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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 17 years, 2 months, 12 days
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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.

For additional help visit the findagrave forums.
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Enos & Anna Benham
Hi I am looking for the grave site of Enos and Anna Benham. Enos was born 9/8/1713 in Wallingford CT. His fathers name was Joseph born 1685 also in Wallingford. I found Joseph on find a grave in center street cemetery and Enos daughter Molly but can not find Enos. I have to believe he is buried in Wallingford everyone around him was buried there. Is this something you could help me with? I would greatly appreciate any help. THANK YOU, Familyman
Added by familyman on Oct 15, 2017 7:02 PM
J. Fenn-Lawson
Benjamin Filley edits
Thank you for adding the information requested to Benjamin Filley's memorial. JIM
Added by J. Fenn-Lawson on Oct 10, 2017 4:18 PM
RE Alex Bundock 27529074
This is WRONG Alexander Bundock - not ggrandfather's brother.
Please ignore my transfer request
Added by CJBW on Oct 09, 2017 8:41 AM
Darlene Johnson
RE: Pictures of Family graves
Thank you. Have a great day.
Added by Darlene Johnson on Sep 30, 2017 7:43 AM
Jan, I appreciate so much the transfers you made of my family and apologize for taking so long to write and thank you. You've been at the top of my list; but was pre-occupied from developing a clot in leg from bumping box while organizing, and neglected to write!
I appreciate all your work over the years in setting up, photographing, and maintaining so many memorials over the years. It's truly a joy to get to see their headstones and have a lot of information on them, and then to have them linked to their families is wonderful. I feel very blessed.
Added by sellgen on Sep 28, 2017 5:04 PM
Janet Whitson
Julia Brennan Ashe #183742279
Would you please put your "Calvary Cemetery" pic on Julia's entry? If you are ok with it, as I complete the family, I can add to her husband Daniel Ashe, sons Michael & John, d-i-l Mary. Always grateful for your work.

Janet Whitson in Detroit.
Added by Janet Whitson on Sep 28, 2017 1:28 PM
Darlene Johnson
Pictures of Family graves
Myself and my family are doing our family research . We would like your permission to use pictures of our family members stones.
Added by Darlene Johnson on Sep 27, 2017 7:57 AM
K Rice
Martha Pardee Frisbie
Hello Jan,
I would like permission to use your photograph of the tombstone for my family genealogy blog.
Thank you for taking the photo
Added by K Rice on Sep 26, 2017 1:08 PM
Joel Jackson 22830705 Father 7026857
I have submitted an edit suggestion, adding the father, Henry Champion-7026857 of Joel Jackson-22830705. This information is based on the fact that the records of the Colchester First Church, which can be found through a Family History Library, give the following: "Joel, Negro child of Henry Champion, baptiized Apr. 17, 1763". In addition, Epaphroditus Champion- 6921232 paid for the stones ordered from Silas Brainard. The Connecticut Hisorical Society holds his account book. Epaphroditus and his siblings would be Joel's half siblings. Please see
Added by Connie on Sep 26, 2017 10:24 AM
Floyd Fifield
Dr James Fifield
You have a memorial for Dr James Fifield, 32822458. He has another memorial, 50315623, in same town but different cemetery. Could you please check this out and let me know?
Thank you
Added by Floyd Fifield on Sep 26, 2017 4:59 AM
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