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Familly Researcher (#47970572)
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Bio Photo I am descended from families of John Winthrop's Fleet of 1630 and have ancestors that have served in King Philips War, the Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the Civil War. Have been researching my family for over a decade and am just getting into the Irish side of the family. I have a special interest in the Civil War and have been researching African American veterans of that war.

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RE: Amidon/Hope Cem Worcester MA
45 bucks - I'll take it!!

Wow inflation eh bud. Got to love it.

Thanks for the photos again. I was happy to learn of these distant cousins of mine. I was interested in them because they were from Templeton - the next town over from me.

**A note on the dates. I double checked every date I sent along with the official records at before I sent them to you.

Gravestones are great because they are right in front of you and you can say, okay this is when he was born and this is when he died. But I find the birth year is off a lot. Usually it's off only by a year depending on how they calculate the persons' age, but in Charles' case it's off by 2 years which is strange.

But no biggie tho.

I appreciate the help and quick fixes.

Added by Ryan on May 07, 2014 6:48 AM
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for Charles Amidon at Hope Cemetery. Just like I hoped you found so many more Amidons down there that I did not know for sure were there. I appreciate all your time and effort.

Ryan Amidon
Added by Ryan on May 07, 2014 6:12 AM
James Lemon
Alfred White
Thank you for the additional information about GAR. I have added it to Alfred's memorial.

Jim Lemon
Added by James Lemon on May 01, 2014 7:15 AM
Pat Van Den Berghe
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Abail Hannaford, thank you for photographing his stone. He is from Manchester, NH and most of his family is buried in the Valley Cemetery. I have created a virtual cemetery of the civil war soldiers I have found there, I was told originally there were 20-40 but have located 100 so far. Not all stones have their service on them and it takes some research but I am finding them., I have 5 ggg uncles that served with the 177th out of New York State, all returned, all pensioned.

Thank you for the work you do.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Historian
Valley Cemetery
Manchester, NH
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Apr 09, 2014 6:01 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
Hi Tag,
My husband's ancestor's were Allen's and I have not gotten that line researched back very far. If you look at #71699455 you will see all I know. I do have, in our family tree, his father being Thomas Allen and that's all I have. Don't know where they came from, etc. If you have any information that might tie in I would be happy to have it.
Thanks for the information on Nathan Archer that you sent me.
Janice Dyer Doran
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Apr 06, 2014 7:41 PM
Cathy Pepin-Toussaint
Grave information for William O'Connor
Hello. I see that you created a record for William O'Connor, memorial #100411743. He died on 23 Aug 1909 in Worcester, MA and he is buried in St. John's cemetery in Worcester. You included the following information: "He was a member of the George H. Ward Post 10 in Worcester of the Grand Army of the Republic. His service is listed on the gravestone." You also have a photo of a medal from the Civil War.
William is my great-grandfather, and finding this additional bit of information is a bonus to me, as well as seeing that medal. Can you tell me how you are related to him, and if you have any other info or photos?
Thank you,
Cathy Pepin-Toussaint
Added by Cathy Pepin-Toussaint on Apr 02, 2014 7:34 PM
John Barrett
John Ratigan
I noticed that you had found a John Ratigan buried in St Johns during the civil war. I have traced part of my family back to some Ratigan's, Maggie and Delia in the 1880's in Worcester. I also have found that one of the Ratigan's was buried in St John's. Any chance that John is related to Maggie and Delia?
Added by John Barrett on Jan 19, 2014 9:06 PM
Phantom Plot Picster (AKA Mary)
Find A Grave Memorial# 98523673
Can you removed the pic you posted so I can add another clearer photo.

Thanks ever so kindly for all you do for findagrave!
Added by Phantom Plot Picster (AKA... on Jan 14, 2014 8:24 AM
Elvira J. Powers
Dear sir or madame -- You come up as the family researcher/contributor of a photo of the grave marker of Elvira J. Powers at Hope Cemetery in Worcester, Mass. Can you tell me how you are related to her? She wrote a memoir of her time as a civil war nurse in which she mentions my great-grandmother, C. Annette Buckel, MD, who was the director of nursing where Mrs. Powers served. I would like to contact Mrs. Powers' family to let them know how much I appreciate her memoir, to learn more about her life after the war, and to tell them of the amazing life led by my great-grandmother as one of the first women MD's in America. Thank you for any help you can give me.

