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Bill G (#46886828)
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Bio Photo Hi. I've been researching my Griggs family ancestry for quite some time. I've got one line back to England in 1436. My family emmigrated first to Boston (Roxbury), then into Connecticut, Pennsylvania and then all over.

Some of the more important ancestral surnames I am researching are: Griggs, Leonhardt (Lanhardt), Cole, Ely, Magill, Bentley, and Brown.

I've tried, for each Find-A-Grave listing I've put up, to at least let you know the relationship of the person to another, usually buried in the same cemetery. I've tried to be as accurate as possible but welcome any additional information you may have. Thanks.
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Barbara Maitland
I wanted to express my thanks for the graveyard pictures you have provided to It is always exciting to see a "real" picture of where the ancestors are buried.
Added by Barbara Maitland on May 16, 2014 10:34 AM
Rose Wenstrom
Bill Griggs' memorial
This is for everyone who has stopped by and left a message for Bill: Here is the memorial page for Bill Griggs, #67653721. I would guess that Find a Grave is managing his memorials since he's passed on. It would be nice if you'd stop by his memorial and leave a note. :)
Added by Rose Wenstrom on Mar 24, 2014 9:40 AM
Hi Bill,
May I use your photos on Find A Grave Memorial# 37894019, for my personal family tree on, with credit to you?
Benjamin is my 9th great grandfather.
Thanks for all your work.
Added by KUber on Mar 02, 2014 12:49 PM
Lillie Oppie
Bill would you like me to transfer Ely account to you so that you can change information? Let me know thank you.

Added by Lillie Oppie on Feb 14, 2014 2:30 PM
Lillie Oppie
Added by Lillie Oppie on Feb 14, 2014 2:26 PM
Charmaine Cave
Joseph Griggs
Your photo of Joseph and Patience Griggs is beautiful. May I post it on my ancestry tree? They are my 6th great grandparents.
Added by Charmaine Cave on Jan 21, 2014 11:58 AM
R Lerch
Louisa Griggs in Graceland
Louisa is buried in Graceland Cemetery - Chicago Illinois
"If you are searching for someone buried in the Graceland Cemetery, please send in your inquiries by mail, fax (773-525-9091) or email to Please provide the name and approximate time of death and any other information that may help assist with the search." I did not see any other Griggs markers, but many Bentley family members.
Added by R Lerch on Nov 23, 2013 8:00 PM
R Lerch
Louisa Bentley Griggs
The cemetery office provided the following information for Louisa: "Louise B. Griggs is buried in "E & F" Lot 5 South 11 Grave # 3. It appears she was originally buried in Lot 4 in "E & F" , the burial location of Willie Meeker. She was moved to Lot 5 5/01/1914 the same date as "Little Alice Meeker" was moved to the lot."
There is a marker and space next to her that could be her husband. She is buried in what looks like a Bentley and Wrenn family plot. I suggest you contact the cemetery to see if her husband is buried there. Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Nov 23, 2013 7:54 PM
Mary L. Colburn
I see you have a memorial for Mary L. Colburn Griggs. If she is not a member of your family could you please transfer her to me. She is my husband's aunt, daughter of Royal S. Colburn and Sarah Ann Sherman. Thanks.
Added by Banburn on Nov 03, 2013 5:05 PM
Robin Arvickson
Grave of Moses Bentley
I live in Erie and am working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of the Mexican War. I would like your permission to use the picture you posted of Moses Bentley's grave in this compilation. I will cite you as the source.

Thank you.
Added by Robin Arvickson on Jan 24, 2013 1:24 PM
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