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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Bio Photo REGARDING FAG PHOTO POLICY ... "NO PHOTOS FROM OTHER WEB SITES", THIS WRITER HAS PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE MANCHESTER, NH HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION TO USE THEIR ON LINE PHOTO GALLERY FOR THE PURPOSES OF DOCUMENTING THE INDIVIDUALS OF MANCHESTER WHICH THIS WRITER IS DOCUMENTING AND UPLOADING TO FINDAGRAVE.COM

Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!


Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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Gary Boughton
RE: Martha Bouton Cilley Clarke
Hi Pat,
Thanks so much for the transfer of Martha Bouton Cilley Clarke, its very much appreciated. She is a 3 times 4 times removed cousin. I have attached her father to her.

Thanks again,

Gary Boughton
Added by Gary Boughton on Sep 25, 2016 2:51 PM
Michael Raymond
RE: Frederick P. Smith
Hello Pat,
Thank you for your offer, if you have a moment I would accept your offer for the transference of his wives..!
Thank you !
Michael
Added by Michael Raymond on Sep 23, 2016 10:20 AM
Ckats
RE: Collins, Perkins
#49097117
Hi Pat,
I have pasted my number above. Thanks for all your hard work entering all the data. I can now officially say I have located relatives back to 1810. Hooray..They were my dead end wall. Nopun intended. Had a hard time finding Collins and his family. I will be happy to update what I can on those you transfer to me. Be good to yourself, not easy being a caregiver it can take a toll on you. Good to see you have this as an outlet for relaxation.
Will keep in touch. Thanks again.
Ckats
Added by Ckats on Sep 06, 2016 9:37 PM
Ckats
RE: Perkins, Collins, Parker
Hi
I am new to this, don't see the transfer button? The grave id is #71961995. If you have time and want to really search the lineage, You can find the book Runnels and Reynolds Families in America 1873. The family lines are all there, especially the Perkins line. Margaret Runnels who married David K Perkins... part III fifth generation, page 223 Line #2757. Sharing this as I am not sure if your related to this line or just volunteer on Find A Grave and entering information. Nathaniel is my 5 times GGrandfather. Pretty cool.
Thanks Ckats
Added by Ckats on Sep 06, 2016 8:00 PM
Ckats
Perkins line
71961995
Hi Pat,
I happen to check out link to the Find a Grave, and what do I find but the family of Perkins/ Collins whom I had a dead end with. ref # above. I am a 3x ggranddaughter of Mary A. NE Perkins Collins and John Collins. First time signed up, and have requested a friendship request here. Thanks for your dedication for all the past ancestors who have left there mark.
Added by Ckats on Sep 04, 2016 3:46 PM
John Colburn
Eliza M.. Prescott Cheney
Hi Pat,

On page 490 of the Prescott Memorial by William Prescott (1870) I found this entry that you might find interesting regarding the Eliza M. Prescott Cheney marker that you created a memorial for:

2655. 5. Eliza M., b. Sept. 16, 1818; m. Jan. 19, 1854, Charles S.
Gilman, a brass founder, b. 1831 ; settled in Manchester,
N. H., where he d. Dec. 25, 1866, a. 35. She m. 2d,
April 16, 1868, John Cheney, a stone cutter, b. Aug. 22,
1816; one child by Mr. Gilman, b. May, 1859, d. in one
year.
Added by John Colburn on Aug 24, 2016 3:18 PM
James O'Connor
RE: Arcade Biron
Philip Arcade Biron seems to also go by Octave Biron.

If you look up Ida Biron Jacques at Holy Family cemetery then you will see that Arcade is listed as her father. Ida is buried with her husband Henry Jacques and daughter Cecelia.

A friend of mine, pointed out just recently the relation of Ida to Arcade. I'd rather you didn't just take my word for it but verify it yourself.

Ida was probably not part of the 1930 census because I believe that she wasn't living in that household.
Added by James O'Connor on Jul 19, 2016 6:04 AM
Valerie Neal
RE: Ida Carswell
I read your bio. I currently photographed Westlawn, with help, and currently photographing Hillside in Goffstown. Good luck with Valley Cemetery.
Added by Valerie Neal on Jun 03, 2016 3:39 AM
Gemeniguy
RE: Rufus Bissell
In New York State, death records are filed in the town clerks office of the township (called Towns) in which the individual either died or was born. Towns cover hundreds of thousands of acres and consist of many small towns and hamlets within the Town. In effect, "Towns" are kind of like miniature counties. If Rufus Bissell died in the local area, it would most likely be in the Town of Black Brook, Town of Jay or Town of Au Sable. The following are the phone numbers to these Towns: Town of Black Brook- (518) 647-5411. Town of Jay- (518) 647-2204. Town of Au Sable- (518) 834-9035. I would contact these offices in the order given to see if they have a death certificate for Rufus Bissell. However, if he died outside of these townships, they would not have his death record. I also need to warn you that it is becomingly increasingly difficult to get information such as this due to the idiotic privacy laws in NY. If you have no luck in getting information from these town clerk's, let me know. There are other possible avenues to track him down.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 20, 2016 5:55 AM
Gemeniguy
RE: Amazing history
I'll try to find you some contacts in the next few days where you might be able to find information on Rufus Bissell and his wife.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 19, 2016 8:17 PM
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