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MarenMcCallum (#47134780)
 member for 7 years, 2 days
Eldred Pickett
RE: Lillian Dally and LaVerne Cheeseman
You're welcome - glad to help! Did Laverne die last? Maybe she made sure Lillian had a stone, but no one was around to do that for her...

Added by Eldred Pickett on May 23, 2016 6:13 PM

James Snow
RE: Alfred Curry
You are welcome!

Added by James Snow on May 21, 2016 3:55 AM

Verna keesbury
RE: Mary Miller #55218330
Hi, I live a mile from the cemetery so I will go over and try to get another picture for him that (hopefully ) you can read better than the one I took for your gg grandmother. The weather is suppose to get better next week and my parents are buried there so I would love to see what I can do to fulfill your request.

Added by Verna keesbury on Mar 02, 2016 5:01 PM

Loretta Castaldi
RE: Celeste Kaufman # 141801321
I obtained the middle initial R from the online database at These online records also include a photo of the tombstone. The middle initial R can be seen in the online database.

Added by Loretta Castaldi on Feb 13, 2016 1:33 PM

Jacob Tice
Hello Again: You might be right about Jacob. His death year was in the 1860s. It's interesting that they were able to find out where his stone belonged and return it to Southfield. I hope to get to the cemetery this summer and look for him myself. Regards...

Added by Chris on Feb 12, 2016 11:13 AM

Jacob C. Tice #137207037
Hello Maren: As you can see, I'm way behind on my messages. The photo of Jacob Tice's stone is on under TIGE in Southfield Cemetery. Unfortunately, the stone is broken and the month and year of his death are not visible. I doubt it's the same person as the stone that was found in Novi, since this picture was taken in Southfield Cemetery. Regards...

Added by Chris on Feb 12, 2016 9:02 AM

# 134415153 Martha Hyde
Last spring I fulfilled a photo request for you for Martha Hyde and her sons at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster, WI. I am wondering what is your relation to the Hyde's. The reason I ask is I have a wonderful newspaper article concerning Mary Hyde and her losing three sons in the Civil War (George, James aka Walter, and Henry). If you are interested I would be more than happy to send you a copy. Just let me know.

Added by kkduck on Dec 29, 2015 9:24 AM

Beardsley/Beardslee Family Genealogy
RE: Horace Beardsley
Horace is a 5th cousin 5X removed. Our shared granparents are the immigrants William & Mary (Harvie) Beardsley.

Added by Beardsley/Beardslee Famil... on Nov 28, 2015 12:45 PM

Paul Rader
RE: William Elderkin Huntington
you're more than welcome...Happy Thanksgiving!

Added by Paul Rader on Nov 25, 2015 11:00 AM

Barbara Luke
RE: Addie and Belinda Beardsley

Photos of Emma P. Elderkin Billings and Susie G. Elderkin Wilcox are now uploaded. Didn't you mean Ellen Beardsley, not Belinda? Glad I could help.

Added by Barbara Luke on Oct 17, 2015 8:08 PM

Joseph Mann
RE: Horace Beardsley
Sorry, I just re-read my last post to you. What I meant to say was the headstone appearing the photo I took should be replaced. My photo is accurate. Oops.

Added by Joseph Mann on Sep 28, 2015 6:35 AM

Joseph Mann
RE: Horace Beardsley

Before I begin, Chalmette National Cemetery is the poorest maintained national cemetery I have visited. I would estimate that between 40-45% of the headstones are barely or totally unreadible. The photo I took really should be replaced because it was difficult to read.

It appears the federal troops were moved between 1864 to 1868. According to the excerpted article below it would appear confederate troops were also moved. I found the article at:

Though tens of thousands died in many of the Civil
War’s deadliest battles, many more troops died after the cannons were still. Wounds, illness, and the grueling life of a Civil War soldier or sailor took their toll on those who died in camps and hospitals.

Chalmette National Cemetery’s original purpose to
provide a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, but civilians were buried there too, a practice that ended in 1867 due to fears that the national cemetery would become a paupers’ graveyard.

By 1868, some 7,000 troops who had been buried in
local cemeteries were re-interred at Chamette National Cemetery. Troops were moved from cemeteries including Cypress Grove No. 2, Camp Parapet, Algiers, and Metairie Ridge in the New Orleans area as well as from Mississippi. Nearly 7,000 African American civilians who had been buried on what were now the national cemetery grounds were re-interred at a freedmen’s cemetery next to the national cemetery.

The Ladies Benevolent Association of New Orleans
received permission to move the bodies of Confederate troops buried at Chalmette National Cemetery to Cypress Grove Cemetery in New Orleans. Construction began on a “receiving tomb” for the bodies of officers awaiting transport to other cemeteries.

