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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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John Wilby
Oliver Gillingham
Could you check these 3 memorials which
could be the same person.
Oliver Gillingham...63578938
Olivar Gillingham...95430043
Olivar Gillinham....95430043 Double entry

Also Elvyn Gillingham 95430034
Elvin Gillingham 63578980

John Wilby
Added by John Wilby on Jun 21, 2015 2:49 PM
cheryl fox
abbie sargent
hi- i found her death record and burial record... under sargent, as is her stone. i wonder how you came to add the wyman and hope it wasn't an error on my part sometime in the past. i will write john wyman and see how he came to list her as the wife of william as i believe this is an error. will let you know what i hear from him. cheryl
Added by cheryl fox on Jun 21, 2015 2:43 PM
Rose Moszer
Valley Cemetery Plot 163
Hi Pat, I sent you an e-mail to clarify family members buried in above plot.

Warm regards,
Added by Rose Moszer on Jun 18, 2015 11:56 AM
John Wilby
RE: Jessie Bartlett Valley
4 stones in lot, 2 on ground.
I found a death record for Jessie. She
married Charles Barrett Jr. Cannot find
a marriage record for her.
Will enter the other family members.
Warren & Martha H married in Goffstown
01 May 1836.
I don't see Martha H in the Valley.
Added by John Wilby on Jun 18, 2015 1:40 AM
John Wilby
RE: Eldora aka Eldoras Chase in Valley
Lawrence MA Vital Records gives a birth
name of Eldora Chase.
Valley Cemetery Records Image 896 gives
a burial date of 23 Aug 1911 for Eldora
J Chase.
NH Death Records 1654-1947 gives a death
date of 19 Aug 1911 and a burial date
of 23 Aug 1911 in the Valley Cemetery,
for Eldoras J Chase.
Either way would have documentation and
hopefully family may enlighten us.
Added by John Wilby on Jun 15, 2015 2:54 AM
Lot # Please
I have transitioned from the boot to a splint, and need to get some limited exercise, so I want to get this one # 95407131 and 1 other lot.
Added by DPart on Jun 12, 2015 12:23 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Hosea and Lilla Burnham
Thanks very much!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 30, 2015 6:15 PM
absolutely, at your convenience, I'm going through the memorials I have created, but they won't last long with so much time on my hands. Thank You as always
Added by DPart on May 22, 2015 2:42 PM
Hi Pat,
I have a broken ankle, that is going to keep me off my feet through mid june. So no ground work in the Valley, BUT I have a World Explorer Plus plan in effect with Ancestry, and tons of time. I would love to help you do research while I am incapacitated. Just send me some names and I'll be more than happy to help.
Thank You
Added by DPart on May 22, 2015 8:46 AM
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Misread what was said
I'm sorry, but believe you are totally misreading us. First if you reread below it is a find a grave policy which we nicely sent to the other member you said we threaten and we were just showing you we didn't threaten it was just a friendly fyi. No need to get upset about anything, I totally understand what you are trying to say, and we are fine with that. Again, it was just a quote of the find a grave policy which can be found under the help with find a grave button. We have no power to do anything, only Find A Grave does. Hope you have a good week, and thanks again for the edits you did make.
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 10:33 PM
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