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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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Joy Skipper Cornwell
Your Hard Work

Thank you so much for all you hard work with the cemeteries in Charleston. My husband and I have many ancestors and relatives here.
Added by Joy Skipper Cornwell on Apr 20, 2015 11:02 AM
Margaret Tomer
Taussig, part II
So I see that the Taussig memorials that you created have quite a few notes left on them. So maybe ... instead of having duplicates or getting rid of yours, what if I get rid of mine but have you transfer yours to me so that I can fix my family connections to them.


Added by Margaret Tomer on Apr 19, 2015 9:03 PM
Margaret Tomer
Taussig at US Naval Academy
Hi. I am sorry to ask you this question, but I just learned that I have had my family member listed at the wrong cemetery since 2009. I had Edward David Taussig and his wife (Ellen Knefler) listed at Arlington National Cemetery.

I just read that they were at the Naval Academy and moved them there .... only to find out that you have already added them.

I have so many family links to their memorials and wonder if I might impose on you to remove just Edward David and his wife. I did not know that their son was there, so I had not entered him at all.

I feel so bad asking you to do this, but I am hoping you will consider it.

Thanks so much,

Margaret Tomer Rummens (
Added by Margaret Tomer on Apr 19, 2015 7:43 PM
Virginia S. Mylius
Celia Lafitte Brux DeLaigle
I'm sorry. I recently added Ceclia Lafitte Brux DeLaigle, and then saw you had her.

Please advise after you review my posting.

Thank you, Virginia Mylius
Added by Virginia S. Mylius on Apr 19, 2015 2:53 PM
Mike McQuaid
William Melvin Read 1840-1899 (#145182289)
Hello... I've picked up the correction message from yourself but I can only find one record that I've created for the above.... could you let me know where the duplicate is please and I'll correct it.
Many thanks
Added by Mike McQuaid on Apr 19, 2015 5:04 AM
Steven M
George W. Vanderbilt (#130329385)
A helpful photo volunteer (Jackie Territo, #48072787) at Moravian Cemetery just informed me that the Vanderbilt section where he is buried is not accessible to the general public. Would it be possible to make a note of this on his memorial page?
Added by Steven M on Apr 17, 2015 2:34 PM
Helen J. E. Thurston Hubbard
You have linked Helen J. E. Thurston Hubbard to the wrong mother. Helen J. E. Thurston Hubbard was the daughter of Daniel Thurston and Jane Shackley. She was not the daughter of Caleb Thurston and Jane Sargent. I submitted an edit suggestion to you stating that she was not the daughter of Jane Sargent Thurston to which you have assigned.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much for correcting this (Caleb and Jane are my direct ancestors).
Thanks again,
Clair Cushman
Added by Clair on Apr 16, 2015 5:27 PM
Ethel A Swanson
RE: Waties in St Phillips Cemetery.
Thanks so much.
Added by Ethel A Swanson on Apr 15, 2015 9:05 AM
Ethel A Swanson
Waties in St Phillips Cemetery.
Thank you so much for your kind offer to go back to take a better picture. I know that you had copied the transcriptions not only from the stones and other sources, but DAR only believes what they can see. I will see if the library will copy the pages that I need from the WPA project. Thanks for your assistance.
Added by Ethel A Swanson on Apr 15, 2015 7:39 AM
Ethel A Swanson
St Phillips Episcopal Church Cem
I am a Chapter Registrar for Charles Dibrell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We use a lot of cemetery records for proofs of birth and death of the generations closest to the Rev. patriot. Unfortunately, DAR will no longer accept Find A Grave unless they can read the picture of the tombstone. You have pictures and transcriptions of the tombstones of Julius Pringle Waties and his wife Anna Elizabeth Rives Waties. When you took the photos could you read the inscriptions or did you get your information from earlier transcriptions of the cemetery? DAR will accept early transcriptions of the cemetery - I would appreciate any information of where I might find a transcription. Thank you so much for your time and all the work you have done on Find A Grave. My email is:
Added by Ethel A Swanson on Apr 14, 2015 12:05 PM
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