|Jan Franco (#46625834)|
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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. Please do not ask me to delete my entry because you have added a new one. I will gladly add additional documented info to the original entry. 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.
I am a reference & local history librarian. CSG member. Former findagrave "County Keeper" for Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven, CT. Author of "Meriden" an Arcadia Publishing book in the "Images of America" series.
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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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|Sally Davis||Grave Photos Thanks|
Again, I can't thank you enough for all the volunteer work you do for Find A Grave, especially in Meriden with my family. The recent several photos you added mean so much me I really appreciate how quickly you responded. Now all these wonderful people are remembered and honored.
|cheryllst||memorial # 22643804 & 22643852|
did you notice that there are THREE children mentioned on the tombstone pictured closeup with infant dau. Chapman? I don't see a memorial for the Nancy who died Apr 4 1787 aged 8 months-? is it there or would you like to add it?
|Susan||OMG, it's him|
The Stephen R Lesher I found was in fact, the son of Jacob & his first wife. He went to NY about 1841 or so, and made lots and lots of money. And living in his household in 1870 is Rebecca Lesher.
OMG, I may be on the trail
Added by Susan on May 12, 2013 11:13 AM
|Susan||Emeline Thompson Lesher|
I'm totally convinced she's my emeline, but I don't think the Jacob buried Third Lutheran is the right Jacob. I'm assuming the links on his page are correct, and the kids don't match up. Luckily James Thompson (Emeline's father) left a will and names his two orphaned granddaughters, one, Rebecca, the daughter of Emeline, and the other Hannah Lake (later Payne), daughter of his daughter Hannah.
The Jacob in Third Lutheran has kids born 1840-1842, neither of whom are Rebecca Jane. If Emeline had been the mother of these chidren, I'm sure James Thompson would have mentioned them in his will
I'm been trying to remember why I thought Jacob was married before he married Emeline, and realized it was from the censuses. He's there in 1830 [Lesher], with one female, no kids. This must have been his first wife. He's there in 1840 [Lesher], with children born before he married Emeline, and without Rebecca Jane, who was probably born after the census was taken.
He's not there in 1850, could be dead, could have moved. There's a Jacob Lasher in Gallatin.
Meanwhile, I'm now downloading an obit/death notice for a Stephen Lesher, born Amenia in the 1830's (haven't read it yet). Stephen may be one of the children of Jacob & his first wife. We'll see.
Meanwhile, I told my cousin you'd found Emeline, right where she should be, planted in Dutchess county. He lives about 2 hours north, and wants to jump in his car and find the stone. I told him to cool his jets...
Added by Susan on May 12, 2013 10:54 AM
|Monique Heller||Thank you|
Thank you, Jan, for taking time out of your day to fulfill this request. This was my grant aunt and I have her parents and brothers, all in St Lawrence so it is nice to have her memorial as well.
|Barry Gates||Re: Elijah Adams & Judith Bowland|
|MissKitty||Robert Howard & Mary Louisa (Julier) Mattoon gravestones|
May I have your permission to download the photos of the gravestones of Robert & Mary (Julier) Mattoon?
I would like to upload them into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
|T Barker||Joane Sheafe|
Thank you for the info on her gravestone. I appreciate your help.
Added by T Barker on May 05, 2013 10:30 PM
|T Barker||Mary Fitch|
Thank you so much for getting the gravestone picture for us!!
Added by T Barker on May 05, 2013 10:24 PM
|Kurt Cook||Morelle Fowler|
Thank you for the picture of the Fowler Monument.
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