Lincoln Parish Cemeteries of LA
Photos by Joan Hough Tomlinson
Submitted by W.G. Beauregard, M.D.
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|