & MS
Miner, Mary S. Nov 10, 1911, 87 Years Old
Miner, William Henry d. 4-9-1859 1y 8m 9d s/o LM & MS
Mobley, Richard D. stone is unreadable, 4th KY Inf., Co. E, Enemies in war but in the end buried within hailing distance of each other.
Morrison, Nancy died Jun 6, 1848 27y 8m 6d, wife of E.
Noel, Elizabeth 1-20-1850 17 Years Old
Pepmiller, Mary L. died Nov 9, 1890, 78y
Peppmiller, Charles Oct 23, 1867 - Nov 5, 1867
Prets, Johann 1854
Reed, Richard 1830-1870 Father
Reed, Salina 1838-1915 Mother
Ridley, This is all the stone reads.
Sargeant, Jacob Jul 29, 1797 - May 20, 1867
South, William Co. F 60th IN Inf.
Also lie here are the REEDS, BALDWINS, MINERS, PEPMILLERS, FOSTERS, HOUGHLANDS, BRENNERS, STOUTS, NOELS, MCMURTRY�S, GRAYS, as well as many others. One of the last known buried here was WIRTY JOSEPH in OCT 1932.
As the town grew a larger cemetery was laid out now known as Rose Hill and many of the early dead were moved there.
Tombstones not Found in 9/2002 are listed below- Some of these missing graves could be ones that were moved to Rose Hill Cemetery.
Adkins, Helen Frances 5m d/o LD & Maria Adkins, L. D. 4-1-1819 10-9-1850
Baldwin, Alfred 3-13-1802 2-17-1848
Bell, James Daniel d. 3-4-1851 2y 15d s/o JR & Eliza
Bullitt, C W Capt CO H 12th Ky Cav
Dickerson, Eleoty d. 3-8-1855 45y 10d w/o Charles
Edmonson, Mary Jane d. 5-12-1849 6m 24d d/o Rev JC &T
Edmonson, Thirzah d. 11-12-1849 23y 10m 9d w/o Rev JC
Fellows, Doras d. 6-22-1862 Capt CO F 25 Ind Inf: d. Battle of Shiloh, TN 31y 9m 2d
Fellows, Sophronia L. 6-14-1802 10-28-1853 51y 4m 14d cons/o John
Finney, Joseph d. 1-16-1869 CO F 60th Ind Inf : Mason 28y 1m 29d
Fisher, Henrietta C. 9-1-1832 4-25-1861 28y 21d w/o JP
Fisher, John P. d. 11-10-1858 31y
Foster, William L. 5-14-1835 9-3-1871
Hockhalter, Phillip Heinrich 12-24-1798 9-16-1864
Houghland, John M. 8-19-1840 9-9-1862
Hugh, Jonathan 11-30-186 6-28-186 6m 28d s/o W & MJ
Hutchinson, ??? d. 4-25-1861 28y 21d w/o John T.
Jackson, Bethany d. 4-2-1853 w/o GW 27y
Katterjohn, John W. d. 8-18-1859 1y 2m 12d
Lemaster, Henry Clay 5-19-1848 10-13-1849 s/o Simeon & Carolina
Lemaster, Philena Jane 9-9-1834 3-4-1858 Cons/o BF
Loehr, Mary d. 9-7-1869 14d d/o H&J
McFinney, Joseph d. 1-16-1869 28y 1m 29d
McReynolds, Infant Daughter 3-15-1852 3-15-1852
McReynolds, Laura Curtis 6-8-1849 6-12-1850 d/o AA & LH
McReynolds, Milbrey Adelia 12-24-1850 2-1-1851 d/o AA & LH
Moore, Doretha M. d. 9-30-1852 23y 11m 2d
Moore, William F. d. 6-14-1852 8m 14d s/o H & DM
Noel, Henry C. d. 7-29-1867 23y 6m s/o J & E
Noel, Joel B. d. 10-16-1859 32y s/o J & E
Palmer, John W.
Pepmiller, Henry d. 8-29-1890 76y
Phillips, John J. d. 1-29-1849 28y
Pigou, Mary A. 11-8-1833 1860
Reed, Melvina 2-23-1834 4-6-1853 w/o Richard
Schreiber, Christain d. 11-19-1894 63y
Schulle, ?? d. 7-17-1866 57y
Schwartz, Frederick d. 3-15-1851 29y 3m 13d
Stout, Charles F 5-21-1867 8-25-1867
Stout, Henry M 4-29-1862 1-14-1870
Stout, J A CO H 25th Ind Inf
Stout, Marion L. 2-24-1858 9-14-1879
Stout, U Grant 1-6-1865 11-22-1865
Stout, W. Sherman 1-6-1865 8-19-1867 s/o JA & V
Taylor, Ida May d. 1-27-1907 4m 8d d/o DM &BJ
Walden, Martin W. d. 4-21-1863 32y
Walden, Tilly d. 1-24-1864 6m d/o WW & AJ
Weihr, Johan Hermann 7-24-1796 12-6-1856