Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Dan Silva (#46781334)
 member for 11 years, 2 months, 29 days
Ben Fletcher
Captain Francis Marsden
Hello Dan,

Would like to thank you for adding this gent, he is a distant relation. My Great Grandmother was a Marsden. Is he a relation of yours too? I have added a picture of his monument (I believe the grave has been moved when Wakefield Church turned into a Cathedral).

I understand that he died at Burntwood Lodge (Hall). Not sure if this was his father’s house or some relation as I understood him to have lived in Kettlethrope Hall. I understand he had a sister called Hana Maria who married a John Carr of Hornby (a relation to the Yorkshire builder, John Carr of York).

I read that he was known as “Frank” by other officers and that he was “well pounded” at the Battle of Bunker Hill, but did his duty. Unfortunately he never recovered.
All the best

Added by Ben Fletcher on May 23, 2016 4:45 PM

Thank you
Thank you for the transfer, Dan!

Added by Tracelines on Apr 19, 2016 7:03 AM

Beverley Henderson
Moses Prudden
I am Bev Henderson from Missouri. I noticed my ancestor is listed on Find A Grave and found your name on his page. Moses is my 5th Great Grandfather and for several years I have done a lot of research about his family , my relatives.
I do have a lot of information that is not listed on his page. May I donate submit some for this page?
How are you related to Moses?

Added by Beverley Henderson on Apr 16, 2016 3:22 PM

Gene Baumwoll CSW
Matthew Olstein MD First Hebrew
I sent you a wonderful obituary from the Highland Democrat Nov 2, 1918- Will you add it to your memorial?
I would like to highlight his memorial for the Peekskill First Hebrew Congregation- and have include all memorials in this cemetery in JewishGen World Wide Burial Project
His grave marker photo has been moved down the cue, I wonder if you could re-order the photos and move it back up. other photos have been added


Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Mar 11, 2016 12:32 AM

Shattock Memorials of Essex County MA
I was just looking at your Shattock Memorials in Essex County, Massachusetts. I notice you are collecting Revolutionary War memorials. I have several virtual cemeteries of soldier memorials. If you can, please leave virtual flowers for my WIlliam Hoyt and son Benjamin who were in the Revolutionary War. I have their story in my findagrave memorials and my profile.

Added by pjk999pjk on Mar 08, 2016 9:11 PM

Israel Shreve #72175184
Thank you for linking Israel to his parents. It's much appreciated.

Added by Sherman-Thomas on Feb 14, 2016 11:58 AM

EmilyAnn Frances May
Dan, Thanks so much for creating the memorials for Great Aunt Edith and her husband. I was so happy to find them. I'm glad you added the data I sent to the bios.

Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Feb 07, 2016 3:08 PM

Dennis & Jean Boyer
Uazal Ball, SAR Ancestor #P-107937, your Find A Grave memorial # 13028839
Thanks for your permission to include this headstone photo with his SAR Patriot Ancestor record at

Dennis Boyer, Contributor #47495147.

Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Nov 22, 2015 12:21 PM

William Francis Grealis
I declined your edit for birth of William because his death certificate was very clear to read April 3, 1907 and I didn't find his birth record. I have since found a record that states April 3, 1908 like you suggest so I have changed it. Thank you for you input.

Added by LMR on Nov 16, 2015 2:16 PM

Abbie McMillen
Thomas Barrow
I have been searching high and low to try to find out why John McComb (1763-1853, famous New York Architect) refers to Thomas Barrow as "MY BELOVED UNCLE". They were both involved in Trinity Church but i cannot find the family tie, and It's driving me nuts. Also, the relationship of the same John McComb to William Pers "my greatly esteemed uncle" who died of yellow fever in 1798. Were these men somehow related to his mother, Mary Davis? I can't find out ANYTHING about her. Any leads would be sincerely appreciated.

Added by Abbie McMillen on Oct 04, 2015 8:19 PM

Pvt Wm Drake 1777-1802
I'm curios about the attribution to you in this memorial... are you related to this Wm, who is BELIEVED to be my 5xs great grandfather?

Added by Gramma on Sep 19, 2015 6:38 PM

Fran Q
Transfer of Memorial #41642565, William McClellan
Hi Dan - I would love to have William McClellan transferred to me. He is my 5x great grandfather and my patriot in the DAR. I am descended from his son, Col. John McClellan, and have done a lot of research on the family. Thank you for creating the memorial! Fran Quarles

Added by Fran Q on Sep 11, 2015 2:25 PM

Allie Nelson
# 41642551
You are so kind to transfer this memorial to me! Maybe I'll achieve a little sanity this fall by luring my husband away from that time wasting Fantasy Football!!

