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After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. They were difficult to photograph & read with backlight glare.|
Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voilą, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I was hooked. I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014. Also any modern memorial after 1934.
So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.
Update: *Old Cemetery in North Haven (Old Center) Started to photograph in 2014. Finished that in April/May 2015 before the many large trees leafed out. Worked off of Hale Cemetery Listing 1933 transcribed by Charles Hale himself. Also had two 1888 inventories to add names. All standing headstones have a photograph or area photos if no longer standing.
*Brandford Center Cemetery, Started to photograph Section A the oldest part of the cemetery, May 2014. Finished Aug 2015 (Hale 1934 list & modern after 1934). Section B, to the left of the road to the office, finished Hale 1934 list July 2016 & some names after 1934. Section C beyond the office a handful of names from the 1934 list I could not find, & don't know the percent of modern memorials photographed.
*Greenlawn Cemetery in East Haven-Hale Cemetery Inscriptions 1934-entered and photographed list by 1-1-16
*Independent New Haven Lodge Memorial in East Haven-photographed.
*Montowese Cemetery in North Haven-aprox. 22 memorials short of photographing all of the 1934 Hale Cemetery Inscriptions.
*East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven-entered all the names listed in Hale Cemetery inscriptions 1934.
Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries.
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|anthony butler||Anthony Sorrentino|
Hi Suzanne. I Jay's got your email. The burial location that I gave you is correct on Anthony Sorrentino. But the woman said that his stone is flush to the ground so it will be difficult to see. Hope you will give it a second chance. I don't get around to it to often and have never seen what my grandfathers stone looks like. Even after all these years. Any questions please feel free to call me at 2035830342. Thank You
Thank you so much for your help!!
I don't live anywhere near North Haven, so I'm so appreciative. I've got an open request for St. Bernard's cemetery in New Haven (Jacob Kozuch) if you ever go out that way. Happy Easter!
|Barbara Samans||James Bishop|
Hi Suzanne. Do you think these two perple are one and the same? Maybe?
Find A Grave Memorial# 15932213 and also see
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I too will do more checking
Hi Suzanne If You Could Please Send Me Your Email So We Can Communicate> It` would be much appreciated. I Have Gotten the other burial locations!
|Lannie Bartlett||RE: Vernon Pepper|
My uncle was a VERY interesting man! He was brave and adventurous and loved his country. That was sweet of you to say, and to keep his obit. We all miss him very much in our Pepper family. My aunt is still alive and doing well, thank God. I will definitely add her to the memorial when the time comes.
|Lannie Bartlett||Vernon Pepper|
I got your message for Vern Pepper and am happy to add the information, thank you.
He was my beloved "Uncle Vernon", who was my grandmother's youngest brother. Did you know him as well? He was such a great man, and has "Our Hero" on the box my cousins made for his ashes.
:) Lannie Bartlett
|MaryLynn McCloskey||RE: John Benjamin Perry|
I was hoping that was where he was! I knew she was supposed to be buried there from her obit but his was wrong. The day we went to Montowese it was pouring rain and we couldn't even find her. Do you have her memorial pictured too? Wondered if she was recorded as Mary or Minnie. Thank you so much!
Hello Suzanne. I Know That You Go All Over Cities Fulfilling People Photo Request. I Would Love If You Could Do My 3 Request. It Would Be Much Appreciated. I Have Done New Ones For Nearly 2 Years In The Hope That Someone Will Fulfill Them. If You Could I Would Be Forever Grateful. My Email Is Wizardofozatb@aol.com. Thank You. I Hope To Hear From You Soon.
|MaryLynn McCloskey||John Benjamin Perry|
You added a photo of a grave marker for my 2nd great grandfather, can you tell me where you found it? When I went to East Lawn the caretakers went through all of their records even in the cellar and said they had no record of him. He wasn't in the Sabine plot with the rest of his family. I've always been upset at not finding him.
|Lisa Maturo Bauer||Alice Bowman|
Hi thanks for the edit. I didn't realize I missed Alice. She is adddd now. Lisa
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