Notes About Frances (Fanny) Yerxa

Frances Yerxa, known as "Fanny," was the daughter of John Yerxa and Catherine (Gerow) Yerxa. She was born about 1796 at Mouth of Keswick supposedly. In a letter dated July 30, 1821 to her Gerow uncles, her parents state that "Our daughter, Fanny, has been subject to violent fits near a year past. She has had them about every two months but we are in hopes that she is getting better of them."

In her Yerxa genealogy - 1915, Mrs. Elizabeth (Yerxa) Pratt says of Fanny (Yerxa) Millett - "She lived to a very old age. She was called Aunt Fanny by all who knew her. She braided hats by the score, carded wool, spun yarn and knitted mittens and stockings by dozens of pairs. She was kind and always ready to do a favor. Dear Aunt Fanny."

York County marriage records.

There were two children: Catherine J. Millet and Edward Millet. The family are believed to have moved to Maine. Frances (Yerxa) Millet married second James Thane. The family was recorded in the 1851 census of York County where "James Thane is listed as 60 years of age, a native of N.B. and a laborer. Fanny was 54 years of age. Catherine Millet, wife's dau. 24 years and Edward Millet wife's son 23 years." Apparently had returned to N. B.