I received an email response, some of which I will quote below.My apologies that it doesn't lay out very well.
------------------------------------------- "We have letters from a Mary Post written to her son Alex Post aboard the USS Huntsville during the Civil War. Alex's grandfather is the Elder James Flandreau of New Rochelle, New York. I am trying to get information about the family. I think Alex may be the brother of my great grandfather.
"James Flandreau bought a cemetery plot in the Beachwood Cemetery in New Rochelle in 1861. The following people are buried there:
1) Henrietta Flandreau Interred 6/19/1860 2) James Flandreau Interred 6/11/1862 3) John Davids Interred 12/29/1864 4) Peter Flandreau Interred 6/12/1868 5) Irwin B. Flandreau 4/27/1871 6) Elizabeth Flandreau 7/24/1874 7) Hester Flandreau 7/17/1886 8) James Flandreau 7/11/1986 9) Harry L. Flandreau 9/15/1890 10) Emma C. Flandreau 9/14/1890 11) Marietta Post Died7/14/1908 12) Sarah O. Davis Died 3/11/1909 13) Frederick Davis Died9/5/1910 14) Susan C. Flandreau Died7/21/1913 15) James A. Flandreau Died10/11/1915 16) Rachel Flandreau Died4/1/1916 17) Emma Flandreau Died2/1/1924 18) Irvin South Flandreau Died3/28/1939 19) Earl Charles Barefoot Died12/6/1947 20) Anna Pye Flandreau Died 1/12/1953 21) Mildred Barefoot Died 3/26/1983
At any rate, I have several of the people in the list already in the database.I'm hoping I can tie them all together with a little more information.Here's what I know so far:
#2 is Elder James, and #1 is his daughter Henrietta, both mentioned in "Lives Well Spent", an index of death notices in the Eastern State Journal.
#3, John Davis, is presumably either the son-in-law or grandson of James, but without dates it's not obvious which.I suspect that #12, Sarah O. Davis, is the connecting person, previously a Flandreau, and that #13 is either her son or her husband (whichever #3 isn't).Of course its possible that they're all siblings or something.
#6 may be the Elizabeth who appears in James' census entries: likely his wife, or perhaps an unmarried sister.
#8 is probably the son of Elder James, but without dates, it's not clear.
#15 has the same middle initial as a James A. Flandreau in the 1880 census of New Rochelle, who was an oyster dealer.He had a wife named Emma in that census, and that could be #17.
#19 appears in my database through his obituary in the New York Times, though they spelled his name Ervin.He had two sons, William and Ervin, and a daughter (whose name was not mentioned) who was the wife of Earl Barefoot, #19.I'm presuming that Mildred, #21, is that daughter.#20, Annie Pye Flandreau, was Ervin's wife.There's an Ervin S. Flandreau in our database who appears in the 1866 Trow's Directory of New York City; I presume he was #19's father, and was sort of hoping he would be in the list.Ah, well.
There's a Peter Flandreau in the database who died in the same month that #4 was interred, but his wife is buried at St. Paul's Church in Eastchester with some of their children.I don't know whether Peter was buried there, but if he was not, then #4 could be him.Perhaps Peter and James were brothers.
If anyone has more information or speculation to share, I'd appreciate it.I encourage everyone to make use of the online database at