I am descended matrilinearly from Mrs. Margaret Frame (about 1725-after 1797), of Augusta County, Virginia. The surname Frame was first recorded in Lanarkshire in the 15th century.
- Margaret (about 1725-after 1797), married before 1741 John Frame, of Augusta County, Virginia. She might have been Margaret Hogshead, daughter of John Hogshead and Nancy Wallace, but the identification is controversial.
- Mary “Polly” Frame (1742-1796); married about 1771 (Capt.) James Kenney (1752-1814), of Stonerside Farm, North Middletown, Kentucky. They were early settlers at Boonesborough, Kentucky.
- Mary (Polly) Kenney (1779-after 1850); married 1801 William Hildreth (c1776-1816), of Bourbon County, Kentucky. She told her children that she remembered riding in front of her father on horseback when the family moved from Virginia to Kentucky. After her husband’s death in 1816, she became one of the pioneers of Vermilion County, Illinois.
- Angeline Hildreth (1806-1860); married (2) 1842 John Mallory (about 1793-before 1880), of Champaign, Illinois. She and her first husband George Howe were pioneers in Vermilion Co., Illinois. When her husband was killed in the Black Hawk War in 1835, she took her three small children back to her mother’s home in Kentucky. In 1838 she returned to Illinois, settling first in Vermilion Co., where she married John Mallory. She died in 1860 while the family was in the process of moving to Iowa.
- Elizabeth Ann Mallory (1846-1860); married 1877 John C. Wilson (1832-1883), a blacksmith and farmer at Tuscola, Illinois. His early death left her in straitened circumstances.
- Esseneth Wilson (1878-1927); married 1898 Wilford Woodruff Luce (1864-1948), a rancher at Big Piney, Wyoming.
- Vivian Luce (1901-1979); married 1927 Harry William Swanström (1903-1957), a rancher at Farson, Wyoming.
Frame DNA Project
The question of Mrs. Margaret Frame’s ancestry might one day be answered by the Frame mtDNA Project.