Franklin Isaiah Frye

Franklin Isaiah Frye

b: 8 Mar 1859
d: 1 Feb 1941
The source of his name is not known, but there were many Franklins in thearea, and Isaiah, of course, is an honored Bible name. In the 1860 and1870 census he is listed as Isaiah, suggesting that the family called himby this middle name. The 1880 census lists him by his first name.

The 1880 census places Franklin in Henry County, Virginia, where the headof household was his wife's mother. Incidentally, he was also counted athis father's home in this census. His occupation was given as tobaccopicker. He is not listed in Virginia in the 1900 census. There is arecord that his daughter, Daisy, was born (1885) in Patrick County, VA,and perhaps other children were born there also. Patrick County is onlya few miles from the Fry home at Horsepasture.

His son, Claudie, was born in 1900 and died in 1903 at Reidsville, NC.Benjamin was born in 1896, and the 1910 census gives Virginia as place ofbirth, so we guess that Franklin moved from Henry County to Reidsvillearound 1900. He was known to be a carpenter and clever with his hands.

The 1910 census places him in Greensboro. His grandson, Earl Byers, saysthat he worked in the cotton mill at Pomona (western side ofGreensboro). Franklin and his wife moved to Statesville in 1923 afterall their children were grown. He was encouraged by a friend to go toStatesville to work in the Statesville Cotton Mill. There he didmaintenance and repair work. Earl remembers Franklin as "his hero".Franklin and Sarah lived around the corner from Earl's home, with theirbackyards adjoining.

After declining health, Franklin and Sarah came to live with son, Muncie,in Greensboro in October 1940. At the time of death, six children werelisted, as were 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Biography
The source of his name is not known, but there were many Franklins in thearea, and Isaiah, of course, is an honored Bible name. In the 1860 and1870 census he is listed as Isaiah, suggesting that the family called himby this middle name. The 1880 census lists him by his first name.

The 1880 census places Franklin in Henry County, Virginia, where the headof household was his wife's mother. Incidentally, he was also counted athis father's home in this census. His occupation was given as tobaccopicker. He is not listed in Virginia in the 1900 census. There is arecord that his daughter, Daisy, was born (1885) in Patrick County, VA,and perhaps other children were born there also. Patrick County is onlya few miles from the Fry home at Horsepasture.

His son, Claudie, was born in 1900 and died in 1903 at Reidsville, NC.Benjamin was born in 1896, and the 1910 census gives Virginia as place ofbirth, so we guess that Franklin moved from Henry County to Reidsvillearound 1900. He was known to be a carpenter and clever with his hands.

The 1910 census places him in Greensboro. His grandson, Earl Byers, saysthat he worked in the cotton mill at Pomona (western side ofGreensboro). Franklin and his wife moved to Statesville in 1923 afterall their children were grown. He was encouraged by a friend to go toStatesville to work in the Statesville Cotton Mill. There he didmaintenance and repair work. Earl remembers Franklin as "his hero".Franklin and Sarah lived around the corner from Earl's home, with theirbackyards adjoining.

After declining health, Franklin and Sarah came to live with son, Muncie,in Greensboro in October 1940. At the time of death, six children werelisted, as were 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Facts
  • 8 Mar 1859 - Birth - ; Henry County,Va
  • 1 Feb 1941 - Death - ; Greensboro, Nc
Ancestors
   
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Isham Washington Fry
ABT. 1812 - 12 May 1900
  
  
  
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Franklin Isaiah Frye
8 Mar 1859 - 1 Feb 1941
  
 
  
