Friday, February 08, 2008

Betty Wall House (c.1850)

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The Betty Wall house is named for Betty/Bettie Pridgen Gunn (1843-1934), daughter of Griffin Gunn (1812-1870) and Vashti Womack (1810-aft.1880). She married James T. Wall (1835-1916), and there are no known chidren.

In the 1930 US Census, 86-year-old Bettie G. Wall was shown as a boarder in the household of William Eugene Reagan. Her husband, James T. Wall, died 1 October 1916.

The following is from The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 180 (Article #173, "Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson" by Katharine Kerr Kendall):

Mary Frances' sister, Katharine, called her "Teeny" from the time of her birth, a nickname which has stayed with her through the years. In her early years she was known around town for her afternoon visits with the elderly neighborhood -- including such familiar names as Coz. Willie Johnston, Coz. Sallie Gwynn, Coz. Mollie Turner, Miss Betty May Fitch, Coz. Mallie Graves, Coz. Lucy Williamson. Her Sunday afternoon walks with her father often included visits with Miss Bet Wall and Mr. Will Reagan, father of Glenn Reagan.

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