The Fry publications give two different birth dates for Jacob Frye. The first was 1765, but a later article states he was born 8 Jun 1771.
Fayette Co KY WB D, p.295
On p.296, commissioners laid out dower to Rachel Bird, late Rachel Fry in the estate of William Fry her deceased husband. Within this document we find that Henry Fry was administrator of the estate of Jacob Fry, whose widow was now Elizabeth Patterson. Rachel Bird had previously received allotment, but this entry concerned a garden and a pass way to the garden - to lie between the two mansion houses of Will & Jacob Fry deceased. Rachel was also to receive 1/4 of the proceeds of the farm of her late husband. The commissioners gave her the free occupation of 18 acres adjacent Abraham Bird - with Elizabeth Patterson to be entitled to one third of that at the death of Rachel. Elizabeth Patterson late Elizabeth Fry had received 64 pounds 19 shellings, which from the copy of the Inventory of Jacob Fry deceased, was her one third part of the personal estate of Jacob Fry.
Fry family historian, Jon Frye, suggests Jacob's wife may have been Elizabeth Smith.
Jacob FRYE and Elizabeth ?SMITH were married. Elizabeth ?SMITH was born on 22 April 1777.65 She died on 12 September 1844 at the age of 67.
A document regarding Jacob & Elizabeth's son Aaron offers a clue to her surname:
The Fayette Co KY records include the marriage application for Elizabeth when she married again, 1 Nov 1817 to Samuel M. Patterson. The surety was Aaron Smith, likely a brother. An Aaron Smith was some 15 persons away from Betsy Fry in the 1800 census, and next door to him was Samuel Patterson.
Jacob FRYE and Elizabeth ?SMITH had the following children:
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