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350. Henry Harrison FRY119,170 was born on 12 December 1846 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.121,132,184,185 He served in the military on 3 March 1862 at Company I; Alexander's Regiment; 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted in Civil War.170 He died on 12 February 1902 at the age of 55 in Jones County, Texas.170

Moved with father from Missouri. to Texas in 1859.
Civil War Service: Company I; Alexander's Regiment; 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted

Martha Ann Fry applied for a pension on the service of Henry. 1 Apr 1919 at Hemphill Co, Texas. [see her notes] It is interesting that another Henry H. Fry applied for pension from the state of Texas - he was born in North Carolina and had served in the CSA in Tennessee, but was applying in his state of residence. There are also applications for two of this Henry Fry's brothers.

Henry H. Fry first appeared on the Fannin Co tax rolls in 1865, following the War. He had no land. By 1867, Henry was paying the taxes on the 120 acres from N. P. Lawson that his mother had been paying for since his father's death in 1860. He may have sold 10 acres to his brother Fitz in 1870.

1870 U.S. Census; Fannin Co TX, Precinct #3, Ladonia P. O. p.18, Household 121. Henry, Martha, and Osker age 1 lived next door to his mother and Fitz.
1890 Texas Directory for Fannin Co lists H. H. Fry, 120 acres under cultivation, in the Planter & Farmer's Section.

1880 Census. Precinct #4, Fannin Co TX
H. H. Fry, age 38, Miller, b. MO, parents b. KY
M. A., age 35, wife, b. TN
A. O., son, age 11
J. M., son, age 10
J. A., son, age 9
E. A., son, age 6 [R. A.?]
Minta, daughter, age 5
C.L., son, age 3
Maggie, daughter, age 2
H. E. Fry, brother, age 32, miller, b. MO, parents b. KY
Sarah Fry, mother, age 73, b. KY
India, age 60, servant. [no surname given]

1900 Census, Jones Co TX, Precinct 1, p. 161A, Hh 257
Henry Fry, b. Jan 1848, age 52, married, yrs unknown, b. MO, parents b. MO
Martha, wife, b. Apr 1854, age 46, had 3 children, 3 are living, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO [there were 3 children living at home, this must have been misunderstood]
Rasmus, son, b. May 1873, age 27
Maggie, daughter, b. Sep 1878, age 21
Don/Dan, son, b. Sep 1882, age 17


Henry Harrison FRY and Martha Ann HAGLER186 were married on 31 December 1868 in Fannin County, Texas.170 Martha Ann HAGLER187 was born on 19 August 1845 in Roane County, Tennessee.132,184 She died on 11 August 1930 at the age of 84 in Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas.184

Age 35 in 1880 or b. 1845.

In 1900 she gave her birthdate as April, 1854 and her age as 46.

In 1910, Martha Fry was living with her daughter Maggie and Maggie's family, still in Jones County, Precinct 1
Walter L. Alford, age 31, married 8 years, born in TX as were his parents
Maggie, wife, age 31, 3 children & 3 living, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TN
Lillian, daughter, 6; Elmer Lee, son, 5; Lois, daughter, 2
Mrs. Martha Fry, mother-in-law, age 64, widowed, 9 children & 4 living, b. TN, parents b. NC


Martha Ann Fry applied for a pension on the service of Henry.

8 Jun 1912 Mrs. M. A. Fry made application for the pension of H. H. Fry. She stated he had died 12 Feb 1902, in Jones Co, TX. She was married to him on 29 Dec 1868 in Fannin Co, TX, and had not remarried.
The printed part of the application obviously gave the stipulations, given here in brief form - Fry did not desert. She had been a resident of Texas prior to 1 Mar 1880 and continuously since a resident. She did not receive money from any source to the sum of $150 per annum not did she hold any property over the value of $1500, nor did she receive any aid or pension from any other source.
She was 66 years old last Aug. 1911, Born in Roan Co, TN. Had lived in Texas about 53 years, the past 20 in Anson, Texas. Her husband's full name was Henry Harrison Fry. He served about 3 years in Company I, Alexander's Regiment, cavalry and infantry.
Signed with her signature. E. A. Fry and R. G. Ladd testified to the accuracy of the application.

