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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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John Rowe Jr. #31939336
Thank you for adding the info to the memorial of John Rowe Jr. We appreciate all that you do.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Jul 18, 2015 12:19 PM
john shaw in happy hollow cemetary.
I am not sure how to correct an input name but this man is an ancestor whose name is Joel Shaw, and this is still quite clear on his tombstone.
Added by sybil on Jul 18, 2015 7:30 AM
Kristi Whitten
Mehitable Putnam
Is this your relative? 86034343? Her first husband Ezra Upton is my relative and I would like to update the memorials. Please let me know! Would love to make contact if related, Would love for you to transfer the memorials to me if not...
Thank You, Kristi Whitten
Added by Kristi Whitten on Jul 16, 2015 7:34 AM
RJ Burnham
Youngest Daughter of Philomela Patch

Philomela Patch is my 3rd GGM, married to Benjamin Baker. Their youngest daughter was Eva Baker, my 2nd GGM. For some reason she is missing from most memorials in Find A Grave. Do you have any information on her and would you know why she has been left off? She was born in 1855, d. 1930. Born in Shrewsbury, Rutland, VT, resided with her sister Harriet A. Baker Dawson, at the age of 15 [she as shown as a domestic servant on the 1870 Census]. Both parents were still alive. She was married at the age 16 to Julius Rivers in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont. They had 6 children, 5 lived. Any information you may have as to why she did not continue to live with her parents would be very helpful. Her father went on to marry for the third time in 1876, and Philomela did not die until 1876, so since Eva was the youngest, it does not make sense as to why she was apparently not wanted in their home.
Added by RJ Burnham on Jul 01, 2015 5:47 AM
Donald Carl Barker
Transfer request
Hello Diana L. Brace.
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind transferring this person to my account as they are one of my relatives:

Priscilla Barker Lawton
Find A Grave Memorial# 36258081

My account is:
Donald Carl Barker (#47578342)

Can you also tell me where you found the text "A daughter of James & Sarah (Jefferay) Barker. She married Robert Lawton."

Thanks for your hard work,
Added by Donald Carl Barker on Jun 30, 2015 12:34 AM
Brenda Black Watson
John Lee Duplicates
Created by: Mark
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77182135
(Sent to his e-mail address)

Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56998011
(Unable to send privately)

Both complement each other but both have missing info. Thank you, Brenda in Memphis
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Jun 28, 2015 12:21 PM
Brenda Black Watson
John Lee duplicates
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Jun 28, 2015 12:20 PM
Gene Zubrinsky
Sarah "Redway" Carpenter Misidentified

The Newman Cemetery burial you attribute to Sarah (Redway) Carpenter (Find A Grave Memorial #36258542) belongs to Sarah Carpenter (b. 25 April 1712, d. 29 April 1712), daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (French) Carpenter (James N. Arnold, _Vital Record of Rehoboth, 16421896_ [Providence, 1897], 78, 57273, 809).

James Redway's daughter Sarah (b. c1642)--wife of (1) Samuel Carpenter and (2) Gilbert Brooks, and mother of the aforementioned Jonathan--died at Rehoboth on 15 July 1717 (orig. Rehoboth VR, 2:230; Arnold's transcr. has 8 Jan. 1717/8, which belongs to an adjacent entry). The location of Sarah (Redway) (Carpenter) Brooks's grave is unknown.


Gene Zubrinsky, FASG
Ojai, Calif.
Added by Gene Zubrinsky on Jun 20, 2015 4:33 PM
nancy snow west
7 find a grave pages
Hi Diana: thanks so much for all the work you do with Find A Grave! I'm writing to request changes to 7 pages. I see you referenced a book which listed their markers as SAR, when in fact, they are DAR markers, placed by Ann Story Chapter, DAR, in 1929. If you would prefer to transfer them to my care, rather than making the changes, that'd be ok, too. They are: Peleg Green #33897176; Philip Green #33899778; Philip Harrington #33897354; Lt. John Seamans #33895862; John Spencer #33894872; Eldad Taylor #33896868; George Wescot #33896128. Would very much appreciate your help in getting these corrected.
Nancy West/A.S. Chapter DAR
Added by nancy snow west on Jun 17, 2015 7:09 AM
Almira Jane Nims Livermore
Hi Diana, additional information for this person originally sent: Sat Feb 21, 2015, for Find A Grave Memorial# 31810066. Link to memorial:

Almira Jane Nims was born August 19, 1832 at Sullivan, NH and died April 22, 1865 at Boston, MA. She was the daughter of Lucius Nims and Nancy Sheldon. Almira Was married November 11, 1852 to Aaron Livermore. Aaron Harvey Livermore was born April 21, 1827 at Gilsum, NH and died January 8, 1896 at Lexington, MA of apoplexy. He was a dentist. Aaron married a second time.

Sources: (1) Josiah Lafayette Seward, History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, (Salem: Higginson Book Co., 2001 [1921]).
(2) The Nims Family Seven generations of Descendants from Godfrey Nims, by Susan Outhout, John Schultz & Elizabeth Suddaby (Nims Family Association)1990 Southern Historical Press, SC pg. 672. Book no longer in print, used with permission.
Added by PhotoGrapherInTheWoods on Jun 06, 2015 9:11 PM
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