260. ABRAHAM KELLAR FRY28,121,123,124,125,126 was born on 10 December 1797 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.80,120,127 He died on 3 December 1860 at the age of 62 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.119,124,128
Born Kentucky. 1920 Census - son Fitz gives place of Father's birth as Kentucky.
USGenWeb page for Marion County
Possible early marriage for Abraham to Betsey Lear. No sign of this marriage in family records, but it is listed in Frey Family database and recorded 10 Jan 1822 in Ralls Co MO.
10 May 1824 Patent issued to Abraham K. Frye from the land office in St. Louis, MO. Cash Sale. 160 acres in Marion Co. The SE 1/4 of Section 13, Twp 58N, Range 6W. [Same Township as patent issued to his father Benjamin.]
1 May 1826 Patent issued to Abraham K. Frye from the land office, now at Palmyra. Cash Sale. 80 Acres. The West 1/2 of the NW 1/4, Section 11, Twp 58N, Range 6W. Marion Co.
An 1827 Marion Co tax list includes Abraham K. Frye and Benjamin Frye.
In 1827, not yet having a courthouse, the court met at the house of Abraham K. Fry, in Palmyra. This was a tavern/hotel he acquired from a cousin Dr. Jacob Frye. Abraham Fry also paid a liquor license in Marion County. He is listed in "Ten Thousand Missouri Taxpayers" by Sherida Eddleman as paying taxes in Marion County in 1827.
In 1828, Abraham Kellar Fry was one of four licensed to sell spirits in Marion County. History of Marion County, p.171
1 July 1829 Patent issued to Abraham K. Frye at Palmyra. Cash Sale. 80 acres, the East 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 31, Twp 58N, Range 5W. Marion Co.
1830 Marion Co MO Census. Abram K. Frye is on the same page as John McFall.
10 Nov 1830 Patent issued to Kellar Fry at the Palmyra Office. Cash Sale. 80 acres. West 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 31, Twp 58N, Range 5W. Marion Co.
10 Nov 1830. Patent issued to Abraham K. Fray at Palmyra. 80 acres. The E 1/2 of the SE 1/4, Section 29, Twp 58N, Range 5W. Marion Co.
14 Nov 1833 Patent issued to Abraham K. Fry at the Palmyra office. Cash Sale. 80 acres, the East 1/2 of the SW Quarter of Section 29, Twp 58N, Range 5W. Marion County
1840 Marion Co MO Census, Liberty Twp
First visited Texas and made arrangements to buy land in 1844. The patent was signed by Anson B. Jones, President of the Republic of Texas. He went back to Missouri and it was 1853 before the family was actually settled in Fannin County. Ladonia was still McCowanville at this time. The first grist mill - a tread wheel with 1 horse was owned by Fry & Bradley.
1850 Census, Marion Co MO, Liberty Twp, Household 447: Abraham & Sarah with all of the children except Amanda who died young.
First found A. K. Fry on the Fannin Co tax rolls in 1854. Four tracts on the Sulphur River were listed. Original Grantee, A. C. Maxwell, 320 acres, #441; N. P. Lawson, 320 acres, #396; Francis Myers, 99 acres, #469; and Jackson McFarland, 35 acres, #428. In following years the amount of land received from Maxwell was 200 acres - this may have been an error in 1854- the number did appear to be marked over. The tax rolls remained the same through 1858. At that time, George Fry was listed but he had no land - he had come of age. Beginning in 1859, George Fry had 100 acres that had been N. P. Lawson's and his father's holdings were reduced to 120 acres from Lawson and 100 acres from Maxwell. 200 acres seem to be missing. In 1860, William W. Fry appeared with 200 acres, formerly granted to N. P. Lawson - the grantee number was the same. And this year George reports that his 100 acres came from A. C. Maxwell - he continues to record this land as Maxwell's hereafter.
1860 US Census, Fannin Co TX; Beat #4, p.103, household 676. A. K. Fry, age 60, farmer, b. KY. Sarah age 45, b. KY. Edward age 12 and Henry 18, both born in MO. Son George W. lives next door; son William about 20 households away next to his inlaws.
Buried Bourland Cemetery.
ABRAHAM KELLAR FRY and Elizabeth "Betsy" LEAR were married on 10 January 1822 in Ralls County, Missouri.129 This marriage found in Ralls County marriages. Not seen in any family
I have never really tried to discover more about Betsey.
She probably belongs in this family:
1 May 1826 James Lear issued a land patent from the land office in Palmyra for 18.12 acres in the SW 1/4 of Section 30, Twp 57N, Range 5W
The 1827 tax list for Marion County includes a John Lear.
ABRAHAM KELLAR FRY and SARAH A. B. "SALLY" MCFALL were married on 26 November 1826 in Ralls County, Missouri.129 SARAH A. B. "SALLY" MCFALL130,131,132, daughter of JOHN MCFALL and JANE/JEAN FURNISH, was born on 18 February 1804 in Logan County, Kentucky.10,120,133 She died on 18 October 1901 at the age of 97 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.119,128
Sally was one of the charter members and pioneer of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ladonia.
Sally was the daughter of John and Jane McFall.
McFall is no doubt a Scottish name. MacFall > MacPherson (son of the Parson) as found online. John's daughter named sons William Wallace and Robert Bruce!
These records of an early John McFall in KY may or may not be his, but since there are several other names of later Logan Co residents in these records, they could very well be his:
Certainly there was a John McFall in Fayette Co KY where many of the other Logan Co families lived.
An 1827 tax list in Marion Co does include John McFall
1830 Census, Marion Co MO.
1840 Census, Marion Co MO, Liberty Twp
There was in Marion Co Ky in 1850, Liberty Twp, p.580, Hh 451, a Liston McFall age 43 and born in Kentucky. Barbara McFall, age 48 also b. KY. Nancy McFall, age 38, b. KY. Mary Bresler age 35 & born in KY also lived with them. She had apparent children Harriet age 7, Mary R. age 6 and George L. age 4, all born in Missouri. Robert B. Bartlett, age 70, a physician born in Scotland lived with them, too. With no relationships given, nothing can be inferred, but this could be a household of siblings.
I found this marriage: Bresler, John to Mcfall, Mary Dec 23 1841
I have found none of the McFalls in 1860 except for Mary Bresler & Barbara. Mary was listed in the following blended household in Kinderhook Twp, Pike Co Illinois, Household 174:
Found in 1880 in Corsicana TX. Mark Bird and Arminta Fry had several boarders including who I believe is surely Arminta's uncle, brother of Sarah & a son of John: Alfred W. McFall, age 62, born in KY; he is running a Livery Stable. Two railroad conductors, John C. Crank & Jos. S. Telfair, and a railroad laborer, H. B. Waddill, are also in the household. Mark stated that both his parents were born in VA.
ABRAHAM KELLAR FRY and SARAH A. B. "SALLY" MCFALL had the following children: