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25. Henry FRYE2,30 was born in August 1724 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7,19 He died on 13 April 1812 at the age of 87 in Hampshire County, Virginia.5

Henry apparently did not receive a gift of land from his father. He lived on the other side of the great north Mountain, in the Capon Valley, from the rest of the family along Cedar Creek. He is reputed to have been a hunter. He obtained his land by purchase and grant.

Possibly the first purchase, although he may have been living on a grant, dated later since it took longer to obtain a grant.
Frederick County Court Order Book 2, p.231-235
By deeds of lease and release, on May 13 & 14, 1751, Henry purchased 400 acres from John Woodfin for 300#'s current money of Virginia. Upon the great Cacapehon [Capon] River, granted to Woodfin by the Proprietors, 11 Jun 1749, both sides of the River.
Henry Fry's grant was originally applied for by Solomon Carpenter who sold his rights to Benjamin Fry who then asked for the survey. Ben apparently assigned the same to Henry as the grant was issued in Henry's name. The survey was ordered by Lord Fairfax on 10 Oct 1753 and completed on 10 Nov 1753, but the grant is issued 30 Dec 1762. It was for 213 acres, both sides of the Capon River, adjoining lands of Hugh & Thomas Hughes.
Frey Family Association Journal, Spring 2011, p.29-30

Hampshire Co was formed from Frederick Co, 1756.

12 Feb 1759. Hampshire Co. Thomas Hughes & Susannah his wife of Hampshire Co, sold to Henry Fry of Frederick Co, 219 acres on Great Cape Capon. On the same day, Hugh Hughes and his wife, also Susannah, of Hampshire Co sold 33 acres to Benjamin Fry of Frederick Co, slong Cape Capon Creek.
Both deeds seem to have been recorded a second time and both Frys were then noted as being of Hampshire Co. The deed to Benjamin Fry on 6 May 1763, stated the grantors were Susanna Hughes, widow, and William Hughes, eldest son of Hugh Huges. The deed for the 219 acres was essentially the same and dated 8 Jun 1761. The will of Hugh Hughes was entered for probate that same month.
Three days after the last deed, 8 Jun 1761, Benjamin Fry sold his 33 acres to Henry.
9 May 1763, Henry Fry bought another 200 acres on the Great Cape Capon from Thomas and Susannah Hughes, all living in Hampshire Co.
Frey Family Association Journal, Spring 2011, p.45

A survey was made for Henry Fry, 29 Oct 1760, for 53 acres on the south side of Cacapehon River, touching land already held by Henry. This tract was patented 5 Sep 1765.
Another survey was dated 20 Apr 1761 for 46 acres on the southeast side of the Cacapehon River, also adjacent to land already owned by Henry. Patent issued 6 Sep 1765. [The surveyor also on 20 Apr 1761, surveyed a tract of 138 acres for Joseph Cloisier [Clowser] which was later assigned to Joseph Fry. It was on the northwest side of the Capon.]
Frey Family Association Journal, Spring 2011, p.46


In 1808, at age 84, Henry deeded 2,397 acres of land to his four sons, Henry, Jr., Abraham, Benjamin, & Thomas omitting John; thus disposing of his real property by deed rather than leaving a will. These tracts of land talley with the purchases of Henry Sr.

Buried Frye Family Cemetery. Now West Virginia

Henry FRYE and Fannie LITTLER were married about 1758.2 Fannie LITTLER was born in 1737.19 She died in 1805 at the age of 68.19

Henry FRYE and Fannie LITTLER had the following children:

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Rebecca FRYE.

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Henry FRYE Jr..

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Thomas FRYE2 was born on 24 June 1765.2

Married a Rebecca; may have had at least one son, James H. who married his first cousin Nancy, daughter of his Thomas' brother Benjamin.

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iv.

Sarah FRYE2,35 was born on 27 March 1768.2 She died on 20 April 1834 at the age of 66.2

Married Benjamin Moore probably a son of James and Elizabeth Moore. He was born 1764, died 1849.

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John FRYE.

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Benjamin FRYE2 was born on 18 January 1774.2 He died on 19 February 1840 at the age of 66.2

Married a Mary Fry about 1804. She was born 1784, died 1840.

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Abraham FRYE36 was born on 29 November 1784.2 He died on 1 September 1875 at the age of 90 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2

Abraham married about 1811 to Mary Wilson.