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Debi Aikman

Joined:April 22 2010 (6 years ago)
Genealogy surnames I am researching:Taylor

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Robert Friley Debi, I had the same problem for years until a couple years ago I found some historical documents on-line. Also, some detailed research from two Friley/Fraley genealogists, James Vicars and Larry Gregory and the Virginia archives provided evidence that Frederick Frollich was probably the starting point for our family. He originally changed his suranme to Friley but was buried a Fraley. His wife Chloe Friley remained a Friley. Frederick and Chloe had several children. Some of them used Friley, Fraley, Frily, Fryly as their surname. Over time it has been either Friley or Fraley. The division is great because of the Civil War which alienated several families, incuding mine. It is a mess to figure out. I decided to use in my tree the name that the families had went with, so I have Friley and Fraley in the mix. I live in Vicksburg, Mississippi. My Dad was from Kentucky. He would not talk to anyone from Kentucky that called or came by thinking we may be kin. I remember Fraley's, Friley's and Farley's. I later found out that my great-grandfather's family had soldiers on both sides during the Civil War and the wounds never healed. This is a lot of verbage to say, 'either spelling is probably correct', and then maybe not!

Have a very merry Christmas,

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