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David Gips (#47009623)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 4 days
Battey Family at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! Photos have been posted for Edward and Mary.

Also there:

Jeanette R. Van Lennep, 1886 - 1969

If you add a photo request for her I will post the photos that I took of her grave marker.


Added by Ace on Sep 18, 2016 2:11 AM

Jim Davis
RE: Battey's in Hollywood
Hi David - My friend TLS created the memorials for Abbie, Walter and Jessie so I know that at that time the markers were visible. It's more likely that they're under the grass than simply gone. Also if you have any family info about the Batteys (like who's married to who, who's a parent, who's a child and who's a sibling) I'd be very happy to add that info to the various memorials. Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Aug 26, 2016 10:22 PM

Jim Davis
The Batteys at Hollywood Forever
There are now 7 Batteys in Section 6 Lot 525 at Hollywood Forever. 4 have photos, 3 do not. A general photo was taken showing the general area where the 3 are buried. Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Aug 25, 2016 11:00 PM

Jim Davis
Abbie and Walter Battey
The Battey's are buried at Hollywood Forever but their graves are unmarked. They are buried with three other family members. It's always possible that their markers have sunk into the ground - you'd have to ask the cemetery to do a probe of their locations. I will post photos showing the location of their graves and create memorial pages for the others if necessary. If you'd like, I'll transfer the new pages to you. Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Aug 23, 2016 10:31 PM

Kim S.
RE: Robert Battey
I've been watching for so long for that sod to go in! I was thrilled to arrive literally minutes after it was finally laid! You're welcome. It's such an honor and joy to honor these vets and their families.

Added by Kim S. on Jul 12, 2016 10:12 AM

Kim S.
Robert Battey
Hi, the sod was just laid this morning and I arrived as they were finishing. Thanks for your patience!

Added by Kim S. on Jul 12, 2016 1:37 AM

RE: Battey photo
You're very welcome. Chris

Added by macso on Jun 08, 2016 7:18 AM

I went "Battey" for you at Forest Lawn today. They are both in nice locations. James

Added by Romper90069 on Jun 06, 2016 8:24 PM

RE: Barbara Battey
You're welcome. Yes, very sad that the stone is wearing away and breaking. I'm glad that there is now a photo record - so many become illegible before they are recorded.

Added by KSonier on Oct 30, 2014 6:16 AM

Chad Eugene Schneider
RE: Amanda Battey
You're welcome, and Nope, no stone.

Added by Chad Eugene Schneider on Oct 30, 2014 12:34 AM

Grace Younglove Hudson
RE: Sherman Thayer
You are very welcome. yes that is the sad part when no one takes care of the stones.

Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Jun 15, 2014 6:25 PM

RE: Oliver and Jane Battey Hopkins
Oliver and everyone else on all sides of the stone all set!

Added by KSonier on May 15, 2014 7:13 PM

RE: Oliver and Jane Battey Hopkins
Greetings. So sorry - I have deleted the photo in question. I checked out the photo that was uploaded for Jane. It looks like another side of the same stone, I think. I will check it out as soon as I am in Jamestown again (tomorrow or next day) and will let you know and will take a photo of all sides. If Oliver Sr is not on the stone, I will hunt for him elsewhere in the lot.

Added by KSonier on May 14, 2014 6:54 PM

RE: Mary Ann Battey Watson
You're welcome. It reads "William and Rebecca Batty". If you contact the folks that uploaded the wrong stone, you can ask to have it deleted.

Added by KSonier on May 14, 2014 5:18 PM

Dale & Patti
Eleanor L. Battey (121771094)
I am in the process of fulfilling your photo request. According to the cemetery records Eleanor is in a Southworth lot. I have a marker showing an Eleanor L. Wentworth wife of A. B. Southworth. The memorial for Eleanor was set up my a member who used the burial date as her death date. I have sent an edit to her to correct the dates to read 10/27/1909 - 01/04/1983. Do you believe this is the person you are looking for? The marker does not show the last name of Battey at all.


Added by Dale & Patti on May 07, 2014 9:51 AM

R Madison
3 photo requests
Hi - I will fulfill your photo requests as soon as weather gets better - very messy here in VT right now. Hope you don't mind being patient...

Added by R Madison on Mar 21, 2014 9:16 AM

Bob Thomas
RE: Harriet Field - Capt Horace B. Field
The Field family was too interesting to pass up.

Lost at sea on Christmas Eve? How does that happen to a Capt of the Artillery?

Added by Bob Thomas on Nov 27, 2013 7:29 AM

Bob Thomas
RE: Harriet Field
Hi David,

The softer stone that is easier to work doesn't seem to hold up as well.

