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After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. The thing is, the stones are facing north on a small hill, background is a field, a lot of the stones a small size. Had a lot of backlite glare. Tried earlier 11-12:00, face in shadow, glare in background. I had a large piece of cardboard and tried putting it behind the stone to stop the glare. It worked ok, but try getting the cardboard to stay in a slight wind. Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voila, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014.|
So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.
Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries. Also a handful of times I've asked for help in the forums and got fantastic results.
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|Bob O||Corporal Timothy Ahearn|
I am doing some research on Corporal Timothy Ahearn and one thing I wanted to find was his grave. I was finally able to locate your Find A Grave page for him but had some difficulty as his last name on your page is misspelled - "Ahern" when it should be "Ahearn". When I put his name in the Find A grave search the only listing was a page for the memorial statue of him in New Haven butI knew he wasn't buried there. Could you make a correction so anyone in the future would be able to find it easier. Thanks, Bob O
Added by Bob O on Jun 20, 2015 2:48 PM
Thank you so much for taking this photo. It is truly kind of you and I really appreciate it.
Added by NSH on Jun 19, 2015 12:38 PM
|Monique Heller||Steven Randall Ayr|
Thank you for taking the time to locate and photograph the stone. I truly appreciate it. Steven's relatives in NJ have not been able to see it personally so I will share it with them.
|Roslyn Roisman-Patchi||Jane Landon|
Thanks so much for the beautiful photos of her headstone! Now if I can figure out who she is on my Landon family tree that will be a miracle!
|G White||Updated info ..|
I updated the "C" or "G" note.. thanks for the help.
Added by G White on Jun 12, 2015 7:44 AM
|John McGovern||Juliet Davids Maynard|
Thank you so much Suzanne, for your much appreciated efforts and thorough recording and labeling of the site. I had begun to give up on this request. This solves a mystery to some degree. Very nice of you to do especially since we are in California. John
|Linda Allen||Henry Mozealous|
Thank you very much for the photo.
|Roslyn Roisman-Patchi||Adeline E Landon Hall|
Thanks so much for the wonderful photo of her marker. thank you as well for the new memorial for Jane Landon. Now if I can only figure out how she is linked to the family!
Thank you so much for the pictures Suzanne~ :)
Added by G White on Jun 05, 2015 10:56 AM
|Nareen, et al||East Haven Cemetery burials|
You wrote: Hello,
East Haven established a cemetery June 1707. Previous to that they buried the dead on the New Haven Green. Would you mind moving a few memorials to the Center Church on the Green Churchyard? I checked all the names and there are no duplicates. I also checked Grove St Cem in case the headstone was moved, but no names appeared. (8 total)
If you will send me the links to the 8 memorials, I will be happy to move them.
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