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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 the history of Charleston.

If I don't respond to a request for transfer it means I prefer to retain the memorial.

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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Pioneer finder
RE: Nettie Colburn
Thanks for getting back to me.
I saw this on Find a Grave and tracked the link to you. I may have made a mistake. Sorry if this is the case.

The link number is:# 103240753
Birth: 1840
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1892
White Plains
Westchester County
New York, USA

Wife of William P. Maynard. Nettie was a Spiritualistic medium who often gave seances for President Lincoln, his wife and friends.

Family links:
Alfred Edson Puffer (1839 - 1918)

Beechwoods Cemetery
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA

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Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103240753
Added by Pioneer finder on May 28, 2016 7:38 PM
Pioneer finder
Nettie Colburn
Hi 😄
I'm looking for this grave and wondered if you have a plot number for the location?
I have been in touch with the cemetery but they cannot find any mention of the grave. However, the older graves are not on a database and are present only in ledgers so it may be difficult to find.

Thank you for your help.

Added by Pioneer finder on May 28, 2016 6:50 AM
Sarah Bach
RE: Hester Beardsley
Thanks so much John! Feel free to join our little Westchester Facebook group for findagrave. We had an interesting discussion about these two cemeteries.
Added by Sarah Bach on May 24, 2016 7:47 AM
Eliza Hayne
Circular Church in Charleston

Thanks so much for letting me know about Eliza
Hayne's marker being in the wrong cemetery.
Made me review everything I'd put in Magnolia Cemetery. Reviewed all and didn't find any others.
Oddly I don't remember taking any pictures in the "tourist areas" of Charleston the one day I was there. Again thanks for letting me know. I deleted my memorial. There was already one in Circular Church in Charleston.
Added by garrett324 on May 22, 2016 1:11 PM
Harley Tripp
RE: vanderhorst cementery
Thanks. I've asked, looked at old maps, driven up and down roads and been unable to find the cemetery or even Dixie Plantation Road.

In 1800 the Shankelfords lived at Buck Hall Plantation which was near Buck Hall Landing Road about 5 miles south of McClellanville. In about 1818 General Vanderhorsts had a plat drawn of of Indian Field Plantation which was very near the South Santee River north of McClellansville. I think the Vanderhorsts's son Arthur was buried in the cemetery in 1842.

The SCHM paper I referred to said the cemetery was on the Buck Hall Plantation. One old map I have shows a one acre cemetery on the old plantation, but at the time the map was made in the early 1900s the cemetery was in the forest, and not along a road.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Added by Harley Tripp on May 21, 2016 8:48 AM
Harley Tripp
vanderhorst cementery
I suspect that this is the cemetery discussed in Richard Shackelford's article "Tombstone Inscriptions from Buck Hall Plantation, St. James Santee, Formerly Owned by Richard Shackelford" in the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, July, 1939, p. 114.

I just spent several hours looking for this cemetery--without luck. No one seems to know where Dixie Farms Plantation Road is, nor where the cemetery is. Can anyone help me with a better description?
Added by Harley Tripp on May 20, 2016 7:18 PM
Sarah Bach
RE: Hester Beardsley
Thanks John!
Added by Sarah Bach on May 19, 2016 7:51 AM
Liz Jones
Jessie Holliday Dana
Hi, I was reading your page on Jessie Holliday Dana with interest, as she is one of my ancestors via her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Denman. Looking through the names of people buried in Newtown Cemetery (on the Find A Grave website) I found a photo of the grave marker of 'J Danna' and wondered if this might be Jessie? The names are so similar. Many thanks, Liz Jones
Added by Liz Jones on May 18, 2016 5:14 AM
RE: Omar Keller
I'm not sure what that entails, but, yes I would like to have Papa's page transferred to me. Do you also have my mother's page, Darlene Keller?

Added by marjijane on May 16, 2016 3:08 PM
Catherine Robertson
Find A Grave Memorial# 37379176
Thanks for all the work you have done!

My ancestor, Joseph RIGHTON,who is buried at the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, had no middle name. He and his father were coopers and had a shop down on one of the wharves. I think many people on have added Cooper as a middle name because of a transcription error in a Charleston City Directory. Thanks in advance for correcting it! Catherine Robertson

Added by Catherine Robertson on May 11, 2016 8:28 PM
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