123. Benjamin FRYE2 was born on 15 April 1788 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 He died in 1866 at the age of 78.2
Benjamin and Sarah left Pennsylvania about 1835 for Peoria, Illinois. An old bio of Benjamin states that they had 9 children, of whom the two eldest died quite young. Only three children have been identified.
Benjamin FRYE and Sarah SHAFFER were married about 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 Sarah SHAFFER2 was born in June 1795.2 She died in 1827 at the age of 32.107 Sarah's father, Thomas Shafer, was a soldier in the Revolution.
Benjamin FRYE and Sarah SHAFFER had the following children:
|Thomas FRYE2 was born in 1812. Thomas married (1) Mary Ann Kitchel and (2) Matilda Fargo.|
|Abraham FRYE2 was born on 11 July 1814.2 He died on 27 February 1898 at the age of 83.2 |
Abraham married (1) Eleanor Campbell on 23 Feb 1840 in Peoria Co IL. He was the first of the group to visit Illinois - he came as a young man to study the area and report back to his father and others. He married (2) in Peoria on 27 Jan 1853, Margaret Belford. There were four children by the first wife, seven by the second.