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John Beckstein (#46939506)
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Bio Photo I try to be as accurate as possible with my submissions. If you find any errors contact me. use the "Edit" tab at the memorial and then "Suggest a correction" to send me any updated information or corrections.

IMPORTANT: make sure you include an email address or have the ability to be contacted when sending corrections. Sometimes I have been sent a correction that has a typo or error and I may need to contact you to verify the information

Transfer requests should be for direct relatives, This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, etc.

Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred.

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Debbie Smith Shaffer
Elizabeth Smith Ashley
I just sent you a request to link Elizabeth with her parents' graves but I failed to ask you a question about your entry for Elizabeth. The grave says "in her 77 year" yet your page for her says she was age 76. I ask because I, too, think she was 76 because I have found her date of birth recorded in the Pomfret Vital Records as 1 Apr 1758.
Also, may I use your picture in my Ancestry page for Elizabeth? Again, much thanks for you efforts.
Added by Debbie Smith Shaffer on Aug 21, 2014 4:12 PM
Julie H. Lake
Stanton Photo
Hi John,
Thanks very much for so graciously allowing me to use your photo!
Blessings to you,
Added by Julie H. Lake on Aug 17, 2014 9:02 PM
Julie H. Lake
Thomas Stanton Photo
Hi John,
I'm writing to ask if you might consider granting me permission to post your photo of the mutual headstone of a couple of ancestors of "mine" (and of numerous others, of course.)
It's the one for Thomas Stanton and Anna Lord, it's in wonderful condition, and it has some dandy headstone art on it. I'll understand if you don't wish to share it, and I thank you for considering my request.
Thanks for all you do! I aspire to getting as many great shots posted for folks here as you have. I just keep plugging away at it.
Many blessings,
Added by Julie H. Lake on Aug 17, 2014 12:01 PM
Sarah Percival
62180352 Sarah A Bailey (married name)
Hi John

I've sent a suggested edit for the information about Sarah A Bailey (married name).

She is buried in New Ponsett Cemetery with her husband Frank and his parents David T and Nancy Bailey. David T and Nancy are my 3x gg parents through their daughter Jennie Alice. (When Frank died Jennie paid for his funeral.)

I found in the Doolittle Funeral Home records on the Godfrey Library site the record for the burial of Sarah A Bailey, which gives her parents names as Joseph Scranton and Susan Cooper.

I can't send you the image now but can if you contact me on

Best wishes

Sarah Percival
Added by Sarah Percival on Aug 09, 2014 11:36 AM
Jonathan Metcalf - Find A Grave Memorial# 46156265 and Others.
Good Evening John

I am the direct relation of the following individuals and was wondering if you would be willing to transfer these memorials to me.

Jonathan Metcalf - Find A Grave Memorial# 46156265 is my 6th great grandfather

Hannah Avery Metcalf - Find A Grave Memorial# 46156146 is my 6th great grandmother

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. - (#47106703)
Added by Richard on Aug 02, 2014 8:55 PM
Waterbury Ward
St Joseph's (Old) and Calvary

I noticed you entered several records at Old St Joseph's Cemetery. Do you have pictures for all of them? If not we have someone planning on taking pictures there that we could add.

We have also been considering trying to get a group of people together to tackle Calvary Cemetery. Based on the map there appears to be roughly 100 sections ranging from 150-400 headstones per section. If we had enough people to cover one section per person I think we could make good progress. I could probably get 30-40 from our congregation to help. I was wondering if you might be interested in helping. We are currently considering the afternoon of May 3,2015.

Any thoughts you might have on this idea would be welcomed.

Cory Shaw
Added by Waterbury Ward on Jul 25, 2014 8:47 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
RE: Eunice Orcott
Thx John. Very strange. Will leave the request in.
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jul 22, 2014 3:01 AM
Greg Hetzler
Raymond Hill Cemetery updates

Just a note to say thank you for the recent updates you accepted.

Added by Greg Hetzler on Jul 08, 2014 5:28 PM
Linda Newbrough
RE Ichabod Robinson
Hi, I have some information on Ichabod Robinson, from This has not been proven yet, but...
born 12 December, 1720, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, and died 20 January, 1809, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.
Linda Newbrough
(Robinson is in my Andrews family line)
Added by Linda Newbrough on Jul 06, 2014 2:18 PM
Connie Heskett
RE: Samuel Fuller
Hi Truman Fullers wife was Lucy Harding Fuller. She was born April 24,1804 Otsego, N.Y. She didn't die until Nov.3,1898 in Sorrento, Fla.
She is a decendant of Thomas Rogers,Mayflower Passenger. Her grandfather was Benjamin Harding,who died in the revolutionary war and is buried on hog hill, Ct. No one seems to know where she was buried. Most probably Fla. She lived with her daughter. She also helped her son Truman raise my great gr.mother Ellen Mae Fuller, when her mother died at age 30.
Added by Connie Heskett on Jun 29, 2014 8:10 PM
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