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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.

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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Pat West
Capt William Bratton (1826-1862)
I am doing research on the Bratton family and was wondering if you could provide the sources for the two newspaper clippings you posted regarding his death. Thank you.
Added by Pat West on Sep 02, 2015 8:58 PM
Caroline Brown Williams
RE: Marie V. Martin Brown 61671868
William Stevens Brown III born 1902, died about 1970. (Just realized records on Uncle "Bib were not complete.)Sorry.

Charles Tennent Brown born 15 Oct 1914 and died 13 Feb 2000.

Added by Caroline Brown Williams on Sep 02, 2015 8:13 PM
Wow, that was fast adding those additions for John R. Arrington! This action will prevent continuing mixups between the father and the son. The confusion over the Johns has in the past created a brick wall for Arrington genealogists. Many thanks! Rhoda
Added by Rhoda on Sep 02, 2015 6:35 PM
Add Maiden Name
Hi! Can you please add Margaret Lyman's maiden name, "ROACH," to her memorial? (Margaret Sophia Lyman, Find A Grave Memorial# 103744432) Thanks! Nannette
Added by Nannette on Sep 02, 2015 6:29 PM
Caroline Brown Williams
Marie V. Martin Brown 61671868
Thanks for your work. At 82, I don't want any memorials.

Just wanted to add my uncles, Charles Tennent Brown and William S. Brown, Jr. to my dad, aunt and uncles as also Grandma's children.(6 total)
C.T. and his wife, Genelle Harrell are buried at St James Episcopal Church, James Island, along with Edmunds T(and wife Margaret Schaffer) and J. Lockwood(and wife Ellamae Hood). my dad, Guerard F. (and wife Caroline M. Summers) are buried in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Aunt Azilee's marker is next to her parents at Magnolia, as well as William S. Jr. (no marker)(C.T.Brown plot).

For Grandma it gives the right parents, but just above it says "daughter of Jacob C. Martin, (instead of JAMES).

Unfortunately James has been my Brickwall for many years.

Please correct when you are able.

Caroline Williams

Added by Caroline Brown Williams on Sep 01, 2015 6:28 PM
Anne Melton
William Frederick Ostendorff;
I believe the dates on his headstone was incorrectly read. As I stated in a previous message to you (Re: Henry Martin Ostendorff - my Grandfather, I have the Original Family Bible of John Henry Ostendorff and Caroline (Carrie) Margaret Ansel Ostendorff which states his birth as 10/29/1886. When I look very closely at the headstone I see DoB as 10/"29"/"1886". NOT 10/"28"/"1881"

There is a notice in the Keowee Courier, Pickens, SC on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1917, page 8 that reads
"We are in receipt of an invitation to the marriage of Miss Natalie E. Wilken and William F. Ostendorff, the marriage to be solemnized at St. John's Lutheran church, Charleston, S.C., next Wednesday, November 7, at 4:30 in the afternoon. The bride-to-be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilken, of Charleston, Mr. Ostendorff being a son of Mrs. J. Henry Ostendorff, also of that city, though for many years a resident of Walhalla" etc. Then they: "will be at home to their friends after December 1st at No. 38 Charlotte street, Charleston" (J. Henry Ostendorff is #47252041-Bethany Cemetery in Charleston, SC AND Mrs. is Caroline (Carrie) Margaret Ostendorff #47252042 also at Bethany Cemetery in Charleston, SC.)

ADDED NOTE: I read the headstone of his spouse Natalie Wilken Ostendorff #35993457 to be August
"27" and not "10" 1981. Their children are:
Doris Natalie Ostendorff (Vernon Olsen) AND William Frederick Ostendorff, Jr. (Sally Richman)
DoB unknown on these.
Added by Anne Melton on Aug 29, 2015 8:41 PM
Chris Edwards
Memorial Transfer Request
Hello, I am a great, great grandson of Mary I'on Simons Lucas. Can you please transfer her memorial to me? It would be very much appreciated as I have been working on my family history since I was 18 years old. Her Find A Grave number is: 33618475 My Find A Grave Account #48588538

Kenneth C. Edwards, Jr.
Added by Chris Edwards on Aug 29, 2015 3:16 AM
William De Peyster Stagg & Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery
I noticed that you had created a memorial and added a newspaper obituary for William De Peyster Stagg, who is interred at the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery. Are you a descendant of William? I'm also a descendant of a mariner who resided at Sailors' Snug Harbor and is interred at the SSH Cemetery. If you are interested in more information about recent efforts regarding the status of the SSH Cemetery and the SSH Records, you can contact me at the email address listed on my member name profile.
Added by BJWeir on Aug 26, 2015 10:08 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Eleanore Margaret "Lenore" Kendig Nicolin # 48570262
to my care.
I have successfully connected her with parents, two siblings, husband and son.
As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Aug 26, 2015 3:17 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 93215922
Is there any way to check the DOD of Lisette Stern?? She's listed on the June 1, 1905 NY census, though she died the previous November. The rest of the profile you've given indicates the same person. Just a general 'thank you' for all the time and effort you've put into Find a Grave.
Added by OxTom on Aug 25, 2015 1:36 PM
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