Joseph Harrison Friend and Florence L. “Fern” Friend (Book One) (Download)


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    Joseph Harrison Friend and Florence L. “Fern” Friend
    their Descendants
    Book I
    Patrick T. Smith

    Joseph Harrison Friend (1839-1925) and Florence L. “Fern” Friend (1841-1930) spent their lives in the Western part of Garrett County, MD. Joseph was the son of Elijah Friend, grandson of John Friend, Jr. and great grandson of John Friend, Sr. of Friendsville, MD. Florence L. Friend was the daughter of Joab Jonah Friend, granddaughter of Andrew Coleman Friend, great granddaughter of Joseph Friend, and 2x great granddaughter of John Friend, Sr. of Friendsville, MD. The information on Joseph, Florence and their descendants has been incorporated into several books. The first part of each book presents a brief the history of the Friend family from Nils Larson Friend (Frande), a Swedish immigrate who came to the New World in 1648, to Joseph and Florence’s parents. The next section deals the information on Joseph and Florence. The histories of these books were formed with birth, marriage, death and burial records and expanded with data from the US Census, family bibles, books, land deeds, wills, estate records, photographs, personal histories and military accounts. The first three children (Eliza Jane Friend, Ophelia Alice Friend and Walter Rudolphus Friend) are presented in great detail in the first book. The remaining known children (Alva Allibian Friend, Marcellis Dalton Friend, Joab Friend, Reuben Ormey Friend, Cora E. Friend, Roy Clyde Friend, Martin Perry Friend and Ola Merrill Friend) will following in the second book (and possibly a third). If a child is presented in one book, they and their family are briefly outlined in the corresponding book.

    This book contains 650 pages, is fully indexed and presented in an outline format. Proceeds from the sales of the books (which are published by the FFAA) will go to the FFAA (a non-profit organization). All book sales are tax deductible and final.

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