Jesse W. Fry

Jesse W. Fry

b: 11 Dec 1845
d: Dec 1930
No official record has been found to indicate the source of his name, butniece, Mary Cook Vanhoy, said that Jesse's sister, Annie, named a son,Jesse Wooden Cook, after Jesse W. Fry. A contemporary court recordcontains a Jesse Wootton who may have been the person for whom Jesse Frywas named.

No record or information indicates that he ever married. Mary CookVanhoy (his niece) reports visiting him joyfully as a little girl.Niece, Jesse Rhodes, also reports that he was a pleasant person to bearound. He joined the Confederate army at about 16 years of age.According to records purported to be his, he was discharged October 29,1862 for medical reasons. Family lore is that he was found to be tooyoung, saw no fighting, and was sent home. He was discharged from theConfederate Hospital at Danville, Virginia and probably walked home fromthere. He would have been almost 18 in October of 1862.

In addition to farming, he was also a merchant, operating a store orother business in the Horsepasture community. One court record includesa note written by his brother, Rufus, on paper with the heading, "J. W.Fry, Dealer in General Merchandize." The probate records of Isham Fry,Sr. show that Jesse took a leading role in the settlement of the estate.

Jesse is buried at Horsepasture Christian Church. His marker says thathe was in the 24th Virginia Calvary, while other records have his unit asthe 42nd infantry. Civil War historians report that many men wereassigned to various companies as the war drew to the end. (There wasanother Civil War Jesse Fry from New Kent County, Virginia, who also hadbrothers Allen and William, and their records have been confused by some.)

The family collection contains two pictures of Jesse. One is in areunion group picture, and the other is of Jesse on the back of a horse.A niece remembers this to be his usual mode of transportation.
Biography
No official record has been found to indicate the source of his name, butniece, Mary Cook Vanhoy, said that Jesse's sister, Annie, named a son,Jesse Wooden Cook, after Jesse W. Fry. A contemporary court recordcontains a Jesse Wootton who may have been the person for whom Jesse Frywas named.

No record or information indicates that he ever married. Mary CookVanhoy (his niece) reports visiting him joyfully as a little girl.Niece, Jesse Rhodes, also reports that he was a pleasant person to bearound. He joined the Confederate army at about 16 years of age.According to records purported to be his, he was discharged October 29,1862 for medical reasons. Family lore is that he was found to be tooyoung, saw no fighting, and was sent home. He was discharged from theConfederate Hospital at Danville, Virginia and probably walked home fromthere. He would have been almost 18 in October of 1862.

In addition to farming, he was also a merchant, operating a store orother business in the Horsepasture community. One court record includesa note written by his brother, Rufus, on paper with the heading, "J. W.Fry, Dealer in General Merchandize." The probate records of Isham Fry,Sr. show that Jesse took a leading role in the settlement of the estate.

Jesse is buried at Horsepasture Christian Church. His marker says thathe was in the 24th Virginia Calvary, while other records have his unit asthe 42nd infantry. Civil War historians report that many men wereassigned to various companies as the war drew to the end. (There wasanother Civil War Jesse Fry from New Kent County, Virginia, who also hadbrothers Allen and William, and their records have been confused by some.)

The family collection contains two pictures of Jesse. One is in areunion group picture, and the other is of Jesse on the back of a horse.A niece remembers this to be his usual mode of transportation.
Facts
  • 11 Dec 1845 - Birth - ; Henry Co., Va
  • Dec 1930 - Death - ; Henry County, Va
Ancestors
   
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Isham Washington Fry
ABT. 1812 - 12 May 1900
  
  
  
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Jesse W. Fry
11 Dec 1845 - Dec 1930
  
 
  
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Ziza Preston
ABT. 1815 - ABT. 1848
  
  
  
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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
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Mother?
PARENT (F) Ziza Preston
BirthABT. 1815Stokes County, Nc
DeathABT. 1848Henry County, Va
Marriage1 Jul 1835to Isham Washington Fry at Stokes County, Nc
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Mother?
CHILDREN
FLuzena Fry
Birth5 Oct 1837Virginia or North Carolina
DeathABT. 1921Henry County, Va
Marriage3 Dec 1866to George W. Neal at Forsyth County, Nc
MAllen Harrison Fry
Birth14 Jan 1839Henry Co., Va
Death23 Sep 1864Elmira, Ny
MWilliam Martin Fry
Birth6 Nov 1841Henry Co., Va
Death11 Jul 1864Point Lookout, Md
MJesse W. Fry
Birth11 Dec 1845Henry Co., Va
DeathDec 1930Henry County, Va
MIsham Washington Fry , Jr. , Jr.
Birth3 Sep 1846Henry County, Virginia
Death26 Dec 1921Rush County, Indiana
Marriage10 Aug 1875to Lousia Rhodes at Rush County, Indiana