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26. Jacob FRYE2,30,37 was born in 1726 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7 He died on 25 February 1808 at the age of 82 in Frederick or Shenandoah County, Virginia.19,38

Jacob received a Fairfax patent for land just downstream from his father's. The survey was done 5 Nov 1750 and Jacob's land is mentioned in a deed of gift from his father Benjamin to his brother Joseph in 1751. The patent was not issued until 23 Mar 1762.

The survey for 271 acres on 5 Nov 1750 stated the land of Jacob was adjoining his father Benjamin Fry [on the west] and Paul Froman [on the east] on Cedar Creek a branch of the North River of Shannandoa. William Russell and Henry Fry were chain carriers. John Baylis, surveyor.
Frey Family Association Journal, Spring 2011, p.29

George Washington, age 16, took the job of surveying the holdings of Thomas Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - he received 500 acres in Frederick County as payment. 200 acres of this tract was leased to Jacob Frey, Mary his wife, and Jacob their son, for the rent of 6 £ per year, for life. The lease is dated 23 Mar 1769, recorded in Frederick Co VA DB 13, p.15.

14 Jan 1768 Frederick County. Warrant granted by the Land Office of the Province to Jacob Fry - 50 acres, called "Fry's Addition". Bounds include a branch of the Tuscorara that falls into Monococy. The sketch shows a roughly rectangular tract with a very long dogleg which one can imagine gave him some sort of access to a road or stream, or the 50 acres adjoined along the side of another tract. The original survey dated 19 May 1749.

Will 25 Feb 1805, distributed estate to children including grandchildren John and Leah Frye, children of dec'd son John. Named wife Molly: sons Joseph, William, Jacob and John, dec'd; daughers Elizabeth wife of John Keller, Christina wife of Abraham Jamison, Catherine wife of Isaac Fry, and Polly wife of Abraham Chrissman. Executors John Fry and Joseph Snapp. Probate 4 Apr 1815.


Submitted by: Dick Rush <rerush@earthlink.net>
Date: 16 Dec 2006
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Will of Jacob Fry
Will Book 9, page 351-2; Frederick County Virginia
Dated 25 Feb 1805; Filed Frederick County Virginia 1 Feb 1808

I Jacob Frye of the County of Frederick and state of Virginia
do make this my last Will and Testament. First It is my will
and desire that my executors herein after named pay all my
Just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as
they can. It is my Will and desire that my beloved wife Molly
Frye shall continue to live in the house I now occupy (should
she out live me) And that she shall remain in the possession
of all my moveable estate during her natural life and after
her decease to be sold by my executors and divided as herein
after directed – I Give and bequeath to my beloved son Joseph
Fry and his heirs the following tracts of parcels of land to
wit the tract on were I now live containing one hundred acres
conveyed to me by Abraham Fry one other tract containing on
hundred and eighty two acres conveyed to me by Isaac Lane and
also seventy one acres part of a tract of two hundred and
seventy one acres granted to me by Patent from proprietors
office to be laid off as to include the field adjoining
Crondsons (sp) mill Race and my meadow on the other
other side of the creek before the house. In consideration
whereof I Will and direct that my said son Joseph Fry shall
pay or cause to paid to my grandchildren John Frye and Leah
_______ children of my son John Frye deceased the sum of one
hundred dollars each in six annual payments; to my daughter
Elizabeth Keller (Kellar) wife of John Keller the sum of two
hundred dollars in six equal annual payments; to my daughter
Christana Jamison (sp) wife of Abraham Jamison (sp) the sum
of two hundred dollars in six equal annual payments; to my
daughter Polly Chrisman wife of Abraham Chrisman the sum of
two hundred dollars paid in six equal annual payments; To my
daughter Catherine the wife of Isaac Frye the sum of two
hundred dollars in six equal annual payments / the said several
payments amounting the whole to the sum of two hundred dollars
annually which the said Joseph Frye is to pay them their heirs
or assigns the first payment to commence one year after my
death or the death of my wife which ever shall live the longest.
It is further my Will that if my said wife shall live longer
than myself that my said son Joseph Frye shall give yearly and
every year one full third part of the grain Hay ____ and apples
that shall grow on the on the lands willed to him and haul the
same and also cut an haul what firewood she may want during her
natural life. I likewise will and direct that the reside of the
said tract of land / of the two hundred and seventy-one acres
containing two hundred acres be sold by my Executors as soon
as may be after my decease for the best price that can be had
for the same in such ________ as they think best ____ ______
the same to the _______ __ purchases and out of the proceeds
of such sale first pay to my said grandchildren John & Leah the
sum of the ten pounds each; to my said daughter Elizabeth the
sum of twenty pounds; to my said son William twenty pounds; to
my said daughter Christana the sum of twenty pounds and to my
said daughter Catherine twenty pounds / to them and their heirs
/ to make them equal With my son Jacob who has already received
Eighty pounds and my daughter Polly Chrisman who has already
received twenty pounds which with the sixty pounds my son Joseph
is to pay her will make her equal to the eighty pounds / and the
balance therefore to be equally divided into seven shares and one
to be paid to my said grandchildren; one other share to be paid to
my daughter Elizabeth Keller; one other share to be paid to my
son William Fry; one other share to be paid to my daughter
Christana Jamison; one other share to be paid to my son Jacob
Frye; one other share to be paid to my daughter Polly Chrisman;
one other share to be paid to my daughter Catherine Frye; their
heirs or assigns. I also Will and direct that my personal estate
after my decease and the death of my said wife / if she out lives
me / be sold by my Executors and after paying all expenses that
they divide the balance into seven equal shares and pay the amount
of one share to my said grandchildren; one other share to be paid
to my daughter Elizabeth Keller; one other share to be paid to my
son William Fry; one other share to be paid to my daughter Christana
Jamison; one other share to be paid to my son Jacob Frye; one other
share to be paid to my daughter Polly Chrisman; the remaining share
to be paid to my daughter Catherine Frye; their heirs or assigns.
I do hereby appoint my trusty friends John Fry and Joseph Snapp
Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and
disavowing all former Wills or Will by me heretofore made and
confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In
Witness to whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Test the
twenty-five day of February one thousand eight hundred and five.
Signed sealed published
________ and declared
by the testor as ___ his
last will and testament
In presence of ……..
P. Williams
J. W. Baylis
Joseph Watson

At a court held in Frederick County the 1st day of February 1808
This Last Will and Testament of Jacob Frye deceased was proved by
the oath of Joseph Watson a witness thereto and on the motion of
John Frye and Joseph Snapp the Executors therein named who made
oath thereto according to the law certificate is granted them for
obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security wherefrom
they together with Thomas Fawcett (sp) ______ ______ _______ into
and Acknowledged ________ the sum of two thousand dollars
conditioned for good and faithful administration of the said
deceased’s estate.
And at a Court held for this County Aforesaid the of
April 1815 is as proved by the Oath of Phillips Williams
witness there to and ordered to be recorded.
By the Court

Jacob FRYE and Mary "Molly" [FRYE] were married in 1752.19 Mary "Molly" [FRYE] was born (date unknown).

Jacob FRYE and Mary "Molly" [FRYE] had the following children:

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i.

John C. FRYE.

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ii.

Elizabeth FRYE.

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iii.

William FRYE was born in 1761.39 He died in 1834 at the age of 73.39

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iv.

Christina FRYE.

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v.

Joseph FRYE.

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vi.

Jacob FRYE Jr..

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vii.

Mary "Polly" FRYE.

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viii.

Catherine FRY.