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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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Tom Cornell
Phineas and Mary Beers

Mary was called Polly on page 33 of the 1901 book, "William Cornwall and His Descendants" by Dr. Edward E. Cornwall and was the daughter of Abijah and Jemima (Tryon) Cornwall for whom I have provided links.

The marriage date of Phineas and Mary is there but also can be found in "History of Cheshire, Connecticut" by Joseph Perkins Beach, 1912, p. 385.

Tom Cornell
Cornell researcher, very distant relative
Added by Tom Cornell on Nov 28, 2015 4:59 PM
Rev. Joseph Vaill, Jr.
Thank you for portrait picture on his memorial. R.J.
Added by R.J. on Nov 27, 2015 1:18 PM
guido reni
Small cemetery in Byram
When I was a child I lived in Byram. At the exit to Byram shore park, just by it, was Gamecock Road. At or near the corner of Gamecock Road and Byram Shore Road there was a tiny cemetery. I remember some of the head stones were no more that pieces of slate with names carved on them. It was an ancient place from the 1700's.
I live quite far away but I always wanted to see if it was still there. I can't find it on google earth and I fear someone made it part of their yard. Could someone check and see if it is still there. We grew up at 295 Delavan Ave. where my father was the local doctor.
Added by guido reni on Nov 27, 2015 11:50 AM
Patricia Moore
Cyrus Curtis #48199191
Please provide me with the source of the birth date that you are requesting be added. I do not change the original records without sources that I can verify. If I can't I add a note in the bio with the info and add a link to the person who made the request. Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Nov 23, 2015 4:36 PM
Norman Duteau
RE: Lionel Cormier
Yes. He is a brother to my Grandmother, Anna (Cormier) Goguen. I do not have an obituary or a photo yet, but would like to like family members.
Added by Norman Duteau on Nov 21, 2015 9:39 AM
Norman Duteau
Lionel Cormier

Could you please transfer ownership of Lionel Cormier #54160694 to me? My Find a grave number is 54160694

Thank you very much;
Norman Duteau
Added by Norman Duteau on Nov 21, 2015 7:16 AM
M Lipsher and M Greenbaum
Jan, Thank you for the nice photos of their markers. You've saved me a long trip. Appreciated,
Added by LSP on Nov 20, 2015 5:39 PM
Judy Llamas
Olive Morris - #146514986
Hello Jan,

Sorry, but my suggestion edit tab is detective, and I have to communicate this way until my software is corrected. Your memorial for Olive is a dupe. Please see memorial #42549128. Would you mind moving your nice photos of the gravestones to the older memorial mentioned above? Many thanks!
Added by Judy Llamas on Nov 19, 2015 10:04 AM
Jody McKitrick
RE: Costantino Pisanelli
It has been. So sorry! I see I accidentally clicked on your name because you contributed the photo on the page. Two mistakes! Sorry again and thank you!
Added by Jody McKitrick on Nov 13, 2015 10:04 AM
The Tides of Time
John Hall
Hi, I just submitted an edit for the death date. According to Wallingford Vital Records (per Barbour) this is his correct information "Hall, John, Dea., d. Sept 2, 1721" -- I just wanted to let you know that I hadn't just changed it without cause.
Added by The Tides of Time on Nov 12, 2015 12:06 PM
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