400. George Washington Lafayette FRY129,173,174,175,176 was born on 16 February 1836 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.122,124,177 He served in the military in 1862 at Company I; Alexander's Regiment; 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted in Civil War.173 He died on 26 May 1915 at the age of 79 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.122,131
Abraham K. Fry for $1 and love and affection to my son George W. L. Fry. 100 acres in Fannin Co on waters of Pecan and Barnett Creeks. Begin NW corner of A. G. Maxwell's headright survey of 200 acres, N. P. Lawson's NE corner, said Maxwell's. Said Maxwell survey secured by Patent 326, date 19 Nov 1845, Vol 1 and conveyed to A. K. Fry by deed from John Loring bearing date, 12 Sep 1850, recorded Book E, p.130-131, on 2 Jul 1851. 16 Oct 1858. Signed: Abraham K. Fry. Wit: W. S. McClure, William W. Fry. W. S. McClure proved deed on 20 Apr 1859. Rec. 5 May 1859
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
34th Texas Cavalry
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.
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 Washington Lafayette FRY and Mary Elizabeth ADAMS178 were married on 22 September 1859 in Fannin County, Texas.122,179,180 Mary Elizabeth ADAMS was born on 25 December 1838 in Johnson County, Missouri.11,122 She died on 19 October 1905 at the age of 66 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.122,131
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.
Buried Bourland Cemetery
George Washington Lafayette FRY and Mary Elizabeth ADAMS had the following children:
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