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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 16 years, 5 months, 12 days
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
RE: Thanks for the Gilbert article.
Glad to help. I don't exactly remember what I sent but good to know it was informative. I tried to go find Estelle Gilbert, but I'm not having much luck.


Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Jan 10, 2017 9:54 AM

Ray Thomas
Jan, Long time!
SGS still going. Feb 2017 will make 34 yrs.
My question! long time in coming. I have numerous transfers I would like to ask you about.
Actually too many for here. If you could do this , perhaps an e-mail to you would be better. All relatives. Walnut Grove Meriden
Your name seems to be on all of them. Let me know please.
email is on my account and FAQ number!

Thanks. Keep warm. Not over yet.


Added by Ray Thomas on Jan 10, 2017 9:25 AM

Mary Achterhof
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 19461293
Sorry .... I don't know what happen. Its not a big article but did give a name.

Article found in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 17 November 1888 reads...


New Haven, Connecticut, November 16 - Solon G. Jenks, of Wallingford, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony. Jenks was interrogated.

Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 08, 2017 9:16 AM

kat woodfill-childress
hello again
I just realized that it said "to be published" to contact you, meaning also on ancestry I think. Please let me know if I can use your Town Street Cemetery photo for my 7th great grandfather Caleb Booth (and his family buried there) ancestry gallery. If not, I understand :)

Added by kat woodfill-childress on Jan 07, 2017 10:31 PM

kat woodfill-childress
Town Street Cemetery photo
Hello! I read your profile about use of photos you took and being able to use them on ancestry and stuff. I used your Town Street Cemetery photo on my ancestry for Caleb Booth (7th great grandfather), attributed as "Photo by Jan Franco" and your F.a.G. number.

Added by kat woodfill-childress on Jan 07, 2017 10:28 PM

Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 19461293
I found this article about this gentlemans death. Maybe you will post to his memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article found in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 17 November 1888 reads...


New Haven, Connecticut, November 16 - Solon G. Jenks, of Wallingford, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony. Jenks was interrogated.

Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 07, 2017 3:09 PM

New London Sick Benefit Society Cemetery
Jan, I was in the cemetery taking pictures and comparing entries. Some of the names are duplicates, some are from another cemetery, and another is a Roman Catholic in a Jewish cemetery. Is there any actual listing of who to contact for actual burial listings?
Here are the problems
Eusebia Ball- Mich. (no marker in cemetery)
John Ball - Mich. (no marker in cemetery)
Daniel Needham - (no marker in cemetery)
Hannah Needham - (no marker in cemetery)
Ebenezer Rogers - (no marker in cemetery)
Louis Leybovitch - duplicated
Alma Stocklin (Roman Catholic, obit lists New London, and no marker in cemetery)

Added by Dave on Jan 05, 2017 4:35 PM

Robert Herron
Rocky Hill Historical Society
Hi Jan:
I'm Bob Herron, historian with the Rocky Hill Historical Society. I've just finished entering an old WPA list of graves at Center Cemetery into a spreadsheet and comparing it against graves in findagrave. I'm trying to get as complete a list as I can of people buried in the cemetery.

My sense is that your Findagrave work is related to genealogy. I've been playing with the idea of starting a genealogy project at the historical society to document Rocky Hill families. I am hoping that you'd like to be involved.

I'm at

Added by Robert Herron on Dec 29, 2016 1:17 PM

Richard H. L. Chichester, III
Plainfield Cemetery, Windham, CT
Jan, maybe you can help me. I was trying to figure out the Plainfield Cemetery/Old Plainfield Cemetery/New Plainfield Cemetery relationship.

Old Plainfield Cemetery
Location: Canterbury Road

New Plainfield Cemetery
Location: Canterbury Road, next to Old Plainfield Cemetery

[Note: the Hale collection has the above linked together as one)

Find A Grave has:
1) Plainfield Cemetery, Windham, CT (?New?)
2) Old Plainfield Cemetery, Windham, CT

My quire is the result of a search for the resting place of Hon. Roger Coit (b. 25 Jan 1786 in Plainfield, CT) who died Aug. 14, 1856 in Adrian, Michigan. The source below states "His remains lie in the cemetery at Plainfield, Conn."

Only Find A Grave 1) Plainfield Cemetery, has any Coit burials.

~"The COIT family; or the descendants of John Coit. who appears among the settlers of Salem, Mass., in 1638. at Gloucester in 1644, and at New London, Conn., in in 1650". Case, 1874. pg. 225.


Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Dec 27, 2016 12:22 PM

Andrew Bristol
Bristol in New Haven, Grove Cemetery
My name is Andrew Bristol. The Bristol in New Haven are cousins. I was getting some data from the pictures of their markers when I discovered a mix up in the family links. Start with William Brooks Bristol (8477935). He was the husband of sisters Mary Wolcott Bliss (13386614) and Caroline Bliss (13386627). Both sisters named a daughter Mary Bliss Bristol. Mary Wolcott died before her daughter Mary Bliss Bristol (13386491) in the same year, 1849. You have this Mary Bliss Bristol's mother as herself and not connected to Mary Wolcott Bliss Bristol. Caroline's daughter was born 1853 and died 1935. I think she is the one listed as Mary B Bristol (157059735). Are you able to fix these miss-links?

