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mary k (#47184116)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 5 days
Kurt Hess
Thomas Benison transferred
Hi Mary,

We are only related in a very, very distant way.
Thomas is buried in the cemetery of my home town where I grew up. I have been working on my Vacaville "people" for a while now and tend to run a tree for each so I can link them to their families. I was a little puzzled with the complex collection of Slades, Coulters, Mizners, Smiths, and Benisons.

I have transferred Thomas, Roy, and Minnie to you.
I wish you the best in sorting out all the connections.

I am guessing (a wild guess) that you may be a Rawls originally?

Anyway, feel free to use the email address on my bio.


Added by Kurt Hess on Jan 03, 2016 2:29 PM

Kurt Hess
Thomas Benison transfer
Hi Mary,

I would enjoy making the transfer of Mr. Benison's record. Please describe YOUR descent from Thomas. The request was a little vague about the facts.


Added by Kurt Hess on Jan 03, 2016 11:41 AM

Kathy Merris Mills
RE: Memorial Transfer Request # 68516837
I would be happy to transfer family memorials to your care. Please use the EDIT button on each memorial and request the transfers from there. This is not the place to do it. Thanks

Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Dec 26, 2015 5:13 PM

Mary McCormick
your welcome, sorry it took so long to relpy, email was acting up, again, sorry it took so long,

Added by Mary McCormick on May 24, 2012 8:17 PM

Kay Alpaugh
Cypress Grove Cemetery
In time, other societies joined the volunteer firemen in building impressive monuments for their members at Cypress Grove. Leading architects and craftsmen were called upon to design and build tombs commemorating the lives of New Orleans's most prominent citizens. Crafted in marble, granite, and cast iron, tombs at Cypress Grove are among the nations leading examples of memorial architecture.

Notable Residents
James H. Caldwell (Theatrical impresario and entrepreneur). James Caldwell was a theatrical impresario who built the first English-speaking theater in New Orleans, The St. Charles. The ornate five tier and 4,100 seat theater was considered the finest theatrical facility in America. Caldwell sent to England for a gas machine to light his chandeliers. Eventually, Caldwell would not only light his stage but all of New Orleans. His New Orleans Gas Light Company illuminated streets and houses, making New Orleans the fourth American city to have gas, right behind Baltimore, New York and Boston. The most consequential entrepreneur of his era, Caldwell went to his grave in Cypress Grove known as New Orleans's Father of Light.

John R. Conway (Mayor of New Orleans, 1868-1870). A successful wholesale grocer during the Civil War. After the war, he became the first chairman of the reorganized Orleans Parish Democratic Committee. His election as mayor marked the end of military control over local government. During his administration, the city took shipment of American sculptor Hiram Powers's statue of Benjamin Franklin.

Irad Ferry (Leading businessman and a volunteer fireman with Mississippi Co. No.2). He served as treasurer of the Firemen's Charitable & Benevolent Association. He died fighting a fire on Camp Street on New Year's Day 1837. He was the first of many Association members and among the many brave volunteer and professional firemen to lose his life in the line of duty. His remains were moved to the new cemetery during its dedication ceremony in 1841. The Irad Ferry monument in Cypress Grove symbolizes a life cut short a broken Doric column planted atop the classical sarcophagus. The stone coffin depicts a 19th Century fire engine in crisp relief. It was designed by the famed architect Jacques de Pouilly, who modeled the Ferry memorial after a monument in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Charles L. Leeds ( Mayor of New Orleans, 1874-1876). His administration succeeded in passing an act in the state legislature empowering the city of New Orleans to take over drainage projects. During his tenure a drainage canal on Nashville Avenue was completed to drain the low area between St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River. Leeds also extended the street railways, extending the line running out to the Lake Pontchartrain Summer Resort. Mayor Leeds died in 1898 at the age of 75 and became the first Mayor of New Orleans interred in Cypress Grove.

