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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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Elizabeth Haynes Lawrence memorial
Hello again

I’ve just gone onto & found the source for her maiden name. Something new on their site I imagine & it gives me a whole new line to trace!
No need to get back to me

Added by Norma on Aug 31, 2014 10:24 PM
Elizabeth Lawrence memorial
I created the findagrave memorial for Elisabeth Lawrence, wife of Dr James Lawrence (memorial #48040923). She and her husband are my husband’s 4th great-grandparents through their daughter Abigail who married Nathanial Converse. I have never been able to discover Elizabeth’s maiden name, nor when or where they were married, and so I was literally shocked when I just went back onto the site & saw her maiden name was added as Haynes. Are you the person who added this? If so, where did you find this information? I’m dying to know! If you are related to Sarah or Elisabeth Lawrence, children of Dr James Lawrence & Elizabeth Lawrence, you may be interested to know I have been able to trace his lineage back to the Mayflower.

Added by Norma on Aug 31, 2014 8:34 PM
Chris West
A little help, maybe...
Regarding Maple Grove Memorial Park ( and Mountain Grove Cemetery (, are these really different cemeteries, or is there a name change, or what? Any ideas?

Thanks, Chris
Added by Chris West on Aug 31, 2014 8:13 AM
Jan, found a duplicate (11820669) of your original (9352695)
Added by Son_of_Italy on Aug 29, 2014 12:43 PM
Scrib & Barb Kelly
Harriett R. Luce @ Newington Cemetery
Thank you for the wonderful photos!!
Your time and effort is very much appreciated by our family!!
Added by Scrib & Barb Kelly on Aug 29, 2014 6:01 AM
Robert Bassett
FAG # 31820195 update
Same reference as other msg..
Death dates and spouse match for Hannah Benton. Maden name is probibly Bradley

See #53. Timothy Benton, son of Timothy and Rachel (fowler), was born ·l8 July 1771 and died 18 January 1853. -. He married/1 7 May 1795 Hannah Bradley who was born 1775 and died 10 May 1807. He married/2 31 July 1807 Fanny

Bob Bassett
Added by Robert Bassett on Aug 23, 2014 4:11 AM
Robert Comeau
Memorial has page

and cemetery is page

Memorial physically lies within the cemetery.
Added by Robert Comeau on Aug 12, 2014 6:58 PM
Robert Comeau
Canton Memorial Monument
I believe you have edit rights on the page for the Canton Cemetery in Collinsville Connecticut. On that front page for the cemetery could you add that the memorial found on the grounds of the cemetery has its own page called Canton Memorial Monument.
Added by Robert Comeau on Aug 12, 2014 3:02 PM
Joan Thayer
RE: Mary Ellen McKeon Ayles
I tried but since there is already a photo of the entrance, web site rejected my request, saying only one photo is allowed. ?
Added by Joan Thayer on Aug 12, 2014 9:35 AM
Joan Thayer
Mary Ellen McKeon Ayles
Can you take a photo of her headstone at Lawncroft Cemetary? Died July 1944. Thank you!
Added by Joan Thayer on Aug 12, 2014 8:17 AM
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