You know how sometimes you wish you could time travel to meet one of your own ancestors? For some reason, Elizabeth (Betsey) Ballard Snow is on my list.
Born around 1760 in Abelmarle County, Virginia, Betsey would have been a teenager at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. In 1804 she married Frost Snow. Her death is reported to be in 1840. Her family had a long and illustrious history in early 1600s Virginia. I think what mystifies me the most is that she married someone who seems (from things I’ve read about him) below her class. Her ancestors were merchants in Yorktown and one was a captain in the local militia. Perhaps the things I’ve read about Frost are misleading . . . but her story is one I’d really love to hear.
Who in your family calls you to do more research?