14 Jun 1912. George Fry deposed before Joe C. Randel, Jones County Judge. He stated he knew Mrs. M. A. Fry had been a citizen of Texas, since 1880, in fact she had been since 1860. He gave his name as G. W. Fry, age 77 years, living in Ladonia, TX. Her personally knew H. H. Fry, his brother, since he was born in Marion Co, MO about 1847 or 1848. He knew his brother served in Company I, Alexanders Regt from 1862 to 1865 in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He was not a commissioned officer; he served as a Private. In the Cross Interrogatories, he stated as brother to H. H. Fry they had belonged to the same company and regiment. He never knew any other soldier by that name in the Confederate Army. He was with him throughout the was. H. H. Fry never deserted his command or abandoned his post of duty. Signed G. W. Fry.

3 Jul 1912. Deposed was F. D. Cornelius before Jones County Judge, Joe C. Randel. During the Interrogatories he stated his name and that he resided in Hunt Co, TX, post office, Commerce. He was age 70. He personally knew H. H. Fry and M. A. Fry, first in the year 1855, in Ladonia, Fannin Co. TX. He personally knew that H. H. Fry enlisted in Company I, Alexanders Regt, Polignac's Brigade from Mar 3d 1862 to the close of the War in the Trans Mississippi Department. Fry was not commissioned as an officer, nor detailed for any special service. In the Cross Interrogatories, Cornelius stated he and H. H. Fry had enlisted at the same time in the same Company and served together through the war. He never knew or heard of any other soldier or sailor by the name of H. H. Fry. He is certain this is the identical person and that Fry never deserted his post of duty.

The Adjutant General of the War Dept did find that H. H. Fry, was a sergeant, in Troop I, 34th (Alexander's) Regiment, Texas Cavalry, CSA, enlisted Mar 3, 1862 and last appears on the roll as present, Jan & Feb, 1864. 6 Aug 1912.

Apparently the pension was not approved in 1912. There is no evidence that is was.

1 Apr 1919 at Hemphill Co, Texas. Martha Ann Fry stated she was married to Henry on 31 Dec 1868 in Fannin Co. TX. She was then age 72 - born in East Tennessee, "Rome" [surely Roane] County. She had lived in Texas since 1859. Her present post office was Canadian, TX and she had lived there only since Nov 17, 1918. Her husband never drew a pension - he died February 12, 1902. His command was organized in Texas and he enlisted in 1862 and served until the war ended. He served in Company I, Alexanders Regt, 34th Texas Cavalry Dismounted. She signed her name as "Mrs. Martha Ann Fry".
F. E. Fry and Lucien Fry, signed affidavit in Fannin Co that Mrs. Martha Ann Fry was a widow of Henry Harrison Fry, deceased, and they knew she had not remarried.
J. H. Roderick and J. H. Kincaid also signed affidavit in Fannin Co. Roderick was his Captain during the whole of the term of service and J. H. Kincaid, his 1st lieutenant. "After the close of the war in company with Mr. Fry we came to Fannin County and lived here practically as neighbors until Mr. Fry removed to West Texas, where he died."
Both affidavits signed 22 Apr 1919.

C. L. Fry enclosed a letter on the letterhead of Sanders & Jennings, Attorneys-at-Law, Canadian, Texas, on 26 Apr 1919, stating he was sending his mothers application for Pension.

5 May 1919. The Adjutant General, War Department stated that H. H. Fry was 4 Sgt in Co. I *34 Regt Tex. Cav. CSA. Enlisted 3 Mar 1862 and on roll Jan & Feb 1864 [last on file] and shown present. No prisoner of war record found. *also known as Alexanders Regt, TX CAV CSA. Not found as Henry H. Fry.

The pension was approved 15 May 1919, allowed from 1 Mar 1919, for Martha Ann Fry of Hemphill County Texas, Post Office, Canadian, Texas. #35845. Written across the approval is "Dead"

There is an application for Mortuary Warrant.
Charles L. Fry stated he was the person entrusted with the accounts and indebtedness of the late Mrs. Martha A. Fry, pension of State of Texas, file number 35845, Hemphill Co. Mrs. Martha A. Fry died 11 Aug 1930, in Canadian, Hemphill, Texas, at the home of Charles L. Fry, her son. Application is made for paying all or part of her funeral expenses. Signed by Charles L. Fry, 26 Aug 1930.
C. C. Stickley, undertaker, Canadian, Hemphill, Texas, had charge of the body of Mrs. Martha A. Fry who died 11 Aug 1930 and was prepared for burial by him on the same day. And he believed warrant should be issued to C. L. Fry
Edward H. Snyder, practicing physician attended Mrs. Martha Fry in her last illness. She died of cerebral hemorrhage, general arterisclerosis.