Over 12,000 Civil War troops are buried at the national cemetery; nearly 7,000 of those are unknown and identified only by small square markers.

Added by Joseph Mann on Sep 27, 2015 7:13 PM

Joseph Mann
RE: Horace Beardsley

Cemetery records only lists his name as H.G. Beardsley. I do not know where the person who created the memorial got the first name Henry.

Their records do show he body was originally placed in Cypress Grove Cemetery, and was later moved to Monument Cemetery, which is now Chalmette National Cemetery.

That portion of Cypress Grove is now defunct and has been paved over by Canal Street. The federal government moved all the Union soldiers, but left the confederates.


Added by Joseph Mann on Sep 27, 2015 5:34 PM

Joseph Mann
H. G. Beardsley
This memorial is actually a duplicate for Henry G. Beardsley (32430498). They have his name listed as Henry rather than Horace.


Added by Joseph Mann on Sep 25, 2015 4:15 AM

Bruce Nuckowski
RE: Jane McCallum Gardner
Thank you for your e-mail and you all are welcome.

Added by Bruce Nuckowski on Jun 24, 2015 2:24 PM

RE: Update on Pamelia Elderkin Clapp #50323067
I looked up Pamelia's obituary in the paper hoping that would tell us where she is buried. Sadly it did not. The image isn't the greatest but I will gladly send it to you if you would like.

Added by kkduck on May 29, 2015 9:27 AM

Tom & Julie Salvato
RE: Mary & Jack Wilson
You're welcome. So glad we could help.

Added by Tom & Julie Salvato on May 28, 2015 7:21 AM

RE: Robert Armstrong # 134347564
Hello, Your message was a most welcome surprise. I never could figure out exactly where Robert died. Thank you for letting me know. No, Robert is not related although I've spent so much time tracking his life that I feel related to him. Robert was my late great uncle's business associate for his aeroplane venture. Just last week I submitted an article to the TRI-COUNTY TIMES about their aeroplane activities on June 10, 1915 which brought a huge amount of attention to Fenton, MI, including newsreel companies. The photo I have attached of Robert is a few months prior to that event. If you look close at the lettering on the engine of the aeroplane behind Robert you'll see "O E Williams Aeroplane Co, Fenton, MI" Robert & family was residing on Long Lake, now known as Lake Fenton, in their cottage named Gilnookie. Robert helped with arrangements for my uncle to reside nearby in the Jeffers cottage.

Added by NancyM on May 21, 2015 5:14 PM

# 50323067 Pamela Clapp
I added Pamela's picture to this memorial. Like I said, it isn't the best quality but I will make it out there at the right time and get a better picture.

Added by kkduck on May 03, 2015 2:35 PM

RE: Mira Fisher
I took a picture of Pamela's inscription. It isn't the best, you can read her name and that she died on something 10th, 18something or other, and that she was 74 years. I will go out there probably next weekend in the morning and hopefully get a better picture. She is facing the east so morning time is the time to get her picture.

Added by kkduck on May 03, 2015 2:22 PM

RE: Mira Fisher
You are more than is funny I almost did not put in the information about Pamela on the caption and at the last second thought, what the heck and added it. Another funny thing about Mira is you asked for Martha Hyde's photo, Mira and Martha are right next to each other. I actually walked past Mira several times thinking the name said Marie and not Mira, the sun hit the stone at just the right time and I saw Mira E. and went...there she is.

Added by kkduck on May 03, 2015 12:27 PM

Joanne Thompson Berger
RE: Elizabeth Darr Poorman
Thank you for allowing me to use the photo . Actually I just started to work on that line . I did not have that info until I found the Find A Grave message on ancestry . I just did the DNA and am in a circle with some other people that are their 3x grands as you are . I am 4x grand . Do you have a tree on ancestry ? I could invite you to mine if you like ...thank you again Joanne

Added by Joanne Thompson Berger on Apr 19, 2015 4:55 PM

Joanne Thompson Berger
Elizabeth Darr Poorman
Hello. I am wondering if I may use your photos of her headstone on my family tree ? She is my 4x Gr Grandmother . I would give you and Find A Grave credit of course . Thank you Joanne

Added by Joanne Thompson Berger on Apr 17, 2015 6:19 PM

James Edward Barber
RE: George & Laura Stevens

Thank you for doing this for me. I hope I didn't cause you any inconvenience. It looks like the snow has finally left Southern Michigan. Hope you will have a long and beautiful spring. You have earned it with surviving through another long snowy winter.

Jim Barber
Kingwood, Texas

Added by James Edward Barber on Apr 11, 2015 4:46 PM

# 134415153 Martha Hyde
I also wanted to tell you that I gave Bob, the creator of Martha's page her complete obituary. It was rather lengthy so Bob didn't
post it.

Added by kkduck on Mar 27, 2015 2:39 PM


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