Do you know much about Harriet's parents, Peleg and Betsey?

Peleg was a blacksmith and his shop was donated to a museum. The stone shop was moved from New Berlin to Cooperstown, about 33 miles.

You can see a photo of the shop at the link below.

Harriet's brother Capt. Horace Field was in the US Army in the 3rd Artillery. He was lost at sea on Dec 24, 1853. The story of the maiden voyage of the steamship San Francisco could be made into an incredible movie -

Birth: Jul. 31, 1818
Death: Dec. 24, 1853

Military History.
Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1840.
Served: in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., p441842, Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑43, 1843‑44, and Savannah, Ga.,(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 27, 1844) 1844‑45; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Combat of Huamantla, Oct. 9, 1847, Action of Galaxara, Nov. 21, 1847, and Action of Matamoras, Nov. 22, (Bvt. Capt., Oct. 9, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Huamantla, Mex.) 1847; in garrison at Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1848‑49, 1850‑53, and Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1853;

and on voyage to California, 1853, in the Steamer San Francisco, from which he was washed overboard, Dec. 24, 1853, during a violent storm, by a heavy sea, which swept off four officers and one hundred and eighty soldiers of the 3d Artillery, and several others, all of whom, save two, perished with him.
Drowned, Dec. 24, 1853, off the Capes of the Delaware: Aged 38.

I am not related to Capt. Horace B. Field and he left no children -- his father, Peleg Field, is well known to the area because Peleg's stone blacksmith shop was moved from New Berlin to the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown. Peleg came to New Berlin from Rhode Island and his son Capt. Horace was stationed in Rhode Island prior to the voyage on which he was swept overboard.

I took a photo of a stone erected in memory of two brothers -- and was curious about them -- so I looked them up. Capt. Horace B. Field was in the 3rd Artillery - but was lost at sea on Christmas eve, 1853 -- which is quite strange. It gets stranger as you look into it -- the Steamship San Francisco was on its maiden voyage -- but was wrecked by a December storm -- much like a hurricane -- the story made big magazines and the NY Times --

paintings were made depicting the wreck - which was a long process -- with many lost in a moment -- others dying of cholera -- and many thinking that the ship would sink at any moment --

coverage of the event was tough -- no telegraph or radio -- and the disabled ship drifted for days -- in weather too rough for other ships to take off people or offer in assistance -- and then -- if you were taken off you went wherever that ship was bound -- not to the destination you desired -- some people got home by way of Liverpool, England.

at least one book came out of it

A great article in Harper's

There are some great stories in our graveyards.

Added by Bob Thomas on Nov 24, 2013 7:47 AM

RE: Charles Frick
My pleasure, David - sorry it's taken me a while to answer (got caught up taking more photos!).

Added by gazelle on Nov 11, 2013 6:15 PM

RI Researcher Gal
RE: John Jay Watson, Cedar Cemetery
Sorry.. I have photographed 976 stoned here

I will fix it..

Added by RI Researcher Gal on Oct 13, 2013 7:32 PM

Ron & Linda J
RE: Emily Gibbs
You are very welcome. Actually, it was kinda of interesting, becdause my grand-daughter's last name is Gibbs. As info, Gibbs is a Lumbee indian surname. Possibly a descendent from those members of the lost colony in Roanoke.

Added by Ron & Linda J on Oct 07, 2013 6:56 AM

Susan Ing
RE: William Beattie
Help me please. Memorial number?

Is this a place I go to?

Added by Susan Ing on Sep 26, 2013 4:24 AM

Craig Thweatt
RE: John W. Holmes
David ok I see he was from the Oak Grove Cemetery in Mc Cracken co KY ok for some reason there was no stone for Edna in that plot I did get a Oscar L Holmes which might be a son of theirs but Oscar & John Holmes was the only 2 stones in the whole plot and it looks like John W paid out some money to have the concrete border around the Plot with his name in front of it.

I will re look again the next time im there but in the plot photo the other stones in the back ground was no Holmes unless Edna got re married

Added by Craig Thweatt on Aug 06, 2013 6:51 PM

Craig Thweatt
RE: John W. Holmes
David ok got to figure out where the cemetery is I move a round all over the area.

Im sure if I got his photo then I probably took others near by I figure it was in KY for sure I will let you know if I have one for her.

Added by Craig Thweatt on Aug 06, 2013 5:56 PM

David Clark
RE: Willam and Harriet Tayer
You are welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by David Clark on Aug 06, 2013 5:29 PM


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