1920 Census. Anson, Jones Co, TX, Hh 289, living with son Erasmus.
Erasmus A. Fry, age 46, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TN, carpenter
Beulah, wife, age 42, b. TX, both parents b. MO
Mabel, dau, 18, b. TX, clerk in bank
Henry, son, 17, b. TX, bookkeeper in bank
Amy, dau, 14, b. TX
Ruth, dau, 12, b. TX
Rosa L., dau, 6, b. TX
Mildred, dau, 3, b. TX
Martha A, mother, 76, widow, b. TN, parents b. TN

1930 Census. Canadian, Hemphill Co, TX, Hh 14
Charles L. Fry, age 52, married at age 21, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TN, police officer for Santa Fe RR
Birdie L, wife, age 54, b. KY, father b. KY, mother, b. TN
Luna M., dau, age 16.
Horace L., son, age 31, widowed, proprietor, tailor shop. Quanda G., granddaughter, age 8.
Martha, mother, age 84, widowed, b. TN


Texas Death Certificate #40088. Martha Ann "Frey" died, Canadian, Hemphill Co, TX, on 11 Aug 1930. She was a widow, born 19 Aug 184? in Loudon, Tennessee. She died of cerebral hemorhage. Her father was Abe Hagler; mother's maiden name unreadable, possibly Urel. Parents were born in Tennessee. C. L. Fry of Canadian was the informant. She was moved to Anson, TX, for burial.

Found on the Jones County, TX, USGenWeb.org website. Martha and a daughter are buried Anderson Chapel Cemetery. I would suspect Henry is there also.
FRY, Araminda Jul 7,1875 Dec 22,1898 D/O H.H. & M.A. FRY
FRY, Martha, A. Aug 19,1845 Aug 11,1930 W/O H.H. Fry

Henry Harrison FRY and Martha Ann HAGLER had the following children:

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i.

A. Oscar FRY158 was born on 11 August 1869 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.132,184,188 He died on 19 April 1904 at the age of 34 in Fannin County, Texas.

This child appeared to be "Osker" or in 1870. A. O. were the initials from 1880.

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ii.

J. M. FRY was born on 15 September 1870 in Fannin County, Texas.132 He died on 9 July 1885 at the age of 14 in Fannin County, Texas.

J. M. Fry is buried Ladonia Cemetery, Ladonia, Fannin Co. His grave marker says “J. M. Fry” and has the dates, born 15 Sep 1970, died 12 Nov 1888, son of H. H. and M. A. Fry.

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iii.

Joseph Albert FRY was born on 20 October 1871 in Fannin County, Texas.132 He died on 13 November 1888 at the age of 17 in Fannin County, Texas.

A child, Halbert Fry, s/o of H. H. & M. A. Fry, is buried, Ladonia Cemetery, with the dates b. 20 Oct 1871, died 12 Nov 1888 (20 Nov). There is also said to be a grave for Joseph Albert Fry, s/o of H. H. & M.A. Fry born 20 Oct 1871 and died 13 Nov 1888. Although it's possible there were twins and they died a day apart when they were 17, it seems unlikely - and only one of them was listed in the 1880 census as J. A. Fry. I believe the second entry to be correct.

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Ora B. FRY was born on 30 December 1872 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.128 She died on 9 March 1873 at the age of 0 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.128,158

Buried in Bourland Cemetery

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v.

Erasmus A. FRY was born in May 1874 in Fannin County, Texas.132

Erasmus' birthday as May of 1873 as given in 1900, seems impossible if his sister Ora was born Dec of 1872. 1874 seems more likely for his year of birth.

