Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Diane Preston (#48165663)
 member for 9 months, 20 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
I am retired and loving it! Originally from S.TX, but have lived in Nev, Idaho, Montana, Ca., and for the last 23 years ,in SE Connecticut.I have a BA in History and Sociology, so worked in the casino industry for nearly 40 years.My love has always been History and I really love doing research . My ancestors were "all American"...Irish- Roumanian Jewish on my Mom's side, and Irish- Hispanic- Native American on Dad's side.
When I go to photograph a request, I will usually take more photos of the cemetery, if seemingly related graves haven't already been posted. Just ask for the management to be transferred!
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 156 Memorials Added
 • 132 Memorials Managed
 • 4 Memorials/week
 • 1,986 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 168 Volunteer Photos Taken
Messages left for Diane Preston (93)[Leave Message]
Thank you for the picture of Rufus Main. I actually went to this cemetery but could not find the stone. Thanks again.
Added by Harriet on Apr 06, 2014 8:02 AM
RE: Marie
seems we weren't too far from the church proper, basically parallel to the right hand side of the building if one faces it - - -the cemetery being on the right hand side anyway, I believe.

It seems to me we drove into the area, so that there was a section behind us.

In the old pictures there are headstones up the slope behind his.

If you send me a private email address I can scan and send you pics.

THANK you so much for your time and interest.

It is sunny but windy and COLD with snow flurries here. Brrr.

Added by woodcuts on Mar 26, 2014 2:24 PM
Leslie Lewis
Roswell Parrish (Parish)
Oh, Diane,
It would be FANTASTIC to get confirmation that Roswell Parrish is buried at Rixtown. His second wife Eunice is buried there, and there is a photo of her headstone on Find A Grave, posted by Kim Suter-MacIsaac (#47615084). So I have set up a memorial for Roswell Parrish being there... prepared of course to change that if evidence otherwise surfaces.
Please let me know what you find, if anything. It's likely the Parrish graves are close to Fanny Rathbun's since Eunice is her mother.
Thanks a million!
Leslie Lewis
Added by Leslie Lewis on Mar 26, 2014 12:54 PM
Leslie Lewis
John Rathbun photo
Thanks so much for posting a photo of John H Rathbun's headstone. It looks like it was hard to find (partially covered?). I imagine many of the graves at Rixtown are like that. How I would love to locate the grave of my 5th great-grandfather, Roswell Parrish... he is most likely buried there near his second wife, Eunice (Pierce) Sears Parrish. So far we have not located his headstone.
Thanks again!
Leslie Lewis
Added by Leslie Lewis on Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM
RE: Marie

Diane, FANTASTIC! BTW my direct email is:

Marie (Mary) Nordberg Lauren, DOB: 30 Aug. 1877 DOD: 01 Oct. 1963

Karl H. Nordberg DOB: 1873 DOD: April 1935

I believe there is a stone for my grandfather, I have pictures of his funeral. BUT it is also possible that the stone is actually adjacent to his plot and is someone else's - hard to tell.

THANK YOU ever so much for your interest and time.

It is entirely possible that there is no marker for my grandmother, my mother may well not have purchased one - - it would have been like her :-(. She did have her buried because Grandma had made it abundantly clear she did NOT want cremation - - as she told me. However, she bought the least expensive casket possible. It was metal clad that glared in the sun (I was startled when the fellas removed it from the hearse) - - crinkle surface rather like one sees on the back of some semi trucks; aluminum I assumed at the time.

Again, thank you. Kathy
Added by woodcuts on Mar 22, 2014 3:37 PM
RE: Marie Lauren
Diane, I have changed "Brown cemetery" to "unknown" although I now believe both Karl H. Nordberg (grandfather DOD April 1935) and Marie Nordberg Lauren (grandmother DOD 1962) to be buried in Union Cemetery, Second Baptist Church, N. Stonington. I was present in 1962 , you'd think I'd know but I was in shock, having flown in from New Mexico . . .And how correct of you to mention a death certificate. She died in NJ; I will obtain it. I'll be back. THANK you for re-drawing this to my attention. I think I'll contact the church also and ask about records.
Added by woodcuts on Mar 21, 2014 7:33 PM
Sandra Weber
Adin Cook
Thank you very much for photographing the Adin Cook memorial. It is deeply appreciated.
Sandy and Dave Weber
Added by Sandra Weber on Mar 14, 2014 4:36 PM
Terri Kukla
RE: Ayer
That is so kind of you. Thats alot of work..I know because Ive done 3 cemeterys..But cant anymore..The pictures will come out better abt late spring when the sunsa dried everything and the grass is green. Thank You
Added by Terri Kukla on Mar 13, 2014 10:46 AM
dalya d
RE: Rivka and Elias Han
also there is no H in Russian so the name could also have been Gahn as well as Kahn etc..
Added by dalya d on Mar 12, 2014 6:29 PM
Terri Kukla
Thank You so very much to go out on a cold wet slippery day. I very much appreciate that. Please be very careful going out there this time of year, Thanks again for all your time.Terri
Added by Terri Kukla on Mar 12, 2014 4:57 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service