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Re: McGreevys and Fraileys of Baltimore
Posted by: Kathleen Puls (ID *****2638) Date: August 27, 2012 at 09:16:37
In Reply to: Re: McGreevys and Fraileys of Baltimore by Lisa mcgreevy of 183

Hello - I would love to know the family info./dates in your McGreevy Bible. You are descended from Leonard Frailey who died in Baltimore in 1864, son of Peter Frailey (1759-1831) and grandson of the Swiss immigrant Leonard Frohlich/Frailey (1721-1789). I descend from Peter Frailey's son Jacob Frailey (1786-1860) who settled in Lancaster, PA.
In 1864, William Penn Frailey (son of Leonard Frailey of Baltimore, grandson of Peter Frailey, and great grandson of Leonard Frailey/Frohlich Swiss emigrant) donated two family Bibles, printed in 1716 and 1745, to the Peabody Library, Baltimore, MD. The front flyleaf pages of the older Bible contain the family record of Leonhard Frolich, the back flyleaf pages contain a handwritten verse and three pages of running narrative. In 1964, Leonard Frailey McGreevy (great grandson of Leonard Frailey of Baltimore and great great great grandson of Leonard Frailey/Frolich Swiss emigrant) donated family records to the Maryland Historical Society. Among these papers was an undated and anonymous translation of the Frailey Family Bible Record, handwritten on "Crane's 1890" linen paper.
I have viewed this bible at the Peabody Library - amazing. It begins with:
"This Bible belongs to me Leonhard Frolich and I have bought it for twenty shillings. May God give his Divine blessing to such readers as may read therein that they may be able to understand well what is contained In this book- that they may be regaled for their well-being and salvation. 5th day of November reckoned from the birth in the gracious manger of our Saviour, Jesus Christ in the year 1753."
Do you belong to Ancestry? I have our Frailey family tree there. Please contact me at:
Look forward to hearing from you, cousin! Kathleen

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