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Hal Eaton (#47745260)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 26 days
Michael K. Smith
Maud Johnston - Memorial# 86465525
Hi, Hal---

I've been doing some work on the family of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and I came across this listing of his granddaughter, Maude, daughter of Griffin Johnston. You have her born May 1891 and died June *1991* -- a hundred years old. There is no other record of her that I can find. She's not in the 1900 census at the age of 9 with her mother and sister, Grace. And Grace is always referred to in later years as the "only" child of Griffin (i.e., only surviving). Are you sure Maude didn't die in June *1891*? Just a few weeks after birth?

Michael K. Smith

Added by Michael K. Smith on May 11, 2015 12:57 PM

RE: Hayes Family
My husband's mother is Katherine Osuna Guertin. (You linked her grave.) J. Chauncey Hayes was her grandfather. She didn't know much about the Hayes ancestors, but greatly loved and admired Chauncey who died when she was 10 years old. We have a Master's thesis someone wrote about the Hayes family which I haven't read. I'm away from home right now, but I will look through it and see if there is anything of interest to you. Thanks for your reply!


Added by Joanne on Mar 03, 2015 9:36 AM

Hayes Family
Dear Hal,

I'm wondering what your connection is to J. Chauncey Hayes
who is my husband's great grandfather. Thank you!


Added by Joanne on Mar 02, 2015 7:20 PM

Davis Young
Stang 86506656

Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2015 3:49 PM

Davis Young
May E {Keller} Stang 8650656
The death date listed on this memorial might not be correct. The death year shown for her on the CA Death Index is 1948, not 1931. I suspect this might be a typo because husband Stang died in 1931.
I am researching her parents and family. Morris and Eunice died in Pomona, CA, (1905,1903) but I can't yet locate where they're buried.
Name: May E Stang / [May E Keller] /Gender: Female /
Birth Date: 16 May 1865 / Birth Place: Iowa /
Death Date: 21 Mar 1948 / Death Place: Ventura /
Mother's Maiden Name: Hooper / Father's Surname: Keller.
Dave Young
Downey, CA

Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2015 3:48 PM

Linda Hansen
Jessie McMillan
Find A Grave Memorial# 88473047
Hal, Jessie was the 1st born of Rev. John Mc & Abbie Woods Mc. You have her listed as the dau. of Olive & Rev. John
Thanks for correcting,
Linda Hansen

Added by Linda Hansen on Jan 03, 2015 4:00 PM

Louis Roth
Charles W Gorton
found photos in a box of old family records
can email to you if you like

louistroth at

Added by Louis Roth on Dec 26, 2014 10:56 AM

Johnny Faragher
Emily Hayes portrait
Dear Mr. Eaton,

I am publishing a book on Los Angeles history and would like to include the portrait of Emily and Chauncey Hayes that you posted on Find-a-Grave. In regard to permission, do you known who owns the rightts to the portrait?

John Mack Faragher
Yale University

Added by Johnny Faragher on Dec 17, 2014 12:17 PM

RE: Walter Hamlin Dupee
In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where the Dupees once had a summer residence.

Added by TEllett on Oct 10, 2014 12:36 PM

Walter Hamlin Dupee
Thanks for your contribution concerning Isabel S. Kennedy Dupee and her husband Walter Hamlin Dupee. I would be grateful to find out the source for the information regarding the suicide of Isabel. You may also be interested to know that additional controversy surrounds Walter Dupee: he was involved in the mysterious death of his friend Charles Edward Kohl, Jr. in 1917.

Added by TEllett on Oct 03, 2014 8:44 AM

Sarah Louisa Hayes (1855)
Regarding the above, I understand that Hayes recorded the birth and death of this baby in his diary, but how did you determine her name?

Added by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2014 1:45 PM

Susan Barrow Spaulding
RE: Ezra Spaulding & Others
I happened to be in town over the weekend. Cemetery is on a rounded corner on RT 14 going into Canton. The Spaldings/Spauldings are ancestors of my husband. Not direct line. It was sad to see the cemetery in such rough shape. I wonder if there are others buried there. It seemed like there were stones.


Added by Susan Barrow Spaulding on Jun 28, 2014 11:59 AM

RE: Ezra & Hannah Spaulding Grave
There is also a military plaque marker in front of his grave. If you want me to place it on his memorial as well as the regular grave photo I can do that. Just submit a New photo request.

Added by bluelady on May 05, 2014 11:40 AM

Jean Ann Purdom McAlister
Annie Payne Cogswell Pynchon
Hal, their some who say a little girl named Mary Lucretia Pynchon born Mar 30 1860-Mar 2 1861, is buried with her parents there, even a reocrd of New Plainfield Cemetery Records say she was there.

The Problem is both she and her parents are listed in the 1860 census in Missouri, although not living together, census dated 5 Jun 1860, Mary L is 2 months old. Later her father was made Post Master of that same Missouri town in April 1861.

William is back in Connecticut by the end of 1861 serving in the Navy.

I believe this child was left behind and raised by another family.

My question is there a 3rd grave in this Cemetery, or is ther just a maarker to remember this child they might have thought died in Missouri?

Thanks in advance for your time and trouble.

