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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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Brenda Black Watson
Duplicate for John Lee
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Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56998011was before

was before

Created by: Mark
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77182135

Can these be merged?
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Nov 28, 2015 7:38 AM
Rice County KS. Research
Memorial# 36289553
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for being so thorough in this memorial!!
Added by Rice County KS. Research on Nov 05, 2015 2:22 PM
Christine Clark Tucker
Sarah Clark (Smith)

You have mixed the spouse of John Clark of Plymouth, MA & Lyme, CT, with the spouse of John Clark of New Haven, CT.

Sarah Smith married John Clark of New Haven in 1661.
She died in 1674 and he married 2nd. Mary Walker.

This is the grave of John Clark of New Haven, buried in West Haven.

See his profile on the world tree:

Sarah (unknown) married John Clark of Plymouth, MA in 1668.
He then married Mary Benjamin.

Please disconnect the wrong Sarah from John Clark of Plymouth, MA/Lyme, CT.

Geographically and according to YDNA, these are different families.

Thank you.

Added by Christine Clark Tucker on Oct 25, 2015 11:47 PM
Descendants of Early Settlers
Mary Bolcom, #85117484
The mention on Mary Tyler and her marriage to William Balcom is in the book, "The descendants of Job Tyler", by William Tyler Brigham, page 66, (57). It can be found on the internet.

Marty, #48409992
Added by Descendants of Early Sett... on Oct 24, 2015 10:33 PM
Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven
I'm a descendant of Thomas Mix. I notice the Thomas Mix memorial 36254973 notation that his plot is the north wall. I presume that means that only his tombstone was moved from his initial burial on the New Haven Green to the north wall, however his wife; Rebecca Turner's 36254519 notation is only "Grove Street Cemetery". Since she died 1731, before the Grove Street Cemetery came into existence in 1796 or so, I presume she was also initially buried on the Green. In looking at the Grove Street Cemetery association's web site transcribed list of tombstones that were moved from the Green to the north wall of the Grove Street Cemetery, I could find no Thomas Mix or Rebecca Turner Mix tombstones on the list. What is the source of your data? In reading more, it appears that thousands of people were left in the Green rather than moved in 1821 to Grove Street. Is there a record of what actual bodies were moved? Do we really know where either of them are actually now buried? Thanks.
Added by smanastas on Oct 20, 2015 4:06 PM
Brenda J. Masters Charles
Need grave Photos of Woodlawn Cemetery
I noticed that only 23% of the grave stones in Woodlawn Cemetery in Massachusetts have been taken out of 2,674 interments buried there. I have many ancestors buried in this cemetery & would like to verify my work and know where they are buried! It's a beautiful time of the year for a group of volunteers to go to this cemetery to take photos and add to Find A grave Memorials. Your kind gesture will last a lifetime. Kind deed change lives. Thank you for all you have done in the past & being a volunteer for Find A grave.
Added by Brenda J. Masters Charles on Oct 15, 2015 6:25 AM
Susan Barrow Spaulding
Charlotte M Baker Spaulding

I think there may be a duplication of her memorial. You created a memorial in the Columbia Valley Cemetery. #52596907. There is another memorial created for her with a photo of her gravemarker in the Middlebury Union Cemetery that I created #94950929.

What are your thoughts? I believe she was buried with her husband, John Spaulding.

Susan Barrow Spaulding
Added by Susan Barrow Spaulding on Oct 13, 2015 6:59 AM
Philip Warren Rupp
An edit
Hi Diana,
My name is Philip Warren Rupp. Did you receive the edit that I sent you? Have a nice evening. Sincerely, P.W. Rupp
Added by Philip Warren Rupp on Oct 11, 2015 11:36 PM
Sally Bailey
Charles Grant, FAG# 36140105
Hello Diana,
Charles Grant, the son of Ambrose Grant, Rev. War veteran, was born 25 Apr 1782, Litchfield CT, and died 10 Mar 1821, Litchfield CT, but the pictures assigned to his memorial are for a Charles W. Grant and the dates on the gravestone are way off for your Charles. Perhaps Charles William Grant, the son of Charles the son of Ambrose, is the Charles W. of the photos, I do not know but I hope you can sort it out.
Thanks for all you do with these old records.
- Sally Bailey
Added by Sally Bailey on Oct 04, 2015 11:07 AM
Philip Warren Rupp
they copied your gravesite
It is confusing that someone named silas created a memorial that you already created for our shared ancestor John Edward Allyn "Edward" Colver
Added by Philip Warren Rupp on Sep 23, 2015 8:16 PM
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