Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 10 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Twenty-five years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned three family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!


Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 39,400 Memorials Added
 • 39,250 Memorials Managed
 • 76 Memorials/Week
 • 41,430 Photos
 • 9 Photo Requests
 • 159 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 51 Virtual Flowers
 • 4 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 25 Sponsorships
 • 16 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Elgin (19)
Find A Grave Friends
Audrey, David Sullivan, Edward L. Adams..., Gary Bonney, hgs205, Jen Snoots, Joanne Marcus B..., John Trundle, Kathryn Peters, Krista AQ & Tom..., Kyle, lilgreenbean, Peggy , Steve Poole, Tammy Hay
Messages left for Betty Frain (419)[Leave Message]
Thank you for linking Sophia to her husband. I have sent SACs for both of the children.

Your help is appreciated.
Added by Margaret on Jun 16, 2016 4:03 PM
Robin Truitt
Isaac Piggott No. 54507999
Thought I'd mention that the dates for this person are from the "old style" Quaker calendar. That means that "10mo" is actually "Dec."
Quaker Calendar
Old Style (OS)
(bef 1753) Months New Style
(aft Jan 1, 1753)
March 1st Month January
April 2nd Month February
May 3rd Month March
June 4th Month April
July 5th Month May
August 6th Month June
Sept 7th Month July
October 8th Month August
Nov 9th Month September
Dec 10th Month October
January 11th Month November
Feb 12th Month December

I hope this helps.
Added by Robin Truitt on Jun 16, 2016 10:31 AM
Twisted Branches
Helen Langley Fox
Thank you Betty!
Added by Twisted Branches on Jun 08, 2016 11:17 AM
Denise Day
RE: Wayne A. Day (1938-1996)
Hi Betty!
Thank you for your reply to my message. Yes, please send my Uncle Wayne my way. Here's my account #49015777, Denise Day.

Thank you so much for all that you've done for myself and my family. Your contributions are deeply appreciated.

Added by Denise Day on Jun 04, 2016 6:43 PM
Denise Day
Wayne A. Day (1938-1996)

Thank you for your information on Mr. Wayne A. Day, Find A Grave Memorial# 151046312, 1938-1996. He is my Uncle, and very much loved.

I appreciate your kind gestures.

Best wishes,

Denise Day
Added by Denise Day on Jun 04, 2016 3:08 PM
Kathleen Burns McCabe
Transferring Memorial to me
I am the granddaughter of Agnes Gaughan Hynes, Memorial # 136755572, and I would like to request that you transfer the memorial to me so that I can update and edit it. Thank you so much for creating the memorial.
Added by Kathleen Burns McCabe on May 30, 2016 2:30 PM
Kelly Brown
Rusk Family Cemetery
Nevermind, when I went through the photos I realized there are six names. :)
Added by Kelly Brown on May 30, 2016 9:40 AM
Kelly Brown
Rusk Family Cemetery
Hello, I am a decendant of the Rusk family. I was recently able to locate and visit the cemetery on Watson Rd., in Loudoun Co. I see you added the memorials for this site. I only see the marker for four of the family. Can you tell me what info you used to know there are two others located there? Thanks for any info you know.
Added by Kelly Brown on May 30, 2016 9:15 AM
Mariellen (Molitoris) Mierzwiak
Helen & Jack Feeney
Hello Betty,

I haven't been to my aunt and uncles memorials in awhile and I just saw the picture of their gravestone, and I wanted to say Thanks for putting it on there! I really appreciate.

Sincerely, Mariellen
Added by Mariellen (Molitoris) Mie... on May 06, 2016 4:36 PM
Julie Bradley
Margaret Curtin
Hello Betty,

Thank you for adding my grandmothers name. Can you please edit her family link by adding her parents? Their memorial info is as follows:

161930704 Charles Francis Ware
161930633 Loretta Cecelia Steele
Both are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY

Thank you,

Julie Bradley
Added by Julie Bradley on Apr 30, 2016 8:47 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service