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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 11 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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Parentage of CAEJ Russell and Eliza Russell
Hi Betty

Quick question. What is your source for Elizabeth Fouch Russell as mother to Charlye Ann Elizabeth Jane Russell and Eliza Russell. A June 1826 Deed of Gift names Sarah McCarty Russell deeding to 3 daughters [CAEJane, Eliza, and Sally] both dower slaves and slaves "owned outright." My understanding is that Sarah Elizabeth Ann McCarty and John Russell were their parents. Sarah was daughter to Thaddeus McCarty and Sarah Elizabeth Richardson. Any help you can offer can possibly prevent me from barking up the wrong tree. Thanks.
Added by VicJoRob on May 22, 2017 2:02 PM
Diane Gehr
Cornelia Hafner
Hi Betty, thanks for the info. I would appreciate
that. Thanks for taking and uploading the photo!
Added by Diane Gehr on May 21, 2017 12:23 PM
Diane Gehr
RE: Cornelia Hafner
Hi Betty, I am not sure what that means (to transfer). Also, my Grandfather (Cornelia's
brother) is buried at The Evergreens in NYC
and my dad Donald J Gehr is here in Phoenix AZ.
Almost none of my family in The Evergreens comes
up on Findagrave. I am going to enter them from
the cemetery records we have.
Also, did you know that Cornelia and Conrad had
a another brother, George Gehr who married
Stella Hill and they had three children as well.
I was interested in knowing how you are related
to Cornelia. This is sort of new to me, and
unfortunately, we did not get to know her or
her daughter Patricia or their children.
Thanks! Diane
Added by Diane Gehr on May 20, 2017 9:11 PM
Diane Gehr
Cornelia Hafner
Betty, My ancestor Cornelia Hafner's maiden
name is Gehr and she is my Grandfather's sister
on my Dad's side (my dad is Donald J Gehr,
my Grandfather is Conrad P Gehr).
Added by Diane Gehr on May 20, 2017 12:03 AM
Margaret Zagami
Thank you ever so much for the transfer. I appreciate it!!!

Added by LadyDragon on May 15, 2017 6:46 AM
Verna Reamy
Harriet Wade
Thanks for making the updates for my Aunt Harriet. She was my father's sister and a wonderful and fun person!
Verna Reamy
Added by Verna Reamy on Apr 26, 2017 12:52 PM
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
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