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Anonymous (#46933945)
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This is one of many hobbies. Though working two jobs I try to hit most of the local cemeteries in the tri state area. Though at the moment I am focusing on Holy Cross in Brooklyn, I will try to help with other cemeteries and upon request transfer current memeorial to families. I am taking photos of the requested and also taking pictures of other graves as I walk around the cemetery and up loading the photo and information from the marker. I don't have access to the burials in each plot that will be up You to make the request with the respective cemeteries.
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JoHnK
RE: Gallagher-St. Charles
You're welcome, i have few more that couldn't be added to page. email jklmt@optonline.net
Added by JoHnK on Sep 21, 2016 2:50 PM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Brooklyn NY cemeteries
Hi Steve,

No problem....I'd be THRILLED if you were to encounter my guy during your work in these cemeteries! Someone entering the burials is probably just about the only chance there seems to be of finding the burial of Thomas IGOE late of Charleston, SC.

Thomas' wife was Theresa DONOGHUE. They were married Co. Longford, Ireland sometime before 1855.

Theresa's dates from her headstone are b. 15 Oct 1836 County Longford, Ireland d. 6 Jan 1920 Charleston, Charleston County, SC

Widow Theresa remarried abt. 1866 & had 4 more children w/her 2nd husband, Edward DONNELLY (b. 15 Oct 1836 Ireland d. 8 Aug 1887 Charleston, Charleston). They are buried together.

Theresa: Memorial# 46719920
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46719920

Thomas IGOE & Theresa's children, all b. Charleston, Charleston Co, SC:

James J. (Capt) 7 Jul 1859 d. 3 Jul 1919 Charleston, Charleston Memorial# 47102348
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=igoe&GSiman=1&GScid=1622996&GRid=47102348&

John b. abt. 1858 d. bef. 1870 Charleston, Charleston; burial unknown

Thomas F. Jr. b. 9 Jan 1863 d. 27 Sep 1920 Summerville, Charleston Co. Memorial# 47102387

Mary Ann b. 8 Nov 1864 d. 3 Nov 1937 Charleston, Charleston Memorial# 46718334


So, this is Mr. Tough Luck Thomas IGOE & wife Theresa's group.

Linda
Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 15, 2016 2:54 PM
Linda Peloquin
Brooklyn NY cemeteries
Will you be doing entire cemeteries?

I've been trying to find my "Mr. Tough Luck" for several years & have pretty much given up on finding him considering I live nowhere near Brooklyn. and have exhausted what searching I can do via calls & mail.

Thomas IGOE aka "Mr. Tough Luck" b. abt. 1826 County Longford, Ireland d. Bef. Apr 1865, Confederate POW Camp in New York City & supposedly buried in a Catholic Cemetery in Brooklyn.... or Queens which I've also considered as a possible location for whatever cemetery holds his mortal remains since they abut each other.

This man couldn't seem to have good fortune for very long...

Survived the Irish Famine, married sometime bef. 1855 in County Longford, Ireland & brought his new bride to the US.

And then made what turned out to be a poor choice of places to settle...Charleston, SC.

Things went fine at first, then the Civil War broke out & those in Charleston stayed in Charleston w/land & sea routes pretty much blocked by the Union forces.

And if you remember anything of Charleston from history classes, it wasn't the place to spend a summer w/the heat, humidity & mosquito borne illnesses.

Yup, poor Thomas got sick and based on the DOB of his last child, this would have been sometime after Feb - Mar 1864.

On the doctor's advice, he sought a change of climate. Unfortunately, the method of leaving the city to seek this change of climate that he chose was aboard a ship attempting to run the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor.

And you know what comes next. The ship was captured & all aboard were shipped north to NYC and a POW camp. Which one, I've yet to discover. It seems just about every island of any size in NY Harbor became a POW camp.

And there, in one of the numerous Confederate POW camps of NY Harbor, poor Thomas died.

Ironically, POW camp locations include Liberty Island then aka Bedloe's Island. And the stone fort that makes up the initial layer of the Statue of Liberty's base was where the Confederate POW of Bedloe's Island were kept.

And just as ironically, his future daughter-in-law he'd never live to see was b. 1866 in Manhattan.

I'm looking forward to the cemeteries of Brooklyn that you may get recorded & entered into Find A Grace & am thankful you've the determination to take on these projects of doing various cemeteries.

You've given me some hope that maybe one of the burials you record and post will be my hard luck Thomas IGOE.

Linda
Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 13, 2016 5:32 PM
Saunders-Lewis-Hoffman
Grave marker picture
Thank you sincerely for uploading the grave marker picture for the Saunders-Lewis-Hoffman graves. This is indeed a gift to my parents and grandmother Frances.
Added by Saunders-Lewis-Hoffman on Sep 11, 2016 1:57 PM
LostGeneration
Irene Abbott and Horatio Abbott #151434765 and #151434763
Please remove the pictures you added to these memorials, as they are not markers for these individuals. Thanks, LG
Added by LostGeneration on Sep 08, 2016 8:53 AM
Stephen Lawrence
Plot info you requested updated
Sorry I'm having some problems with Find a Grave, I have updated the Plot Information you requested on the following people:
Hiram Lawrence, Ellen Lawrence, Irving Lawrence & Helen Lawrence. Sorry for the delay in getting to them.

Added by Stephen Lawrence on Aug 27, 2016 7:28 AM
Stephen Lawrence
Plot Info you requested updated
Added by Stephen Lawrence on Aug 27, 2016 7:23 AM
BKGenie
Holy Cross
Hello there - I wanted to say hi since I have started to fill requests at Holy Cross. I also started taking pictures of sections and up loading them for transcription. I did most of St Raymonds this past Sat. I don't want to duplicate efforts so wanted to check if you have completed certain areas already? Thanks - Cara in BK
Added by BKGenie on Aug 24, 2016 5:04 PM
Farrar and related families
On behalf of the Meara family, thank you for your helpful photography.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Aug 24, 2016 7:25 AM
FutureAncestor
RE: Barretta's in Holy Cross
Thank you so much for adding that photo!!!!
Added by FutureAncestor on Aug 21, 2016 7:11 AM
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