This is Day 22 of the A to Z April Challenge. My theme is women with unusual names although I must cheat now and then or I’ll have a name and no story.
is for Virenda Jane Shiflett. My third great grandaunt, Virenda descended from one of the oldest families in Orange County, Virginia and married into one of the other oldest. She was daughter of Jacob Shiflett and Mary Polly Self Jarrell; granddaughter of John and Mary Mobb Self and John and Susannah Davis Shiflett; great-granddaughter of Thomas and Patience Shiflett.
Virenda was born about 1821 and in 1844 married Michael P. “Miley” Frazier. Incidentally, Virenda’s brother Burton and Miley’s sister Nancy also married; they are my 3G grandparents.
Virenda and Miley had at least 8 children, 2 girls and 6 boys.
- Julia Ann (1845 - )
- John T. (1847 – 1860)
- Henry Timber (1849 – 1931)
- Jacob Emanuel (1853 - )
- Austin Jackson (1855 – 1920)
- Jacob Mitchell (1859 - )
- Polly Jane (1862 – 1936)
- George D. (1866 - )
Virenda’s name was carried on when their son Austin Jackson and his wife Nancy Morris Frazier named a daughter after her.
Virenda was grandmother to Mahulda Jane Frazier, the subject of the popular “M” post.
I don’t have an exact death date for Virenda, but in 1900 the widowed Miley Frazier was living with his daughter Polly, so it’s safe to assume she died between 1880 and 1900.
Why don’t you Vege out and Venture over to the A to Z April Challenge to View a Veritable Vortex of Veracious Verbalization before they Vanish.