1920 Census. Anson, Jones Co, TX, Hh 289, living with son Erasmus.
Erasmus A. Fry, age 46, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TN, carpenter
Beulah, wife, age 42, b. TX, both parents b. MO
Mabel, dau, 18, b. TX, clerk in bank
Henry, son, 17, b. TX, bookkeeper in bank
Amy, dau, 14, b. TX
Ruth, dau, 12, b. TX
Rosa L., dau, 6, b. TX
Mildred, dau, 3, b. TX
Martha A, mother, 76, widow, b. TN, parents b. TN

Erasmus must have died before 1930 when Beulah was head of household, still living in Anson
Beulah Fry, age 52, widowed, b. TX, parents b. MO
Amy, age 25, teacher, rural school. Ruth age 22, teacher, high school. Rosalie, age 16. Mildred, age 14.
J. Henry Fry, lived next door, now age 27. He had married at age 23, assistant cashier at the bank.
Ora, wife, age 26, b. OK
J. Henry Jr., age 2, and Erroll ?Dean, son, age 6 months

Texas Death Certificate #53813.
Martha Beulah Fry died Anson General Hospital, Anson, Jones Co, TX. Her residence was 1832 Avenue, North. She was a widow. Born 26 May 1877 in Texas, the daughter of W. L. Morrison and Louise Halley. She died 31 Aug 1966, age 89, of arterio sclerosis and uremia. J. H. Fry [Henry] was the informant. She was buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Anson.

Texas Death Certificate for daughter Mildred, duplicate file for correction & completion - no number
Mildred (Fry) Busshel, died in Abilene, Taylor Co, TX on 3 Jul 1947. She was a widow, born 29 Mar 1916, in Anson, TX. She was an office worker. Father was E. A. Fry; mother was Beulah Morrison; both born in Texas.

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vi.

Araminda "Minta" FRY was born on 7 July 1875 in Fannin County, Texas.132 She died on 22 December 1898 at the age of 23 in Jones County, Texas.

Buried Anderson Chapel Cemetery, Jones Co, TX

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Charles L. FRY was born in 1877 in Fannin County, Texas.132

1910 Census. Justice Precinct 4, Lubbock Co, TX, Hh 82
Charles Fry, age 33, married once for 12 years, b. TX, parents b. TN, deputy sheriff for the county
Birdie, wife, age 34, b. KY. Has had 4 children.
Children born Texas: Horace L., son, age 11. Eula F., dau, age 8. Charles, son, age 4. Robert F., son, age 2.

1920 Census. Justice Precinct 1, Hemphill Co, TX, Hh 443
Charles Fry, age 42, b. TX, special officer for the Railroad
Lillian, wife, age 43, b. KY
Francis, daughter, age 18.
Charles Jr., son, age 14.
Robert, son, age 12.
Maurine, dau, age 6.

1930 Census. Canadian, Hemphill Co, TX, Hh 14
Charles L. Fry, age 52, married at age 21, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TN, police officer for Santa Fe RR
Birdie L, wife, age 54, b. KY, father b. KY, mother, b. TN
Luna M., dau, age 16.
Horace L., son, age 31, widowed, proprietor, tailor shop. Quanda G., granddaughter, age 8.
Martha, mother, age 84, widowed, b. TN

Texas Death Certificate #28805
Charles Lee Fry died in Canadian. His residence was 308 Elliot. He was married, a special agent for the Railroad. Charles was born 6 Mar 1877 in Ladonia and died 10 Jun 1950, age 73, of chronic myocarditis and degeneration. R. F. Fry was the informant. Father was Henry Fry, b. Pa. [error]; his mother was Martha Ann Hagler, b. TN. He was buried Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery, Canadian, TX.

Texas Death Certificate for Birdie, #20668
Birdie Lillian Fry died in Hemphill County Hospital in Canadian. Her residence was 308 Elliot, Canadian.
She was a widow at the time of her death. Born 18 Feb 1876 in Kentucky, daughter of William Franklin P'Pool and Sarah Ellen Jackson, both born in KY. She died 15 Mar 1956, age 81, of myocardial infarction. R. F. Fry was the informant. She was buried Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery, Canadian, TX.

Texas Death Certificate #35322 - this is surely a daughter of Charles & Birdie.
Eula Frances Fry died Canadian, Hemphill Co. She was a clerical worker for Dr. E. H. Snyder. Eula was born 3 Aug 1901 in Anson. Her parents were Chas. L. Fry born Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX and her mother was Birdie Lillian P'Pool, born Christian Co, Kentucky. She died at age 25, on 27 Oct 1926, from endocarditis with infarcts of kidney and brain. Dr. E. H. Snyder was the attending physician. H. L. Fry of Memphis, Texas was the informant [presumably her brother]. She was buried Canadian Cemetery.

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Maggie FRY was born in September 1878 in Fannin County, Texas.132 She died on 3 October 1912 at the age of 34.

Married Alford. She was still unmarried in 1900 and living with her parents.

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ix.

Dan/Don FRY (private).