Fred M. Burnett, in his book “This Was My Valley”, states “Frederick Burnett, Sr. and his wife, Granny Else, together with their children, built their first two-room log cabin in the decade beforethe Revolution, some time between 1762 and 1766” in North Carolina. If this is the case, the above Frederick Burnett, Sr. is not the Frederick Burnett, Sr. married to Margaret Null as this Frederick Burnett, Sr., by all accounts, was born in 1770 and his full name is recorded asFrederickThomas Burnett, Sr. Is it possible that the Frederick Burnett, Sr. married to ‘Granny Else” is actually ‘Thomas’and he is the first Frederick Thomas Burnett or Thomas Frederick Burnett) married to Elizabeth Littleberry? Is it possible that Thomas’ father was a Frederick and Frederick Thomas Burnett, Sr. (married to Margaret Null) was named for his grandfather (who was possibly a Frederick) and father (Thomas) or else named after his father (possibly Frederick Thomas Burnett or Thomas Frederick Burnett)? Fred M. Burnett writes the Burnett brothers are “Frederick, Swan and David”, who would be the sons of Frederick, Sr. and wife Granny Else. Joseph Jefferson Burnett, in a letter to his nephew dated 1866, writes that his father, “Swan”, was a son of “Thomas” and he had one brother named “Littleberry”.The fact that Littleberry is a son of Thomas is proven by a deed dated 14 Jan 1799.Could it be that Joseph was not aware of a brother named Frederick due to the difference in ages between Frederick (b. 1770), Swan (b. 1779) and Littleberry (b. 1780)? Ina Shope writes in “A History of the Shope, Gregg and Burnette Families” that Thomas had two brothers – Jesse and Joseph.She claims that the sons of Thomas are Littleberry, Frederick, Swan and John. Is it possible that Frederick (b. 1770) is a son of Jesse and not Thomas and named after his grandfather(who was possibly a Frederick) and his father’s brother “Thomas? Fred M. Burnett writes “according to legend, Frederick’s wife, Granny Else, was offered 500 acres of Catawba Valley land for her white stallion, which was a gift from her Pennsylvania parents.”He further writes that “my great-great-grandmother was never referred to other than as ‘Granny Else’(could this be Elizabeth Littleberry with “Granny Else” derived from her initials ‘EL’?).He furtherwrites that Granny Else treasured her Bible, which was printed in German with the flyleaf transcribed in German script”.He also writes that ‘Granny Else” lived to be 95 years of age Margaret Null, wife of Frederick Burnett, Sr. born in 1770, was born in 1780 and died in 1845 at the age of 95 to Pennsylvania parents.(If she is Granny Else, from where did the moniker derive?)If Granny Else is Elizabeth Littleberry, she is recorded as being born about 1758 and died in 1829, which would put her age at 71 and her birth place is recorded by some as either Maryland or Virginia.The surname Littleberry is of English, not German,origin.