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Yvonne Kanapaux (#46833311)
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Bio Photo Sorry to say many burial grounds in Charleston have been built over and no records ever made,other than the city death records, most were old salts and paupers.
Family names researching, Kanapaux, Griser, Brunson, Keegan. All these families are from Charleston, SC.
I am a Real Great-Grandaughter of Capt. John T. Kanapaux, CSA and great- niece to his four brothers that also served.
Please ask permission before "borrowing" my family photo's. I worked very hard and hundreds of hours to obtain bio's, obit's and photo's. If permission is given you must give credit where it is due. I have found many on genealogy sites that have been STOLEN, not nice people.

I will happily transfer a memorial to a relative, (as long it's not my family member)
Please in your request include your member number, as I do not have time to try and located you on this site. Also if your request is to add information or connect family members you must include the correct memorial number(s). When correct info is provided your requests will be fulfilled ASAP
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Chad McGrath
Thank you
I would like to thank you for the work you have done in compiling and listing these memorials. My great-grandfather was George Semmes McGrath, son of Mary Elizabeth Kanapaux McGrath.
Added by Chad McGrath on Nov 05, 2014 12:40 PM
Robin Elwell Ramirez
Meta Low
Meta was my grandmother. My mother was her third daughter, Enston Elwell. Meta was married to Enston B. Moseley. When he died in 1928 there were two children: Lois Black and Hazel Ferri. Meta was pregnant with Enston Elwell. Later, Meta married Charles Low Sr. They had two children: Carolyn Low and Charles Low Jr. Not wanting to sound to the children like she had a favorite husband, she always told them when she died, she wanted to buried between them. When her second husband, Charles died, my aunt made the funeral arrangements and left a space between her two husbands for Meta to be buried. Later, Meta confessed that she was married to Charles much longer and felt closer to him, but by then both husbands were buried with a space for her waiting.
Added by Robin Elwell Ramirez on Apr 06, 2014 3:06 PM
Michael Alcorn
Elizabeth/Mary Twins?
Thomas R. Keegen is my great, great grandfather. His daughter, Elizabeth, came to Baltimore and married John T. Johnson—my father's grandparents. My father always told me that his grandmother was an orphan from Charleston. I recently started putting my family tree together and in talking to relatives was told her father was killed in front of his kids at a young age—then I found the story in the newspaper and ended up on find a grave only to discover all your hard work in unveiling a number of important dates/facts about the Keegens.

I am stumped because I can't figure out where Elizabeth fits in the family. The 1880 census has her at 2 months, so I assume she was born in the 1870. At some point, I thought maybe all of this was a coincidence and maybe I have the wrong person, but I spoke to my father's oldest cousin—she is the one person who seems to remember Elizabeth well She recalls Elizabeth saving up every year so she could spend two weeks every summer in Charleston. She also talked about an "Aunt Doo-Doo" who she claims was Elizabeth's twin. And "Elizabeth' nephew, Jim Kanapaux" who lived at her house one summer in Baltimore while he was in the Navy. Then she told me that our Aunt Mary (Elizabeth's daughter) often wrote to a relative Azalee who was married to a guy named George—I see both of them are Kanapaux's as well.

Information around Thomas Keegen's death says he had 7 children, but I typically only see 6 children listed so I am wondering if another family raised Elizabeth once Thomas Keegen passed.

This is a long way of saying, I'd love to talk to you more about the Keegen's, specifically Elizabeth. I see her once in the census, then never again till she comes to Baltimore to marry my great grandfather. If you get a moment, could you please e-mail me at This is all so very interesting and I've really enjoyed finding out more about my family.
Added by Michael Alcorn on Mar 01, 2014 6:19 AM
Carolina Girl
RE: Duka's transfers
Hi there! I will do that! Appreciate the advice. :) Again, thank you for the transfer and have a great night!
Added by Carolina Girl on Feb 26, 2014 4:04 PM
Carolina Girl
Memorial Transfer
Hi Yvonne - I just wanted to say thank you so much for the memorial transfer of my great grandparents. And thank you for all the work you've done for Find a Grave. :)Have a wonderful night!!!
Added by Carolina Girl on Feb 26, 2014 4:02 PM
Cynthia Patz Smith
RE: Incorrect cemetery entries
Thank you so much for the information! I didn't know there was more than one cemetery in that location. I'll definitely delete the duplicates I created as soon as I can. Thanks! - Cyndi:)
Added by Cynthia Patz Smith on Feb 02, 2014 9:13 AM
Cynthia Patz Smith
Capt John T. Kanapaux
Hello! I was recently in Charleston, SC and photographed a headstone for Capt John T. Kanapaux, with the same inscription as the one on your page, but I was at Magnolia Cemetery and the info you have listed says "Burial at St. Lawrence Cemetery". There are also other Kanapuax in a Kanapaux section at Magnolia that may need added. I just wanted to check in with you in case Capt John T Kanapaux's info needed updated. :)
Added by Cynthia Patz Smith on Jan 19, 2014 1:49 PM
Julia Cirsosky
Thx Yvonne for looking up the news article on her death. I updated her memorial with your info & gave you credit for it.
I guess family history got a little twisted along the way with the way they remembered things and passing it down.
Thx for setting the record straight.
Added by Yvonne~~~ on Jan 11, 2014 6:28 AM
Betsy Devault
Smith Frederick Krupp Jr.
Smith Krupp
David, I spent time at Holy Cross Cemetery several times lookig for Smith Krupp. He is not listed in any records as being buried there. The only Krupp is one Richard Krupp. Could your Smith have gone by this name ? I'll be making a tripp to the library to research some others in the newspaper archives so I will look for his obit to verify his info.

Found the above message, my Grandfather is Smith My Uncle is Smith Frederick Krupp Jr and he is buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery .... was wondering if you were looking for them

Betsy Benson DeVault
I like you am a member of the DAR, You are welcomed to email me direct to
Added by Betsy Devault on Dec 01, 2013 4:25 PM
Charles Wever
You are very welcome for the information about Charles Wever. I ran across it while doing other research and I thought it was very interesting. Don't write him off as a relative just yet, you may find later that he is. I've had that happen a few times. :)

Added by Camillia on Oct 18, 2013 5:42 PM
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