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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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Hi Diana,
I've submitted several biographies and SACs regarding DOB, Locations, links to family members. Some were sent several weeks ago.

Wondering, are you still maintaining these memorials? You did a great job transcribing the Inscriptions from The History of Sullivan, thank you.
Added by PhotoGrapherInTheWoods on Feb 18, 2015 5:56 AM
paul byrne
Memorial # 85622019
I've been doing quite a bit of research on Giles Tracy with a Venture Crew I belong to. I just want to correct the information on him you list. The site is NOT on private property but on Town of Blandford land. There is Springfield Water Dept. property all around it, and if one is stopped by state police in the area, they will try to tell you you're trespassing on water dept. land and that the road leading up to it is a private road. Jethro Jones Rd. is a town road despite the gate at the entrance. His wife and at least one of his children are also buried in the area. The information on him is in the hands of the Mass Hist. Commission and since he is a Revolutionary War veteran, we have seen to it that he has a marker at his site.
Added by paul byrne on Jan 27, 2015 8:33 AM
Marjorie Mayer
Rose Allen
Please see the MA 1850 vital records on line:
Her birth is listed on this page.
The work continues to assure accuracy at this website.
Added by Marjorie Mayer on Jan 23, 2015 11:28 AM
Pat Skinner
Memorial #85227181
May I please use your photo of Hannah in my family tree book?
Added by Pat Skinner on Jan 05, 2015 8:27 PM
Early Patch family
I am also a descendent of the Patch family. I will need to check the exact name, but I do know it was a woman married to a Woodbury. They were also early settlers in the Beverly/Salem area. I will try to follow-up soon with more specifics. Marion
Added by MJohnson on Dec 03, 2014 10:39 AM
Freelove Mason Cole 83766873
Hello! I was wondering if you could refer me to the sources showing the death dates for Freelove Mason Cole and her husband, Joseph Cole (83766767). I have seen the dates in several websites, but have not yet seen a cited source for that information.

Thank you!

Added by Lisa on Dec 03, 2014 7:14 AM
James Bianco
Gill Massachusetts Cemeteries
Hello, I have been photographing the cemeteries in Gill. There are 4 good sized cem. in town. The Vital Records of Gill to 1850 does not specify which of the cemeteries the individual is buried in, only that there existed a gravestone (G.R). You would not have known exactly where to create them so you have entered them all into North Cemetery, naturally most of the memorials you created belong in other places. Many volunteers traveled to North per photo requests and their time was wasted naturally. I would like to prevent that in the future. Could you please contact me via email (on my bio page) or via message on my wall so we can work together to fix this? I have completely photographed North 100% as of yesterday and am now adding to Center Cemetery. Riverside is full of memorials with photographs that you have created duplicates for in North Cemetery. Thanks! Jim

Added by James Bianco on Nov 21, 2014 7:13 AM
Douglas Jones
Solomon Matthews, S. Dartmouth.
Would you please transfer Solomon to me. # 85272590
This is my ggg grandfather. I have so much info to add. I see by your profile you are glad to connect relatives to there family.
Please !
Doug Jones
Added by Douglas Jones on Nov 16, 2014 1:51 PM
36253965 Martha Luther Cole
Hello! I was wondering if you have a source for Martha's death date of 1765.

Thank you!

Added by Lisa on Nov 13, 2014 12:06 PM
Samuel Hosmer #84993770
Greetings, Diana -
Since the memorial you created has photos, I would like to request a transfer of my cousin's memorial in order to update and consolidate the links and bio. Or, if you wish to delete yours, I will update the entries on #47669344.

Thank you for your consideration.

Added by jvtree1 on Oct 24, 2014 8:47 AM
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