Request for Transfer Dave; Would you please transfer two memorials that you have created at Western Cemetery? Anne Virginia Sparks (memorial #69314435) as well as her daughter Geraldine (memorial #69314449) are both directly related to my wife. I recently confirmed that Anne is my wife's Great Great Grandmother, having worked for years to locate her. These memorials were instrumental in finding the story of these relative's final years in Baltimore. Thanks very much. Steve Keefe, #47185593
Sarah & Caroline Blaney Buried at Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, MD Dave, Thanks for the info, very interesting! The newspaper article in a German newspaper has me very curious!!! Since I don't know Sarah Blaney's maiden name, I'm wondering if it's German? Is she from Germany, if so when did she arrive in the US.....now more questions to answer?? I haven't yet discovered where her husband Thomas Blaney was born only know he was born abt 1805 and died 23 Jul 1844, in Baltimore, Maryland. Some ancestors have a way of keeping the mysteries of their life a secret, but I'm not about to stop searching!! I've solved other mysteries of other ancestors, so there's still hope.
Thank you so very much for your help, I appreciate it more than you can possibly know. This family research is so addictive and only a fellow researcher truly understands the need for answers.
RE: Sarah & Caroline Blaney Buried at Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, MD Dave, Thanks for the reply and offer of help. Since then, I've learned Sarah and her daughter were murdered by William T Blaney who was hung for his crimes. I can find no trace of his father and mother, James Murray Blaney's (father)death date or his wife Jane (unknown maiden name) Blaney, (mother)death date. I'm assuming they're buried in the family plot?? James & Jane fall of the radar after their son's crimes.....I can understand that, but I still would like to know if they are buried in Green Mount Cemetery too. This Blaney family branch has been a real challenge for me. Thank you for any info you can provide. Kathleen Cramer
I just discovered your memorials to Sarah Blaney (Find A Grave Memorial# 111921110) and her daughter Caroline Blaney (Find A Grave Memorial# 111921150) buried at Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, MD. Within the last few days, I discover Sarah Blaney is my 3rd Great Grandmother. She and her daughter Caroline were murdered by her Grandson. I was wondering if any photos of their headstones are available and if other Blaney family members are also at Greenmount. Her husband's name was Thomas Blaney, I believe he died 23 Jul 1844. I was wondering how this memorial came to be and is any other family information known, thank you for your time and help. Thanks for being a member of Find-A-Grave, it's a wonderful service for us family research detectives!!
I just wanted to follow up to see if there is a problem with getting the memorials for McWhorter and Cowan removed.
As the minister of this church, I have access to the church register for the cemetery. The link provided in the earlier email clearly shows that founding member John McWhorter was buried in Walker County, GA.
And there is no record of a Robert Cowan other than the one we show as Robert Hiram Cowan Sr. born 1782 basically putting him after the Revolution.
I am also aware of how hard the DAR chapters work to have accurate info; in fact, we have quite a number of individuals reach out to us for info on families buried in our cemetery in an effort to establish their direct line to a patriot.
Thanks again for the work you do and for your attention to these two memorials.
JOHN MCWHORTER #16640122 is buried in Walter Co., GA. If the DAR says that he is buried at Bethel, it is incorrect. His wife, however, is buried at Bethel. Both were founding members of the church in 1805. So McWhorter #157921877 can be deleted.
Even though the DAR record suggests that Bethel's ROBERT COWAN served in the Revolutionary War, he did not. The Cowan you listed #157921535 is the same as ROBERT HIRAM COWAN, SR #12931626.
David Crovo I saw your post. Is there any other marker? I am looking for his wife Emma ( died between 1900 and 1910) and his mother Magdelena ( after 1900). Also if you are in that area, I would appreciate a photo. Please let me know what expenses you might have . I am researching for cousins. Pat Kastal