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Anonymous (#46933945)
 member for 9 years, 30 days
RE: Gallagher-St. Charles
You're welcome, i have few more that couldn't be added to page. email

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

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

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.


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.


Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 13, 2016 5:32 PM

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

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

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

RE: Barretta's in Holy Cross
Thank you so much for adding that photo!!!!

Added by FutureAncestor on Aug 21, 2016 7:11 AM

Thank you for the photos. I really appreciate it!!

Added by Hybrasil on Aug 21, 2016 12:22 AM

Barretta's in Holy Cross
THANK YOU for going to the cemetery to fulfill my requests...... however, I see the photo posted on Antonio is not correct. I don't see Antonio listed on the headstone with Anthony, Frank or Rosalia, so not sure if he had a separate one or none at all?

Here is his memorial number: 147795105

Thank you!

Added by FutureAncestor on Aug 20, 2016 2:14 PM

Clytie Somers
RE: Andrew W Lawrence
Hi, it looks like you put up a duplicate memorial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn for my great grandparents , Edward J McCormick as well as Edna Ruth Somers etc. Would you consider deleting them and putting up your pictures of headstones on the first ones just for clarity. I really appreciate the pictures and thank you for taking the time to put them up. Clytie

Added by Clytie Somers on Aug 17, 2016 6:12 AM

Clytie Somers
RE: Andrew W Lawrence
thank you for those edits. every little bit helps. Clytie

Added by Clytie Somers on Aug 15, 2016 12:25 PM

Clytie Somers
RE: Andrew W Lawrence
thanks, I know that but it is worth a look. Clytie

Added by Clytie Somers on Aug 13, 2016 10:35 AM

Clytie Somers
Andrew W Lawrence
The photo of Andrew Lawrence, Shows others at the bottom of the headstone, Can you enlarge it and send me the info there? I am looking for infants buried in Holy Cross, and I think these may be his. Also, his father Andrew and Mother Ellen may also be on the bottom, hopefully you still have the photo or can enlarge the one you uploaded. I tried but it became too out of focus. Thank you. Clytie

Added by Clytie Somers on Aug 12, 2016 8:16 AM

Charles H. Clackett
Florence Popp #132667030
Wondering if you would consider to transfer Florence to my account for management and edits?
She is my distant relative and I am pursuing finding her descendants.
...and thank you for taking this photo of her grave marker!!

Added by Charles H. Clackett on Aug 11, 2016 9:32 AM

Judy Birchenough
You are very welcome!

Added by Judy Birchenough on Aug 08, 2016 6:16 AM

George and Terrie
Thanks very much for fulfilling the photo request for Doris LaFurge in Ocean View Cemetery.


Added by George and Terrie on Jul 30, 2016 6:50 PM

RE: 157653200/Bonora
Thanks for your prompt reply and for your kind service to genealogists and family historians.

Also on this gravestone - I don't see him cataloged, but correct me if I'm wrong - is Stefano Bonora, born July 23, 1869 in Palermo and died November 7, 1908.

Parents are Ignazio Bonora and Petrina Pitre Bonora.

Children in grave are
Giuseppe (Joseph) Bonora
Stefano (Stephen) Bonora
Matteo (Matthew) Bonora
Louis (Luigi) Bonora

Also in the grave is Rosalie Bacarella Bonora, wife of Matthew Bonora

Added by mac on Jul 27, 2016 9:32 AM

These are my relatives and I've edited some of info for you as I have them on my tree. I cannot make out the dates on some of the gravestones. I'd be really grateful if you could email me a better copy of the photo. I am professormac at earthlink dot net

Many thanks.

Added by mac on Jul 26, 2016 7:01 PM

Beth O'Neil
Thank You
Grave Mem# 117245650
James Keogh
Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn

This is my great uncle's grave. He never married.I have been trying to find information about the date of his death for several years for my ancestry project. This was such a great find for me. Thank you.

Beth O'Neil

Added by Beth O'Neil on Jul 21, 2016 3:16 PM

marilyn cropley
Margaret Conwell/Frank Conwell
Thank you very much for taking the time to photograph the Conwell headstone. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by marilyn cropley on Jun 27, 2016 7:42 AM

Doug C
Schiavone photos
Thank you for the photos and establishing the missing family members in Find-a-grave. I have linked Anna to her husband and son. Thanks again!

Added by Doug C on Jun 26, 2016 7:25 AM

Horatio Abbott
Thanks for checking with the cemetery to be sure Horatio is buried in this plot, Anonymous. As you can imagine, I didn't find the information I was looking for but I truly appreciate your efforts.


Added by Jeanne on Jun 26, 2016 5:05 AM


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