Since the passing of my grandparents in 1979 and 1980, I had always accompanied my family on many trips to the Riverside Cemetery in New Castle, New Hampshire, to visit their graves and refresh the flowers kept there. Having not yet delved into my paternal ancestry at that time, I had not known that many of my ancestors were buried there, and I had been walking by them for so many years.
Isaac Charles Haven Pridham
11 Sept 1847 - 16 Apr 1924
The son of John R and Ruth Ann (Fish) Pridham
He was a Civil War veteran, serving in the Navy on board the USS Vandalia, which was moored just across the river from where he now lies.
His wife Catherine (Hessian), being Catholic, was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth. Isaac was not, apparently, so was buried here.
My great-grandparents, William H and Louise J (Condon) Pridham, are also in Calvary cemetery.
My grandparents, great-grandparents, and
several of my great-aunts and uncles.
John T. Dow, 1869-1942
Dorothy M. (Yeaton), 1870-1927
Reginald L. Dow, 1906-1980
Alice L. (Pridham), 1905-1980
See also, my blog page:
In Memory of Great-Grandmother Yeaton
Nathaniel Benjamin Yeaton
Born June 15, 1842
Died Dec 29, 1926
My 2nd Great-Grandfather, the son of
John and Dorothy (Amazeen) Yeaton
Louisa Medala (Meloon)
wife of Nathaniel B. Yeaton
Died Sept. 12, 1902
Aged 54 yrs, 7 mos.
The daughter of Alfred A and Dorothy C (Yeaton) Meloon, who are also buried in same cemetery
See also: Nathaniel Lear of New Castle, NH
William A. Meloon, 27 Nov 1795 - 27 Nov 1842
The son of Abraham (Abram) and Elizabeth (Marden) Meloon
Mary (Lear) Meloon, his wife, 25 June 1800 - 28 Feb 1873
The daughter of Nathaniel and Keziah (Amazeen) Lear
My 3rd Great-Grandparents:
Alfred A Meloon
8 Mar 1819 - 26 Jan 1890
The son of William A and Mary (Lear) Meloon
Dorothy C (Yeaton) Meloon
3 Aug 1821 - 8 Jan 1895
The daughter of Barnabus and Philadelphia (Jenkins) Yeaton
See also my blog pages:
- The Family of William A Meloon of New Castle, NH
- Alfred A Meloon of New Castle, NH
Note: ALL of these photos were taken by me, between 2008 and 2012, and I have posted many of the same ones onto "Find a Grave", and also to my Flickr account. Some of them have since found their way onto Ancestry family trees, which is fine, so long as an original source is indicated. So, to my cousins who have found their way here, I say "Hello!"
Update: Since starting this page two weeks ago, I traveled down to New Castle, and revisited the cemetery. Glad to see the Barnabus Yeaton stone is upright again!