Several weeks ago I came across an entry at Find-A-Grave which intrigued me – Pocahontas McVeigh Fritter who is buried in Franklin County, Ohio. Both her first name and married name are both a bit unusual – there must be a story there. Then I found her husband Kinnis buried in Nebraska, several years preceding her death… definitely a story there!
Kinnis Fritter was born on October 10, 1832 in Virginia. I believe his father was Enoch (or Enock) Fritter, but the name of his mother is unclear. Enoch married Polly Knight in 1825 in Virginia, where Kinnis was born, but the History of Fairfield County, Ohio indicates Enoch Fritter married a woman named Elizabeth Courtright. If so, it’s possible Polly was his mother.
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