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Suzanne (#47992853)
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Bio Photo 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 stones are facing north on a small hill, background is a field, a lot of the stones a small size. Had a lot of backlight glare. Tried photographing them at different times, then tried putting a large piece of cardboard behind the stone to stop the glare. It worked ok, but was difficult 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 voilą, 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 was hooked. 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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L Evans
RE: John Smith Bradley
No :) .... sorry if I wasn;t very clear on his birth date info.... on Ancestry, a LOT of family trees have that date, but no sources or reasons "why".
Added by L Evans on Feb 05, 2016 7:18 PM
L Evans
John Smith Bradley
Good Morning,
I have added most of what you have sent, and I am very grateful.... it is wonderful to have not only information on memorials, but sources really help for now & down the road. I see many have the birth date that you sent of Aug 28, 1788..... but I can find no record for the month or day.... do you have a record/source that I can add to verify that?
In Appreciation,
Added by L Evans on Jan 31, 2016 8:53 AM
Hanna Vermaas
Roxanna Frisbie Barker
Roxanna, twin with Calvin, d. Joseph & Sarah, bp. Apr. 30, 1780 Vol 1 Pg 76
Roxana, m. Thaddeus Barker, Feb. 3, 1813 Vol 4 Pg 35
Roxana, see Roxana (Frisbie) Barker Vol 5 Pg 88

Page 138 of Church Record Abstracts 1630-1920.

I've requested links from Roxanna #134455897 to her parents:
Joseph Frisbie #134908013 and Sarah #134909841

I'm requesting that you add her twin brother with link to parents and her marriage date.

I found a Will on American (NEGHS) by John Butler born in 1781 in Branford, New Haven, CT. He names his wife "Roxanna" and his 3 daughters, "Lavinia, Deney, and Mary. Lavinia was born in 1803 in Durham, Greene, New York and the other two girls were alive at the time of his death in 1811.
There is no church record of their marriage in CT or NY that I've been able to find. But it is entirely possible that she had this family before marrying Thadeus. I am going to try to track down the daughters and see if I can find a tie back. Lavinia married Riley Root in 1821 in Camden, Oneida, NY.

thank you for your time,
Hanna Vermaas
Added by Hanna Vermaas on Jan 22, 2016 8:31 PM
Mairzy Truex
Ann Tyler
Thank you for searching for Ann's gravestone. I am now puzzled as to where Roger and Ann were actually buried. Thank you for checking, and I am sorry to have wasted your time.
Added by Mairzy Truex on Jan 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Mairzy Truex
Roger Tyler
Thank you for looking for his gravestone. I am sorry to have wasted your time.
Added by Mairzy Truex on Jan 12, 2016 10:02 AM
Harold Shailor
Thanks for the photo Suzanne. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Interesting spelling on tombstone not what I expected but you never know.. Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
Added by Capt on Dec 07, 2015 10:46 AM
Oh, thank you. That would be great. I'm not 100 % sure but I think he is the son of one of my related Sailors. Two brothers of my Great grand father both lived in Hartford, both in the Cigar business. I've never been able to find out much about them but I know one was involved in labor relations of the cigar rollers at Soby's. He was a rep in the cigar-makers' union. Thanks so much for your efforts. If you are ever in Hartford... Spring Grove Cemetery I've been trying to get William's headstone photo for ages. CT has been a black hole for me as far as getting info. I read your profile and see a few suggestions but I have to go to the library these days to access Ancestry. I have been a subscriber in the past but wasn't able to find much on my direct family that I didn't already know about. Thanks again for your efforts and contributions to Find A Grave.
Added by Capt on Dec 02, 2015 11:21 AM
RE: Benjamin Divit
HA, thanks for you note. Yes, I actually saved that sideways one and had forgotten about it. I've had a lengthy discussion with Find A Grave support about the mishandling of images - the current app is old and doesn't always understand the encoded info in regard to position. Curious how you ran across my "strange" virtual cemetery? Maybe I should rename it unusual instead but would you have found it then? I wonder.
Added by Capt on Dec 01, 2015 11:19 PM
Gershom Todd
Find A Grave Memorial# 143383224
His first wife was Elizabeth Merriman (d/o John Sr.) whom he married in 1721 in Wallingford. This information is from New Haven Families by Donald Lines Jacobus
Added by Becky on Nov 11, 2015 2:13 PM
Dominique Potier
Irving M Baldinger # 93867908
Thanks Suzanne for your picture . I can't tell if he was an Airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?



Added by Dominique Potier on Oct 27, 2015 7:02 AM
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