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Saratoga (#46965279)
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I have added these memorials, mostly from the historic cemeteries of Charleston to memorialize all the individuals who have contributed to Charleston's past.

In the event a photo of a headstone is not included, it generally means that the memorial information was taken from a cemetery transcription or death record. One of those who did the transcription was Elizabeth C. Curtis. Without her efforts cemeteries such as Trinity United Methodist and Old Third Central Presbyterian Cemetery records would not be included or available since neither of the above church exists today, including the cemetery and headstones. I just found out yesterday January 21, 2010 that internments of Old Third Central Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been moved to Riverview Memorial in Charleston. There are others who did transcriptions, but I am not aware who they are. If someone knows, I would be glad to acknowledge them in this profile.

Some of the headstones at the Circular Church were impossible to read, however the church had previously documented many of the graves sites by plot #'s. In those cases where I could not read the headstone I used the information from the church records found at the Charleston library to identify the headstones. I did list the plots #'s on the majority of the memorials.

A special thanks to the work of Clare Jervey published in 1906 with the transcription of St. Michael's. Her transcription allowed me to include much that was unreadable.

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Linda Peloquin
# 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Igoe
I know that w/o your hard work I'd not even be aware of Rosa. I've been tracing the descendants of Martha Parker & her husband Charles Humphry who were originally from Staten Island, NY. Two of Martha's daughters married into the Igoe family of Charleston.

Rosa's husband, & possibly even Rosa herself, was in this line of descendants of Martha & Charles.

No members of the only Igoe family I can find in Charleston & SC seems to have made it onto the 1870 census.

And, the head of that family, Thomas, had been captured sometime in the 1860's while on a ship trying to run the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor & was deceased by the end of the Civil War in 1865.
After his capture, he was sent to a POW camp in NY City where he died & was buried, according to son James' bio, in Flatbush aka Brooklyn, NY.

Thomas' last known child was Mary Ann b. Nov 1864 which makes Thomas' capture Feb 1864 or later.

Then 9 Sep 1865, in the Charleston newspaper, I found a notice for Letters of Administration of the Estate Thomas filed by his widow Theresa.

Widow Theresa Igoe remained in Charleston & remarried to an Edward Donnelly.

The only Rose/Rosa b. abt. 1868 - 69 I can find with an Igoe connection is their daughter Rose b. abt. 1869 & seen with Edward & Theresa on the 1880 census.

I can't help but notice that you've a maiden name of IGOE for Rosa.

I'm very curious where you found that info as the only Igoe family I'm aware of was Thomas & Theresa Igoe of Charleston.

And by 1868 when Rosa would have been born, Thomas was deceased so he couldn't have been Rosa's father.

But Edward Donnelly might have been. I've noticed in researching this family line of Parker-Humphry-Igoe that the name "Igoe" was often times given as a middle name where the child's surname was something else & I'm wondering if this could be the case for Rosa.

I hope you can shed some light on Rosa & her Igoe name.

Thanks for taking the time to document all these historic Charleston cemeteries. Without your efforts, those of us far removed from SC would never know where some of our people had their final resting places nor even be aware of some of them.


Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 19, 2014 2:29 PM
#45644290 Lucile DeLiesseline Johnson at Magnolia Cemetery
Hi Saratoga,

Many thanks for all of your hard work and effort in documenting these graves! I'm looking to find out how you were able to locate that Lucile Johnson is the daughter of Rev. Benjamin Johnson. Where did you find this information? Please let me know. Thanks! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 10:05 PM
#45644417 Catherine Edwards Johnson at Magnolia Cemetery
Hi Saratoga,

I'm trying to determine how you were able to locate her middle name Edwards and to see if you can point me in the right direction to be able to locate an obituary or death record. Many thanks for your photographs!!!!! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 9:59 PM
#45644417 Catherine Edwards Johnson
Hi Saratoga,

I'm trying to determine how you were able to locate her middle name Edwards and to see if you can point me in the right direction to be able to locate an obituary or death record. Many thanks for your photographs!!!!! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 9:59 PM
RE: Samuel Laurence Gouverneur, Sr
If you could take a look at his bio section I have added some information and would appreciate any suggestions or corrections.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2014 1:00 PM
Samuel Laurence Gouverneur, Sr
Find A Grave Memorial# 41430975

I have declined your edit for this memorial page as all the contemporaneous obituaries about his death state that death occurred at his residence, Needwood, near Harper's Ferry in Maryland.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2014 11:41 AM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Porter
May I have permission to use your grave photo on I will note you as the photo holder if allowed to use.

Thank you for your time
J.H. O'Cain Jr
Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Sep 15, 2014 4:25 PM
Helen Cooper
Shaffer Grave
Hi! Thanks so much for submitting this information from the Magnolia Cemetery. I live in Charleston, SC and just recently found out that Frederick Shaffer is my 4th great-grandfather. I have thoroughly inspected the monument and also got a copy of the plot records which stated only 6 of the children were buried there. My question is where did you see/how do you know that he was born in Germany? At present I am still looking. Are you part of the family? Unless you keep records on all your work for others, I know you have no recollection... but who knows! Thanks!
Added by Helen Cooper on Sep 15, 2014 4:22 PM
New York Historian
RE: Corporal Wynne
If you look at the other names on the headstone, the family member made memorials.
Added by New York Historian on Sep 13, 2014 1:40 PM
Natalie Woodall
RE: John Mazzanovich
Hi, John: Thanks for responding. I called Evergreens, as you suggested, but poor Jessica is not there. Since she died in 1945 when WWII was still ongoing, I suspect her ashes were simply disposed of. Too bad! The lady had outlived parents, husband, and only son. I appreciate your assistance. Natalie J. Woodall
Added by Natalie Woodall on Sep 09, 2014 9:37 AM
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