Added by Allie Nelson on Aug 03, 2015 6:53 AM

Heather Bauer
Capt. Peregrine White, Sr.
You took a photo of a news article for the death of Capt. Peregrine White, Sr. He died in 1704. He lived in Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass. He was born on the Mayflower. Anyway, would it be acceptable to you if I could gain a copy of this article from you??? I would really appreciate having it for my files as I build one branch of my family tree. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your time. and my name is Heather

Added by Heather Bauer on Jul 28, 2015 9:39 PM

Doug Marion
RE: William Irvine tombstone
Thanks again for all your help.


Added by Doug Marion on Jul 20, 2015 5:57 PM

Doug Marion
RE: William Irvine tombstone
I appreciate your allowing me to use your photos.

I assume that you think that there is no reason to pursue trying to get a better photo of the inscription.

Thank you so much.


Added by Doug Marion on Jul 20, 2015 2:51 PM

Nancy Morebeck
Could you list me as the manager of Ralph Hylton who died in 1753 as he is my 5th great grandfather.
Find a Grave # 12389943
Thank you very much.
I have more information other that his birthdate to supply.

Added by Nancy Morebeck on Jul 10, 2015 1:15 PM

Doug Marion
William Irvine tombstone
Dear Dan,

Thank you for posting the photo of William Irvine's stone at Gloria Dei in Philadelphia. Gen. Irvine is my 5x great grandfather. I am putting together a book of Irvine family pictures for my family for Christmas. First, I would like to ask permission to use the photos that you posted in my book.

Secondly, can you tell me if there is any legible inscription on the obelisk or the flat stone in front of it?

I have a copy of what was supposedly the original inscription from his stone at the Presbyterian Church in Phialdelphia, but do not know if the same marker was used when his grave was moved from there to Ronaldson's cemetery and then to Gloira Dei.

Any help that you could give would be most appreciated. I have had no luck in contacting Gloria Dei. They do not respond to emails or letters.

Doug Marion
Chester, SC

Added by Doug Marion on Jul 10, 2015 11:38 AM

Mark Maxwell
Ephraim Seeley

I have been notified that your entry is a duplicate of an entry I made 2 years prior. Also note, that I personally visited & photographed Ephrian Seeley's grave site in Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, a couple miles north of Old Stone Church Cemetery, indicating your entry is not in the correct cemetery and should be deleted.


Added by Mark Maxwell on Jun 21, 2015 11:13 AM

Jay Led
Jane Minugh Memorial
Thank you, Dan.

My now deceased mother and I tried to find this grave in person, many years ago, when I lived in Manhattan. How I wish she was still alive, so I could share this page with her.

Many of our ancestors, including Jane's parents, William and Abigail, lived in lower NYC in its earliest days. They were mainly seamen. One ancestor, John Minugh, was a harbor master, during the era of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Our Minugh history in the USA is documented, all the way back to New Amsterdam. "Valentine's History of Old New York City" lists our family name among the Huguenots, who fled to America with the Dutch in the 1600's.


Added by Jay Led on Jun 18, 2015 4:25 PM

Shelley Fleming
Thank you Dan
for transferring my GGF James West to me.
Very appreciative of your time and dedication.

Added by Shelley Fleming on Jun 07, 2015 2:18 PM

Julia Kaiserjewelya
Samuel Pierson
I am related to Samuel Pierson and can trace the lineage as far back as 1634. Samuel was a messenger for general George Washington during the battle of Monmouth. Samuel Pierson was a fine Horsman and a man of great courage and strength who Washington entrusted with several important and Perilous commissions in caring out one of these during the battle of Monmouth, Pierson was compelled to ride right in front of enemy lines of barrel and in full range of their guns; two horses were shot from under him, one of which in falling, injured the riders leg, but he was mounted on the third and carried out the commanders orders. Washington warmly commended him, and said "I feared when you set out with the orders that I should never see you again."

Added by Julia Kaiserjewelya on May 25, 2015 11:55 AM

Giuseppe Verdi
The write up says G Verdi died in 1901 in Italy and is buried there. How can it be listed that he is buried in Forest Lawn in Buffalo? This is a commemorative statue reinstalled from Kleinhan's Music Hall. Info is confusing. Are there more details available? Or shouldn't it be clarified re: burial status?
Thank you.

Added by KT on May 12, 2015 11:08 AM

Dee Ferris
Hi Mr. Silva,

Thank you so much for the information on Reuben Fowler. I've added it to his memorial.

Kind regards,


Added by Dee Ferris on May 10, 2015 5:08 PM

Colonel John Banister
Hi Dan, the image of the colored painting you have for Col. John Banister is often confused with Col. John, but it is actually a John Banister from Rhode Island and was painted by painter Gilbert Stuart. I just posted the real picture of Col. John Banister of 5th great grandfather.
-Thank you.

Added by TBarfield on Apr 27, 2015 8:39 PM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service