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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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Allison Ferris Pierce
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Thanks very much!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 30, 2015 6:15 PM
absolutely, at your convenience, I'm going through the memorials I have created, but they won't last long with so much time on my hands. Thank You as always
Added by DPart on May 22, 2015 2:42 PM
Hi Pat,
I have a broken ankle, that is going to keep me off my feet through mid june. So no ground work in the Valley, BUT I have a World Explorer Plus plan in effect with Ancestry, and tons of time. I would love to help you do research while I am incapacitated. Just send me some names and I'll be more than happy to help.
Thank You
Added by DPart on May 22, 2015 8:46 AM
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I'm sorry, but believe you are totally misreading us. First if you reread below it is a find a grave policy which we nicely sent to the other member you said we threaten and we were just showing you we didn't threaten it was just a friendly fyi. No need to get upset about anything, I totally understand what you are trying to say, and we are fine with that. Again, it was just a quote of the find a grave policy which can be found under the help with find a grave button. We have no power to do anything, only Find A Grave does. Hope you have a good week, and thanks again for the edits you did make.
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 10:33 PM
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This is a copy of the message I sent which was not meant to be threatening in any way; it actually says a friendly FYI, if you viewed it that way I am sorry.

“Just a friendly FYI regarding Find A Grave policy on

As a contributor, do I have to make corrections or additions to the memorials I manage?

Find A Grave memorials are to be viewed as works in progress. There is always the potential for someone to send you a correction or additional information. As the manager of the memorial, we hope that you will be excited to receive and post new information as it is presented to you. If you neglect to update memorials when valid corrections are sent to you, we may determine that you have become an inactive member. If that happens, we may make corrections on your behalf or transfer management of the memorial to an active contributor. If you have added memorials that you do not want to manage, please let Find A Grave know, and we will assume management.”
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 9:26 PM
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RE: Question
Please do not post negative comments on my page. I never threated anyone. I do remind people nicely of the Find A Grave policy.
Thanks again.
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 9:20 PM
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RE: Question
No we are just a group of friends
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 6:17 PM
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RE: John Hamilton Burroughs Pine Grove
His brother's death certificate states he Died from an Automobile Accident at Notre Dame Hospital. So I would appreciate you placing that in is bio.
Added by Genealogist Searching New... on May 18, 2015 4:33 PM
Stan Garrity
No problem Pat
Added by Stan Garrity on May 17, 2015 5:45 PM
RE: Shattuck
Something happened for Major Amos to decide to take the entrance exam for West Point. He was an athlete, but West Point's athletic teams were not as developed as Harvard's where Major Amos excelled at baseball.

I looked at historical events for 1880 and 1881 and nothing popped out that would appear to influence him to apply for admission to the USMA.

Perhaps there is some family or personal correspondence that might be insightful?
Added by SLGMSD on May 03, 2015 6:11 PM
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