Added by Andrew Bristol on Dec 20, 2016 9:03 PM

Rev. George Benjamin Atwell, his son, George B. Atwell
Dear Jan Franco,
First, let me thank you for all the work you have done on this site. There are so many things I am finding our about my family tree through findagrave.

I was just looking at the Rev. George Benjamin Atwell
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26158117
I am confused between the Rev. George Benjamin Atwell and his son, George B. Atwell. The photo at the top right says
George B. Atwell~Aged 85 years.
Yet the memorial says that he was 48 years and five months old. I am confused about this memorial and his son's George B. Atwell,
Created by: ggramtoby
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94341790 .
Could you please clarify them both for me?
Thank you Rene (Atwell+Williams)Pavelchak at Thank you very much.

Added by LoRene on Dec 08, 2016 12:57 AM

Yale (Connecticut)
2 memorials photographs added

*Julius Wilcox Yale
b. 1834 d. 1922
daguerreotype c. 1850s

*Esther (Clark) Yale / aka Mrs. Joel Yale
b. 1766 d. 1848
daguerreotype c. 1840s

Added by Diane on Dec 05, 2016 2:44 AM

Glen Pierce
Fourette - Pierce (Pearce)
Jan - I am mostly looking for general info and photos of my Hannah Mary Ann 'Mary' PEARCE who married George E. FOURETTE.

Plus, I would like to share my Fourette names and update my records for missing info.

My email is

Thanks, Glen Pierce of NJ.

Added by Glen Pierce on Dec 02, 2016 1:57 PM

Sally Davis
Tucker & Ives Families

Again, thanks so much for the speedy updating of my additions to the memorials on my Tucker and Ives families.

Sally Davis
Cape Cod

Added by Sally Davis on Dec 02, 2016 10:13 AM

Christine Clark Tucker
Thank you for the memorial transfers
of my 2nd Great-Grandparents Joseph Bruey & Christine Parret Bruey. Christine

Added by Christine Clark Tucker on Nov 30, 2016 6:05 PM

Glen Pierce
Senese, FOURETTE, Pearce
Hi Jan - your post has helped me on my Fourette people of CT. Would you know whom I could contact? I see pics of Mrs. Edith Senese Thanks Glen Pierce

Added by Glen Pierce on Nov 29, 2016 4:52 PM

Lorraine Olschefski
Thank you so much for making the changes to Lorraine Olschefski


Added by ND on Nov 27, 2016 10:11 AM

RE: Eli Denslow, Memorial 20444578
Thank you! And also thank you for your contributions to! Sharleen

Added by smespedal on Nov 26, 2016 6:41 PM

Eli Denslow, Memorial 20444578
I have been researching the "New Haven" Denslow family for a very long time. My 5th g-grandmother was Ruth Denslow, g-daughter of William Denslow, daughter of Charles Denslow. Eli would have been Ruth's cousin. I'm writing my second genealogy book, and would like to ask your permission to use any of your Denslow family photos in my book. I always attirbute photos to those who have taken them. It usually looks like, "Photograph taken (or provided) by John Doe #xxxxxxxx of Thank you for your consideration. Sharleen Thomas Espedal

Added by smespedal on Nov 26, 2016 4:02 PM

RE: Info Correction
No problem, thanks for all you do! :-)

Added by novembertea on Nov 21, 2016 8:47 PM

RE: Memorials #24865340 & #24316223
Thank you! Deirdre

Added by Deirdre on Nov 11, 2016 6:53 PM

Memorials #24865340 & #24316223
Hello and thank you so much for your work on this site! I am writing to request that you remove the link to the parents from the memorials referenced above. The daughers, Sybil and Mabel, were born in 1756 and 1754 - when their mom would have been over 60 years of age and their dad would have been dead for a number of years. Thanks for making this correction! Deirdre

Added by Deirdre on Nov 09, 2016 7:13 PM

Emil Tillona
Levena Tillona
I am curious about Levena, I recently found out that she was married to my father. They had no children. What do you know about her, and or are you related. Why did you post a picture of the grave site.

Added by Emil Tillona on Nov 03, 2016 10:25 PM

Virginia Mott Millington
Thomas Mumford Rogers
In researching Thomas Mumford Rogers for a descendant of his, I found the following information that you may want to add to his memorial:

Thomas Mumford Rogers (F.A.G.Memorial #20883282)
was born in 1777 and died in 1841.

He was married to Harriet Maria Walker.(F.A.G.Memorial #11076732)

Added by Virginia Mott Millington on Nov 02, 2016 9:30 PM

Rivers monument photo
Thank you, Jan, for taking and posting the Rivers monument photo onto his memorial. So much appreciated.


Added by FRANMIS on Oct 25, 2016 3:43 PM


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