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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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Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Burial location of Roger Coit, Plainfield Cemetery, CT
Thank you & appreciate the suggestion.

Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Jan 19, 2017 12:52 PM
Richard H. L. Chichester, III
Burial location of Roger Coit, Plainfield Cemetery, CT
Hey Jan, left this message Dec. 27, 2016, pardon the repeat message, but can't recall if you responded-

Jan, maybe you can help me. I was trying to figure out the Plainfield Cemetery/Old Plainfield Cemetery/New Plainfield Cemetery relationship.

Old Plainfield Cemetery
Location: Canterbury Road

New Plainfield Cemetery
Location: Canterbury Road, next to Old Plainfield Cemetery

[Note: the Hale collection has the above linked together as one)

Find A Grave has:
1) Plainfield Cemetery, Windham, CT (?New?)
2) Old Plainfield Cemetery, Windham, CT

The reason for my question is the result of a search for the resting place of Hon. Roger Coit (b. 25 Jan 1786 in Plainfield, CT) who died Aug. 14, 1856 in Adrian, Michigan. The source below states:
"His remains lie in the cemetery at Plainfield, Conn."

At the time of his death (1856) would there have been only 1 cemetery in Plainfield? Would that cemetery be "Old Plainfield Cemetery"?

Only Find A Grave 1) "Plainfield Cemetery", has any Coit burials.

~"The COIT family; or the descendants of John Coit. who appears among the settlers of Salem, Mass., in 1638. at Gloucester in 1644, and at New London, Conn., in in 1650". Case, 1874. pg. 225.

Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Jan 19, 2017 12:43 PM
Mark Dixon
Parents of Nathaniel Page

Jan, a 1996 book (Bedford Flag Unfurled by Sharon Lawrence McDonald) identifies the father of Nathaniel Page as Nathaniel Page Sr.

Do you recall what source identified Nathaniel's parents as George and Sarah (Lindsley) Page?
Added by Mark Dixon on Jan 18, 2017 8:57 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
RE: Thanks for the Gilbert article.
Glad to help. I don't exactly remember what I sent but good to know it was informative. I tried to go find Estelle Gilbert, but I'm not having much luck.

Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Jan 10, 2017 9:54 AM
Ray Thomas
Jan, Long time!
SGS still going. Feb 2017 will make 34 yrs.
My question! long time in coming. I have numerous transfers I would like to ask you about.
Actually too many for here. If you could do this , perhaps an e-mail to you would be better. All relatives. Walnut Grove Meriden
Your name seems to be on all of them. Let me know please.
email is on my account and FAQ number!

Thanks. Keep warm. Not over yet.

Added by Ray Thomas on Jan 10, 2017 9:25 AM
Mary Achterhof
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 19461293
Sorry .... I don't know what happen. Its not a big article but did give a name.

Article found in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 17 November 1888 reads...


New Haven, Connecticut, November 16 - Solon G. Jenks, of Wallingford, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony. Jenks was interrogated.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 08, 2017 9:16 AM
kat woodfill-childress
hello again
I just realized that it said "to be published" to contact you, meaning also on ancestry I think. Please let me know if I can use your Town Street Cemetery photo for my 7th great grandfather Caleb Booth (and his family buried there) ancestry gallery. If not, I understand :)
Added by kat woodfill-childress on Jan 07, 2017 10:31 PM
kat woodfill-childress
Town Street Cemetery photo
Hello! I read your profile about use of photos you took and being able to use them on ancestry and stuff. I used your Town Street Cemetery photo on my ancestry for Caleb Booth (7th great grandfather), attributed as "Photo by Jan Franco" and your F.a.G. number.
Added by kat woodfill-childress on Jan 07, 2017 10:28 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 19461293
I found this article about this gentlemans death. Maybe you will post to his memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article found in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 17 November 1888 reads...


New Haven, Connecticut, November 16 - Solon G. Jenks, of Wallingford, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony. Jenks was interrogated.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 07, 2017 3:09 PM
New London Sick Benefit Society Cemetery
Jan, I was in the cemetery taking pictures and comparing entries. Some of the names are duplicates, some are from another cemetery, and another is a Roman Catholic in a Jewish cemetery. Is there any actual listing of who to contact for actual burial listings?
Here are the problems
Eusebia Ball- Mich. (no marker in cemetery)
John Ball - Mich. (no marker in cemetery)
Daniel Needham - (no marker in cemetery)
Hannah Needham - (no marker in cemetery)
Ebenezer Rogers - (no marker in cemetery)
Louis Leybovitch - duplicated
Alma Stocklin (Roman Catholic, obit lists New London, and no marker in cemetery)

Added by Dave on Jan 05, 2017 4:35 PM
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