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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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Patty Johns
memorial #86052828
You reversed the numbers for Mary Larcher's age. It should read "84th year."
Added by Patty Johns on Jul 07, 2016 2:15 PM
re 84959313
the picture of the tombstone for #84959313 is actually for his grandson, the third of the same name, who apparently died 13 Feb 1876....perhaps you can change this picture???
Added by louise on Jun 23, 2016 12:59 PM
Jane Alexander
RE: 44148489
I says Father: Sacha Patch born in Massachusetts and Mother: Sarah Hokum. If you would like to send me your e-mail I will send you a larger copy.
Added by Jane Alexander on Jun 23, 2016 12:21 PM
Royce Patch Smith
Mary E. Patch
Hello Diana, You asked about Mary E. Patch. She was my great grandmother. Her name was indeed Mary Elizabeth Whiby Patch. Nathaniel Lemuel Patch was her son. Her husband was Nathaniel Patch and he was indeed in the Civil War and a POW.
Are you related?

Royce Patch Smith
Evans, GA
Added by Royce Patch Smith on Jun 14, 2016 8:29 PM
Freelove Mason Cole
I was wondering if you happen to have a picture of Freelove Mason Cole's headstone. Her number is # 83766873. When I went to request one it said there was a photo however nothing is showing up under the photo tab. Thank you for your help and time.

Added by B&MHGeno on Jun 01, 2016 8:10 PM
John Burbank
Duplicate memorials
There are duplicate memorials for Ira Ingerson, #35826770 and 52398516 one in Striker Cem., the other in Woodland Memorial Park. Photos of the stones look identical.

This is confusing. Can you folks merge these in the correct cemetery? Note: Rebecca created the one in Striker Cem. and now it is maintained by Anonymous. The one in Woodland Memorial Park was created by Diana (couldn’t e-mail so sent this public message)

John Burbank, Secretary
Bristol VT Historical Society.
Added by John Burbank on May 25, 2016 9:29 AM
karen parker-galvin
Samuel Parker Jr. #32270114
Diana, please transfer Samuel Parker #32270114 to me. I am trying to link him to his wife Sally Stanley Parker #32270110 and to his parents Samuel Parker Sr. # 101822964 and Hannah Platts Parker # 124132678.

Thank you,

karen parker galvin, 3 g grand daughter of Samuel Parker Sr. and Hannah Platts-Parker
Added by karen parker-galvin on May 25, 2016 7:12 AM
ira skinner
Abigail Wild
She was the spouse of Benjamin Skinner and their daughter was Abigail Skinner Lane.
Added by ira skinner on Mar 28, 2016 2:24 PM
Tara Bandekow
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 10079676
This is how the grave stone was made, here is another example. Memorial # 115295255
Added by Tara Bandekow on Mar 25, 2016 3:38 PM
Jim Stewart
Brace family
Hello Diana,
My GGgramdmother is Chloe Brace born in the Eastern Townships 1802, died in Ohio. Parents Nathanial Brace-Margaret Butler. My Bixby-Stewart tree is available. Are we kin?

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