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New York Historian (#46594029)
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My family research started in 1980.

In August 2007, I founded the Angel Babies Memorial Project. The mission of this project is to discover and record the gravesites of infants and children who died in New York City and other states between 1798 - 1948 and link them genealogically to their families.
Every memorial serves as a tribute to a youngster who died much too soon. They all deserve to be remembered and honored, and given a sense of dignity and love in death that may have been denied to them in life. By doing so, they will not be forgotten.

"Preserving the past and present for the future"

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Be sure to visit the online memorials and Newspaper article below:

Henritetta S. Duterte (1817 - 1903)
First Black Woman to operate a Mortuary (Funeral Home)(NEW)

Click here: Burial Vault found beneath Washington Square Park, NYC.

James Jackson (1771 - 1899)”
Headstone found at Washington Square Park “Old Potter Field

Millie Taylor Jefferson (1887 – 1894)
Household Servant to President Thomas Jefferson

James Cook (1758-1798)
First person documented on microfische at the New York City Municipal Archives.

Billy Three Claws (1878-1899)

Elizabeth Jennings (1830-1901)
"The Rosa Parks of Manhattan"

Annie Moore - Schayer (1850-1924)
Annie Moore was the first person processed through Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.

Second African Burial Ground
Partial interment list as of May 19, 2011

Windsor Hotel Fire Victims – March 1899

New York City Cemetery List

I am researching the following surnames: Murray, Cuddy, Purcell, Lyons, Hourihan, Crowley, Haley, Coons, Ginty & Twiggs families of New York, Boston, Mass., New Brunswick, Canada, County Mayo, Town of Ballina, County Kilkenny, County Kerry & County Limerick, Ireland.

For genealogy purposes.

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pamela carnot
RE: Sharon Gardens
In Valhalla- yes.
Added by pamela carnot on Feb 14, 2016 2:22 PM
pamela carnot
Sharon Gardens
Do you still take pictures there? I have 2 Feinbergs on Find A Grave.
Added by pamela carnot on Feb 14, 2016 11:42 AM
Joseph R. Klett
RE: George Coryell
Thanks for taking care of this. I'll let Scott Balyer know. -Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Feb 08, 2016 3:17 PM
Who Art In Heaven
We can never forget
Dear New York Historian, even though we haven't said hello for s long time, your story in the events of locating our Gran Father in the USA. I still can't even believe how all that happened. How are you keeping and how is your work going with the Angel children project? Catherine
Added by Who Art In Heaven on Feb 08, 2016 2:35 AM
RE: Farm Colony Residents
The person was Sarah Cahill (d. 1908), but I don't know if she is the person I was looking for (death record courtesy of indicated St. Mary's as the cemetery). While their birth year's seem to coincide, I would be perplexed as to why she would relocate from Baltimore, MD, to Staten Island, NY. She was a Navy widow from the Civil War, and sometimes such arrangements were made (one of her husband's shipmates was moved to Sailor's Snug Harbor soon afterwards, but he was living in the NYC/CT area already).
Added by Maclilus on Feb 07, 2016 7:49 PM
Farm Colony Residents

I hope this is a simple question for answering - were residents of the colony (especially after 1900) restricted to NY residents, or could people from other states (e.g., MD) also apply to live there?


Added by Maclilus on Feb 07, 2016 7:04 PM
Charles Zar
Wahrhaftig / Montefiore
Also uploaded Joseph and Lillian W. who were a few plots down from Yetta and Morris
Added by Charles Zar on Feb 07, 2016 2:55 PM
Charles Zar
Morris W. / Montefiore
Also uploaded Benjamin Wahrhaftig who was burried under the same Headstone as Morris.
Added by Charles Zar on Feb 07, 2016 2:38 PM
Kenny Dee
Please add to your - Angel Babies Memorial Project
Layla Del Angel Estrada - Find A Grave Memorial# 147891360
Added by Kenny Dee on Jan 20, 2016 12:53 AM
RE: Middletown or Phillipsburg?
Wallkill Cemetery Phillipsburg located in Middletown, NY. The Wallkill is the town of Wallkill. Near Rte 17m exit 122, in an old community of Phillipsburg on Cemetery Rd. Orange County NY. There is a Wallkill Cemetery also in Wallkill New York Orange County. Hope this helps
Added by Jean on Jan 15, 2016 3:40 PM
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