Sibley Cemetery

Lincoln Parish Cemeteries of LA

Photos by Joan Hough Tomlinson 

Submitted by W.G. Beauregard, M.D.

Sibley Cemetery is located 4 1/2 miles east of Benton on the left of hwy 162. 

When I was a small child, the cemetery was on our farm, but now is on the property of W.L. Creamer.  Dr. John Sibley was sent by Pres. Thomas Jefferson to Natchitoches in 1806 to be gunsmith for the Caddo Indians and to report on how things were in the area. 

Dr. Sibley outlived 3 wives. His 3rd wife was visiting in the area (the old stagecoach stop across the road was "Coleville" a watering stop for the Benton Bellvue Stagecoach line. ) and died while there and is buried in the cemetery.  The descendants of

Dr. Sibley are still in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.  The cemetery is located about 150 yards off the highway behind Mr. Creamer's house ; the sign saying Sibley Cemetery is obscured by vegetation on the road.  Many of the tombstones are cover with lichen and stain and may require a stiff or steel brush to read them.  Some of the people were born as early as 1779.  (W.G. Beauregard)


Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Sibley Eulile Maliege 1777 1879 DAR Marker w/o Dr. John Sibley
Sibley Salenah Irwin 1829 1901 w/o J. Rufus  second photo
Sibley J. Rufus 1815 1880 h/o Salenah