To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.
The first burial in the Newport Cemetery was Nathaniel Little on November 20, 1808.
of the stones were cut by Frank Valentine. Later years, his son Ben
Valentine, was the stone cutter. The last stone Ben cut was his own.
was also a small cemetery located on the property now owned by Paul
Berga. It contained many early settlers' graves. Dr. George Gale said
his grandparents were buried there. They were moved to the Hammett
Cemetery at Willow Island, W. Va. Others were moved to the Newport
Courtesy of Eileen Thomas
We are looking for old photos of the Newport Cemetery and stories to accompany them.
We will be adding to the pages designated "Cemetery Markers" as researchPlease scroll down to links.
by Eileen Thomas and Susy Wetz is completed. Please check again soon.