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Jan Franco (#46625834)
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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 NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. 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.

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Kathren Munro
Wright Family

I want to thank you in advance for all of the additions I summited for the Wright Family at West Goshen Cemetery. It is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Kathren Griffin Munro
Added by Kathren Munro on Sep 29, 2014 1:56 PM
Tom Gallup
RE: Bridget Palmer Gallup
Thanks for the quick reply. Also, Thanks very much for your very nice cemetery photos. I have been working on some Gallup ancestors and your photos of the Gallup Cemetery in Ledyard and the South Cemetery in Brooklyn are beautifully done.
Added by Tom Gallup on Sep 29, 2014 12:28 PM
Sarah Percival
RE: Old Watertown Cemetery
Apologies. I should have used the edit function.

The parents are
Smith Sheldon 136308342
Smith Susan 136308370

The children are
Smith James Fanton 24204955
Smith Elizabeth 24204966

I'd be very grateful if you could link them. Many thanks for your help.

Kind regards

Added by Sarah Percival on Sep 29, 2014 12:03 PM
Linda Allison
George D. Jodon is my cousin and have linked him to his parents. I will also be editing his place of birth.
Added by Linda Allison on Sep 29, 2014 9:50 AM
Tom Gallup
Bridget Palmer Gallup
I believe that your entry for Bridget Palmer Gallup is incorrect with regard to her father. It reads:
[She was the daughter of Thomas Gallup and Priscilla Cheseborough. She married Benadam Gallup on 30 Jan 1766.]

I think it should read 'She was the daughter of Thomas Palmer and Priscilla Cheseborough'.

Added by Tom Gallup on Sep 28, 2014 7:59 PM
Sarah Percival
Old Watertown Cemetery
Hi Jan
I am following my Smith family and in Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, there is a memorial to Sheldon and Susan Smith that includes their small children James Fanton Smith and Elizabeth Smith.

James and Elizabeth are buried in the Old Cemetery in Watertown, but included on their parents' memorial in Thomaston as well.

Would you be willing to link James and Elizabeth to their parents?

James is # 24204955
Sheldon is # 136308342

I have uploaded a photo of the memorial in Hillside.

Sheldon Smith is my 3x great grandfather.

Kind regards

Sarah Percival
Added by Sarah Percival on Sep 23, 2014 2:06 PM
Duck River Cemetery
Hi ~ I know you've done photos at this cemetery, do you by any chance have a phone number to reach the person with the cemetery records? I've checked the internet as well as directory assistance with no luck. I have people to add to the cemetery & was hoping to get their grave locations before doing so. Thanks for your time! NikB
Added by NikB on Sep 23, 2014 12:29 PM
Catherine Wilkinson
Elizabeth Randall Brown
she is my great grandmother of Martha Graves. I have what is required on her profile, but as I am searching the background of Randalls I am finding it difficult to check the backgrounds on the spouses of some of the people one in particular Mary Ann Pendleton dates 1667-1727
But anyway I thought I'd send you a message. Martha Graves, if you don't have the info is related to William Hunter (and I mean Hunter - that is what relatives called him) Wilson who is directly a ancestor of my mom's tree her maiden name is Green
Hope to hear from you
email access is
Added by Catherine Wilkinson on Sep 22, 2014 1:34 PM
Beaudoin, St Patrick's, Meriden
Hello Jan,
Alphonse (10374724) and Zoe (10374725) Beaudoin were my great great grandparents. When I first started here at Find A Grave I put them in (127995836 & 127996013), with my own photo of their grave (BTW, your photo is better so I borrowed it). At the time, I did not know to check first before putting them in and that you had submitted them. I have already put in family links with their daughter, their grandson etc down to my father, their great grandson.
I know this is a terrible imposition for you, but would you mind transferring them to me, or else deleting them?
If not, I'll delete mine and edit yours with details so the family links remain intact. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by CJBW on Sep 21, 2014 3:59 AM
Mary Frost Blakeslee photo.
You have a photo posted for Isaac Blakeslee posted here.

This marker is also the Marker for his wife, Mary Frost Blakeslee. If you get a chance, could you please post this photo to her memorial which is here:

Thanks so much!!!!
Added by cindyono on Sep 18, 2014 4:06 PM
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