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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.

For additional help visit the findagrave forums.
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Nancy Liddell
Benjamin Rowley
Jan, I did look up dropsy in the head on the internet. Water on the brain. Sounds sad, his children died early then he died. His wife Diadamia never remarried. With in 2 years she lost her whole family.
Thank you again for reading the headstone for me.
Nancy Liddell
Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 2:19 PM
Nancy Liddell
RE: Benjamin Rowley
Wow! Jan, What is dropsey in the head? I have never seen that on a headstone. Thanks for your answer.
Nancy Liddel
Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 2:03 PM
Nancy Liddell
Benjamin Rowley
Hello Jan,
Thank you so much for putting Benjamin Rowley's headstone on Find-A-Grave.
In trying to read the headstone I can not make out all the words. Have you been able to read it?
I see Inscription:In Memory of Benjamin Rowley who died with a _____ in the ____ in his 24th year.
Is this what you see?
Something must of happened for him to pass away so young.
Thank you for your kind answer.
Nancy Liddell in California
Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 12:14 PM
Your information is awesome - thank you
as per the info you placed on your information page - I appreciate your permission to post the gravestone picture you posted for Capt. Jacob Williams - it is wonderful. I will put it in his familysearch - page.
Added by Kitty on Jul 26, 2016 3:46 PM
beth mcgee
Bridget McCarthy
This is my GGrandmother who immigrated to live with her daughter Margaret McCarthy in 1880. I have been doing the family tree. I have updated her information and could you please pass on her grave to me.
Thank You
Florence McGee
Added by beth mcgee on Jul 26, 2016 10:35 AM
Lorna Bitgood
Transfer Thank you
Thank you so much for the transfer. I will merge the information into one memorial.
Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 25, 2016 7:19 AM
Lorna Bitgood
Possible Transfer
Hello Jan,
Several years ago I created a memorial for Albert E. Bitgood #20085483, before I knew that you had created one. Albert is my 2nd cousin, 3x removed. Instead of my using the "edit" tab for all the dates, places and family members, would you be willing to either delete yours or transfer it to me to merge the information? Let me know how you would like to handle this. Thank you,
Lorna (Bitgood) Dorr
Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 24, 2016 1:25 PM
Thank you!
Thank you for the info on Delia Grady, Jan. It helped a lot!
Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 8:10 PM
Delia Grady

I noticed you added a burial for Delia Grady in Saint Bernard's Cemetery. Was this from the Hale Collection or another source? I'm trying to pin down her death date and location. She was born in Ireland and her maiden name was Callahan. She married James John Grady in 1883 and died between 1890 and 1910. Any info you an provide would be very helpful.


Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 3:12 PM
Jeanie Leete
Leete family records
Are you related to me? I see a lot of Leete names in you research. Sometimes it happens simply because so many family members died in the same town but if you are not related would you consider transferring all my Leete family? I am not sure the easiest way to do that but let me know if you would be willing to share. If you are family how are you connected?

Added by Jeanie Leete on Jul 19, 2016 8:44 AM
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