395. John Marion FRY91,122,154 was born on 8 October 1827 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.122,123,124 He died on 7 April 1884 at the age of 56.11
Anna Bird Casey has name as John Marion; Hank Adams' material listed him as John Madison. I would think Anna more likely to be correct.
Moved to Navarro, TX in the fall of 1852.
1860 Census, Navarro Co, TX, p.225
J. M. Fry, age 35, b. Missouri; H. W. age 33, b. MO
J. M., male, age 7, b. TX as were all the children; M. E. , female, age 5; B. O., male, age 3; A. K., male, age 1.
Cate Rankin, male, age 74, b. PA, Rebecca Rankin, age 38, b. Indiana [Probably Harriet's father and sister]
For two decades the enumerator in Navarro Co TX favored initials.
1870 Census, Navarro Co, TX, p.8b
J. M. Fry, age 47, brickmason, b. MO, H. W. Fry, age 43, b. Indiana
M. L. Fry, female, age 75, b. TX [that's doubtful! and I can't image who this is]
B. Fry, male, age 13, A.K., male, age 11; S.K. female, age 9 - all born in Texas
N.J. Fry, female age 19, b. Texas; A. L. Fry, male, age 22, b. Texas
1880, Corsicano, Navarro Co TX, p.501
John M. Fry, age 52, b. Mo, parents b. KY, farmer
Harriet W., age 51, b. IN, parents b. PA
Abram K., age 21, b. TX, stock raiser
Sada R., age 18, b. TX, has rheumatism
next door is Benjamin O. Fry, age 23, b. TX, stock raiser and Mary E. age 18, b. TX, her parents b. in Alabama
John Marion FRY and Harriet W. RANKIN were married on 7 October 1852.122 Harriet W. RANKIN was born in 1829 in Indiana.154 She died on 4 February 1885 at the age of 56.122
Probably Harriet's family in 1850.
Dist 48, Lewis Co, MO, Hh 216
Catherine Rankin, 60, b. PA
Mary H. 31, b. IN. Rebecca F. 26, b. IN. Hariett W. 21, b. IN. Benj A. 18, b. MO.
V. M. Dawson, 27, carpenter, b KY. Eliza T., 24, b. IN. Catharine E. 3, b. MO. Eliza E., age 1, b. MO.
John Marion FRY and Harriet W. RANKIN had the following children: