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61. James FRY1,26,35 was born about 1804.71 He died on 4 December 1840 at the age of 36 in Marion County, Missouri.6

Land Patent to James Frye 15 Feb 1828 in Marion Co Mo for 80 acres.
Hank Adams had John as the 3rd son, James 5th. I have reversed them according to the provisions of their father's Will. James had received his inheritance; John mentioned along with "younger" children. James also married 4 years earlier than John.

Elizabeth Becket's mother may have been a Fry.

1840 Census. Marion Co MO, Fabius Twp
James Fry. 1m 10-15 [Montillion & William, 1m 30-40 [James], 2f under 5 [Nancy & Margaret], 1f 5-10 [Mary], 1f 30-40 [Elizabeth]

James FRY and Elizabeth BECKET were married on 3 February 1828 in Marion County, Missouri.74 Elizabeth BECKET was born in 1808 in Kentucky. She died between probably 1870 and 1880 at the age of 62 in Knox County, Missouri.

In an 1840 Marion County, Missouri intestate probate record for John Beckett, who died without issue, one of the listed sibling heirs is "Elizabeth Fry wife of James Fry." The Marion County marriage index lists an 03 February 1828 marriage for James Frye (sic) and Elizabeth Beckett, and the family is enumerated in the 1830 and 1840 Marion County census.

Founded in Message Board Post:
State of Missouri
County of Marion
This day personally appeared before me Thomas E. Hatcher Clerk of the County Court within & for Marion County aforesaid, Nancy Beckett, mother of John Beckett dec’d, who makes application for letters of administration on the estate of the said John Beckett, and makes oath that the said John died intestate and left the following heirs, to wit: Nancy Beckett his mother, Robert Beckett, Sam’l Beckett, Elizabeth Fry wife of James Fry, William Beckett, Sarah Beckett, Eliza Jane & Nancy Lear children of Nancy Lear dec’d formerly Nancy Beckett in Marion County, and Polly Jones formerly Polly Beckett of Lewis County, MO, Jane Brown formerly Jane Beckett of the State of Illinois, and James F. Beckett of the State of Indiana, - that she will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the dec’d & pay the debts as far as the assets will extend & the law directs and account for and pay all assets which shall come to her possession or knowledge. (Signed) Nancy Beckett
Subscribed & sworn to before me Clerk of the County Court of Marion County aforesaid this 14th day of August A.D. 1840 ________
(Signed) Thomas E. Hatcher Clerk

Found in Knox Co MO in 1850, Benton Twp, p.99A, Dwelling 84: Elizabeth age 42, born KY. The children as listed here are those with her in that census.
Montillion, age 21 and William 19, both born in MO. Mary 17 and Nancy 15, both born in Illinois. Margaret, age 10, b. Missouri.

1860, still in Benton Twp, Knox Co MO.
Elizabeth Fry, age 50, b. KY, living with Davis Parish age 27, b. IN; and Mary, age 28, b.MO [probably her daughter Mary] Simon age 2 and Joshua age 1.
Montillion Fry, age 31, b. MO, Rhoda C., age 26, b. KY, Amanda C. age 8, Mariah E. age 4, and Aquilla age 2, all born in Missouri.
Margaret Fry, age 20, b. MO living with Faris Goodwayne, age 24, b. IN and Nancy age 23, b. Illinois.

1870, Jeddo Twp, Knox Co MO
David L. Gooden, age 28, b. IN; Margaret, age 30, b. MO, Charles 3 and a male child age 1 whose name was not given. Elizabeth Fry, age 60, b. KY.

Elizabeth wasn't found in 1880.

James FRY and Elizabeth BECKET had the following children:



Montillion FRY was born in 1829 in Missouri. Judy Duncan <>
Date: 2001-10-03
How I found this page husband was helping me look for ggg grandfather
My ggg grandfather was Montillion Fry and thanks to your web site I found out he is the son of James Fry and Elizabeth Becket. My ggg grandfather was born on Dec 31, 1828 and on Dec 3, 1850 was married to Rhoda Elizabeth Standiford in Knox Co, MO He later enlisted in the Civil War and died (we do not know how) and is buried in Little Rock, Arkansas. I have information on Montillion and Rhoda's children and later generations if you are interested. Thank you so much for helping me find my ancestors.



William FRY was born in 1831 in Missouri.



Mary FRY was born in 1833 in Illinois.



Nancy FRY was born in 1835 in Illinois.



Margaret FRY was born in 1840 in Missouri.