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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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Find A Grave Memorial# 85227366
Mary Blodgett Fuller

I decided to contact you through a message rather than submit an edit because you'll probably wonder why the edit was submitted. Currently, Mary Fuller's father is connected to a Memorial that has "Unknown Burial". However, a Memorial exists that shows him in a cemetery! So, it seems like a good idea to remove the non-cemetery listing and replace it with the cemetery listing. Daniel Blodgett #164540432 in Old West Stafford Cemetery in CT. Thanks. D
Added by ol'mom on Jul 10, 2017 9:34 PM
Dan & Helen Conner Dansro
RE: John D. Morris #137632201
Very nice to meet you. We share the same great grandmother. I did take the picture of John D Morris's stone. It is falling over. I transferred his memorial to a descendant of his. Unfortunately, I know nothing of note to tell you about him, as our interests are Lillian Belle Hudson and her husband Frank Luther Mills. If there is anything else you would like please ask.
Added by Dan & Helen Conner Dansro on Jun 07, 2017 5:36 PM
David Matzen
John Wild (1691-1776)
I am a descendant of John Wild and would like to verify that he married Abigail Bass (1697-1744) about 1715.

Thank you for any information,

David Matzen
Added by David Matzen on May 03, 2017 12:57 PM
Nancy Bell
I see that you are descended from Richard Bowen. I am a Wheaton, descended from Robert. Hannah Wheaton (1696-1773) married Isaac Bowen, son of Thomas I found Hannah in Newport, R.I. in Common Burying Ground.Her mem # is 12272234.I can't find Isaac. I'm hoping you might have an idea where to look.
Thank you, Nancy Bell #46903791
Added by Nancy Bell on Apr 16, 2017 2:43 PM
Nancy Bell
Added by Nancy Bell on Apr 16, 2017 2:34 PM
Michael O'Rourke

I am looking for the grave of Michael O'Rourke who is the father of Daniel J. O'Rourke who is buried in Calvary Cemetery,Rutland, Vermont.


He is a cousin
Added by William on Apr 14, 2017 11:11 PM
Jane Cooper
Joseph H Grover
I believe Joseph H Grover is son of Jacob Grover and Polly Headle. His step mother Hannah was Polly's sister. In the 1850 census his grandmother Phebe (Slack) Headle Green is living with Jacob and Hannah. This Phebe (Slack) Headle Green is my 4th great grandmother. Her daughter Phebe was a sister to Polly and Hannah and is my 3rd read grandmother. Do we know where the Grover family buried Polly and Hannah and when both of them died? I have not found much information regarding the family of Polly, Hannah and Phebe's father Charles Headle..he died in 1802 and I have wondered how Mrs. Headle kept her family going not remarrying until 1830 to Deacon Asa Green...her second marriage, his third.

I am not sure if we are cousins many times removed or not but any information you have would be appreciated. There is a pension application in FOLD3 that lists the Headle family (and some dates and places written by Joel Headle) and there was a similar record in Green family artifacts held by another many times removed cousin.

Thank you-Jane Green Cooper
Added by Jane Cooper on Apr 10, 2017 9:53 PM
Barb Beardslee Oaks Dundas
Richard Bowen l# 36258505
Hi Diana,

Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 36258505 for Richard Bowen. His burial is listed as Newman Cemetery
East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA. Do you have a source for this information? He died in Rehoboth, Mass.between 1718 & 1722/23.. how did he end up being buried in RI?
Added by Barb Beardslee Oaks Dunda... on Mar 30, 2017 6:42 AM
Confused over Rebeckah Gurney

I am confused and was hoping you would help straighten this out.

Seth Gurney 84960502 had two wives both named rebecca. Seth and wife number one (Rebecca Packard) 84962222 are both buried in Mt Zion Cemetery. Their Tombstone pictures validate their death dates. Rebecca P died 1822.

Now for the confusion. Rebecca Dyke widow of Ira Bisbee married Seth in 1824. She died in 1860. I wonder if the Rebekah packard 56989038 in Mt Vernon cemtery might be his second wife. There is no tombstone picture. I don't know if you live close enough to check out mt vernon to find a marker?

Anyway, there are sons named seth 84962999 and david 84960478 which you have attached to the other rebekah (who is probably rebecca dyke bisbee).

Can we check for a tombstone and/or switch the kids, or make an indicator explaining the confusion of two memorials.

Perhaps I am just totally confused and you might be able to straighten me out.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2017 7:42 PM
John Briggs, No. 86203167
Sorry, I forgot to add your memorial number for John Briggs.
Added by GrannyT on Mar 26, 2017 5:26 PM
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