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Lar (#46917953)
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Please put a source for information you'd like added. Otherwise, I will add it as a note only in order to avoid putting incorrect information on a memorial. If it can't be verified, I don't add it--for my own ancestors and for any other memorial.

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Peter J Finnegan and Family (Holy Cross Cemetery)
You may already have this information, but just in case you don't...

I have info on some of the relationships of those buried in the lot of Peter J Finnegan (Holy Cross Cemetery).

Mary Finnegan (Maiden name: Coyle). Wife of Peter J Finnegan. Born in Ireland before 1860. Died 08OCT1902. Sources: Return of Death in the City of Philadelphia ( and Oliver Bair Funeral Director records ( Note on funeral records: Re-open grave of Marie Finnegan buried May 27, 1902.
Residence at death 2813 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia.
Mary Coyle Finnegan would be my 3rd great-aunt.

Marie Finnegan. Daughter of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle. Born about 1897. Died 23MAY1902. Source: Return of Death in the City of Philadelphia (

Dominick Finnegan. Son of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle. Born about 23AUG1896. Died 23OCT1924. Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963. Certificate #100721 (

Marie L Mellor. Granddaughter of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle. Parents: Thomas Mellor and Catherine Finnegan. Born about 01SEP1897. Died 11JUN1914. Residence at death: 2910 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia. Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963. Certificate #64424 (

Francis Miller. Assumption that "Miller" should be "Meller". Grandson of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle. Parents: Thomas Miller and Catherine Finnegan. Born about 14APR1911. Died 14OCT1918. Residence at death: 2908 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia. Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963. Certificate #147744 (

Margaret Anderson. Assumption she was granddaughter of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle. Parents: Rose Finnegan (assuming daughter of Peter and Mary) and Jacob Anderson. Born about 01OCT1906. Died 23OCT1907. Residence at death: 2912 Ellsworth Street.Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963(
Note: Rose Finnegan (daughter of Peter and Mary) married a James Furey in 1908, after Margaret Anderson died. So I assume this would be a second marriage for Rose? I do not know what happened to Jacob Anderson.

Added Info to back up Catherine Finnegan Meller and Rose Finnegan Furey as being daughters of Peter Finnegan and Mary Coyle: Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963( Certificate #'s 43718 and 19198.

Please let me know if you have questions or notice any discrepancies.
Added by dmsd on Sep 03, 2015 5:51 PM
Janine Dubois
Jeremiah Washburn
J.W. Colby is a name this appears to have done considerable research and may have a link on (I am not a member). This person may have the missing link between Jeremiah and Nehemuah.
Added by Janine Dubois on Aug 17, 2015 7:23 PM
Janine Dubois
RE: Me again :)
Nehemiah Washburn was born on Jan 1 1743 in Bridgewater, Mass. He married Ruth Egerton on Mar 29 1770. He moved to Williamsburg and then probably to Nothampton. Jeremiah Washburn was born in 1771 in Sandwich, NH. I think the only way to get these records is to visit the towns and hope they kept records. I hope this helps.
Added by Janine Dubois on Aug 17, 2015 7:06 PM
Janine Dubois
RE: Me again :)
This is the hardest link to find, but I will keep looking.
Added by Janine Dubois on Aug 17, 2015 6:49 PM
Hi Lar, you were looking for info on William Burr and I wanted to update you with what I did find.

I have requested links for children so his page should be updating soon. I did locate his ex wife Hattie and her husband William Farrington as well and added them.

I could not find another marriage for William as you state on his page....but if you have any clues I can check my notes.

What I did not find is the following:
Leonard Charles Burr born in Bristol 08-17-1886 (DOB according to his draft card)
He was married in 1910 to Alice, listed as married with one child in 1917 WW1 draft card and the living with his sister in 1920 as a widow with no child found. He doesn't show up anywhere after that.

Nedmin Jake Farrington b 07-01-1896
(DOB according to his draft card)
In 1930 he was married to Ruth J. born in PA 1904 and then not again until his 1942 draft card living with Howard Farrington in Norwalk.

I did'n look beyond William's descendants but do hope that helps!
Added by MJ_MW on Jun 02, 2015 5:21 PM
Linda Davis
Beautiful photo!
Had to take the time to say that is a beautiful photo posed on the cemetery profile page for Chichester Meetinghouse Cemetery.

Thanks for sharing it.
Added by Linda Davis on Mar 09, 2015 5:00 PM
My husband's great grand mother was Alice Bennett and Mary Washburn was his great grand father's mother. Mary was married to Stephen Yates and he died during the civil war and she remarried a Uriah Woodward. Not sure if the Bennets are the same but find the connection odd. I am on this site you can leave me a message and I will get back to you.

Beverly Bonner
Added by BBonner on Feb 18, 2015 9:45 AM
Janine Dubois
Lydia Ann Washburn lineage
Hi Lar,
I am tracing my lineage and wondered if you have been successful in tracing Lydia Ann Washburn back to the Mayflower? My grandfather was Arthur Howard Bennett, son of Samuel Oscar Bennett. Thank you for any info.
Added by Janine Dubois on Jan 05, 2015 11:18 AM
RE: Ruth Indian #34690536
There was already a photo there so I just deleted mine ...have a great holiday :-)
Added by Dorothy on Nov 26, 2014 6:24 PM
RE: Ruth Indian #34690536
Do you want me to take the photo down?
Added by Dorothy on Nov 02, 2014 6:35 PM
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