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129. Smith FRYE2 was born on 11 August 1806 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 He died on 22 June 1860 at the age of 53 in Peoria County, Illinois.2 Smith is the first of the family to carry that given name. No ancestors named Smith have been found but there were Smiths living along Cedar Creek in Virginia that were neighbors of the Fryes. He is said to be the 12th child in the family, but I don't have a complete list.

Smith Frye was shot. He had a contract with a Charles C. Carroll to feed cattle from the slops of Caroll's distillery. There was a dispute over the final payment of $100 and Carroll drew a gun; when Smith grabbed Carroll's hand the gun fired and shot Smith in the abdomen. He died the next day. Smith exonerated Carroll of blame, but he was tried just the same and was found guilty of manslaughter.

There was a will dated 25 Dec 1858, naming wife Nancy as Executrix. Nancy was to dispose of his property and pay bequests to the children. Sons Peter, Jacob & Henry had received advances; Smith and James were to receive their bequest at age 21. Daughter Jane had received her share; daughters Sarah, Catherine Margaret, Natilla & Peoria E. still had their bequests coming. The will was filed for probate 6 Jul 1860.

Smith FRYE and Nancy SHEPLER were married on 21 March 1824 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 Smith and Nancy were second cousins. Nancy SHEPLER, daughter of Henry SHEPLER and Rebecca FRYE, was born in 1806.2 She died in 1882 at the age of 76.2

Smith FRYE and Nancy SHEPLER had the following children:

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Rebecca FRYE2 was born in 1825 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 She died in 1856 at the age of 31.

Rebecca married John Hines in 1848 and died eight years later. There were two children who died young.

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Peter FRYE was born in 1827 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 He died in 1882 at the age of 55.2

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Jacob FRYE was born in 1829 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 He died in 1880 at the age of 51.2

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Sarah Ann FRYE was born in 1832 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2 She died in 1860 at the age of 28.2

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Eliza Jane FRYE.

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Henry Abraham FRYE was born in 1836.2 He died in 1890 at the age of 54.2

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Catherine Margaret N. FRYE was born in 1839.2 She died in 1892 at the age of 53.2

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Smith FRYE Jr..

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Natilla FRYE was born in 1844.2 She died in 1883 at the age of 39.2

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James Knox Polk FRYE was born in 1845.2 He died in 1920 at the age of 75.2

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Peoria Emma FRYE was born in 1847.2 She died in 1934 at the age of 87.2