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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 15 years, 11 months, 24 days
Nancy Liddell
Benjamin Rowley
Jan, I did look up dropsy in the head on the internet. Water on the brain. Sounds sad, his children died early then he died. His wife Diadamia never remarried. With in 2 years she lost her whole family.
Thank you again for reading the headstone for me.
Nancy Liddell

Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 2:19 PM

Nancy Liddell
RE: Benjamin Rowley
Wow! Jan, What is dropsey in the head? I have never seen that on a headstone. Thanks for your answer.
Nancy Liddel

Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 2:03 PM

Nancy Liddell
Benjamin Rowley
Hello Jan,
Thank you so much for putting Benjamin Rowley's headstone on Find-A-Grave.
In trying to read the headstone I can not make out all the words. Have you been able to read it?
I see Inscription:In Memory of Benjamin Rowley who died with a _____ in the ____ in his 24th year.
Is this what you see?
Something must of happened for him to pass away so young.
Thank you for your kind answer.
Nancy Liddell in California

Added by Nancy Liddell on Jul 27, 2016 12:14 PM

Your information is awesome - thank you
as per the info you placed on your information page - I appreciate your permission to post the gravestone picture you posted for Capt. Jacob Williams - it is wonderful. I will put it in his familysearch - page.

Added by Kitty on Jul 26, 2016 3:46 PM

beth mcgee
Bridget McCarthy
This is my GGrandmother who immigrated to live with her daughter Margaret McCarthy in 1880. I have been doing the family tree. I have updated her information and could you please pass on her grave to me.
Thank You
Florence McGee

Added by beth mcgee on Jul 26, 2016 10:35 AM

Lorna Bitgood
Transfer Thank you
Thank you so much for the transfer. I will merge the information into one memorial.

Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 25, 2016 7:19 AM

Lorna Bitgood
Possible Transfer
Hello Jan,
Several years ago I created a memorial for Albert E. Bitgood #20085483, before I knew that you had created one. Albert is my 2nd cousin, 3x removed. Instead of my using the "edit" tab for all the dates, places and family members, would you be willing to either delete yours or transfer it to me to merge the information? Let me know how you would like to handle this. Thank you,
Lorna (Bitgood) Dorr

Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 24, 2016 1:25 PM

Thank you!
Thank you for the info on Delia Grady, Jan. It helped a lot!

Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 8:10 PM

Delia Grady

I noticed you added a burial for Delia Grady in Saint Bernard's Cemetery. Was this from the Hale Collection or another source? I'm trying to pin down her death date and location. She was born in Ireland and her maiden name was Callahan. She married James John Grady in 1883 and died between 1890 and 1910. Any info you an provide would be very helpful.



Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 3:12 PM

Jeanie Leete
Leete family records
Are you related to me? I see a lot of Leete names in you research. Sometimes it happens simply because so many family members died in the same town but if you are not related would you consider transferring all my Leete family? I am not sure the easiest way to do that but let me know if you would be willing to share. If you are family how are you connected?


Added by Jeanie Leete on Jul 19, 2016 8:44 AM

Jeanie Leete
Elizabeth Scranton Leete
Thanks so much for the transfer. This is really a site we can gather the family together. I appreciate the work you are accomplishing. Jeanie Leete

Added by Jeanie Leete on Jul 19, 2016 8:10 AM

Memorial# 30556205
Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial to me. Your time and effort you put into these are greatly appreciated.

Added by KKCoderre on Jul 18, 2016 7:32 PM

RE: re: Martha Shute, Copps Hill
A link to the original is in the SAC email already. Last name is spelled Shutt on the headstone transcript. #8450187

Added by Denise on Jul 17, 2016 4:22 PM

Fran Wheeler
RE: stone pic
Thanks, Jan! Fran

Added by Fran Wheeler on Jul 11, 2016 6:56 PM

Fran Wheeler
stone pic
There is one of your photos of a stone in Mortimer Cemetery, George Harris, Find A Grave # 22601655. The person who added the memorial has 19 years of age. Do you think that could be 49? It is hard to see from the picture. He is in my husband's line, and I have a birth 1778, and the death is the same as listed on the memorial. If you are ever in the cemetery again, I would appreciate it if you could check it for me. Thank you for your work. If I find any more of your pictures, may I use them for the tree? Photo courtesy given. Fran

Added by Fran Wheeler on Jul 11, 2016 1:05 PM

Len J
Hale collection error
There are a 1/2 dozen of the memorials you created that have the wrong surname (1 is actually a duplicate of the correct name)
Th explaination will take too much to detail on here.
Please send me an email so that I can outline what the problem is and send you supporting info.

Added by Len J on Jul 09, 2016 4:36 PM

Thanks for the transfer
Thank you for transfering Ellie's memorial so quickly.

Added by MNC on Jul 08, 2016 2:01 PM

Kelly Beach
Beach memorials in CT
Hi Jan,

If you like to keep your name on the memorials you created and maintain them, okay, but if you happen to want to transfer any of the Beach surnames in New Haven County, or Fairfield Couny, feel free to just do that. Meanwhile, I will be suggesting edits along the way. I at least like to connect them to their kin, and sometimes, write bios.

My number is 48171947

Thank you for all your hard work.


Added by Kelly Beach on Jul 08, 2016 10:25 AM

Transfer Request
Would you kindly transfer Eleanor Lewis Paul Barclay #12961919. Ellie was my great aunt.
Thank you.

Added by MNC on Jul 07, 2016 6:06 PM

Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald, SA
RE: Transfer Managing
Hello Jan,

Thank you for the Transfer as it means a lot to me. Yes the original building still stands proudly facing the majestic Connecticut River. The use of St John's has changed over the years....from orphanage to youngsters having difficulties living in family due to emotional problems. At present I understand that it is an Academy that attempts to aid students in their education.

I appreciate you Jan.


Added by Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald... on Jun 30, 2016 8:46 AM

Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald, SA
Transfer Managing
Greetings Jan!

Would you be so kind as to allow me to manage (with love) two sites: Sr. Mary DeLourdes Fairhurst, CSJ #149905350 and Sr. Rita Mary Fairhurst, CSJ #148699897.

These two Sisters of St. Joseph cared for me during my stay at St. John's Orphanage in Deep River, CT. in the late Thirties and early Forties.

Br. Timothy Francis MacDonald, SA #46808750

Added by Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald... on Jun 29, 2016 8:31 PM

Leona Gustafson
Elijah Williams # 22811232
Thank you so much, Jan, for transferring Elijah's memorial to me.

Added by Leona Gustafson on Jun 27, 2016 1:28 PM

Edward Galligan Photo
Thank you for the 2 photos. I have waited a long time for these. The are much appreciated.

Added by SilverRose on Jun 23, 2016 6:08 PM

Young Gravestone Photo
Thank you so very much for taking a photo of my Dads cousins gravestone in my hometown. Family from around the country will appreciate this.

Added by J on Jun 23, 2016 3:55 PM

geoff bridgman
Watrous Beckwith Smith
This person was our great grandfather and father of Harry Bridgman-Smith, our grandfather on my father's side of the family. I'd like to know if any further information or pictures are available pertaining to Watrous Beckwith Smith. Thank you for your help.

Added by geoff bridgman on Jun 19, 2016 8:45 AM


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