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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
Blanchard Memorials to Link
Just wrapping up after working on descendants of the Staten Island (NY) Decker clan, a member of which, Martha Humphry nee Parker & husband Charles Humphry, moved to Aiken, Aiken Co abt. 1873 & flourished leaving behind a huge number of Humphry, Igoe descendants & related individuals.

Claude Wright Blanchard Sr. of this Blanchard family group married into the Igoe"s; wife was Helena Igoe d/o Capt. James J. Igoe & wf Caroline Florence Humphry. This couple is also the only one's can't be linked because memorials don't exist for them.

However, the rest of this Blanchard group for whom you created memorials all can be linked.

John E. Blanchard # 46622738 was the husband of Mary Blanchard nee Comar # 47654295

The were the parents of:

Eugene S. # 47654277
John E, Jr. # 53987165

Spinster Blanchard sisters:
- Agnes Comar* # 47654357
- Kathryn Theresa # 47654384
- Mary Keenan* # 47654321

*These family surnames are being used as middle names.

That's it.

Again, thanks for all you do.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Sep 20, 2014 9:47 PM
Melissa Godfrey
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 42539403
I have not been able to figure out how to add/change things so far (it is my first day, and I haven't spent a lot of time working on it). So, I will just send you the info and you can update or you can talk me through it if you would rather not bother. Also, I will keep trying to find how to upload photos. I am sure it is easy.

Rosa Mazyck Coste married William T. Damewood. They are both in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC. They had 9 children: Mabel Eudora (1903-1983)is buried in Carolina Memorial, Charleston, SC, James Herbert (1905-1907) died from botched hernia surgery and is buried in the family plot (no marker) with his grandparents, Napoleon E. and Rosa E. Coste at Magnolia, Eulalie Ada (1907-2000) is buried at the feet of Rosa Mazyck in the family plot, Leslie George William (1909-1999) is buried at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens on Mt. Pleasant, SC, Virginia VanDyke (1911-2002) is buried at St Pauls Lutheran Cemetery on Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ruth Lillian (my grandmother) (1914-1968) is buried at Carolina Memorial in Charleston,SC, Frank Edwin (1917-1991)is buried at Union Memorial Gardens in Union, SC, Vernon Walter (1919-1997)not sure of his final resting place, Lawrence Manning, born with Down Syndrome, went by the nickname "Lonnie", (1924-1983)is buried between his parents in the family plot at Magnolia Cemetery.
Added by Melissa Godfrey on Sep 20, 2014 7:38 PM
RE: Anna Waties
John - Thank you very kindly.
Cheryl AKA PC
Added by PC on Sep 20, 2014 4:36 PM
*last name
*meant maiden name
Added by PC on Sep 20, 2014 3:51 PM
RE: Anna Waties
Thank you again for all you've done. Hope you don't mind, I did send a "correction" asking that you add her middle & last name. And that wasn't an obit; it was an excerpt from a pamphlet "Report of the Hospital Aid Association in VA". Three generations have been searching for the remains of my GG-Grandfather Amos Guise. He died in the SC Hospital in VA (Warren Springs) and would have been tended by dear Mrs. Waties who died & was buried along side them. It is my belief that 20 soldiers & Mrs. Waties may still be buried on that hilltop.
Added by PC on Sep 20, 2014 3:49 PM
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 42539403
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
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