- Nov 28, 2009Thank you Norma and Vonnie for helping me. Lots of information to sift through and maybe this is going to be a guess in the end. I know it has taught me to label photos of my family that I have just tossed into a box.
--- In Frymire-Family_Genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "Yvonne Stephens" <ystephen@...> wrote:
> Hi..I'm Yvonne (Moody) Stephens...Red Cloud NE...
> I wasn't going to respond to you for a bit...as I still have a couple of FT-ARRA grants to complete..oh well I'll get them done.
> I agree with you on the idea that Wilton is NOT Margaret Elizabeth's parents....my Great grandfather is Fountain Moody married to Elenor/Helena (Frymier), I have found her first name spelled many different ways...it came down through the family bible, her headstone, etc as Helena...I do have a photo of my great-grandparents.
> It took me 40 years and tromping many Kansas cemetery's to find where they were buried...my elders are all deceased....I do have photo's...
> My father was not born when they were alive...my dad was one of the family members who left Kansas and moved to SD.
> So what do you have and what info would you like..I'm willing to share...
> My thoughts are:
> Margaret Elizabeth and Fountain are siblings..but Wilton and Francis are not their parents, I think Wilton was perhaps a brother or Uncle and when the parents died he took Elizabeth and Fountain into his household...
> Because of the naming patterns of the Scotch/Irish I believe the fathers name was
> Benjiman (odd spelling)....
> I do know Helena was born in Shenandoah Valley...as this is written on her headstone.
> Fountain Moody & John Frymier joined the Union Army (Civil War) at the same time as well as getting married at the same time in Barbour Co. Fountain has a Civil War headstone....
> Soooo brother/sister married brother/sister.
> Photography is my #1 hobby with genealogy a close second along with HS & college Football....(smile)...
> What info do you have from other researches that conflict the Wilton... so far I have never run into one...although I have not ran into any serious Moody researchers...the Moody clan were very elusive...I have found.
> will look forward to hearing from you...vonnie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gwen
> Hi All,
> My name is Gwen and I just got interested in genealogy when I started going through lots of really old photos that belonged to my grandmother and grandparents (on the other side of the family)- all from Ritchie County, WV. I have two calling cards that finally (in my mind) settled which spelling was right for my relatives - Frymier.
> My great grandmother was Francis (Sis) Virginia Frymier who married Thomas Floyd Ward.
> I am particularly interested in the parents of Margaret Elizabeth Moody - mother of Francis. I am finding Wilton Moody and Frances "Peachy" Cook as her parents, yet that conflicts with other's research.
> Anyone else researching this line that can help would be appreciated.
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