Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Burgess Donnelly (#47214861)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I now live in Michigan but was born in Walton County, Georgia.

On my maternal side, family names include Burgess, Elder, Michael, Fambrough, Lowe and Maxey - primarily in Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe and Greene Counties in Georgia. The families arrived in America before the Revolution. I have several books covering those families and am happy to do look-ups.

My parvenu paternal side arrived from Ireland in the 1850s and 1860s, settling in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. Surnames include Donnelly, Hughes, Casey, McGarrity and Holleran.

I would be happy to help with research in my local area and exchange information about family connections. As most grave sites are in deep snow here in western Michigan November through March, I can be of more help in Spring and Summer.

With a very few exceptions, I am happy to transfer any memorial not of my direct family line. The exceptions are a few very close friends or family members with a special connection.

A message including the word "please" will receive a much better reception.

I owe many thanks to the FindAGrave photo volunteers who have so kindly assisted in the compilation of the history of my family lines.

Happy searching and enjoy the chase!

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,309 Memorials Added
 • 1,967 Memorials Managed
 • 5 Memorials/week
 • 796 Photos
 • 21 Photo Requests
 • 1,257 Virtual Flowers
 • 4 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Fame Ratings
 • 21 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Gillen (11)
My Unknowns (2)
New Jersey (1)
Find A Grave Friends
acpflute, Bill and Carol ..., BK, Bud, D.J., Danny D, Ed Saye, gravescribe, HistoryGeek, Hutch, Kenneth Thompso..., Lonewalker, Lynn, Marty Hildebran..., Pamela Moyers, PC, Rita Earley Als..., Sarah Locklin T..., Scott A. Steinb..., Vance Harris, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Burgess Donnell... (241)[Leave Message]
Autistic Wonderboy
RE: Mary Donnelly at Holy Cross Cemetery
Maybe someday in the future. The fact is Holy Cross is a great distance from me, and I go as rarely as possible, not just because of the distance, but also because, for a majority of photo requests I, or others, may try to fulfill, there's no headstone. That's why I go as rarely as possible.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jul 21, 2014 5:03 PM
Autistic Wonderboy
RE: Mary Donnelly at Holy Cross Cemetery
Yes I did, and I will upload them upon request.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jul 21, 2014 5:16 AM
Autistic Wonderboy
John Joseph McGarrity
1) My apologies, but when I found the specific plot for John McGarrity, all I found were his last name along with the maiden name of his wife, Anne (Morris). Believe me when I say this isn't the first Find A Grave assignment I ventured on in which this was the end result.

2) I realize that it may appear that the grass is growing around it; the reality is the headstone is (through the course of years) sinking into the earth.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jul 20, 2014 9:04 PM
Autistic Wonderboy
Mary Donnelly at Holy Cross Cemetery
There were three other names on the other side of the headstone:

Patrick McGarrity (1877-1936)
Bernard O'Connor (b. and d. 1954)
James Averill (1897-1956)

Hope this helps.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jul 20, 2014 9:00 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
William Donnelly
Sorry for the duplication. I usually check better than this. Was doing all the remains in the columbarium.
Robert C. Peurifoy
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on May 17, 2014 12:02 AM
New York Historian
RE: Donnelly McGuinness Marker
Send me the memorials so I can add the photos
Added by New York Historian on May 09, 2014 1:32 PM
New York Historian
RE: Donnelly McGuinness Marker
Would you like me to add photos for the other names on the headstone?
Added by New York Historian on May 08, 2014 3:04 PM
You are quite welcome, Ann. It was my pleasure. I have placed photos on all sites.
Added by Maspeth on May 08, 2014 12:35 PM
RE: Carolyn Leigh Donnelly
It was my pleasure and it was the very least I can do to honor one who has served this country. The memorial/biography of her life was very well written and her relatives should be very proud.
Respectfully, Jeffrey (bulldog)
Added by Bulldog on May 05, 2014 6:06 PM
New York Historian
RE: Ellen and John Featherston
Send me an email at:

Added by New York Historian on May 04, 2014 6:56 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service