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Alysia (#46903070)
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Bio Photo I live in Troy, NY, right across from the New Mount Ida Cemetery. Myself, along with some wonderful friends and neighbors adopted this cemetery over the years to try to help clean it up. When I moved to this city eight years ago I couldn't believe how much of a mess and run down it was. There was garbage everywhere, stones knocked over and brush growing so high you couldn't even tell where the markers were. Well after these years of our slow volunteer work, you can definitely tell it's a cemetery again. Even the city seems to come mow it now. Also, every spring an Earth Day clean up is held back there.

I have taken a lot of gravestone photos in some of the cemeteries that are close to where I live here in Troy. I'm hoping it might help others out with locating their long lost family members. Most of my relatives are buried in Ulster and Duchess County NY. If you see a memorial that I have created and would like me to add more information to it, make sure you send me the note by using the edit tab, and then "suggest a correction."

My all time favorite cemetery would have to be the Coleman's Station Burying Ground, a small family cemetery located on my Grandparents farm. As I kid I loved playing around in there, trying to find ghosts (I never did). But as I got older, I really came to appreciate the history of the people that were buried there. I realized how important it was to preserve these stones that were slowly falling apart. This was the first cemetery I photographed for Find a Grave and I know it definitely started this wonderful hobby of mine. Recently a lot of restoration work was done in there, such as repairing the broken gravestones and installing a gorgeous wooden fence. Thank you so much to everyone that was involved with donating their time and money with this project.
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Heidi
Saint Lawrence Cemetery
After contacting you about the Civil War soldiers at the Mount Idas, I glanced at your photo requests. It must be fate ... I live fairly close to one of your requests!

The Reynolds, Pulver, Grant, Cheeseman Plot in Section M St. Anthony Ave, Lot 111 has 14 burials from what I can see. There are 9 flat stones in addition to the upright stone, but most of these flat stones are overgrown. Five of the flat stones are for Reynolds: John & Esther, Hannah & John F, Mary & Esther, Matthew, Josephine and Martin. There is also a Pulver stone for Ruth and John, a Grant stone for Isabel, and two separate Cheeseman stones for Hubert and Marion. Since landscaping these stones would have been a major project, I took close-up photos of each person's first name and the inscribed dates. I hope this will provide you with the information you are looking for. These individual photos have been added to existing memorials, and I added a couple of new memorials for people who did not already have them. By the way, the back of the stone is blank.
Added by Heidi on Aug 22, 2017 5:46 PM
Heidi
Civil War Soldiers 169th NY INF
Hello Alysia,

I am a volunteer helping to locate and document the graves of Civil War soldiers. Yesterday, I was trying to find the graves of James Neals (New Mount Ida), George Dally (Old Mount Ida) and Joseph Corps (Old Mount Ida) with no luck. They are all listed as photo requests by the Historian of the 169th NY INF. I met your husband at New Mount Ida, and he mentioned that you may have a transcription of the cemetery? I was wondering if you would be willing to check for James Neals? Do you know anything about any of these soldiers? I know you are far more familiar with these cemeteries than I am as I live out of state. Any information that you can give me regarding the burial locations of these three gentlemen would be greatly appreciated! Since I am several hours away, I will most likely not be in Troy again until the Spring. By the way, I started looking for Civil War soldiers almost 6 years ago, and visited New Mount Ida back then. The improvement in the condition of the cemetery from then to now is amazing!! I know you played a huge role in getting the cemetery cleaned up. Your hard work is appreciated, even by someone who lives far away!! I look forward to hearing from you!!

Heidi
Added by Heidi on Aug 22, 2017 5:02 AM
 

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