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Sandy Porter (#46885634)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 15 days
Perry Streeter
Joshua & Betty (-----) Porter
This Mother’s Day morning, I added a flower to the grave of my “grandmother,” Betty [--?--] Porter (31964505), wife of Joshua Porter. While I was there I noticed that you too had left a flower for Grandma Betty in the past.

Despite much effort over the years, I still know nothing of the origins of Joshua and Betty. Most of what I do know is documented in

Have you ever considered having your (husband father? brother?) join the Porter DNA project? A sample might enable us to determine who was Joshua Porter’s immigrant Porter ancestor and narrow the scope of future research efforts. I have long “advertised” the following:

“Who were the parents of JOSHUA PORTER of Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT, b. ca. 1730; killed by the British during the American Revolution at Daniel Starr's residence, Danbury, CT on Saturday, 26 April 1776? Joshua reportedly had a brother named John Porter. A free DNA test may be available to a known (or highly probable) descendant of Joshua Porter who is willing to join the Porter Surname DNA Project.”

I am sure that Family Tree DNA will soon have a sale on Y-DNA test kits for Father’s Day. On behalf of all descendants of Joshua and Betty, please consider taking advantage of my offer.

Added by Perry Streeter on May 14, 2017 6:56 AM

It Matters
Harold Rasmussen
I have transferred Harold's memorial to your care. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave.


Added by It Matters on May 01, 2017 10:11 AM

Mary Adeline McGowan Coddington (#41913401)
Hi Sandy. I just came across your memorial for Mary, and wanted to let you know that she's buried in Long Beach, CA, not Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, IL. Please see memorial #152960369, which I created a couple of years ago. (I hadn't seen your memorial before since it wasn't linked to that of her first husband Calvin Coddington.) It would probably be best to removing the Illinois memorial since it has an incorrect burial location. P.S. - I'm a McGowan descendant, and would be interested in sharing family information with you, if you'd like. :)

Added by Kathy on Jan 30, 2017 1:44 AM

RE: Loyal Porter Family
You're welcome and thank you for the acknowledgment.

Added by Eliza on Nov 04, 2016 7:19 PM

Jason Cerny
RE: Carle Porter Jr.
According to cemetery office, Bonnie is his wife.

Added by Jason Cerny on Oct 21, 2016 2:45 PM

Jason Cerny
Carle Porter Jr.
Carle JR. was not by Irene. I assume the Carle Porter Sr. buried here is his father, but the cemetery has no record of Carle Jr.

Added by Jason Cerny on Oct 18, 2016 4:38 PM

RE: Loyal Porter Family
You're welcome!!

Added by Eliza on Oct 04, 2016 9:40 PM

Nadeen Sobottka
Belle,Lucius Sr., Lucius Jr. Stratton @ Mound Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Sandy, I just wanted to let you know that I've added tombstone pictures to the Stratton's memorials if you care to take a look. They are in rough shape due to age, but if you click on the picture, once opened, click on it again and you'll get a bigger view. Thought you'd like to know. Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Aug 04, 2016 10:38 AM

Hooked On Family
RE: Orville & Mary Jane Coddington
Certainly. I don't normally add if another contributor has posted a photo, but I had taken a close-up of these. The stone is perfect in 2008...perhaps newly cleaned if anyone does that.


Added by Hooked On Family on Jul 06, 2016 9:49 AM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
According to a cemetery book created by the Mitchell Research Center and Louise Hawkes in 1983 says Griffith, Frank d. June 11, 1909 no stone dates from burial records.

There is a whole bunch of Griffiths in St. Anthony's Cemetery, which Griffiths would you like me look into...Please email me @

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 16, 2016 10:40 AM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
The local historical society in this town is called The Mitchell Research Center. I do not think they have anything that you would be able to research online...I can look into obituaries and stuff for you if you like, but you will have to give me abt a week at best because I previously signed on to find remaining stones for St. Anthony's Cemetery which there are about 3 left I do believe and I claimed majority of the ones in Lakeview Cemetery here in Hillsdale as well and there are about 22 there....

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 15, 2016 10:10 AM

RE: Jonathan Owen Coddington #42015842
I'm cousin's several times removed with Samantha (Meeks) Coddington - Jonathan's wife. I've only recently started working this line and thought it better to share while the information was fresh on my mind, glad it could be used.


Added by RStancliffe on Jun 15, 2016 7:49 AM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
I try. I am not done investigating this mystery with Mr. Frank Griffith...I just unclaimed the request so if someone else can have a chance to maybe find him. I am only human so I very well may be over looking it idk....

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 7:40 PM

Jennifer Traxler
Frank Griffith
He is definitely buried there, but idk about what happened to the stone...

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 1:54 PM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
I searched again i do not see Frank anywhere :-( I will call and talk to tge church again and see if i can get some answers as to if there are records of the stone being gone...I'll keep u posted...

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 1:48 PM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
You are most welcome...

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 11:13 AM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Frank Griffith
To the left of Agnes, George and Theresa's stones not even 10 steps away is another set of Griffith stones. There pictures are already on here. They were John and his wife Mary. Joseph, Harry P., Peter and Abbie Griffith...

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 8:54 AM

Jennifer Traxler
RE: Agnes Griffith
Sorry I couldn't get a better picture the stones for Agnes, Theresa, and George are somewhat washed out...I am going to go back later today or tomorrow and see if we can locate Frank...The office woman for St. Anthony Church says he is supposed to be right there next to those stones, but she couldn't tell me for sure if it was to the right or left of James and I said to the right of James and Katherine is a planter and then to the left is Agnes, Theresa and George. His stone may be gone, but I haven't given up yet... ;-)

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 8:51 AM

Jennifer Traxler
Frank Griffith
I have located the graves of Agnes, Theresa, and George Griffith. I am having a hard time finding Frank, I called St. Anthony's Catholic Church who is in charge of the cemetery and the woman told me that he should be right there Agnes, Theresa & George right next to James and Katherine. To the left of James and Katherine are Agnes, Theresa, and George. To the right of James and Katherine is a planter....We even walked around James and Katherine's stone thinking maybe his name was on the sides or the back of it. I will keep looking but I am wondering if the stone is no longer there....

Added by Jennifer Traxler on Jun 14, 2016 8:23 AM

Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Mack Lavin #85904898
I am no relation as per my page info. I am only related to those in my virtual family tree. Thanks!

Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Jun 01, 2016 7:45 AM

RE: Richard Thomas Faucett #87363132
You're welcome. I'd be happy to transfer him to you if you would like.

Added by benewmy on May 26, 2016 6:51 AM

Please check my previous message to you here on findagrave, Oct. 5, 2014. I answered your question there.

Added by GWC on Apr 27, 2016 6:13 AM

RE: Anna L. Glade #132965143
The flowers are mine. I place them to take the picture when there is no marker. Seems more respectful that way. You're welcome. Have a good one!

Added by Pam on Apr 12, 2016 5:45 PM

RE: Emma Brunker
You're welcome. Always happy to find and foto requests.

Added by Mike on Jan 21, 2016 5:47 PM

Chad Patrick
RE: Eugene Daley
Thank you, Sandy. If you aren't attached to his memorial and wouldn't mind transferring it, I'd be happy to take it. Perhaps those of his sons, as well? The three memorial IDs are 31053616, 31053759 and 31053679. My contributor ID is 48704063. Thanks again!

Added by Chad Patrick on Nov 02, 2015 1:03 PM


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