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Cyndi (#46928998)
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Bio Photo I have lived in the Pacific NW most of my life, I travel and take cemetery pic's when I am able, mostly in OR, WA, ID, & MT. (and now SE Texas)

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I don't mind transferring outside of the parameters of FAG, if you are related. Please use the edit tab. To be fair for the others that may be related, I will only transfer one of a couple, (ie Grandparents, GGparents etc.)to a single contributor.

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Rev. Andrew Manship
Hi Cyndi,

My daughter is in the midst of building a family tree and has found her great-great-great-great grandfather, Rev. Andrew Manship. He is great-grandfather of my wife's maternal grandmother. We have found is was a fairly famous figure in Philadelphia, authored several books, had a biography written about him and appears to have been an all-around great person.

What was the motivation for you recently adding him to Find A Grave? Are you a distant relative as well?

We live about 45 minutes from his grave and plan on taking a picture and hopefully finding some other family members (he had 12 children from two wives, the first dying in childbirth).

Thank you for adding a great man!
Added by Howard on Nov 24, 2015 3:45 PM
P.K. Magruder
RE: re: Merge Clara Torrey
It depends.
In this case the state was taking the land for a flood control dam. The state offered to move the markers & "the bucket" for free; if the family wanted the physical remains removed the family had to pay for it. In some cases, the burials were so old, the family saw no point; in some cases the family felt that their ancestors were buried where they wanted to be; in some cases, the family just didn't have the money; in some cases no family was located.

In the case of Quabbin where it was going to be a drinking water reservoir, the state moved the remains from the area to be flooded + the surrounding watershed.

When the local Catholic cemetery moved in 1865, they removed both because it was consecrated ground & they couldn't deconsecrate (not sure that is a word) it while there were burials remaining. They obviously missed some as it now is a playground & human bones have worked their way to the top.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Nov 03, 2015 12:19 PM
P.K. Magruder
re: Merge Clara Torrey
From the cemetery description:
Unless a family member had the remains exhumed and moved, the remains were left in place. Soil from the original grave accompanied the marker and was placed under it at its new location in Norwich Bridge Cemetery...Note: Marker transcription, relationship links, picture of marker and any additional information are posted at Norwich Bridge Cemetery. A link to each memorial in Norwich Bridge Cemetery is included. For those few instances where the remains actually were moved, the only memorial is in Norwich Bridge Cemetery.

Huntington recorded if the remains actually were removed & in Clara's case they were not. Her remains are at Knightville; her marker is at Norwich Bridge.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Nov 02, 2015 9:27 AM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
I just found this yesterday, from the Report of General Inspection of the Rensselaer County Almshouse by the NYS Board of Charities:
"A morgue is provided. Relatives are notified and religious services held at burials here. Graves are marked with wooden crosses, bearing name and date. Places of burial are on record.
Journal of Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Rensselaer for the Year Ending December 31, 1919. Troy, NY: Troy Observer Publishing Co. 80.

It would seem from at least 1859 to 1919 only wood boards or crosses were used as markers in that cemetery. As for the Almshouse's own record of burials, I've yet to find where it might be if it still exists. However, I'd guess it's relatively unlikely your person would have been buried there unless the family had no means or no interest in claiming her remains.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 28, 2015 7:23 AM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
See">column 2. Are you certain she's not at Sand Lake Union Cemetery with the rest of her family?
Added by tofftroy on Oct 26, 2015 5:29 PM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
As far as I know there's no extant markers in the abandoned cemetery itself, and it's not even entirely clear exactly where the cemetery is.

Some entries are from obits while most are transcribed from the City of Troy Burial Records. Those records aren't organized by cemetery and I haven't thoroughly gone through them to extract all of the almshouse burials.

I'm hoping to get the city to agree to have the burial records scanned, in which case the Troy Irish Genealogy Society might help with transcribing all of them as they did for the former St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Albany. The records had been microfilmed in the past, but they are not of the best quality and having to view them at the Troy Library or State Library or elsewhere limits the ease with which they can be microfilmed.

I had tried checking with the county as to whether they had any records concerning the cemetery, but they don't seem to know of any. I hadn't tried contacting the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services specifically or Rensselaer County Van Rensselaer Manor or others where records might have wound up. You might have better luck than I did since you're trying to trace a relative.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 26, 2015 10:19 AM
J F Countiss and E V Countiss
Both are listed in the book "High on a Windy Hill" by Catharine McConnell 1968. This particular cemetery was recorded in 1961 and is on page 27 listing J F Countiss 1848-19__ and E V Countiss 1850-1915 (sharing the same marker). In the book this cemetery is recorded as Fleenor Baptist Memorial Cemetery.
Added by Karen on Oct 11, 2015 2:39 PM
RE: Paradise Cemetery
You're welcome. Always happy to find and foto requests. This being a cemetery with a lot of my ancestors, I just spent 3 full days there this weekend. Just to be sure, note I got a picture for a Mary and added a William McFadden. Also, Emma being a Jeffries by birth, note I found and added Harriet Jeffries.
Added by Mike on Sep 28, 2015 3:23 PM
RE: White Clay Creek Cemetery
Your welcome. They had Charles, Sarah and Mary rubencame as well. I took a picture, if you would like it let me know. :-)
Added by Reid_M on Sep 21, 2015 7:04 PM
Malcolm Paine
RE: Ruth Amelia Root
Ruth is the Great Grandmother to my wife

If you are on here is my link to her.

Are you in the ancestryDNA project? My wife is, I would like to see the DNA match.

You can send a private email if you like!

Malcolm Paine
Cameron, Wisconsin

Added by Malcolm Paine on Sep 05, 2015 9:21 AM
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