Andrew F. Kees was born in Washington Co., Pennsylvania in 1817 and died in Umatilla Co., Oregon in 1886. In 1860, he married Nancy Osborne (a survivor of Whitman Massacre) and they settled 2 miles south of Weston. From his farmland Mr. Kees deeded 1 and 9/16 acres for a cemetery site in 1875.

All official records of the Blue Mountain Cemetery were destroyed. Fortunately, Mrs. E.C. Miley and Mrs. O’Neal spent many days researching and re-establishing the county records as complete as possible. The following list of burial sites is a completion of their efforts.

Information on Burials including photos of headstones, some obituaries, and other related historical information can be found on this website.