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Jan Franco (#46625834)
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Bio Photo If you are new to findagrave, I suggest you read "frequently asked questions" carefully before making entries or requests.

Since I get a huge volume of requests, please make it easier for me to add biographical information, relationship links, or corrections by going to the page you want linked or corrected and click on "edit." Your info will be emailed directly to me and I can click on the link. If I get the email I will make changes, but generally I don't have time to email you. Please double check dates and info; if multiple items are misspelled or have typos, I am inclined to believe the other material may also be erroneous.

PLEASE NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. You are able to add photos to any entry.
When the website started there was no option for linking relatives. I am happy to add desired links: please double check your numbers so errors don't make double work for both of us.

I am related to some of the people I have added; entries are also posted in the interest of genealogy and history, and the hope that someone will add my lost ancestors.

Please take digital photos of old gravestones in your area; some that exist today may crumble in a season or two, especially in areas with winter frost. In a way, your photo will preserve it. Perhaps it will be the only record of a particular gravestone. Please do not apply any substance to a gravestone to make it more legible; it damages the stone.

You may use my findagrave photos for your personal use, with attribution; anything to be published - please contact me for permission. Click on photo for larger format.

If you are requesting a photo in a large cemetery please take the time to get section and plot number from the cemetery office, if there is one. Your request has a better chance of being fulfilled that way. Most volunteer photographers work on the weekends when cemetery offices are not open.

Verify everything; transcriptions and even information "written in stone" may be inaccurate. A good example is when the date April 31 appears on a gravestone.

Most of the CT cemeteries have already been added to findagrave. When in doubt check under "New" and "Old" to see if you've missed the listing. Please HESITATE before creating a new Connecticut cemetery on findagrave. I'll be happy to research it for you to avoid duplication; so many alternate names and town name changes make it likely it is already listed in another place. The majority of CT cemeteries that existed in 1934 were surveyed on the Hale Index: www.cslib.org/halecol.htm. Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network: www.ctgravestones.com.
Your local library or historical society can also assist you. Ask for the person most familiar with the cemeteries or the history of the town.

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dd
findagrave Horatio Abbe #26159766
Dear Jan,

You have done a tremendous amount of work for this website. In the Enfield Street Cemetery I have just added Col. Robert Morrison Abbe and his wife Maria Norcott Abbe, ancestors of mine. I also added three of their children who passed away very young from the following sources:

The "Abbe-Abbey Genealogy" by Cleveland Abbe, New Haven Conn. 1916 p. 308, and Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.

As I was going to add Horatio Sargent Abbe from the same sources, I noticed that you had already given him a place to rest. So I do wonder if you could either transfer him to me, or add him to Robert Abbe and Maria Abbe as their fourth child who died young? He was born in Enfield on Nov. 19, 1829.

Thank you so very much for your help,

Dorothy Dreher
Added by dd on Apr 27, 2015 8:40 AM
Gary Morgan
McCarthy
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by Gary Morgan on Apr 26, 2015 10:23 PM
Olin E. Hartley
RE: Lyman Bradley
Thanks for your relies, Jan. Appreciate you getting back with me.

Olin
Added by Olin E. Hartley on Apr 26, 2015 5:51 PM
Olin E. Hartley
Lyman Bradley
Hi Jan -
I's been a while since we have talked. I was asked(on Ancestry.com)a question that I can't answer so thought you might be able to help me out. Someone on Ancestry added a headstone photo Layman Bradley (1754-1822) and noted it was in the Gilbertown Cemetery. Is this one in the same as Aspetuck Cemetery ?

See Find A Grave Memorial# 86612541 where I sow him to be buried.

I went ahead a asked for a headstone photo.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Regards,

Olin
Added by Olin E. Hartley on Apr 26, 2015 2:08 PM
Robert Lacey
Lacey Family
Jan, Thank you for the work you have done to document family graves in the Old Stratfield Cemetery. This is a great resource. Years ago my brother and I made calls to initiate a cleanup of the cemetery which had become overgrown. Quite a few of my ancestors are buried there.
Robert Lacey,
Fairfield
Added by Robert Lacey on Apr 25, 2015 4:57 AM
Carol
cemetery information
Do you know where I can find information or do you happen to have any information on Gardner Cemetery in New London? I have family buried there and was interested in knowing more about the cemetery because I believe it is a private cemetery. I appreciate any information you can provide to help my research, thank you for your time. Also I have several pictures I took while visiting the cemetery of my grandparents headstones, if those would be helpful I can submit them, thanks.
Added by Carol on Apr 21, 2015 9:10 AM
Karol Pike
RE: Eunice Bristol
Thank-you so much
Added by Karol Pike on Apr 21, 2015 7:05 AM
Karol Pike
Eunice Bristol
Jan,
Can you please correct the parentage for my 5th great grandmother,Eunice #27898908? Her name was actually Eunice Parker Bristol. Her parents were Gamaliel Parker #58585892 and her mother was Elizabeth Blakesly Parker #58586009.
Her husband's parents are incorrectly linked as hers.
Thank-you so much for your time and consideration,
Karol
Added by Karol Pike on Apr 20, 2015 10:57 AM
judy atwater harper
East Cemetery in Meriden, Ct
Regarding the Yale family - could you please add
the following information to Emma Louise Norton Yale's page,

Born 9-27-1861 in Guilford, Ct
Died 6-11-1946 at home in Meridan

Her mother was - Maria Chalker Norton and her
father was - George Bidwell Norton


thank you so much,

judy Atwater harper
Added by judy atwater harper on Apr 18, 2015 11:56 AM
Patrick Arthur Teater Sr.
James & Annis Lyman Thrall
I was wondering, you mentioned you were a librarian in Connecticut? Is their any possibility you could find any info on my great great grand parents who lived in Meriden Connecticut. If there is an obit for my GGF - or maybe who Annis' parents were that would be wonderful.
Added by Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. on Apr 17, 2015 4:30 PM
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