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Diana L. Brace (#46885260)
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Bio Photo Notes: If anyone spots an ancestor, relative, pal, etc., amongst my memorials, please give me a shout and I'll gladly turn them over to you. However, please note that I'm lazy about checking my email but I'll get to you eventually. The same goes for email regarding any corrections . . . I have filed these and will get to them eventually as well. Sorry for any delays, but I don't have a lot of time on my hands.



I am a historian, ie., Family Historian and a bit of a tombstone tourist. I especially like to find gravestones from Colonial days through the late 1800's. Further, I feel strongly that gravestones are a testimony to the greatness of America's past. There are several reasons for my decision to transcribe cemeteries. First, I needed a hobby, because I quit smoking two years and three months ago. Second, I would love to obtain as many grave photos for my genealogy book as possible.

My family, on my mom's side, were colonists and came to American soil prior to 1637, according to Sidney Perley, author of "The History of Salem, MA". According to another source: "Upon a Ship called The Sparrow." My Branch of the "Patch" family first resided in Salem to Beverly to Wenham to Ipswich (all towns of Essex County), MA - then Newton to Concord to Groton (all towns of Middlesex County), MA - they came to Vermont in 1781 - being the 6th family to reside in Ludlow, Windsor County, VT.

Because of our beliefs in a united states we became Americans prior to 1776. However, our family did not seem to lean toward Puritan Stock, but were rather merchants of enterprise. We did not arrive in America as indentured servants as many did. We were, quite literally, "Fishermen" come to fish the abundant waters found here. In fact, the very first place of residence of Nicholas Patch Jr. was: Mackerell Cove on the Beverly side of Salem, MA.
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Diana Ayers
Ann Ellis

I am totally confused. There seems to be three tombstones for Ann in the Wightman Cemetery and a different death date in listing - 1678. One tombstone has her initials, no date, second has a 1686 and the third has ca. 1685 (newer monument).

I guess my question why the listing date of 1678?

Thanks for the help.
Diana Ayers
Added by Diana Ayers on Sep 19, 2016 8:28 AM
Wood Family
Hello, I an a desc. of William and Deborah Wood. Deborah (# 85663992) was born Roggers and their Marriage Intention papers record that she was of Hanover, MA. Just thought you'd like to add that info.
Added by TriciaM on Sep 03, 2016 1:34 PM
Lydia Goodridge grave

I added photos of the gravestone of Lydia Goodridge to your page. And I had attempted to add a good deal more information but this proved to be entirely unsuccessful quite a while ago. I live a short distance from this gravestone, know it well and researched a great deal about it. An article was published on this very stone in the Danvers Herald a few weeks ago on July 28, 2016. Owing to the problems I had in adding my material to your page, I was compelled to create a findagrave page of my own. You might consider viewing my own by looking up Lydia Goodridge and I am user LG which I chose owing to the fact these are Lydia Goodridge's initials and I have spent more than 50 years figuring out who she is. I have located the owner of this gravestone and he has even saved the fragments of this highly vandalized stone.
Added by LG on Aug 13, 2016 4:08 PM
Annemarie Mathews Boyle
Hannah Reed
Hannah Reed, the wife of Ebenezer Reed, is actually Hannah Thomson Reed and not Hannah Bennett Reed. She is the daughter of Jacob Thomson and Abigail Wadsworth.

I'm not sure where the 'Bennett' came from. There may have been a Hannah Bennett, but not married to the same Ebenezer Reed with these birth dates. This Hannah is actually from Middleborough, MA and died in Abington, MA.

She is my 7th great grandmother.
Added by Annemarie Mathews Boyle on Jul 28, 2016 12:54 AM
Patty Johns
memorial #86052828
You reversed the numbers for Mary Larcher's age. It should read "84th year."
Added by Patty Johns on Jul 07, 2016 2:15 PM
re 84959313
the picture of the tombstone for #84959313 is actually for his grandson, the third of the same name, who apparently died 13 Feb 1876....perhaps you can change this picture???
Added by louise on Jun 23, 2016 12:59 PM
Jane Alexander
RE: 44148489
I says Father: Sacha Patch born in Massachusetts and Mother: Sarah Hokum. If you would like to send me your e-mail I will send you a larger copy.
Added by Jane Alexander on Jun 23, 2016 12:21 PM
Royce Patch Smith
Mary E. Patch
Hello Diana, You asked about Mary E. Patch. She was my great grandmother. Her name was indeed Mary Elizabeth Whiby Patch. Nathaniel Lemuel Patch was her son. Her husband was Nathaniel Patch and he was indeed in the Civil War and a POW.
Are you related?

Royce Patch Smith
Evans, GA
Added by Royce Patch Smith on Jun 14, 2016 8:29 PM
Freelove Mason Cole
I was wondering if you happen to have a picture of Freelove Mason Cole's headstone. Her number is # 83766873. When I went to request one it said there was a photo however nothing is showing up under the photo tab. Thank you for your help and time.

Added by B&MHGeno on Jun 01, 2016 8:10 PM
John Burbank
Duplicate memorials
There are duplicate memorials for Ira Ingerson, #35826770 and 52398516 one in Striker Cem., the other in Woodland Memorial Park. Photos of the stones look identical.

This is confusing. Can you folks merge these in the correct cemetery? Note: Rebecca created the one in Striker Cem. and now it is maintained by Anonymous. The one in Woodland Memorial Park was created by Diana (couldn’t e-mail so sent this public message)

John Burbank, Secretary
Bristol VT Historical Society.
Added by John Burbank on May 25, 2016 9:29 AM
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