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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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Mary Lou McCormick
RE: Question
Thank you very much I appreciate your help

Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou McCormick on Feb 26, 2015 12:57 PM
Mary Lou McCormick
Hi Jan,

My question is have you ever come across a cemetery called Brumbley Cemetery? It is in the Town of Norwich New London County, Connecticut. I am researching Spicers and Brombley/Brumbleys buried in Norwich. I found the cemetery through a Google search but can't find it listed in Find A Grave.

The website gives no location for the cemetery and I found it through There are just 19 names listed. Here is the link

Any help you can give me would be appreciated...
Thanks, Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou McCormick on Feb 25, 2015 6:07 PM
Barbara Doxey
John Gilbert Peak
Dear Jan,

Thank you for transferring the grave to me. Most of all, thank you for adding the grave to Find-A-Grave so that I knew about it. I am a retired teacher on Long Island and can't travel around that much anymore.


Mrs. Barbara Farrand Doxey,
a relative of John Gilbert Peak(e) through my great grandmother Helen Peake (1829 - 1891), music teacher at Hudson, New York, and second wife of Joseph Steevens Farrand. At the age of 35, Helen married and had five children who lived to adulthood. She also helped raise many stepchildren.
Added by Barbara Doxey on Feb 16, 2015 3:38 AM
RE: Find a Grave Photo
Thank you very much,
Cathy CRC
Added by CRC on Feb 05, 2015 5:16 PM
Find a Grave Photo
Thank you for all the work you have done to make this site a wealth of information.
I am working on the Sherman side of my family on Can I have your permission to use the picture and information about Mehetable Wellington Sherman 1688 to 1776.
Thank you, CRC
Added by CRC on Feb 05, 2015 2:21 PM
Cemetery Gate Shots
Shout out to Jan Franco for the many spectacular gate shots for New Haven County. Taken on beautiful days, perfectly framed. Much admired.
Added by Suzanne on Feb 05, 2015 11:43 AM
Sally Davis
Greene/Baldwin/Davis Families
Once again, thank you so much for the updating my family members.
Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Feb 05, 2015 8:15 AM
To Whom Do We Belong
Israel Linsley and Dorca Linsley
Just a note to say thank you for the transfers of Israel Jacob Linsley and Dorcas Linsley. Diane
Added by To Whom Do We Belong on Feb 04, 2015 2:47 PM
Linda Rogers
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Hi Jan,

Thank you for all the pictures that you post of grave markers!!

I have an ancestor that you have posted pictures for. I am requesting your permission to use them in my genealogy database and a possible book (years from now) that will be given to family members. I would credit you John C. Anderson as having taken the pictures.

His name is Samuel Penfield and he is buried in Alderbrook Cemetery in Connecticut.

Thanks again,

Linda Rogers
Added by Linda Rogers on Feb 02, 2015 9:39 PM
Rose Haramia Mitcham
RE: Ephraim Richmond
You place the fact about his fathe second wife his stepmother on his page, mrs. Tuttle is Ephraim stepmother not his wife and his father is in a unmarked grave.
Added by Rose Haramia Mitcham on Feb 02, 2015 9:33 PM
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