Church’s and Cemeteries

The Gravestone Of Eliza Gordon and Robert Beattie

The Gravestone Of Eliza Gordon and Robert Beattie

Finding distant cousin’s most certainly has it’s advantages in genealogy.  After a brief introduction, my newest found Beattie cousin (John, of Toronto, Canada) sent me one of the most exciting things I have seen in quite some time!  Pictures of the gravestone for Eliza Gordon, Robert Bettie and…. drum roll please….David Beattie.  The gravestone overlooks beautiful Kirkcudbright and the River Dee.

Hayes Branch Cemtery Headstone Photo Album

Hayes Branch Cemtery Headstone Photo Album

The Hayes Branch Cemetery Headstone Photo Album contains pictures from various cemteries for the following surnames. Lewis Tierney Beattie Hayes Hanley Colwell Gackstetter Bishop Graham Hayes Sheehan Click here to view the Headstone Photo Album Last Updated: December 7, 2008

Sheehan's and Hayes' At The Old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Bedford, NH

Sheehan’s and Hayes’ At The Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bedford, NH

With the help of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Volunteer Jack Stanton, I was able to discover a treasure-trove of information about several Sheehan and Hayes relatives who are interned at the Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bedford, NH. (see “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness” – A Must For The Genealogy Toolbox!). I had contacted Jack by email and asked him to […]

Part Of The Beattie Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery Is Solved

Part Of The Beattie Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery Is Solved

After studying the information provided to me in the Internment Report and comparing it to my uncle Lloyd’s notes and census records, I have identified several people buried at the Beattie plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn. First, I believe “Mary Beattie & Infant” (b 1864, d. 1904) may be the wife of John J. Beattie.   John J. […]

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

The Holy Cross Internment Report Has Arrived!

After waiting close to eight weeks, my long awaited Internment Report has arrived for the Beattie’s and Tierney’s buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. After paying $75 for the report, I find it raised more questions than it really resolved. Back in July 2008, I made a trip to Holy Cross after learning from two death certificates […]

 A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

A True Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn

The other day, when I visited Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn to check out the Tierney and Beattie grave sites, I discovered something VERY odd.  First, our family does not seem to be into entering subsequent family members deaths onto tombstones.  We seem to just add them to the graves.  Only the first to die seem to get listed. I […]

St. George's Church & Cemetery

St. George’s Church & Cemetery

There are multiple records indicating several relatives of the Yerk’s family are buried here, at St. Georges Cemetery in Mount Kisco.  The headstones are heavily worn, but still read with the name “Cutler”. In 1761,  a mission church, then called Saint George’s (now St. Mark’s), was established on a plot of ground across the street from the current Friendly’s Restaurant […]

Green-Wood Cemetery: The Most Beautiful Cemetery I've Ever Seen!

Green-Wood Cemetery: The Most Beautiful Cemetery I’ve Ever Seen!

The Green-Wood Cemetery has long been considered one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries and is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history’s most memorable figures. Since its establishment in 1838, The Green-Wood Cemetery has offered a dignified selection of burial options including an urn garden, columbarium, community and private family mausoleums, as well as […]