Tuttle Gulch Cemetery


A Tuttle Gulch Cemetery History

On-going - capturing information as I find it.

Sitting in the Bald Hills of Shasta County, California, near a road and at the bottom of a slope is a quaint cemetery called Tuttle Gulch Cemetery. There are approximately 57 known graves in this peaceful setting.

The earliest marked grave is that of Anna E. Thompson, 20 July 1864, thought to be an infant of 2 or 3 years old. Ann Thompson, possibly her mother, age 19 years, died 5 February 1866.

Buried here is Henry Jefferson James. Born 26 November 1828 in Adair County, Kentucky to Henry and Catherine M. Smith James, Henry J. James first married Mary A. Goodwin and 2ndly married Martha Frances Duggins. The marriage to Martha took place on 15 June 1875 in Meridian, Sutter, California.

Martha Duggins was the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Smith Duggins. Moses and Elizabeth are also buried in the Tuttle Gulch Cemetery. Martha Duggins James was born 7 May 1854 in Missouri and died 11 December 1923 in Red Bluff, Tehama, California. (unknown at this time where she is buried)

Henry & Martha James had a family of five children, four boys and one girl. Growing up in the Bald Hills were: Moses Amador James (1876-1937), William David James (1878- ?), Seth Alexander James (1880 - 1957), Clara Elizabeth James Johnson (1883 - ?), and Jesse Smith James (1885 - 1964).~



A Tuttle Gulch Cemetery List

Tuttle Gulch Cemetery - historic cemetery used by the Indian and White population. Some of the Native American individuals buried in the cemetery include members of the Kell family and  Drew family.

in progress...

Aubrey, (Awbrey) Mollie

Beall, Catherine V Kincard

Beall, Thomas Edmundson

Bouquet, Fredrick

Boyd, Blanche Mabel Wright (Wife of Robert Enoch Boyd)

Boyd, Charles

Boyd, Nettie Grace Fitz Henry (Wife of Charles Boyd)

Boyd, Robert Enoch

David, Elizabeth

Drew, Frank Simpson

Drew, Isabelle "Belle" Rains

Drew, James Simpson (1833-1910)

Duggins, Elizabeth Louisa Smith

Duggins, Gracie

Duggins, Moses

Fitz Henry, Anna Beall (1826-1911)

Fitz Henry, Charles Sawtell

Fitz Henry, Enoch Arden

Gilbert, James

Gotberg, Elizabeth

James, Henry Jefferson

Kell, James G.

Kell, Sammie J.

Marshall, John

Maupin (Baby)

Maupin, Chester Filmore

Maupin, David Dennis

Maupin, Elizabeth

Maupin, Elwiza "Elwysey" Rockhold (22 May 1842 - 27 August 1873) 1st. Wife of Thomas Henderson Maupin

Maupin, Fred (10 November 1877 - 2 March 1937) Son of T. H. and Susan Ellen Maupin

Maupin, Susan Ellen Hoover (15 August 1855 - 10 November 1923) 2nd. Wife of Thomas Henderson Maupin

Maupin, Thomas (15 April 1869 - 15 December 1870 ) Son of T. H. and Elwiza Maupin

Maupin, Thomas Henderson (1839-1912)

Maupin, William L. (10 April 1867 - 19 April 1868) Son of T. H. and Elwiza Maupin

Metz, Jeanne Grey Boyd

Metz, Walter Jacob

Nelson, Elizabeth

Nelton, Thomas

Pierson, Julia Ann

Rader, John

Rader, Mary Jacobs

Raglin, Albert Warren

Raglin, Frances Ruth

Reid, Frank Metz

Reid, Gwendolyn Jeanne

Salizar, Florence

Street, John C.

Stuck, Andrew Jackson

Stuck, Bella Fitz Henry

Thompson, Ann

Thompson, Anna E.

Traneis, Ruth Raglin

Vernon, James

Wilson, Elizabeth

Wixon, Sheppard

Wood, William B.

Wood (Baby)




DREW, James Simpson (1833-1910)

Reportedly a mining engineer from the east coast, James Drew was brought to California to supervise the work of the Chinese on Roaring River. He obtained two parcels of land in this area, homesteading one of them in the 1880's.~

1909, 27 Sep 1909 - James S. Drew of Gas Point was in Redding as a witness in a Superior Court civil case. Mr. Drew has been a resident of Shasta County since the early 1850s and prided himself on being a reader of the first issue of the Shasta Courier newspaper published in March 1852. He was one of our most valued subscribers. - Record Searchlight - 27 Sep 2009 - Today in History~


FITZ HENRY, Anna Beall (1826-1911)

Sacramento Union, Monday 27 November 1911; died:  Fitz-Henry - In Redding (Shasta Co) November 22, 1911, Mrs. Anna Beall Fitz-Henry, aged 85, a native of Illinois. Deceased is survived by five children - Mrs. A. L. Stuck, Ukiah; Mrs Charles Boyd, Redding; Charles Fitz-Henry, Boise; Fritz Fitz-Henry, Kennett and Mrs. William Boyd of Sacramento.~


MAUPIN, Fred (1877-1937)

FRED MAUPIN KILLED; THROWN FROM HORSE - Fred Maupin, aged 59, well known stockman of the Gas Point section, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon [2 March 1937] on the Gas Point Road when he was thrown from his horse.

The tragedy occurred while Maupin was riding his horse alongside of an automobile driven by Mrs. Helen Thomasson, teacher of the Middle Fork School, who was transporting pupils to their homes. Maupin was conversing with the children as the automobile was traveling slowly along the road. In some manner the horse caught his foot in the rear bumper of the car, and Maupin was thrown head first into the rear of the machine the horse falling on top of him. He succumbed almost instantly.

Maupin was born and raised in the Gas Point section, and spent his entire life in that section. He had followed storckraising all his life.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Pearl Maupin, three sons, Owen, Adin, and Floyd Maupin; a daughter, Miss Holly Maupin of Red Bluff; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Coumbs, Redding; Mrs. Ethel Barrett and Mrs. Cynthia Fox of San Francisco; two brothers, Perry Maupin of Redding, and Charles Maupin of Orland.

The body was taken to the McDonald & Scott mortuary, where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Coroner Roy S. Duggins has not set the date for the inquest.~


MAUPIN, Thomas Henderson (1839-1912)

1912 Feb 24, Redding Daily Searchlight; Gas Point, February 23 - 49'er PASSES ON AT MIDDLE FORK 

Thomas H. Maupin, an argonaut of the state died at his home on the Middle Fork of Cottonwood Creek Thursday afternoon from infirmities coincident with old age.

Mr. Maupin, who was one of the earliest settlers of western Shasta where he came in 1853, was aged 72 years. He leaves to morn him a large family of sons and daughters.

The funeral will likely be held Sunday, Interment in the Tuttle Gulch cemetery, where other members of the Maupin family are buried.

[Thomas Henderson Maupin, born 6 Sep 1839 in Kentucky, died 23 Feb 1912]