PS - I am new to Find a Grave. I'm not entirely sure how to get back here to see your response. You may contact me directly at
Added by Cresscherry on Dec 05, 2013 10:47 PM
Libby, Laverty, and more...
My fiancee is the great-great grandson of Abbigail Laverty and Patrick Markey, both buried in St. Johns. I'm the family researcher and genealogist, for this generation, and rather then make this a hobby, I treat it as an unpaid, part time job. You can say I really like what I do :).

Abbigail's father James Laverty is buried in an unmarked grave, with his wife Ellen Calligan. He fought in the Civil War. He and his wife died the same day, 22 Nov 1909, of unrelated causes. Sad, but sweet.

His brother Andrew S. Laverty enlisted. He was only in service a month and a half before he was mustered out. Died 25 Jul 1910.

Another brother, Joseph Fitton Laverty, was in service for 4 months. Died 12 Jan 1880.

Their brother Oliver Laverty fought in the war, but is buried in Maine.

The father of their sister Catherine's illegitimate daughter, Alfred Jones, fought in the war, but is buried in Unknown, probably Maine.

Their brother William Laverty fought in the war. Died 5 Nov 1891. Did 3 tours.

His son Frederick Laverty lied on his enlistment records, and entered the service at 16, in 1866. Not in the war, but he does have a Civil War marker in St. Johns. Died 21 Jul 1877.

Their brother John R. Laverty did not fight in the war.

His son John R. Laverty Jr. fought in the war. He did 2 tours. Died 15 Oct 1875.

His other son Robert M. Laverty fought in the war. Not sure when he died, but apparently you have some records on this.

His daughter Margaret Ann Laverty's husband Herbert Alonzo Libby was in the War. He died in 1920.

Their other brother Robert F. Laverty fought in the war. You have a fairly detailed listing on him already.

Their father Robert had a brother named John. Neither of them fought in the war. They were the immigrant ancestors to the family.

One of his daughters Mary Laverty married Sgt. Sefton "David" Orrell (Worrell). He fought in the war.

His other daughter Lucy Laverty married Thomas Jackson Proal, he fought in the war.

His only son Andrew Laverty enlisted in Jun 1861. He died in 7th Mar 1862 in Washington DC. He had been released from a POW status after the Battle of Ball's Bluff, and he didn't make it home.

-John Laverty (Didn't fight)

-----Robert Laverty (Didn't fight)

----------Sgt. Robert F. Laverty

----------James Laverty

----------Andrew S. Laverty

----------Joseph Fitton Laverty

----------Oliver Laverty

----------Catherine Laverty (Alfred Jones)

----------William Laverty

---------------Frederick Laverty

----------John R. Laverty

---------------John R. Laverty Jr.

---------------Robert M. Laverty

---------------Margaret Ann Laverty (Herbert Alonzo Libby)

-----John Laverty Jr. (Didn't fight)

----------Mary Laverty (Sgt. Sefton Orrell)

----------Lucy Laverty (Thomas Jackson Proal)

----------Andrew Laverty (Died during the war

So of the 7 Laverty's in St Johns, that fought in the war and are listed on, all are related. The only one I don't know is Joseph C. Laverty, but I have a serious feeling he is too.

Now, not all of these are buried in St. Johns.

Also of note, 6 of Robert's 8 son's fought and survived, some with injuries, some without. One of his 2 daughters had a relationship with a man who would go on to fight.

In contrast, Robert's brother John had 3 children (two more that I still can't name or prove). One married a vet, the other married before the war to a future soldier. His only son died after being taken POW.

I hope this helped. Also, I would love to find out if I could peruse your holdings to see if I can find some more information out on these men's military records. I'm in Worcester, and would love to exchange any more information you might need. And I also have a few stones photographed that you don't have.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy the weekend.

Added by khoscilo1 on Nov 30, 2013 6:27 AM
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