Joseph Fry

Male 1746 - Bef 1820  (73 years)


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  • Name Joseph Fry 
    Born 27 Jan 1746  Prince Georges County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1820  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      J. Fry listed $167 in Captain William Cox's District

      1783, Mar 31 -- Deed Book 7 Page 134, Cumberland County, NC
      James McDonald deeded James Fry (both of Montgomery County) 2 tracts [1] 200 acres on drains of McLendons Creek, patented to Andrew Killet who sold to Francis Stripling who sold to James McDonald; [2] 300 acres located on drains of Killets Creek adjoining Andrew Killet. Joel McClendon, John Morris and Richardson Fagin were witnesses.

      1785, Feb 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 28
      Ordered that the following persons be appointed to lay out a road from the Montgomery County line at Burton's Ford on Drowning Creek to the Cross Creek Road to William Seals Esq.: Edwd. Cox, Robert Grimes, Thos. Grimes, Daniel McCloud, John Cox Esq., Richardson Feagen Esq., Jos. Fry, Solomon Cox, Peter Salter, Jesse Muse, Benjn. Fry, Daniel Jones, William Cox, William Barrett, Jason Wadsworth, John Jackson, David Lewis and James Hill.

      1785, Mar 4 -- Land Grant #239, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Fry received 40 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining his own line. James Fry and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1785, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 72
      Ordered that the following hands work on the road from the Wolf Pit to Seals Road under Jos. Fry as overseer: Peter Salter, Benjn. Fry, Daniel Jones, Nathan Fry, John Tailor, Jacob Harwick, Alexr. McLoud, Neel McLoud, John Caddle, Jams. Caddle Junr., Benjn. Caddle, Daniel Caddle, Solomon Cox, Samuel Jackson, George Jackson, Christian Jackson hands, John Jackson hands, Anguish Campbell, Thomas Harmon Senr. and Thos. Harmon.

      1786, Aug 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 120
      Ordered that the following lay off a road from the courthouse to Jesse Muse's and from there to Deep River and Dunhams Creek have the following hands to work: Jos. Fry, John Caddle, Alexdr. McCloud, James Hill, James Caddle, Benjn. Fry, Neel McLoud, Leonard Thos., James Caddle, John Black, William Beazley and John Beazley.

      1787, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #268, Moore County, NC
      Richardson Feagan received 50 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining his own line. Nathan Fry and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1787, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #274, Moore County, NC
      Richardson Feagan received 50 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining his own line and Joseph Fry. Nathan Fry and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1789, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 218
      Ordered that the following hands work on the road from the Widow Muse's bridge to Dunham's Creek: Joseph Fry, Nathan Fry, John Caddle, Alex. McLeod and Neil McLeod.

      1789, Feb 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 221
      Ordered that the following be appointed to lay off a road from John Overton's road near William Cappes Junr. continuing along an old road commonly called Neil Tison's road to Deep River at the mouth of Governor's Creek where Anthony Street now lives continuing said road to where it comes into the Gulph Road near Pocket [?] Creek: Thos. Cole, Andrew Cole, Thos. Overton, Edwd. Moore, Wm. Payne, Joseph Fry, Elijah Batis, Jno. Dunlap, Jno. Overton Senr., James Hill, Richard Street, James Cadwell Senr., Mathew Cogins, Benjn. Fry, Richardson Fagin, James Muse, Neil McLeod, Wm. Martin and Leonard Thomas.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      Joseph Fry
      (16+) 2M
      (0-16) 2M
      6F

      1792, Sep 27 -- Land Grant #451, Moore County, NC
      Nathan Fry received 100 acres located on Journey Branch of Killetts Creek adjoining William Mears, James Muse and James Caddell. Julius Glascock and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1792, Sep 27 -- Land Grant #456, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Fry received 100 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining his own line. Nathan Fry and John Milton Glascock were chain carriers.

      1792, Sep 27 -- Land Grant #406, Moore County, NC
      Patty Glascock received 100 acres located on both sides of the Waggon Road adjoining Richardson Feagin. Julius Glascock and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1792, Sep 28 -- Land Grant #442, Moore County, NC
      George Glascock received 50 acres adjoining his own line (formerly Peter Salter) and James Muse. Julius Glascock and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1794, Oct 30 -- Land Grant #957, Moore County, NC
      Nathan Fry received 60 acres located on Killetts Creek including his own improvement and adjoining Joseph Fry. Joseph Fry and Nathan Fry were chain carriers.

