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From: "Robert Carpenter" <>
Subject: [BRE] Fentress/Firtress/Fartress
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 22:25:22 -0400


Is this surname a Brethren name? Did members of this family migrate to Ashe County?

I have a John Fertress who sold land to Abraham Baker, the Dunker. Then the surname seems to disappear. I have not fully investigated on my end but I was wondering if that surname has surfaced as a Brethren name, especially in the Uhwarrie area and Ashe County, NC area.

Thanks,

Robert Carpenter


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