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Irma (#46927625)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use my photos for your genealogy research, but please mention that you got the photo from findagrave.
When I do headstone hunts, its nice to get a thank-you from the requester! Also, when writing to me, add a salutation at the beginning, and a thank-you at the end!
Also, thank you to everyone who follows through and makes the enhancements that I send.

Use a mirror to reflect the sunlight off of the stones lettering. I have a cheap $10.00 mirror that is about 4 feet high. I can hold the mirror in one hand, and take the photo with the other hand.
Another place to find your ancestors gravestone photos is on: just search for their name.

A complete and searchable listing of the Hale collection is now available on To find it, click on "search" at the top of the screen. Bring down the drop down list, and click on "card catalog". Then, in the search box, type in "Hale". Then click on it, and you can do a name search. Be advised that not all names come up.

The Old Cove Burying Ground in East Haddam is in need of care, and we need volunteers to help clean up this ancient cemetery. If you live in the East Haddam CT area and are interested in helping to preserve this cem, please email me. At the moment, there are only three people who are taking care of this cem, and two of them are in their 80's!!! We need people who have ancestors in this cem to contribute! Please email me if you are interested.

My family names are: Kerber, Kerper, Hartsock, Gray, Houck, Carper, Harpster, Gault, all in PA. My extended family names are Miller, Hager, Stamschror, all in Minnesota.

East Haddam CT Cems:
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Genealogy library in CT: is searchable for over 26,000 newspapers!!! Awesome site!
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Thanks for contacting me.
I think you are probably right.
My Caleb is probably the son of Caleb and Deborah, not Caleb and Thankful.
Looking at other ancestry trees on Ancestry,com, the results are about 50% each way.
If you are correct, the whole ancestry line after Caleb 1740 will have to be changed both on Find A Grave and my family tree.
I will take another look, and if need be, will change everything. Something I am not looking forward to.
But it should be corrected if it is currently wrong.
Again, thank you.
Added by KEN DOTY BROWN on Dec 12, 2014 7:06 PM
Hi Irma,

My name is Doug. I am the Great4 Grandson of James and Grace (Deshon) Lanphier, both of whom are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London County, CT.

Thank you for imaging and posting my Great4 Grandparents gravestones on FindaGrave. I live in the Midwest and have never been to CT. Researching my LANPHIER/LANPHEER/LAMPHIER/ LANPHEAR family lines has been active hobby since I was 11 years old. It has been a very interesting voyage of discovery to say the least!

Although the gravestones for JAMES and GRACE in Cedar Grove Cemetery clearly annotate a surname of 'LANPHEER', the actual surname spelling is LANPHIER. This is the surname spelling used in JAMES'S Revolutionary War Pension Payment Records, as well as what few civil records I have been able to amass that survived being burned by the British during Arnold's attack on Groton and New London late in the Rev War. Is it possible this surname spelling change occurred after James and Grace were reinterred to Cedar Grove Cemetery from thier original interment? Of note, both LANPHEER and LANPHIER are pronounced exactly the same.

In 2008, I created a FindaGrave page for both James and Grace using what was thought to be the most probable surname at the time (e.g. LAMPHIER). You may wish to cross reference my page to update your pages for JAMES and GRACE (DESHON) LANPHIER/LANPHEER, as descedents for this line currently live in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Idaho, and California, and updating your data would go a very long way in rectifying confusion and idle speculation among researchers of this line.

My FindaGrave Page for JAMES:

My FindaGrave Page for GRACE:

Very Respectfully,
Added by DL on Dec 05, 2014 8:53 PM

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