John T. Monroe (Mayor of New Orleans, 1860-1862 and 1866-1867). A native of Virginia and blood relative of President James Monroe, he came to New Orleans before his 21st birthday with only three dollars in his pocket. Working as a laborer on the levee, he learned the business of stevedoring. He became a labor leader and drifted into politics. In 1858, he was elected to the Board of Assistant Aldermen and was placed on the important committee of Streets and landings. Two years later, he was promoted mayor. His administration was noted for moving the street car tracks from the sides of Canal Street to the neutral ground. He also connected the city to the Carrollton suburb with the Carrollton Railroad. Shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, the city fell into the hands of Federal authorities and General Butler ordered Mayor Monroe sent to prison. After the war, Monroe was re-elected Mayor in 1866. Signs of the city's recovery from the war were noted in Monroe's second term with the operation of the first street cars on St. Charles Avenue and Carondelet Street and the opening of the Tchoupitoulas line.

Maunsel White (Veteran of the Battle of New Orleans and notable merchant). A prominent businessman in antebellum Louisiana, better known among epicures for his creation, Maunsel White Peppersauce. White was among the first in the nation to market a sauce of Tabasco chiles. White's secret recipe of mashed and strained chiles mixed with vinegar and salt cultivated appetites around the world. Maunsel White is entombed in a fine marble memorial designed in the Greek Revival style by architect Jacques de Pouilly.

William J. Behan (Mayor of New Orleans, 1882-1884). The son of Irish immigrants, Behan was educated at the Western Military Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. His military training prepared him for service as an artillery officer in the Confederate Army. He was the youngest artillery officer under General Robert E. Lee's command. During the Civil War, he rose from the rank of non-commissioned officer to general. After the war, Behan returned to New Orleans where he engaged as a merchant, manufacturer, and sugar planter. He became first mayor of New Orleans under the new city charter. Behan declined to seek re-election and later broke ranks with the Democratic Party when they proposed to put sugar on the free tariff list. He joined the Republican Party during the Cleveland Administration served as chairman of the Republican State Executive Committee from 1900-1912. He was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1904.

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Added by Kay Alpaugh on May 18, 2012 3:02 PM

Kay Alpaugh
Mains and Bell
I found the graves just now. They are in Cypress Grove Cemetery across from Greenood Cemetary. The plot number is 28 Maple between Jessamene and Banks. Banks is outside the cemetery it us the bordervstreet

The gravescare listed with Greenwood Cemetery

28 Maple Jessamene Banks

I will post the photos when i get home. The tomb name is
John T. Bell. The is no marker or name for Germaine Mains.

Added by Kay Alpaugh on May 18, 2012 11:16 AM

Kay Alpaugh
mains and bell
the cemetery has them listed in another grave give them a call and tell them what you are looking for if they have a different address that what you have let me know and I will get the photo

Added by Kay Alpaugh on May 17, 2012 10:24 PM

Kay Alpaugh
Germaine Mains and John Bell
It appears that the name plates on the vaults may have fallen off I took some photos to show you There was a Bell, James H Bell died in 1905

I am so sorry they are really a mess please let me know if you would like me to send you the photo of the vault wall I will be glad to post it but only wanted to do that after you see the photo

Added by Kay Alpaugh on May 17, 2012 2:26 PM

janine mcquiston
RE: Tabitha Coulter
You are just more than welcome. Let me know if I can help any further. Thanks, Janine

Added by janine mcquiston on Feb 18, 2012 4:45 PM

john gibney
RE: Are you related?
Hi Mary
no relation at all.
take care, John.

Added by john gibney on Feb 16, 2012 3:06 PM

USA Patriot
RE: GPS for Coulter Family Cemetery
I will try and get out there Friday. :)

Added by USA Patriot on Feb 13, 2012 11:19 AM

Taylor Whisonant
What number do you want me to transfer it to?