(Jean) Ann (Purdom) McAlister

Added by Jean Ann Purdom McAlister on Mar 29, 2014 8:50 AM

Fred Eaton's birthplace
Hello Hal! In researching this period of time from the Hayes/Eaton and Biddy Mason points of view I was interested in what you think or what information you may have regarding the jail in use for Los Angeles in December 1855 and January 1856. This is the link I am sure you already have for Biddy's court judgement in Jan 1856

Since Frederick was born in Sept 1855 in the adobe on Ft Moore's hill, converted from the jail, by chance have you run across information about where the jail was situated next? After Hayes' judgement freed the women and children Biddy continued to visit the jail tending to the health and needs of prisoners. I assume it was not relocated far from the original.

You have a masterful command of the period and the people who inhabited it: something I appreciate tremendously. My own forebears moved to South Pasadena in the early 1900s from South Dakota. After finding a few Eatons in our 17th-18th century New England branches on ancestry I have been secretly hoping I could find a distant cousin or three related to your Eatons!!
Yours, Linda Bennett lbenett649@yahoo

Added by lbennett649 on Jan 21, 2014 7:24 PM

Karin KL
RE: Alexander Graham b. 1791

I am researching Alexander and Margaret (McEwing) Graham. It is my understanding that they had a son named John, b. 1815, but you do not have him listed as one of the children. Could you tell me your source for the list of their children?

Thank you!

Karin Lightner

Added by Karin KL on Nov 27, 2013 7:47 AM

L Beacon
Plainfield Cemetery
Just adding photos I took today and came across one of your relatives, the marker has been cleaned up since the last photo so posted the one I took today which is much clearer.
Have added quite a few more since the other day and still at it :)

Added by L Beacon on Nov 05, 2013 6:28 PM

RE: Hodges additions
Timely you should contact me, BTW. I am making my "winter research" list, and Jacob Hodge is on it. I know he had a will--it is indexed in the Onondaga county records, but so far I have been unable to determine if he owned any land or not. If I could find out where he lived, and what he did, I might be able to figure out where he is buried. There are a surprising number of people who were important to the early settlement of this county who are "missing". Anyway, I was wondering if you know what type of document (i.e. letter, church reference)mentions where Jacob is buried?

Added by clevelandpole on Oct 29, 2013 5:30 AM

RE: Hodges additions
LOL!. You are very welcome. I am actually trying to find the location of Jacob Hodge, who died in Pompey, and is buried supposedly in the town of Manlius (ancestor of M.Hodge). Along the way, I keep finding other "lost Hodge/s"!

Added by clevelandpole on Oct 24, 2013 4:22 PM

Dawn D
Hi Hal, I was wondering if you could help me. I have the Eatons on my ancestry tree starting with Leroy Eaton. My issue is that on the Find A Grave memorial page for Joseph Eaton (who is listed as a judge with the same dates of death and birth) that his father is listed as Ebenezer Eaton. I do not have this info nor does anyone else that I have searched and contacted on Ancestry. We have Ensign Aaron Eaton as Joseph Eatons father. Now unless the Judge Joseph and the Joseph we have are two diff people with the exact same dates of death and birth? If you have any info that could explain please let me know. Like I said most of us have the parents of Joseph Eaton that was born 1775 and died in 1857 listed as Ens Aaron Eaton and Lydia as his mother.

Added by Dawn D on Sep 20, 2013 9:02 AM

Danielle Forestier
Susannah Ruth
Hi, Hal, I really appreciate the supplemental info you have posted on my 4th g-grandmother as you have broken down a brick wall I've been chipping at for over 15 years! Many, many grateful thanks. On John Beecher, mem #86403902, you've posted info on his m-i-l, Susannah Johns Ruth. Can you tell me some of the sources of this info? Are you researching this family? I am from Jacob and Susannah's son Peter, b. 1818, and have only just found her name (from a newspaper article from 1883, but hadn't been able to find which of the Ruth's she had married. I'm thrilled for this wall to be broken. If you are researching this family I am happy to share my findings with you. Appreciatively, Danielle

Added by Danielle Forestier on Aug 20, 2013 11:43 AM

fonda flamingo
Joanna & John Cady
These are my 4th Great Grand Aunt & Uncle!

Added by fonda flamingo on Jun 04, 2013 11:32 AM

Lois Palecek
RE: William B Matthews Photo
Thank you!!

Added by Lois Palecek on Apr 22, 2013 12:52 PM

Lois Palecek
Wm Burgess Mathews
I see you have a wonderful picture of William Mathews on his findagrave site. Would it be ok with you if I added this photo to my ancestry info? Thank you for adding memorials - I use them almost daily.

Added by Lois Palecek on Apr 22, 2013 11:37 AM

Pat Murray Mitchell
RE: Jacobina Shiells Clement
I apologize. I cannot find anything in the written records I have for Elbert's middle name. When I talk to my mom I'll ask her. She is sending me her Shiells, Clement, etc. info. She has worked on that line on and off for years. My mother never knew her grandfather, Elbert. He had left for Oklahoma long before she was born. In fact, my Grandma Grace ( Clement Hughitt ) always said she was an orphan. It was only in the 1970's she admitted her father had left her behind when he moved with his new wife.

Added by Pat Murray Mitchell on Feb 23, 2013 8:35 AM


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