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Alysia (#46903070)
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Bio Photo I live in Troy, NY, right across from the New Mount Ida Cemetery. Myself, along with some wonderful friends and neighbors adopted this cemetery over the years to try to help clean it up. When I moved to this city eight years ago I couldn't believe how much of a mess and run down it was. There was garbage everywhere, stones knocked over and brush growing so high you couldn't even tell where the markers were. Well after these years of our slow volunteer work, you can definitely tell it's a cemetery again. Even the city seems to come mow it now. Also, every spring an Earth Day clean up is held back there.

I have taken a lot of gravestone photos in some of the cemeteries that are close to where I live here in Troy. I'm hoping it might help others out with locating their long lost family members. Most of my relatives are buried in Ulster and Duchess County NY. If you see a memorial that I have created and would like me to add more information to it, make sure you send me the note by using the edit tab, and then "suggest a correction."

My all time favorite cemetery would have to be the Coleman's Station Burying Ground, a small family cemetery located on my Grandparents farm. As I kid I loved playing around in there, trying to find ghosts (I never did). But as I got older, I really came to appreciate the history of the people that were buried there. I realized how important it was to preserve these stones that were slowly falling apart. This was the first cemetery I photographed for Find a Grave and I know it definitely started this wonderful hobby of mine. Recently a lot of restoration work was done in there, such as repairing the broken gravestones and installing a gorgeous wooden fence. Thank you so much to everyone that was involved with donating their time and money with this project.
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Lisa M (Beloat) McDowell
RE: Edit for Charles Hagadorn #60374209
I found out what the error was. There are actually two David Hagadorn's linked up with Rosetta Morrison. 1. Created by: Edmund C. Dodge
Record added: Apr 05, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 127490098. This one is incorrect.

2. This one is the correct one.

Burial: Bath National Cemetery,
Bath, Steuben County New York, USA
Plot: C, 13, 24

Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 736520

I have attached a source for his burial Source Citation for U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960 and here is another Source Citation for Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903, both from

Hope this is more helpful now that my brains are back. Thanks again, Lia
Added by Lisa M (Beloat) McDowell on Aug 23, 2016 11:07 PM
Lisa M (Beloat) McDowell
Charles Hagadorn #60374209
Thank you for writing to me. I must have clicked on the wrong button. I checked my records and I don't know why I would have requested an edit. Sorry for the mistake. Thank you! Lisa
Added by Lisa M (Beloat) McDowell on Aug 23, 2016 10:46 PM
Lisa McCole
Catherine Phelan Sage
There are 2 memorials for Catherine. She is my Great Grandmother. Would you please transfer your photos from to memorial # 95761243
to #102726415. and delete the duplicate memorial. Her correct spelling of her name is with a C. and her birthdate is more detailed too.

Is this the way that duplicates are merged on Find A Grave?

Thank you for all you have done with this cemetery.
Added by Lisa McCole on Aug 23, 2016 8:04 PM

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