347. George Washington FRY126,170,171,172,173 was born on 16 February 1836 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.119,121,174 He served in the military in 1862 at Company I; Alexander's Regiment; 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted in Civil War.170 He died on 26 May 1915 at the age of 79 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.119,128
1860 US Census; Fannin Co TX, Beat #4, p.103, Household 675. G. W. Fry age 25, born MO and "M. E." age 21.
George Fry first appeared on the tax rolls of Fannin Co in 1858 - he listed no land. In 1859 he paid tax on 100 acres of land that has father had bought from A. C. Maxwell, original grantee, abstract #441. He continued to pay tax on this property until 1872 [as far as I went with the rolls].
US Census 1870
Farmer $2000 - 1000
George FRY 34 mw MO
Mary 32 fw MO
Sarah 10 fw TX
James 8 mw TX
Sidney 5 mw TX
Emley 3 fw TX
John 1 mw TX
Civil War Service: Company I; Alexander's Regiment; 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted (George & his brother Henry served together)
34th Texas Cavalry
2nd Partisan Rangers
Organized at Ft. Washita, Indian Territory on 17 Apr 1862
April-May 1862 Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi District, Department #2
May-September 1862 Department of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department
September-December 1862 Cooper's Brigade, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department
December 1862-January 1863 Bradfute's Brigade, Roane's Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department
January-June 1863 Department of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department
June-September 1863 Speight's Brigade, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department
November 1863 Polignac's Brigade, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department
November 1863-September 1864 Polignac's Brigade, Mouton's-Polignac's Division, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department
September 1864-May 1865 4th Texas Brigade, Polignac's Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department
December 7, 1862 Prairie Grove, AR
September 30,1862 Newtonia, MO
September 29, 1863 Stirling's Plantation, Morganza, LA
March-May 1864 Red River Campaign, LA
September 17, 1864 Atchafalaya River, LA
September 20, 1864 Bayou Ala and Morgan's Ferry, LA
Surrendered on 26 May 1865
In 1880, Precinct 4 of Fannin County, Household 183,we find G. W. Fry, age 45, farmer, born Missouri, his parents born in Kentucky. M. E., age 42, wife, born Missouri, nothing listed for her parents. The children all born in Texas. J. O., age 18, son. S. B., age 14, son. E. J., age 12, daughter. J. K. age 10, son, W. H. age 8, son. R. E. age 6, son. Walter, age 3, son. M. E. Davidson, age 37, male, no relationship stated, born in Texas - his occupation reads "L on Farm" which likely meant laborer on the Fry farm.
1900 Census. George & Mary with son William and his wife and two sons living in their household. Son Robert living next door.
Justice Precinct 4, Fannin Co, Household 305. George W. Fry, b. Feb. 1836, age 64, married 40 years, farmer. Mary E., wife, b. Dec 1840, age 59, had 9 children and 7 are living. William, son, b. Jan 1872, age 28, married 5 years, farm labor. Alma, d. in law, b. May 1876, age 24, has had 2 children - she was born in Georgia as were her parents. Emmett, g-son, b. Jun 1896, age 3. George, g-son, b. Dec 1899, age 5 months.
1910 Census: George's age unreadable, but he was 74, widowed. Stated he had his own income. Daughter-in-law Irene was living with him along her children Mary & Walter.
Buried Bourland Cemetery
George W. Fry found in:
Family Archive #398 Marriage Index: Texas, 1850-1900
Married: Sep 22, 1859 in: Fannin, TX
Source info: microfilm reference numbers File name: 1293827 items 3 through 4; and 1293828
Spouse's gender: F Spouse's name: Adams, Mary
George Washington Lafayette Fry b. 16 Feb 1836 in Palmyra, Marion Co., MO and married on 9-22-1859 in Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX, Mary Elizabeth Adams b. 25 Dec 1838 and died 19 October 1905. Mary Elizabeth Adams was the daughter of John A. Adams and Sidney Elizabeth McCrary of Howard Co., Missouri.
M Zabette Elam
George Washington FRY and Mary Elizabeth ADAMS175 were married on 22 September 1859 in Fannin County, Texas.119,176,177 Mary Elizabeth ADAMS was born on 25 December 1838 in Johnson County, Missouri.10,119 She died on 19 October 1905 at the age of 66 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.119,128
Mary Elizabeth Adams was the daughter of John A. Adams and Sidney Elizabeth McCrary of Howard Co., Missouri.
She was raised by her aunt, her mother's sister, Betsy Cummings. Mary's father died in Johnson Co, MO in August of 1842; her mother died before 1845.
1850 Census. Fannin Co TX, Hh 188.
Jas. Cummins, age 36, b. NC
E., female, age 33, b. MO [presumably Elizabeth or "Betsy"]
E. W., male, age 9, and H. E., age 6, female, were born in MO
Jas. Cummins, age 3, was born in TX
Wm. Cummins, age 18, b. NC
M. E. Adams, age 12, b. MO
Buried Bourland Cemetery
George Washington FRY and Mary Elizabeth ADAMS had the following children: