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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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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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niki cotton
Emma M Cotton unknown-1912
Buried in Valley Cemetery, Manchester, NH. First of all, thank you so much for the grave pics and the info on Elizabeth and Elijah Cotton and their family. I have been doing Cotton genealogy for a very long time.
This is a confusing family. Through census records- 1900 for Emma M Cotton- she is listed as the granddaughter of Elizabeth J. Cotton.
According the NH Death and Disinterment Records of Melissa K. Cotton- her father is listed as E.H. Cotton, no mother listed, HOWEVER, it states clearly she died in 1857 at the age of 26 tears 8 months, which makes her birth year close to her fathers. I'm not sure what that means, but thought I should let you know.

Niki Cotton
Added by niki cotton on Sep 29, 2014 10:46 AM
Rose Moszer
RE: requests Valley Cemetery
I will send through the transfer requests. Thank you Pat for making it possible for me to find my family members. I will bring life to the memorials you have created.
Stop by once in awhile to see the progress.
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 23, 2014 6:44 PM
Rose Moszer
RE: Darius Wilson -Hooksett
Darius Wilson Sr was born in Pelham 26 Jun 1804 and died in Hooksett 8 Dec 1884.
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 22, 2014 3:37 PM
Rose Moszer
RE: Darius Wilson, Valley Cemetery
Thanks again Pat for the transfer of family members. I'm hoping next to find where his father, Darius Wilson Sr is buried in Hooksett.

To be continued....
Regards, Rose
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 22, 2014 10:14 AM
John Stephen Snow #103101061
Hi Pat,
Could you please transfer John S Snow #103101061 to me, I would like to add to his current bio. I will then transfer him back to you.
Thank you
Barbara Snow
Added by Snow on Sep 21, 2014 9:29 PM
Rose Moszer
RE: Henry Wilson
Hi Pat,
Thank you for the transfers of my family members and especially for ALL the work you do to make it possible to us to even find our family members.
Many thanks,
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 10, 2014 8:26 AM
Jane Foster
James M. Tobey
He is bur in Kittery, ME with his parents. I believe he was married before he m. Sarah A. (Tucker) Straw and may have explained why she and he are not buried together. James died of hepatitis and gastritis which sounds like Gallbaldder to me..maybe ruptured?
In 1890 the medical support was not all that advanced. I read of their son Gilbert's drowning..a probable one left of his family...he was 71 and probably lonely and living in the County Farm.
I love all your notes..they make the burials so personal and historical in nature. Keep up the good work.
Jane []
Added by Jane Foster on Aug 01, 2014 4:39 PM
Amy Levesque
Hey Lady!
Thanks again for being awesome!

Added by Amy Levesque on Jun 04, 2014 2:29 PM
Amy Levesque
Mary Kimball
Hi Pat,

You didn't ask me to remove it - I added a bunch of Kimball's and probably some Hoyt's last year with links and photos, and you were kind enough to delete the originals with very little data. I am not sure how these two Mary Kimballs crossed, but a newby pointed it out with the following "It appears you have accidentally created a duplicate memorial for this person. A link to the original appears below. Can you please delete yours in accordance with site guidelines?"

Thanks for always working so well with everyone, Pat.


Added by Amy Levesque on Jun 03, 2014 2:26 PM
Janice Brown
RE: Jonathan O. Hunt
Yes, I figured out who Jonathan O. Hunt is, and who Anna Gilman Hunt is.

Oliver Hunt, son of Henry & Rhoda (Titcomb) Hunt, b. 8 June 1782 Gilmanton NH; d. 24 Nov 1857 in Merrimack County NH. He married 12 August 1804 in Belmont NH to Anna Gilman. In 1810 residing in Gilmanton Strafford Co. NH. In 1850 living in Manchester NH. [marriage]

I believe you had her reported as Oliver for a surname. Taint true -- it was Gilman.

Now the above couple had 5 children:
1. Oris Gilman Dudley Hunt (yes says that on his birth certificate) b 11 March 1805 in Belmont NH, and died 27 June 1847 in Manchester NH;He m1) 29 March 1826 in Gilmanton NH to Eunice P. Sawyer, dau of William & Molly (Lane) Sawyer. He m2d) 30 Nov 1837 in Alton NH to Abigail French. Children include: (1) daughter Aurilla B. Hunt, b. 1830 and who m. 25 Oct 1852 in Lawrence MA to Amos P. Drake, son of David & Lydia Drake; (2) son, Jonathan O. Hunt d Apr 6, 1902, age 68 yrs 5 month [b 1833 VT] Jonathan O. Hunt, son of Gilman D. Hunt, m. 27 Sep 1861 in Manchester NH to Persis L. Moulton, dau of Samuel Moulton.
2. +Jonathan T. P. Hunt, b. abt 1810 Gilmanton NH
3. Mary Olive Ann Hunt, b 10 May 1819 in Gilmanton Iron Works NH and d. 25 March 1908 in Manchester NH; buried Valley Cemetery. Physician and suffragist, never married.
4. Oliver Coffin Hunt, b. 1821 NH; m. Jane --. In 1850 an Oliver W. Hunt (age 24, mason) and wife Julia A. (age 22 b. Canaan) living in Manchester NH.

--If you notice Jonathan O. Hunt would be the son of Oris Gilman Dudley Hunt.

Hope this helps sort them out. I've been working on a project about the naming of Hunt Memorial Pool in Manchester--it was named after Samuel Parker Hunt.


Added by Janice Brown on Jun 01, 2014 8:18 AM
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