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Suzanne (#47992853)
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Bio Photo After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them.

The stones are facing north on a small hill, background is a field, a lot of the stones a small size. Had a lot of backlight glare. Tried photographing them at different times, then tried putting a large piece of cardboard behind the stone to stop the glare. It worked ok, but was difficult getting the cardboard to stay in a slight wind.

Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voilą, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I was hooked. I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014.

So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.

Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries. Also a handful of times I've asked for help in the forums and got fantastic results.
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Jennifer Magri
Burne and Kelsey Graves Branford Center Cemetery
Greetings -

I am hopeful that you will consider transferring the management of the Burne and Kelsey graves that you have from Branford Center Cemetery to me for future upkeep. They are my great aunts and uncles and I have additional information that I would like to add to their memorials.

I appreciate your consideration and dedication to photographing so many sites.


Jen Magri
Added by Jennifer Magri on Oct 02, 2015 2:12 PM
Michael Ryley Bradbury
Kyle Barna
Reference to maternal grandparents added to Kyle's biography per your request.
Added by Michael Ryley Bradbury on Sep 07, 2015 12:58 PM
Olive Williams # 143281767
Suzanne, let me 1st apologize for my edit on this memorial~adding a maiden name. I believe I jumped the gun. I have found a Probated Will in Wayne County, NC for the Olive Bowden Williams I thought was the person buried in CN. The only problem is the Will was certified in January of 1881 by the courts. So, this memorial # 14381767 cannot be the same Olive Williams I am researching from Wayne Co., NC. Could you please remove the maiden name Bowden from your memorial?
And again, I apologize for the inconvenience.
Added by jmgs1 on Sep 06, 2015 6:36 PM
Nareen, et al
Gershom Todd
I have deleted my memorial after moving one of the children over to your memorial. The other I have sent a request. I didn't see any point in having you delete yours with those great pictures you have and the work you have done on it.
Thanks for letting me know. Nareen
Added by Nareen, et al on Aug 30, 2015 11:38 PM
Mona Rhone
Mix Todd
If you look at his updated memorial you will find changes made based on the book, Families of Ancient New Haven.

If you find other such discrepancies, I would appreciate being informed of them. Oftentimes I post information sent to me by people who are researching their families. I cannot verify each piece of information I am given, but I do my best.

Right now I have 50 edits on my Find A Grave page. It takes time to make the changes. This feature was not available when I started my work on Find a Grave ten years ago. I have posted over twenty thousand memorials. Not sure I would have that many if I knew edits were a life sentence.
Added by Mona Rhone on Aug 29, 2015 1:26 PM
Ellen Plant
Thank you so much for your time and posting the photo of the marker!
Added by Merf on Jul 13, 2015 12:55 PM
Bob O
Corporal Timothy Ahearn
Hi Suzanne,
I am doing some research on Corporal Timothy Ahearn and one thing I wanted to find was his grave. I was finally able to locate your Find A Grave page for him but had some difficulty as his last name on your page is misspelled - "Ahern" when it should be "Ahearn". When I put his name in the Find A grave search the only listing was a page for the memorial statue of him in New Haven butI knew he wasn't buried there. Could you make a correction so anyone in the future would be able to find it easier. Thanks, Bob O
Added by Bob O on Jun 20, 2015 2:48 PM
Meyer Kassin
Dear Suzanne,
Thank you so much for taking this photo. It is truly kind of you and I really appreciate it.
Added by NSH on Jun 19, 2015 12:38 PM
Monique Heller
Steven Randall Ayr
Thank you for taking the time to locate and photograph the stone. I truly appreciate it. Steven's relatives in NJ have not been able to see it personally so I will share it with them.
Added by Monique Heller on Jun 19, 2015 5:00 AM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Jane Landon
Thanks so much for the beautiful photos of her headstone! Now if I can figure out who she is on my Landon family tree that will be a miracle!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jun 17, 2015 4:43 PM
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