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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.

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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Linda Peloquin
RE: # 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Igoe
Hi again!

I just realized I didn't answer your question regarding other children of Rosa & Charles.

All the children for Charles that appear on future censuses are children of Charles & his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Perry Pinckney.

It appears that infant Lydia was the 1st and only child of the union of Rosa Igoe Donnelly & George Justis Humphry.

BTW, I finally found the 1870 census for Theresa (Donoghue)Donnelly aka widow of Thomas Igoe & her 2nd husband Edward Donnelly.

The enumerator made a total botch job of the family. I've entered corrections so in the future, others will be able to find this census.

Edward was enumerated as Ewd Donnald. Theresa was Jeresa. The Donnald surname was applied to all in the household including Theresa's Igoe children James, Thomas & Mary Ann & excepting Rosa. Rosa was Rose & is found on the next page of the schedule as Donnell.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 20, 2014 12:56 PM
Melissa Godfrey
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As I was doing research for our family, I came across your information on my great-grandparents, Rosa Mazyck Coste Damewood and William T. Damewood. There are several children missing from your list including my grandmother. How can the list be updated? One of the children, Eulalie Ada Damewood Smith is actually buried at the feet of her mother and the marker is there. I have a photo of the marker if you need it. I also have photos of my grandmother's grave marker (she is buried at Carolina Memorial Gardens on Hwy 52 in N. Charleston.) There were two other boys that you don't have listed, either. I don't have photos of their grave sites and am not 100% sure of their final resting places, but could get you that information if you wanted it. Thank you for your help.(I am new to this site!)
Melissa Godfrey
Added by Melissa Godfrey on Sep 20, 2014 11:39 AM
Linda Peloquin
Lydia, child of # 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Donnelly
John, I just searched Lydia Humphry on Ancestry & got her death certificate. Name was Lydia R. Humphry.

The poor child was b. at 7 month gestation, lived barely 12 hrs, d. 29 May 1900 & is also buried in St. Lawrence.

I suspect she's probably in the same grave with her mother Rosa even if she isn't on the headstone.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 20, 2014 11:33 AM
Linda Peloquin
RE: # 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Igoe
I've encountered the same problems with the 1870 census in Columbia, Richland Co.

A few years back an elderly aunt who married into my husband's family & has her roots in Columbia & Richland Co. asked me to help her with her maternal ancestry as she knows little about her mother's family due to having been orphaned at a young age & growing-up in an orphanage in Ohio that was a "member benefit" of the Junior Order United American Mechanics to which her father had belonged.

The courthouse in Columbia was burned by Sherman's forces in the Civil War & with it, so much of what I could use now to answer questions for out Aunt. She may just have to wait to become an ancestor herself to find some of the answers I'm unable to dig out at present.

As to Rosa's child Lydia, it's the first I've heard a name for the child that caused Rosa's death. I think she must not have survived for too long as I don't see a Lydia Humphry on subsequent censuses & Rosa's death certificate (on Ancestry) mentions that the birth was premature so a new mystery of when Lydia died & where she was buried. One would think she'd be with her mother esp. If she died shortly after birth but she's not on the head stone.

Poor George to lose his wife and most likely their child, too.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 20, 2014 11:22 AM
Linda Peloquin
RE: # 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Igoe
Hi John,

Well, I'd not encountered the delayed birth for Rosa but I'll certainly look for it now that you've made me aware of it's existence.

And with the surname of "Donnelly" on it, it certainly is consistent with the information in the bio of James J. Igoe (The History of South Carolina Vol 3 by Yates Snowden), son of Theresa Donoghue & her first husband, Thomas Igoe.

And the bio further states that widowed Theresa next married Edward Donnelly, as I've mentioned in wondering if Rosa's maiden might have been Donnelly & her middle, Igoe as the delayed birth now seems to support.

Thank you so much for the effort you put into this Rosa contact and especially for all the memorials you've created for these past people so they'll always be remembered. And as a side benefit, for those of us trying to document our families but living distant from where these past family members lived, providing us with an answer to where they found their final resting places.

Your work is appreciated more than you'll know and those of us who benefit from it are guilty of too infrequently expressing our thanks to Contributors such as yourself.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 20, 2014 11:03 AM
Linda Peloquin
# 47101330 Rosa A. Humphry nee Igoe
I know that w/o your hard work I'd not even be aware of Rosa. I've been tracing the descendants of Martha Parker & her husband Charles Humphry who were originally from Staten Island, NY. Two of Martha's daughters married into the Igoe family of Charleston.

Rosa's husband, & possibly even Rosa herself, was in this line of descendants of Martha & Charles.

No members of the only Igoe family I can find in Charleston & SC seems to have made it onto the 1870 census.

And, the head of that family, Thomas, had been captured sometime in the 1860's while on a ship trying to run the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor & was deceased by the end of the Civil War in 1865.
After his capture, he was sent to a POW camp in NY City where he died & was buried, according to son James' bio, in Flatbush aka Brooklyn, NY.

Thomas' last known child was Mary Ann b. Nov 1864 which makes Thomas' capture Feb 1864 or later.

Then 9 Sep 1865, in the Charleston newspaper, I found a notice for Letters of Administration of the Estate Thomas filed by his widow Theresa.

Widow Theresa Igoe remained in Charleston & remarried to an Edward Donnelly.

The only Rose/Rosa b. abt. 1868 - 69 I can find with an Igoe connection is their daughter Rose b. abt. 1869 & seen with Edward & Theresa on the 1880 census.

I can't help but notice that you've a maiden name of IGOE for Rosa.

I'm very curious where you found that info as the only Igoe family I'm aware of was Thomas & Theresa Igoe of Charleston.

And by 1868 when Rosa would have been born, Thomas was deceased so he couldn't have been Rosa's father.

But Edward Donnelly might have been. I've noticed in researching this family line of Parker-Humphry-Igoe that the name "Igoe" was often times given as a middle name where the child's surname was something else & I'm wondering if this could be the case for Rosa.

I hope you can shed some light on Rosa & her Igoe name.

Thanks for taking the time to document all these historic Charleston cemeteries. Without your efforts, those of us far removed from SC would never know where some of our people had their final resting places nor even be aware of some of them.


Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 19, 2014 2:29 PM
#45644290 Lucile DeLiesseline Johnson at Magnolia Cemetery
Hi Saratoga,

Many thanks for all of your hard work and effort in documenting these graves! I'm looking to find out how you were able to locate that Lucile Johnson is the daughter of Rev. Benjamin Johnson. Where did you find this information? Please let me know. Thanks! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 10:05 PM
#45644417 Catherine Edwards Johnson at Magnolia Cemetery
Hi Saratoga,

I'm trying to determine how you were able to locate her middle name Edwards and to see if you can point me in the right direction to be able to locate an obituary or death record. Many thanks for your photographs!!!!! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 9:59 PM
#45644417 Catherine Edwards Johnson
Hi Saratoga,

I'm trying to determine how you were able to locate her middle name Edwards and to see if you can point me in the right direction to be able to locate an obituary or death record. Many thanks for your photographs!!!!! Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Sep 18, 2014 9:59 PM
RE: Samuel Laurence Gouverneur, Sr
If you could take a look at his bio section I have added some information and would appreciate any suggestions or corrections.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2014 1:00 PM
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