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Hal Eaton (#47745260)
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Bio Photo My main interests are genealogy and history. Mostly in Southern California and the West. Most of my pages are connected to my family in some way, but I am happy to transfer them to closer relations and perhaps exchange genealogical information.

(I also added burials from the New Plainfield, CT, Cemetery based on a 1964 transcription combined with other records and will link them over time. Many of these are not relatives.)

Doing paper genealogy for years, finding specifically where people were buried was always a priority for me, since many of my family were dug up from removed Downtown cemeteries, cremated, and ashes stored for decades. Usually the grave space was neeeded for parking lots or football fields.

It's so nice to go to a graveyard in a small town and find very little changed, though most of the relatives have moved away and forgotten. Something this website addresses.

Y-STR DNA Testing has validated my paper Eaton genealogy back Jonas Eaton who left Old England for New in 1637. His great grandson, Capt. Joseph Eaton was the founder of the Plainfield, CT, Eatons.

Y-STR DNA Testing on a Hodge cousin has helped link several Hodge/Hodges families from New York and may someday break this brick wall.

Findagrave may eventually become a great resource for locating "Ancient DNA" for testing--just kidding!

M Hodge manages our mutual Hodge lines.

Included in my memorials are some unrelated families of Curtis Hodges & Lucy Clark based on research I have done to sort out early Mormon families. Also family of Joseph H. Hodge is just a research interest on his son, William Alexander Hodge, who was a Civil War soldier.

haleaton [at] aol [dot] com

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Jess E. Bromley
RE: Edit requests
No problem and thank you!
Added by Jess E. Bromley on Sep 12, 2017 7:01 AM
Jess E. Bromley
Edit requests
I have sent you a number of edit requests the information for which comes from the book on Bromley genealogy by Viola Bromley copyright 1911.
Thank you very much
Jess Bromley
Added by Jess E. Bromley on Sep 11, 2017 9:50 AM
David Hereford Surles
John Johnston
I saw your Virtual Cemetery "Johnstons of Salisbury". I added a memorial for John Johnston (1762-1832). See # 171562142.
Added by David Hereford Surles on Oct 20, 2016 12:33 PM
George Garrigues
RE: Sarah Louisa Hayes (1855)
Hello. Thank you for the note,but I don't recognize this name. Did you send this to the wrong person?


Added by George Garrigues on Jul 30, 2016 10:49 PM
Tom Jennings
Mudd duplicate
Hal, did you get my message about the duplicate?
Added by Tom Jennings on Apr 01, 2016 3:48 PM
RE: Henry Gordon Sabin corrections
You are welcome and thank you for your contributions to find a grave. Always great to work with others in this effort.
Added by Marietta on Nov 08, 2015 2:57 PM
Michael K. Smith
Maud Johnston - Memorial# 86465525
Hi, Hal---

I've been doing some work on the family of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and I came across this listing of his granddaughter, Maude, daughter of Griffin Johnston. You have her born May 1891 and died June *1991* -- a hundred years old. There is no other record of her that I can find. She's not in the 1900 census at the age of 9 with her mother and sister, Grace. And Grace is always referred to in later years as the "only" child of Griffin (i.e., only surviving). Are you sure Maude didn't die in June *1891*? Just a few weeks after birth?

Michael K. Smith
Added by Michael K. Smith on May 11, 2015 12:57 PM
RE: Hayes Family
My husband's mother is Katherine Osuna Guertin. (You linked her grave.) J. Chauncey Hayes was her grandfather. She didn't know much about the Hayes ancestors, but greatly loved and admired Chauncey who died when she was 10 years old. We have a Master's thesis someone wrote about the Hayes family which I haven't read. I'm away from home right now, but I will look through it and see if there is anything of interest to you. Thanks for your reply!

Added by Joanne on Mar 03, 2015 9:36 AM
Hayes Family
Dear Hal,

I'm wondering what your connection is to J. Chauncey Hayes
who is my husband's great grandfather. Thank you!

Added by Joanne on Mar 02, 2015 7:20 PM
Davis Young
Stang 86506656
Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2015 3:49 PM
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