      1795, May 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 520
      Ordered that Joseph Fry be appointed overseer of the road above Munroe's which leads by the courthouse to the Wolf Pit and have the following hands: Shadrack Rogers, James Smith, George Fry, Nathan Fry, Daniel Caddell, Daniel McSween, John Bethune, James Fry, Alexr. McLeod and George Jackson's hands.

      1797, Jun 3 -- Land Grant #1385, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Fry received 200 acres located on drains of Killets Creek adjoining Jno. Insor, own line, Nathan Fry, Allison and Widow McDonald. Jas. Fry and Nathan Fry were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 20 -- Land Grant #1386, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Fry received 10 acres on drains of Killets Creek adjoining his own line, William Feagan and Benjamin Fry. Jas. Fry and Nathan Fry were chain carriers.

      1798, Apr 3 -- Land Grant #1293, Moore County, NC
      John Inzor received 25 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining Mary McDonald, James Caddle and Joseph Fry. Jas. Fry and Joseph Fry were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 57
      Joseph Fry
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 2F

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 602
      Joseph Fry
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M 3F
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1814, Jan 3 -- Land Grant #2518, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Fry received 150 acres located on Killets Creek and Dunnams Creek adjoining his own line, Fagin and the Speculators. Joseph Fry and Nathan Fry were chain carriers.

      1814, Aug 8 -- Governor William Hawkins Papers, Aug 1814 Correspondence, Moore County, NC
      Petition of Moore County residents on behalf of Gabriel Hardin, John Hardin and Nathan Vick who have been convicting of killing cattle and sentenced $10 and sixty days imprisonment. The petitioners plead on behalf of these men in very moderate circumstances and no way of supporting them but by their own labors for Governor Hawkins to reduce the penalty to just the fine. Signed by the following: Francis Myrick, Wm. Waddill JP, Jas. Gaines, George Moore, Alexander Kennedy, Lenoard Stuts, Wm. Smith, Jesse Pearce, Howel Brewer, David Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Magor S. Johnson, Stephen Perry, Wm. Hunsucker, James Lakey, Tho. Person, Anderson B. Smith, William Kennedy, John Kennedy, Isaac Teague, William Fry, Wm. Lewis, Lockher Fry, Joseph Fry and Kintchn Kitching.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Fry Senr. listed 610 acres valued at $400
    Person ID I42848  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  7 DNA tests are associated with Joseph Fry 

    Father James Fry,   b. 1718, Prince Georges County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bean,   b. 1717, Prince Georges County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Y  [1
    Children 
    +1. Nathan Fry,   b. c1767,   d. Aft 1840  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. James Fry,   b. c1768,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +3. Tobias Fry,   b. 1775,   d. 1825  (Age 50 years)
     4. Fry,   b. 1777
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F14050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betsy,   b. 1766  [1
    Children 
    +1. Thomas B. "Black Tom" Fry,   b. 29 Dec 1802,   d. 14 Mar 1885  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F14051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1746 - Prince Georges County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1820 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

    In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

    In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

    To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

    Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

    [Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
    Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

    And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
    1768 Petition, Cumberland and Orange Counties
    1768 Petition, Cumberland and Orange Counties
    1768, Nov 11 -- Petition, Nov 1768 - Dec 1768 General Assembly Session Records
    Petition of inhabitants of Orange and Cumberland counties to divide the counties and create a new county beginning at the intersection of Johnston, Orange and Cumberland county line running north 18 miles then west 42 miles, thence south 34 miles thence east 42 miles and north to the beginning. Signed by the following: [selected signers] James Riddle, Wm. Riddle, Christopher Yow, William Dickerson, Owen Dowd, William Barber, Nathaniel Powell, Joseph Fry, Howel Brewer, Geddin Gilbert, Joseph Gilbert, Warner Coleman, Lishey Lawley, Alexdr. Kennedy, Jeremiah Phillips, Lambert Reed, John Garner, Thomas Neddam, Enoch Spinks, John Larrance, John Needom, Thos. Kost, James Latham, Isom Melton, John Lawrence and Charles Golston. [Editor's Note: these were inhabitants of what would later become the counties of Moore, Chatham and Randolph petition was rejected.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Ann Bruce [judithannbruce@gmail.com] and Ancestry.com user [MaWPines].