Betty X was born November 5, 1927 to Glenn Cashion and Helen. She was left with St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville as a ward of the state of North Carolina. As a baby, she most probably lived with the Sisters of Mercy, who ran the hospital. She was fostered January 20, 1928 and adopted September 5, 1928 by Walter Gaulden and Mary Ethel Whitesides and raised as their own.
Betty Jean's search for her Birth family is chronicled in a series of blog posts on Grandma's Genes Blog.
↑ Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA Family Finder test match between her half brother Ike Cashion and herself. Predicted relationship from FTDNA 1/2 Brother/Sister based on sharing 1745.1 cM across 48 segments.
↑ First-hand information as remembered by M. Gaulden, Friday, February 28, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Betty or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Betty: