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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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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
Cheri Lynn
Bethuel Ward Memorial # 85227825
Hello Diana:

Thank you for your hard work. Since I am unable to go to Massachusetts for research, it is wonderful to find relatives on Find-A-Grave.

Under the record for Bethuel Ward, would you please add one more child. His name was Abram S. Ward Memorial #21998771, Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. He was my Great-Great Grandfather. His birth year was 1816 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, and he died in 1897 in Dover (now Westlake), Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA.

Again, thank you!
Cheryl McCoy
Added by Cheri Lynn on Aug 21, 2015 11:59 PM
C. Eileen Dodge
Rev. Humphrey Clark Perley
Your posting of Rev. Humphrey Clark Perley in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown is the wrong cemetery.

It is a duplicate posting of #138849127 in Union Cemetery, Georgetown which has a picture of the stone and was originated on 4 April 2006.

Eileen Dodge
Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Aug 13, 2015 2:13 PM
Peter Wilmarth
Thomas Wilmarth Grave

I am a descendant of the Thomas Wilmarth that is buried in the old Kirk Yard (1793)in Attelboro. My brother,sister and I will be there over the weekend and I am wondering if you have a record of where in the cemetery he and his son are buried.

Thanks for posting the picture of his headstone.

Pete Wilmarth
Added by Peter Wilmarth on Aug 03, 2015 9:22 PM
John Rowe Jr. #31939336
Thank you for adding the info to the memorial of John Rowe Jr. We appreciate all that you do.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Jul 18, 2015 12:19 PM
john shaw in happy hollow cemetary.
I am not sure how to correct an input name but this man is an ancestor whose name is Joel Shaw, and this is still quite clear on his tombstone.
Added by sybil on Jul 18, 2015 7:30 AM
Kristi Whitten
Mehitable Putnam
Is this your relative? 86034343? Her first husband Ezra Upton is my relative and I would like to update the memorials. Please let me know! Would love to make contact if related, Would love for you to transfer the memorials to me if not...
Thank You, Kristi Whitten
Added by Kristi Whitten on Jul 16, 2015 7:34 AM
RJ Burnham
Youngest Daughter of Philomela Patch

Philomela Patch is my 3rd GGM, married to Benjamin Baker. Their youngest daughter was Eva Baker, my 2nd GGM. For some reason she is missing from most memorials in Find A Grave. Do you have any information on her and would you know why she has been left off? She was born in 1855, d. 1930. Born in Shrewsbury, Rutland, VT, resided with her sister Harriet A. Baker Dawson, at the age of 15 [she as shown as a domestic servant on the 1870 Census]. Both parents were still alive. She was married at the age 16 to Julius Rivers in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont. They had 6 children, 5 lived. Any information you may have as to why she did not continue to live with her parents would be very helpful. Her father went on to marry for the third time in 1876, and Philomela did not die until 1876, so since Eva was the youngest, it does not make sense as to why she was apparently not wanted in their home.
Added by RJ Burnham on Jul 01, 2015 5:47 AM
Donald Carl Barker
Transfer request
Hello Diana L. Brace.
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind transferring this person to my account as they are one of my relatives:

Priscilla Barker Lawton
Find A Grave Memorial# 36258081

My account is:
Donald Carl Barker (#47578342)

Can you also tell me where you found the text "A daughter of James & Sarah (Jefferay) Barker. She married Robert Lawton."

Thanks for your hard work,
Added by Donald Carl Barker on Jun 30, 2015 12:34 AM
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