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Ian (#48164943)
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some hefferman relatives
I found a couple of your hefferman relatives buried in St Denis. Frank and Timothy, brothers of Mary Hefferman Clear, uncles to Theresa Clear Whalen. memorials numbers are 114434965 and 115835711

Also found some other Whalens I have't gotten into the database yet. Don't know if they're your relatives of not. If they are, I'll let you know.

Added by Susan on Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
more relatives
Sick of hearing from me yet?

I found some more of your relatives. The siblings of Mary Ann Burns Whalen: Elizabeth Dennis, Annie Cutler and Charles Burns. I didn't find an obit on Elizabeth yet, so I don't know when she died, but her name is on a stone in Clove cemetery. Nor did I find an obit on Annie, but she's buried in St Denis. I did find Charles' obit, but not his stone. His mother, Phebe Burns, was still alive when Charles died. Says he's buried in the family plot at St Denis, but I haven't found the family plot yet. Assuming he's in the older section where the rest of the family is, I either missed it or there's no stone. The only Patrick Burns I found had a wife named Bridget, and it's a really really old stone. I have to go back to retake some really terrifically horrible pictures, and I'll look around and see if I just missed the stone. The old section is not in nice neat Catholic rows, so it's possible. I'm so glad the Catholics finally got organized, it makes life much easier when you're looking for someone
I added links to the siblings on Mary Ann's page if you want to take a look
Added by Susan on Jul 29, 2013 9:47 AM
more whalens
Guess who's buried next to Anthony? One of your something cousins, Helen Whalen Manning, granddaughter of Anthony and daughter of William. And I found her obituary. Have posted memorial and will transfer to you. I'll also transfer her father and grandmother, now that I've found them. Will hang on to Teresa Clear Whalen until I see if I can find her parents and link them up, since there's Clears buried near them
Added by Susan on Jul 26, 2013 10:23 AM
whalens at st denis
hi. The heat wave here finally broke (temp dropped over 30 degrees), and I decided to take advantage of it and go to a cemetery. I was supposed to do St Pat's next, but it was cloudy, didn't feel like driving over an hour just to get caught in the rain, so I went to St Denis instead (ie, you jumped the line.). I thought St Denis was a little cemetery, but there's a couple thousand people buried there at least. In nice neat rows, cheek to jowl. I shot 800 pictures, went through three rechargeable camera batteries, and hardly scratched the surface. It started raining, so I left. On the way out I saw an old section of the cemetery I hadn't noticed on the way in (it undoubtedly pre-dates the church). Stopped raining, so I went to investigate, decided to start on the right, and there was Anthony Whalen. Right there, like he was just waiting for me to show up. But as my husband always says when I find someone in a cemetery, "where exactly did you think they were going to go?" Anyway, I shot two more pictures, and my last battery died. If you want to see where he's buried, go to googlemaps and type in 41.597605, -73.744967. That will take you to where Anthony's mortal remains are planted. In the meantime, I'll get the picture posted today, so check later. Once the pix are posted, I'll turn anyone I've found over to you. And I'll be going back to St Denis to find others. It will be my next project.

Are you the person who was also related to the Clear family? There's Clears buried near Anthony, and the name rang a bell to me. If you're related to the Clears, let me know and I'll keep my eyes open for more of them

Added by Susan on Jul 26, 2013 8:03 AM
RE: Whalens
I don't know if you have a Darby Whalen on your tree or not, but I finally figured out who he was today. He's Jeremiah Whalen the elder, husband of Catherine, buried in St Charles in Dover Plains. This branch of the family (assuming they're the same family, which they may not be), appear to have stayed mostly in Dover. However, in reading the old papers, there's periodic mentions of Millbrook Whalens going to Dover to visit relatives, and vice versa. Unfortunately, they're just little blurps, without details.

Darby and family were all ready in Dover by 1850. And Darby came from Limerick, so a different county than the Millbrook Whalens.

Darby had a son Dennis who died in childhood, and is buried with him, so I'm thinking he can't be the father of your Dennis.

Let me know if you ever figure these people out. I'm curious

Added by Susan on Jul 01, 2013 6:15 PM
transferred Anthony
Okay, now I know I can find you when I finally get over to St Denis to photograph. Anthony is now officially yours. You link is now on his page. I can transfer others to you after I make sure they're all found and linked up
Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2013 8:35 PM

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