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Mrs. Bee (#47112547)
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Bio Photo I have always found cemeteries to be soothing places. Find A Grave is a lovely idea very well carried forward, a compassionate and tender community.

If you have information about any memorial I manage, please get in touch via public message or through the Suggest A Correction feature. Please include sources, to help researchers.

ALEXANDRIA NATIONAL CEMETERY in Alexandria, Virginia: I have been researching this cemetery for several years and will be happy to help you learn more about anyone who is (or was previously) buried there.

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COLONISTS OF THE 1600s: Honoring the memories of our early colonial ancestors is important to me. If you have further details about the men who are buried in the Bloody Brook Mass Grave, please let me know.

SPECIAL PROJECT: Methodist Protestant Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, especially the south section, is a special project. Please contact me with any information about the people buried there.
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RE: Sameul Bateman
I have read your note on MP Cemetery in Alexandria. My family has been in Alexandria since before the Civil War. Samuel was my great grand uncle; his three sisters were Laura Ashton, Emily Frances and Mary Savenia Bateman, my great grandmother.

All are buried within MP Cemetery; Laura with her McKenny husband and some of her family; Mary with her Bailey husband and some of her family; Emily with Samuel and her mother Cecelia Dishman Bateman, my second great grandmother.

Other family members buried in Alexandria are in the Penny Hill, Bethel, First Presbyterian, Trinity, Union Cemetery, Alexandria National Soldiers, St. Mary's, St. Paul's and Ivy Hill Cemetery, plus quite a few in Mt. Comfort.

I appreciate your work in the MP cemetery, it is sadly neglected. Would you consider transferring the MP cemetery records you oversee for these folks to me?

They are in my "Schilling" family tree on Ancestry if you want to confirm. In the meantime, I'll try to continue to add links and information. Thanks, Eric Schilling
Added by EDS on Oct 01, 2014 6:56 PM
RE: Estella Thurber
Parents: Ira Clinton Thurber (b.Nov 1871) and Jennie Estelle Hamilton (b. ca 1877).

Sibling: Glenn H Thurber

Grandparents: Hiram B and Lucinda Peterson Thurber.

1880 census Ira Clinton living w/parents & siblings in Farmington, Warren, PA.
1900 census they are living in Allegany, NY
1905 census they are living in Olean, NY

Ira Clinton Find A Grave #12228641 Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.

Family Tree source: Janette's Family Tree on This has information on Jennie E Hamilton. This tree is very informative.

Good Luck, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Sep 29, 2014 6:44 AM
RE: Estella Thurber
I will get back to you on her parents. I have to look them up again. I do know they moved to Chautauqua County. Father is buried there. If I remember correctly, parents split up after her death. Will be in touch. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Sep 27, 2014 9:39 PM
Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
RE: John Hannum
Thank you so much, now need to figure out where he is buried! Thanks.
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Sep 27, 2014 9:44 AM
Cloyes/Clayes family
I see you have a memorial or so on the Cloyes family. If you are interested, I did a pretty extensive report on the family last year. I descend from Peter's brother Thomas. The early generations of the family have a pretty tragic history between early Indian wars and the Salem Witch trials. If you are interested, I would be willing to share.
Added by DKMac on Sep 21, 2014 10:33 PM
RE: Mary McDonald photo
You are welcome. You have my permission to use the photo in your application.

Added by Jeff247 on Sep 20, 2014 9:29 PM
Scott Bennett
RE: Rachel M Downing Thompson
OK, here goes...

So I have Arthur and Rachel Thompson living in Broome County in the 1880 US Census (Kirkwood Twp ED047 page 322A) with her mother (mother-in-law of HoH), Ruth Downing, as well as two children, Theron and Ruth. From that I found an 1855 NY state census record showing Richard and Ruth Downing living in Conklin (ED2, household #83) with children Ruth A, M F (presumably Mary Frances) and Rachel M.

The 1860 census is a little interesting in that this was the record I found first. So I wasn't sure if this was the right group, or if Richard and Ruth were Rachel's parents. In Conklin, Broome County (roll M653_724 page 901) I found Richard and Ruth A Downing living with J N Sleight, Wm J Dexter, and Henrietta Chichester, then three Downing children listed (Ruth A, Mary F, and Rachel M). The ordering was interesting as the children came after these three other people, so I thought that maybe these weren't the parents - maybe nieces or something. But then I found the 1855 NY state record that showed them as children of Richard and Ruth Downing.

I also just found an 1875 NY census that shows Arthur and Rachel Thompson living with Richard and Ruth Downing in Kirkwood Township, Broome County (ED 1 household #156 sheet 17, line 26).

The 1900 US Census shows them as married in 1874, but I haven't found another marriage record for an actual date. This might also be additional confirmation of the parents, but to me the 1855 and 1875 NY censuses are proof enough at this point.

Thanks again,
Added by Scott Bennett on Sep 15, 2014 8:44 AM
Scott Bennett
Rachel M Downing Thompson
I submitted a request to add parents to Rachel Thompson. I have research to back it up if you'd like to see it.

Added by Scott Bennett on Sep 13, 2014 6:56 AM
RE: Mary A. Hall Cockrell #113166734 & Charles M Cockrell #113166733
So glad I could help. I like to make sure I give my sources because when someone gives their source and where it is it can be so helpful with something you could be struggling with. I've gotten help with things and love it when I can give back.
Added by Tracy on Sep 12, 2014 9:22 PM
Mary A. Hall Cockrell #113166734 & Charles M Cockrell #113166733
Hello Mrs Bee, Charles and Mary share a headstone and on her memorial page you state you are not sure of her relationship to him. I do have info on her as she is in my tree. Her maiden name is Mary A Cook and she married Charles on 23 Jan 1899 per Virginia marriage cert found on After Charles died she married James P. Hall on 19 Sep 1904 per article in Alexandria Gazette I found on Library of Congress website. Most of her family are buried at Bethel Cemetery and not sure yet where James P. Hall is buried. I hope to visit Bethel Cemetery in the near future to get headstone pictures of her family.
Added by Tracy on Sep 09, 2014 8:53 PM
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