24. Benjamin FRYE Jr.2,33,34 was born in 1723 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7 He died before January 1813 at the age of 90 in Shelby County, Kentucky.19
Frederick Co VA. On 3 Apr 1797, Benjamin & Catherine Fry sold to Isaac Hite three tracts totalling 233 acres.
In 1800, Benjamin Frye was deeded 3000 acres from Isaac Hite, on the waters of Benson Creek in Jefferson Co a portion of which became Shelby Co KY. Both Isaac Hite and Benjamin Fry were stated to be from Frederick Co VA at that time.
The date of death usually cited as 20 Jun 1813 is incorrect. Note dates of will and when it was proved below.
Shelby Co Will Book 3, p.46
Will dated 20 Jun 1812, Proved Jan 1813. Shelby County, KY. Signed in presence of Jacob Froman, James Ferguson, George Shindlers. Executors: Catharina, wife and Elijah, son. Samuel to be cared for by Elisha/Elijah. Also names: sons Henry, Martin. Daughters: Elizabeth Furguson (Campbill Furguson); Rebecka Jonson with children named John, Henry, Benjamin, Rebeca, Catherinah Nicholas; Sarah Clousiere, Catharinah Cartmill [error - must mean Christina since Catherina is named, too], Catharina Frye and her son Isaac. Benjamin and Isacc $1 as they have their share.
Witness: Jacob Froman, James Ferguson, George Shindlers.
"The Frontiersmen" by Allan W. Eckert, p.334. States that Benjamin Fry came with Rev. William Wood, a Baptist preacher, and the family of James Turner in1784. They arrived at Kenton's settlement and laid out a town they named Washington. It is probable that the name is wrong, as his brother William Fry probably came with William Wood, and Benjamin did not come out until later.
Benjamin FRYE Jr. and Catherine [FRYE] were married in 1751 in Frederick County, Virginia.33 Catherine [FRYE]19 was born (date unknown).
[Benjamin Frye and his wife bought and sold land in Frederick Co VA with Isaac Hite. Is it possible that Catherine is a daughter or sister of Isaac?]
Benjamin FRYE Jr. and Catherine [FRYE] had the following children: