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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 10 days
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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 six 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!


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Emory H. Trussell # 50221517
There are three memorials for Emory H. Trussell.
Your memorial is not the original, could you please merge it with the original #21829305.
Thank you.
Added by am on Apr 22, 2017 10:39 AM
Esther P Trussell 50221516
There are two memorials for this person your memorial #50221516 and the first memorial # 21829306. Could you please merge theses two memorials, Thank you.
Added by am on Apr 22, 2017 10:27 AM
Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
Davis DeFrain
Hi, Betty! It's been a while since I've heard from you! I hope you're well!

I'll be glad to delete, but think you should know (you probably already DO know, in fact) that Congressional's records have Davis and Rose (whose memorial you hold) as "DeFrain," which means the next person who refers to those records will recreate the memorial because the name on the records won't show in a search on Find A Grave. I'm not sure how to handle that. A photo of the stone would clear it up, but, sadly, I don't have one.

Thanks for the heads up!

Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Apr 19, 2017 8:08 PM
Linda Smith
Donald Lee "Chick" Shipley
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Love ♥ Peace ♥ Blessings
Added by Linda Smith on Apr 11, 2017 10:25 PM
Donna Crockett Mowery
RE: Elizabeth Hipkins Hammerly
Betty-I'm always interested in this line and have searched for Elizabeth Jacobs, Hipkins, Hammerly's maiden name for many years without success. She bought a burial plot in Union Cemetery and buried her son, Jacob T. Jacobs, there. I have yet to find a listing for her burial anyplace. Any help is always appreciated. Thanks, Donna
Added by Donna Crockett Mowery on Apr 08, 2017 6:55 AM
Arthur Focke
Thanks for processing it very quickly. Very kind of you. Ed
Added by Ed on Apr 07, 2017 7:18 PM
Lynn Padgett
RE: Louis Franklin Howser

Hee- Hee He is buried at Union # 50184276
Believe he was never married

Added by Lynn Padgett on Apr 07, 2017 5:54 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
Belmont Plantation Cemetery
Hi Betty,
This is the second plantation cemetery was was not disclosed. I have photo requests in for the burials and suspect that they should be taken care of. A pretty pricey area with the now Country Club and a Whole Foods within sight. I hope that there are FA Contributors within a reasonable distance of the historic cemetery.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 03, 2017 9:02 PM
Dana Dancy
RE: Persis M. (Marti) Kroutil (memorial #135109549)
Thank you. I have never had the problem of being told to leave but then I have only done smaller cemeteries.
Added by Dana Dancy on Mar 11, 2017 3:06 PM
Dana Dancy
Persis M. (Marti) Kroutil (memorial #135109549)
Hi! I have a question - I am wondering if her mother Lillian "Lillie" (Loeffler) Marti is actually buried in the same cemetery [Gate of Heaven cemetery] as Persis Kroutil (memorial #135109549) - Lillie B. Marti (Memorial# 135112532). I saw you took the photos of both gravestones and was hoping you remembered if they were near each other.

The reason I am asking is because their is not a DOD engraved at her gravestone in Kochville, Michigan (Memorial #50359901). Both memorials have the DOB 1894 and family trees list she died 20 May 1989 in Maryland [no documentation to back it up].

I did find a Social Security Death Index -

"Lillie B Marti, SSN #216-46-0321

Born:20 Jan 1894 /Died: 20 May 1989

State (Year) SSN issued
Maryland - 1962"

Thank you for all you do at Find A Grave
Added by Dana Dancy on Mar 11, 2017 12:34 PM
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