Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Union Sailor Gets Grave Headstone-- Part 1

From the June 7, 2014, Staten Island Live site "Staten Island Civil War Veteran lies in unmarked grave no longer" by Virginia M. Sherry.

JoAnne Nolemi and her extended family were at St. Mary's Cemetery to commemorate her maternal great-great grandfather, John Timlin Sr. who lived in Rosebank in Staten Island.

He was buried in an unmarked grave for almost a century  beside his wife Ann Dayly, five infant children and his son John Timlin Jr..

Nolemi, a Rosebank resident drove past the cemetery many times without knowing that her family history was there.  John Timlin Sr. was born in Ireland in 1947 in County Menth and arrived in New Tork City with his parents in 1851.  The family settled in Rosebank.

During the Civil War, he served on the USS Union.  (Unfortunately, that is all the article had to say about his Civil War  service.)

--Old B-Runner

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