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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 12 days
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Eighteen or nineteen 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!


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Fry pictures

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the Fry family members in Loudoun. I am a relative because my ggggrandfather Bauer married Magdalena Frey. The families are very large and the blood lines are thinning but I was happy to see these families still nestled in such a beautiful cemetery.

If you don't mind, I would like to use some of the pictures on our ancestry site. I will give credit to you and the Find a Grave Memorial. Thank you.

Kristin Koch
Added by KKoch on Jun 11, 2014 2:30 AM
RE: Hooppaw-Union Cemetery
Sorry, I had some family issues.I didn't have time to go on. I removed them. I didn't know how to request a transfer. I'm sorry. Have a goodnight.
Added by Miss.Genealogy on May 26, 2014 7:47 PM
J Jenkins
RE: Armistead Moffett
Thank you for your help! You have been doing a wonderful work!

J. Jenkins
Added by J Jenkins on May 18, 2014 8:15 PM
John Roby Morsberger
Thomas J Cost et al
Thomas J Cost
February 3, 1911.--- ... THE REAPER DEATH. Thomas Cost.
Mr. Thomas Cost, of Lovettsville, died at his home there on Jan. 23, after a short illness, aged 78 years. He was the father of the late Mrs. M.E. Cook, Mrs Wm.L. Rudy, and Mrs. C.E. Niemeyer, all of Middletown. He was a prominent member of the Reformed church. [BRUNS CITZ 3FEB2011]
Source: The Brunswick Citizen published Feb. 3, 2011, "The Latest from the Last CENTURY" (gleaned from The Valley Register). John Roby Morsberger
Added by John Roby Morsberger on May 18, 2014 6:09 PM
C. Dean
re: Beulah Staubs
thank you for tombstone photo that you added to memorial, # 53736376,
I would like to delete it, & add a new version photo, in it's place,
but I cannot remove it, because it was added by you.
Could you please remove that tombstone, photo?
Added by C. Dean on May 10, 2014 5:58 PM
Im having trouble requesting a transfer for my hooppaw family
Added by Miss.Genealogy on May 06, 2014 9:46 PM
Jody Gonda
Harry & Mabel Huntley
Thank you, so very much, for posting the gravestone pictures for both Harry and Mabel Huntley. Harry and Mabel are my mother's Aunt and Uncle. Mabel did a lot of volunteer work and also ran an antique shop, called the Blue Shutters. Harry was a realtor with Caldwell Realty.
Added by Jody Gonda on May 04, 2014 4:27 PM
Beth M
Lynn Family

Your profile mentions that you have spent a lot of time in Loudon County.

I have been unsuccessful in finding my Great Great Great Grandfather's grave site. He is Bushrod Washington Lynn's brother, Henry Clay Lynn, born 1856. He was born in Loudon County. His first wife was Jennie H Gardner Lynn. I tracked H. Clay to Richmond, VA area. But cannot seem to find him buried there.

Just wondering if you knew of any private cemeteries in the area. Perhaps on the Lynn farm there in Loudon?
Added by Beth M on Apr 20, 2014 8:03 PM
Rita Van Sickler
Memorial# 43549673
The surname of these people is a two word name. Van Sicker.
Added by Rita Van Sickler on Apr 20, 2014 11:22 AM
Larry Hagemann
Dora Lee
Betty, thanks for the addition today on her husband. You are the best and we all thank you for the tremendous work you have done in the area. Your Union Cemetery books are well-worn here...what a great resource. Thank you ever so much.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Apr 16, 2014 3:20 PM
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