|Bobs your Uncle (#47427192)|
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Just trying to track down my roots and help others on my journey. |
I am a volunteer at the Historic Sacramento City Cemetery, and spend most of my time photographing it and the Masonic Lawn and Odd Fellows Lawn Cemeteries which are next door. The volunteers at the City Cemetery are in the process of entering all the cemetery records from various books into one searchable database. They are just starting out with the lot deeds and sales, and will move on to the burial locations as well as histories and photographs of the more notable residents. There were over 30,000 burials at the cemetery. The Cemetery used to have 50 acres, including the property where the Masonic Lawn and Odd Fellows Lawn now sits. So many of the burials were originally part of the City Cemetery are now apart of the other two. Also to add to the confusion, there are a few smaller cemeteries that reside within the City Cemetery. One of them being the Firemen's lot, which the Fire Dept. still maintains. Also during the great floods, the New Helvetia Cemetery was damaged from flood waters and many coffins floated up and away. The entire cemetery was relocated within the City Cemetery and some of the relocated people could not be identified. There were also mass burials from the Cholera epidemic. The project underway is a tremendous effort to organize the piles of old records and deeds. Please be patient if the volunteers can't give you much information on a person right away. It is not a simple thing to just pick up a book and find the name, there are many, many volumes of books spanning back over a century. And some are not in order by name.
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Your work on new memorials is great. I can tell you have put a lot of effort into researching them. I really enjoyed reading about Virgil Edwin Earp. It's so exciting to share what you learn with people who have been looking for their ancestors.
Added by Rose on Nov 24, 2013 1:34 PM
|Margie Camomile||RE: 101614755|
That is funny that you mentioned Lincoln. I do ancestry.com and found out in the past year, my cousin told me, that Lincoln is a distant cousin. We have a grandfather in common. A great (7x) grandfather and for him the same grandfather(x2)...
My Dad David Camomile's side of the family, going back on his dad's side.
101614755 is my Dad. My name is Margie Camomile and I would like for you to consider transferring his post to me. I would like to link up his mom and dad and siblings, etc.
I have been active on findagrave.com, by adding many family graves too.
Margie Camomile (#48083901)
thank you, Margie
|April Benedict||RE: Hunter Lot|
Hello, I find a little on Elizabeth Trapp neé she went by Lizzie
Neé Elizabeth Russell
b abt 1852 Arkansas
d 1/14/1888 Sacramento, CA
Lizzie Married on 11/25/1868 in Sacramento, CA to
b abt 1835 Indiana
Warren Frank Beeding
b 9/26/1869 California
d 8/11/1948 Tehema, California
Lizzie Married on 4/26/1879 in Brighton, CA to
Billings A Trapp
b abt 1849 Missouri
6/5/1884 Sacramento, CA
Billings and Lizzie owned and operated Bruce House at 1018 J in Sacramento, a Boarding and Saloon establishment. This find is published in the Sacramento Daily Union 4/7/1883
I thank you ladies for you dedication and work you're doing with the cemetery. Sorry I have no pictures of Marietta. As for the more 'notable residents' I find my great great grandfather Sheldon Smith Baldwin whom is buried there has an interesting story, being a Steam Boat Pilot on the Sacramento River, surviving the McClelland 1861 and the Washoe 1864 explosions. Sheldon and his wife Annie also owned Annie's Grocery in Sacramento.
|April Benedict||RE: Hunter Lot at Sacramento Cem.|
Thanks so much ! I've gone over the burials and couldn't link any of them accept for Marietta and A Hunter. I also believe A Hunter is her son, from the census. Ab married my great grand aunt Hattie Josephine Baldwin, she died in 1904 from pnemonia after giving birth to a premature son Abe he died 6 days later. They are also buried in the Sacramento City Cemetery lot 555 along with my other Baldwin relation.
Marietta husband Daniel Drake Hunter b 3/1/1806 Vermont d 9/25/1881 Red Bluff, CA burial place unknown. Daniel had his own practice as a physician and surgeon. My guess is Marrietta moved to Sacramento and lived or to be close to Ab after her husband died as I don't find any of her other children living in Sacramento.
Elvira b 1842 Kentucky
Susan b 1844 Illinois
Francis b 1847 Illinois
Fremont b 1850 Illinois
John C b 1850 Illinois
Josephine b 1854 California d 1892 Oakland, California
Mary V b 1856 California
Abb C b 1858 California d 1941 Fresno, California burial unknown
Edgar b 1860 California
On the 1850 Census it states Daniel was enroute to California.
I created a memorial for Ab Hunter and linked him to his mother, if it is of interest you can look at his wife Hattie Baldwin and her family. Hopefully someone searching knows where Ab or his father are buried.
When looking on ancestry The Balwin Family Tree would be my tree :)
Nice working with you,
|Mary Sicard||Levi Boggess|
Thank for commenting on the memorial that there is no stone. That information is so helpful.
|4th Michigan Infantry||Samuel Conture information|
Thank you for sending along the information for Samuel Conture, a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry. I really appreciate it and have added the information and credited you as well. Good luck with your endeavors.
|Tammy Smith||RE: Bell Plot at Sacramento City Cemetery|
Thank you so much for the pictures. The cemetery looks like a beautiful place. I appreciate your time and effort since I live in Albuquerque, NM. I am sorry about your internet connection, I hope everything is well now. Also, the burial map was extra treat, since there is no headstones that helps tremendously. Again, thank you so much!
|Valarie Vine||WHB (Sacramento City Cemetery)|
Thanks for information about the above "mystery initials". I added the information you sent me. Happy Trails, Valarie
|Steve||RE: James G. Ferris|
Thank you for taking on this task, and I would, indeed, appreciate a copy of the page you mentioned. Please consider taking along a small US flag to stick in the grass for the photos of those unmarked graves.
Added by Steve on Oct 13, 2013 5:58 PM
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