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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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Lillian A. (Barrett) Pitts
Her mother and father are with her in Spafford Cemetery. Her mother is (97157152) Lovissa Newton Barrett and her father is Thomas Clark Barrett (97156865). Thank you. She is my grandmother.
Added by Barb on Jul 05, 2014 1:22 PM
Bonnie Kies
Margaret Taft Jackson
Memorial# 7104212 Hi Diana my name is Bonnie and I would like to use your photo of Margaret on my family tree (ancestry). I would be sure to credit you for your photo as well as Findagrave, and the creator of the Memorial. She was the wife of my 9th Great Grand Uncle. Thank You and have a Happy 4th
Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jul 03, 2014 10:09 PM
Re: Martha Brownell, wife of Benjamin
Sorry, in the previous message I meant to say MARTHA Brownell, not Mary.
Added by J.Bosworth on Jun 25, 2014 5:00 AM
Re: Mary Brownell, Westport, Mass.
I sent you a message through the "suggest a correction" feature concerning Mary Brownell,

It appears that her memorial was created in the wrong cemetery. According to the Westport, MA cemetery records, she was interred at the Ezekial Brownell Burial Ground with her husband, Benjamin, not at Westport Friends-Central Village. Please check into this and make the necessary correction. Thank you!
Added by J.Bosworth on Jun 25, 2014 4:56 AM
Silas Parmalee/Parmele
Hi Diana,
I was wondering if you could share your sources for Silas' date of birth, parents' names, as well as his wife's name. I have been trying to track down some information on him, but don't seem to find all that much. I was hoping that perhaps your sources could poke a hole in this wall I seem to be up against!
Thank you!
Added by Caren on Jun 22, 2014 11:00 AM
Bonnie Kies
Margaret Taft Jackson
Memorial# 7104212 Hi Diana my name is Bonnie and I would very much like to add your photo of Margaret to my family tree (ancestry) she was the wife of my Great Grand Uncle John Jackson. I would be sure to give you credit for the photo, Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. Thank You Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jun 11, 2014 7:20 PM
Edit Request
Diana I requested a edit for Prudence (Woods) Mason in East Sullivan Cemetery in Sullivan New Hampshire. Her memorial # 31809867 I hit the wrong button for her birth date. She was born in Sullivan< Cheshire, Hew Hampshire in 1793. I have her death record to prove my request. Thanks


Added by DJK on Jun 08, 2014 5:56 PM
paul byrne
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 85622019
The Gilbert Tracy site should be changed to Giles Tracy(there is no Gilbert). I will shortly upload a photo of the headstone along with genealogical information. My Boy Scout Venture Crew located this stone (which was missing for years) for the Blandford Cemetery Commission and town historical society.
Please respond to
Added by paul byrne on May 26, 2014 2:38 PM
Brenda Minard
James C Minard
Happy New Year Diana
just to let you know there is a difference in the spelling of the surname for James

you have Minard
the marker reads

thank you
Brenda Minard
Added by Brenda Minard on Jan 06, 2014 9:11 AM
Lynda Puakea
Israel Lothrup
Good morning, Diana,

You took a lovely photo of Israel Lothrupʻs grave (Find A Grave Memorial# 36254563)... he is a distant cousin... may I use the photo on my private family tree? I always give credit to the folks who take the photos and allow me to use them... thanks so much...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Jan 05, 2014 12:13 PM
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