Added by Taylor Whisonant on Feb 07, 2012 1:34 PM

Ann Berry McNair
John Coulter, Jr.
Mary, you inquired as to whether or not I am related to John Coulter, Jr. I am related to his wife, Nancy Jane Magee Coulter. I do a lot of research for the Tobias Magee Reunion. Thanks for sending the links to John Jr.'s parents. Ann

Added by Ann Berry McNair on Feb 06, 2012 6:32 PM

USA Patriot
photo request coulter family cemetery

Do you have driving directions and/or the lat/long of this cemetery? I googled the location, but didn't get very good specific information. Thanks.

Added by USA Patriot on Feb 04, 2012 1:30 PM

Tim & Gail
RE: Karpos photos and memorials
Your welcome


Added by Tim & Gail on Nov 25, 2011 10:57 PM

Gerald's daughter
Estelle Rawls
I've been doing some genealogy and came across a post on this site where you mentioned that you were related to to my granny, Estelle (Slade) Rawls.

I'm Gerald's daughter. (I think that my sister and I may have been candlelighters in your wedding?) Since this is a public message I won't leave details, but I've love to get in touch with you, if we are, in fact, related.

(I'm not sure how to exchange emails without making them public here, so if you know how this works, let me know.)

Added by Gerald's daughter on Oct 17, 2011 8:46 PM

Gene Phillips
RE: estelle rawls
Whether I am or not doesn't matter. That you follow the rules is. I would probably transfer her to you. The most important part of what I asked you read is that you use the "Suggest A Correction" to ask for transfers. She is one of 27,495 memorials I manage and I have no idea where she is buried and I would never have time to do anything if I had to search for every person someone asks to be transferred or make a correction.

Added by Gene Phillips on Oct 08, 2011 6:59 PM

Gene Phillips
RE: estelle rawls
I must insist that you read findagrave's guidelines for requesting transfers.

Following the rules make it much easier for everyone involved.


Added by Gene Phillips on Oct 08, 2011 3:57 PM

Tim & Gail
RE: Toney Karpos
Yes I will

Added by Tim & Gail on Oct 06, 2011 8:29 PM

Lee Manning
Mary k
There is a discription of the writing on the base by clicking on the largest picture of the stone.

J H Bell


FEB 5 1879


NOV 12 1915

Writing on Base AT REST

Hope this helps
Thanks, Lee Manning

Added by Lee Manning on Oct 06, 2011 7:17 PM

Tom Reece
Hazel Stanley
There was no sarcasm intended. I'm still unable to find a memorial for her to make the link. That is why I suggested you create it. I will be glad to add any info you have pertaining to Doodles. I'm also following the guidelines of the FindAGrave site. No further contact is necessary.

Added by Tom Reece on Sep 26, 2011 6:10 PM

Tim & Gail
Bill and Joe Karpos

No I didn't know either gentleman. I walk Hillcrest Cemetery whenever I take my wife to see her Mom. No one in the cemetery annoy's me. I found the Manhattan Cafe reference on his Death Certificate at I have the original photo of Bill's headstone. I took it in March when I was last there. If I can be of further help please don't hesitate to ask.


Added by Tim & Gail on Sep 26, 2011 5:35 PM

James Aultman
RE: Are we related?
Thanks so much, will be waiting to hear from you again.

Added by James Aultman on Sep 26, 2011 7:04 AM

Tom Reece
Doodles mother
Insttead of me creating the memorial and then transferring it to you why don't YOU create it and make the link ?

Added by Tom Reece on Sep 26, 2011 2:17 AM

James Aultman
RE: Are we related?
I went to and if you want to look through the only Coulter Cemetery listed, do the following"

1)log onto Find A Grave
2)Click on Cemetery Search,
3)type in COULTER,
4)type in United States,
5)type in Mississippi,
6)type in Covington.

You will end up with only 1 result:

Coulter Baird Cemetery.

Check and see if this the one you are looking for. If not, it may be one that is useful anyways. Hope this helps.

Added by James Aultman on Sep 25, 2011 9:42 PM


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