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Mary Elizabeth Patterson
15 Oct 1826 - Jun 1915
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Isham Washington Fry
BirthABT. 1812Stokes County, Nc
Death12 May 1900Henry County, Va
Marriage1 Jul 1835to Ziza Preston at Stokes County, Nc
Marriage10 Jul 1849to Mary Elizabeth Patterson at Rockingham County, Nc
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mary Elizabeth Patterson
Birth15 Oct 1826
DeathJun 1915Henry County, Va
Marriage10 Jul 1849to Isham Washington Fry at Rockingham County, Nc
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MDavid Mays Frye
Birth12 Mar 1850Henry County, Va
Death18 Feb 1934Henry County, Va
Marriage7 Mar 1877to Ruth Dillard Spencer at Henry County, Va
MPeter Watkins Frye
Birth30 Oct 1853Henry County, Va
DeathABT. 1933North Carolina
Marriage12 Feb 1880to Mary Forbes Pharis at Henry County, Va
MJohn Clay Frye
Birth30 Jan 1855Horsepasture, Henry County, Va
Death13 Oct 1936Martinsville, Henry County, Va
Marriage20 Feb 1877to Susie Ellen Wells at Henry County, Va
Marriage1899to Mollie Eugenia Vernon at Patrick County, Va
Marriage1 May 1907to Carrie Lee Watkins at Henry County, Va
MThomas Jasper Frye
Birth1 Feb 1857Henry County, Va
Death30 Dec 1906Henry County, Va
Marriage3 Feb 1881to Phoebe Marshall Bousman at Henry County, Va
MFranklin Isaiah Frye
Birth8 Mar 1859Henry County,Va
Death1 Feb 1941Greensboro, Nc
Marriage15 Apr 1880to Sarah Elizabeth Moore at Henry County, Va
MHenry Abel Frye
Birth23 Aug 1861Henry County, Va
Death10 Mar 1910New York City, Ny
MarriageABT. 1906to Elizabeth Dorothy Miller at New York City, Ny
MRufus Penn Frye
Birth25 Jul 1865Horsepasture, Henry County, Va
Death9 Dec 1945Kansas City, Mo
Marriageto Lulu Millman
FAnnie Leyuna Frye
Birth22 Apr 1868Henry County, Va
Death30 Mar 1940Stokesdale, Nc
Marriage9 Dec 1888to Thomas Clay Bouldin at Henry County, Va
Marriage7 Jan 1897to Robert Smith Cook at Forsyth County, Nc
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Franklin Isaiah Frye
Birth8 Mar 1859Henry County,Va
Death1 Feb 1941Greensboro, Nc
Marriage15 Apr 1880to Sarah Elizabeth Moore at Henry County, Va
FatherIsham Washington Fry
MotherMary Elizabeth Patterson
PARENT (F) Sarah Elizabeth Moore
Birth30 Jan 1859Henry County, Va
Death31 Aug 1942Knoxville, Tn
Marriage15 Apr 1880to Franklin Isaiah Frye at Henry County, Va
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJesse A. Frye
Birth5 Feb 1881Henry County, Va
Death20 Jul 1884Henry County, Va
MJames Peabody Frye
Birth16 Jul 1882
Death
MEugene Muncie Frye
Birth25 Nov 1883Patrick County, Va
Death13 May 1956Greensboro, Nc
MarriageABT. 1907to Sallie May Anderson
MHenry A. Frye
Birth4 Oct 1885
Death1952Atlanta, Ga.?
MarriageABT. 1935to Mamie Hightower
FKatie O. Frye
Birth4 Oct 1887
DeathJan 1972Butner, Nc
MJohn Dillard Frye
Birth9 Sep 1889
Death28 Dec 1953Guilford County, Nc-Buried -Kernersville, Nc
Marriageto Blanche Era Willis
FMary Magdalene Frye
Birth2 Aug 1892Henry County, Va
Death5 Jan 1962Statesville, Nc
Marriage27 Dec 1923to Adley E. Byers at Statesville, Nc
FDaisy Hope Frye
Birth5 Feb 1895Patrtick County, Va
Death7 Jul 1958Knoxville, Tn
Marriage27 Dec 1911to Everette Mott Smith
MBenjamin Franklin Frye
Birth7 Feb 1896Henry County,Va
Death10 Dec 1975Charlotte, Nc - Lived in Concord, Nc
Marriageto Betty Jane Howard
MClaudie D. Frye
Birth11 May 1900
Death26 Aug 1901Greenview Cemetery, Reidsville, Nc
FClarrie L. Frye
Birth3 Jul 1903
DeathABT. 1904
Descendancy Chart
Franklin Isaiah Frye b: 8 Mar 1859 d: 1 Feb 1941
Sarah Elizabeth Moore b: 30 Jan 1859 d: 31 Aug 1942
Jesse A. Frye b: 5 Feb 1881 d: 20 Jul 1884
James Peabody Frye b: 16 Jul 1882
Eugene Muncie Frye b: 25 Nov 1883 d: 13 May 1956
Sallie May Anderson b: 30 May 1884 d: 9 Oct 1982
Herman Ernest Frye b: 5 Feb 1907 d: 4 Aug 1978
Thelma Ruth Hilliard b: 30 Sep 1907 d: 14 Mar 1990
Mary Ruth Frye b: 21 May 1929 d: 21 May 1929
Sylvia Lee Frye b: 30 Jan 1931 d: 30 Jan 1931
Madye Hope Frye b: 24 Aug 1910 d: 1 Jun 2001
Haywood Anderson Frye b: 15 Jul 1917 d: 8 Dec 1918
Elmer Muncie Frye b: 9 Apr 1922 d: 7 Feb 1943
Henry A. Frye b: 4 Oct 1885 d: 1952
Katie O. Frye b: 4 Oct 1887 d: Jan 1972
John Dillard Frye b: 9 Sep 1889 d: 28 Dec 1953
Blanche Era Willis b: 6 Sep 1892 d: 18 Aug 1947
Vivian Louise Frye b: 2 Sep 1914 d: 19 Apr 2000
James Thurman Mills b: 23 Dec 1911 d: 6 Jan 1990
Barbara Ann Mills b: 1929 d: 1929
Evelyn Frances Frye b: 16 Jul 1920 d: 4 Feb 1996
John Boyd Frye b: 15 Jan 1918 d: 26 Jun 1959
Virginia Frye b: 1912 d: 1912
Mary Magdalene Frye b: 2 Aug 1892 d: 5 Jan 1962
Adley E. Byers b: 16 Jul 1892 d: 30 Jun 1967
Bettie Louise Byers b: 5 Aug 1926 d: 8 Oct 1995
Daisy Hope Frye b: 5 Feb 1895 d: 7 Jul 1958
Everette Mott Smith b: 6 Sep 1888 d: 16 Jan 1966
Howard Alendo Smith b: 24 Aug 1913 d: 30 Apr 1981
Mildred Clark b: 6 Aug 1915 d: 7 Mar 1991
Paul M. Smith b: 5 Oct 1915 d: 5 Jan 1934
Everette Mott Smith , Jr. , Jr. b: 14 Jan 1917 d: 8 Feb 2002
David Franklin Smith b: 19 Jul 1925 d: 1 Sep 2003
Benjamin Franklin Frye b: 7 Feb 1896 d: 10 Dec 1975
Betty Jane Howard b: 4 Mar 1898 d: 4 Nov 1978
Claudie D. Frye b: 11 May 1900 d: 26 Aug 1901
Clarrie L. Frye b: 3 Jul 1903 d: ABT. 1904