On Nov 9th, 2012 mcosner59 wrote.
“A Civil War veteran, 15th Regiment, Company H, VV, Joshua Church died 1863 in Derby, VT………………I am looking for the location of this cemetery …….. “
A reviewer replied: “I believe the cemetery that you seek is in the City of Newport which in May 11, 1917 formed from the Village of Newport and West Derby……………called the East Main Street Cemetery………………”
While East Main Street is a possibility, the current list of individuals and grave transcriptions of those buried there does not contain the name of Joshua Church, only that of a Charles Church died/buried CIRCA 1919. All readable and identifiable graves (there are some marked but unidentifiable) in this cemetery have been physically researched and recorded, unfortunately the individual that I knew of, who worked this research is deceased, I believe a copy of that effort is available in the holdings of the
Memphremagog Historical Society at: Museum Address,located in the Emory Hebard State Office Building
100 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
Mailing Address: 96 Stagecoach Drive
Newport, VT 05855
Phone: (802) 334-6195
Contact: Barbara Malloy, President
Most other cemeteries in the area have had similar efforts completed and their recordings are with the various area historical societies. For a list of the societies check the following site.http://vermonthistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&t...
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Points to take into consideration while researching in your area of interest, which have greatly complicated family history efforts, is during that period of time the redefining of the town boundaries for Derby, West Derby, Salem, and Duncansboro occurred several times. For accuracy of these events the actual history recordings must be reviewed. Records were no doubt misplaced during the relocation efforts, record keeping at that time
was poor and worst case, fires destroyed some of the respective record keeping facilities.
If you want to travel to the wonderful state and view the cemeteries the U.S. Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) shows ten Cemeteries for Newport, Vermont, they are:
Name County Cord's
Crandall Cemetery Orleans 445310N 0720739W *
Day Cemetery Orleans 445239N 0721041W *
Kelsey Cemetery Orleans 445707N 0721004W *
Pine Hill Cemetery Orleans 445529N 0721121W
Eas Main Street Orleans 445633N 0721154W
Holebrook Cemetery Orleans 445813N 0721448W *
Mitchell-Derusha Orleans 445418N 0720906W *
Morrill-Darling Hill Orleans 445912N 0720852W *
Pine Grove Cem Orleans 445703N 0721218W
Saint Mary’s Cem Orleans 445542N 0721313W
* Indicates those that are basically family cemeteries and not of general interest.
Go soon cemeteries are not "snow" plowed in the winter!!!!!!