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Re: Rilla or Rillie WELLIVER
Posted by: Doneva Shepard Date: January 27, 2001 at 22:54:37
In Reply to: Rilla or Rillie WELLIVER by Doneva Shepard of 103

I FOUND my Rilla WELLIVER. Her real name was Bertha Arilla WELLIVER, b. Oct. 1874 daugher of Emory F. WELLIVER and Elmina (BETZ)WELLIVER. For some reason during the period of 1840's to 1900's in a small portion of PA they tended to use the middle names of people instead of their given names. It made it very difficult to find people. If it had not been for a genealogy Angel who lived in Bloomsburg, PA and could do some hands-on research for me...I never would have found my "Rilla"...(my great grandmother). Her mother had died and she was being raised by a widowed Grandmother. Whew! But, all is connected and confirmed now! See:

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