She married Otha (Buck) Small September 20, 1942.
They were life long residents of Union County, NC. Their interest in family history was amazing. They published many books, spending countless hours at the Union County Register of Deeds office reading marriage books and certificates in preparation for the publication of five books which provide indexes of Union County marriages 1843- 1960.
Frances and Buck were dedicated members of Carolinas Genealogical Society.
They donated their extensive collection of genealogical and historical records to CGS to benefit researchers visiting The Heritage Room.