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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 state your relationship when making transfer requests. 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: Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network:
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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Rebecca Dodds
Lieut Samuel Brown
Jan, Thanks so much for accepting the parental connection request for Samuel. And thanks for creating, maintaining and sharing all your memorials with the Findagrave community- it's much appreciated.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Aug 26, 2016 11:49 AM
Pamela Poulin
Moses Terrel, died 1783
Moses Terrel, b ca Jan 1783 [SHRamsdell: 1782], d April 15, 1783.
3rd child of Irijah & Hannah (Buckingham) Terrel
Added by Pamela Poulin on Aug 23, 2016 11:47 AM
Pamela Poulin
Irijah Leverett Terrel
Irijah Leverett Terrel b 1792, bapt. Nov 11, 1792, d Nov 6, 1829
[SHR: no marriage found and no heirs known to the relatives]
7th child of Irijah & Hannah (Buckingham) Terrel
Added by Pamela Poulin on Aug 23, 2016 11:39 AM
Pamela Poulin
Abijah Buckingham Terrel
"Abijah Buckingham Terrel, b ca 1780, bapt. Dec 2, 1787, d June 6, 1825 [SHR: no marriage found and no heirs known to the relatives.]"

Second child of Irijah & Hannah Terrel

Grave Stone Inscription:
“Also / In Memory of Abijah B. Terrel / who was lost at sea / June 6 1825 aged 45 yrs”

Shared grave stone with brother Irijah Terrel, son of Irijah & Hannah Terrel

A genealogy dated March 24, 1927 and entitled ”Estate of Sarah H.(née Terrel) Ramsdell: Summary of Her Genealogy,” obtained from the Connecticut Historical Society, in Hartford, CT. Ramsdell died intestate; every living relative received $27.45 "

More info on Irijah Terrel and Hannah (Buckingham) Terrel from Ramsdell:

Irijah Terrel, b. at Waterbury [Naugatuck section of Waterbury] 13 May 1750, d. Naugatuck, 27 May 1824, Naugatuck, CT ‘age 74’ [grave stone, white marble]; was eldest son of Moses Terrel (1724-1783) and Susanna (Barnes) Terrel (1745-1794). Their brownstone gravestones are also in the Naugatuck Old Burying Ground (aka Oak St Cemetery).
Irijah Terrel owned a Tavern, purchased from “Brown,“ [by Irijah's grandfather, Josiah Terrel, bapt Milford, 18 Aug 1695, d Waterbury [Naugatuck], CT, 27 Sept 1767 [72 yrs]
Tavern still standing as a dwelling place on Maple Street, Naugatuck. Irijah m at Waterbury [Naugatuck, CT], 4 June 1778, Hannah Buckingham (b 1760, [see Ramsdell Estate: 1759] Milford, CT [where Roger Terrel settled after arriving in Boston in 1632 (1616-1682/83)]; Hannah d 26 Jan 1813 [1815?] ‘age 53’(GS), Naugatuck, CT, daughter of Abijah Buckingham of Milford, CT and Hannah Byington, b 1736, d 21 Feb 1788.

See also:
article, “The Terrill Family of Connecticut” (various spellings) by the preëminent genealogist, Donald Lines Jacobus appearing in The American Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 49: 37-54
Added by Pamela Poulin on Aug 23, 2016 11:34 AM
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Alma Terrel, daughter of Irijah & Hannah Terrel
VIth Child. Susanna Terrel, born Feb 21, 1790, bapt. Feb 21, 1790, died Aug 21, 1799.

A genealogy dated March 24, 1927 and entitled ”Estate of Sarah H. Ramsdell: Summary of Her Genealogy,” obtained from the Connecticut Historical Society, in Hartford, CT,

Best, Pamela Poulin
Added by Pamela Poulin on Aug 23, 2016 10:48 AM
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Horatio Terrel Additional Information

Horatio Terrel, b Oct 12, 1797, bapt. Nov 26 [?16], 1797, died Jan 2, 1865; lived in New Haven [New Haven could refer to a county or city], married first, Dec. 28 [23?], 1824, Mrs. Sarah B. Hayden, who died Oct. 14, 1830; married second, Feb 23,1832 [1831?], Sarah Richards Beecher, b Apr. 3, 1806, d Feb. 1, 1891, New Haven, CT. [I believe New Haven was a county as well as a city.]
Child by first wife:
1. George Buckingham Terrel, b 1829, bapt. July 12, 1829, d Oct 18, [13?] 1830.
Children by second wife:
2. Sarah H. (Terrel) Ramsdell, deceased without issue
3. Nellie (Terrel) Peck, deceased without issue.
4. Amelia (Mellie) A. Terrill, unmarried, deceased without issue.
Added by Pamela Poulin on Aug 23, 2016 10:27 AM
Joseph Hastings
Thanks so much for the speedy transfer. I really appreciate it!
Added by djd25 on Aug 09, 2016 6:59 AM
Patty Murphy
Victoria L Mead
Hi Jan, I just went to the St Peter's Cemetery, Danbury Conn and cleaned and groomed my Cousin, Victoria L Mead's grave stone. If you could send your email address, I will send you a copy of the new pic.
Thank you so much,
Patty Murphy
Added by Patty Murphy on Aug 08, 2016 3:25 PM
Thank you!
Thank for the transfer of my 4th ggfather's memorial. I posted some of what I know about him to share, very grateful!
Added by Whitney on Aug 07, 2016 4:16 PM
Shirley Jo
Martha White Stow
Why was the memorial for my great-grandmother, Martha White merged with her sister's memorial. Mary White Hale is an entirely different person. : (
Added by Shirley Jo on Aug 05, 2016 4:39 PM
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