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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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Riddell Family Graves
Hello - I will take you at your word and ask for transfer of the three Riddel family grave memorials in Gill, Mass, that you have created:
Lucy Riddel #85949861
Rev William Riddel #85950728
Septima Riddel #85950390

Lucy and William were my 4th GGrandparents on my mother's side. Septima was a daughter, sister to Selina Riddel Cooley, my 3rd GGGrandmother. I have been researching this family and have created other memorials. I have lots of info and instead of asking you to update, this is probably better.

Thanks, Janet Mulshine
Added by Searcher on Apr 25, 2015 12:10 AM
Bonnie Kies
Margaret Taft Jackson
Memorial# 7104212 Margaret Taft Jackson Hi Diana my name is Bonnie I would like to use your Photo of Margaret on my family tree (ancestry) I will be sure to credit you for your Photo as well as credit to Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. Thank You and have a Happy Easter Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Apr 04, 2015 2:56 PM
Pat Skinner
Memorial #85227366
Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the info of who Mary Blodgett Fuller's parents were?
Added by Pat Skinner on Mar 14, 2015 8:04 AM
NIMS Biographies
Hi Diana,
Thank you for approving the updates to the links I've sent over the last month. Appreciate it.

I only wish you would have added the biographies sent by SAC. simple copy & paste, I included the source.

You transcribed Sullivan NH inscriptions from the History of Sullivan and that is also appreciated.

Thank you for the past transfers of the NIMS family. I've tried to take good care of them!
Added by PhotoGrapherInTheWoods on Mar 10, 2015 8:27 AM
W. Anderson
graves # 85797808 and # 85797781
Hello - I appreciate your work. The above named entries seem to have some information incorrect and their pictures reversed.
It appears the information the entries were created with came from the book "Vital Records of Westport, Mass. to 1850" (1918). That book has reversed the year of death between these 2 ladies with such similar names. The problem is further compounded by a later upload of gravestone pictures that is reversed, grandmother Abigail has a picture of granddaughter Abigail S.'s stone and vice versa.
Please let me know what I can do to help clear up the problems.
Thank you.
Added by W. Anderson on Mar 08, 2015 10:51 PM

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