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at a road block

Hi I am trying to find any info that I can on an Abraham Betters who married Ellanor. As of the 1850 they were free colored people residing in Fayette County PA. As of 1846 they lived in Virginia because their youngest daughter Eliza was 4 years old and was listed as being born in Virginia. However I am unable to discover which county in Virginia and therefor at a brick wall. At this point I am even unsure as to whether they truly came from Virginia or West Virginia as at that time they were one and the same. I know that their son my great great great grandfather served in the civil war in the 127th pa regiment so was considering ordering his military records to see if the county of his birth is listed and go from there however when I found him in the military roster there was a spelling error in his name bitters as opposed to betters so I'm not sure which to order under. Any help from anyone would be a great help. And any help that I am able to give anyone as I have much accumulated info for betters and barkers as well as stephens from 1880 on in PA.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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