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Benjamin Frye (Frey)

Also Known As: "Benjamin Frye", "Frey", "Fry"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Death: November 06, 1753 (56-57)
Frye Fort, Frederick County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Wheatfield, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich Frey and Anna Catherine Frey
Husband of Anne Regina Christina Frye, Markley (Frey)/
Father of Henry Frye; Joseph Frey, Jr; Jacob Frye; Samuel Frye; Ludowick Markley Frye and 5 others
Brother of William Frey; Henry Frey; Magdalena Frey; Abraham Frey; John Frey and 6 others

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About Benjamin Frye

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177614912/benjamin-frey

45. Benjamine Frey (Anna Catherina Levering3, Wigard "John" Levering2, Rosier Levering1) was born 1701 in , , Pennsylvania, and died Mar 1753 in Frye Fort, Frederick, Virginia. He married Regina Ann Christena Merkle 10 May 1722 in , Pennsylvania, daughter of Abraham Merkle and Anna Veronika. She was born 20 Mar 1699 in Probably Wimpfen Am Hesse, Darmstadt, Bonfeld, Germany , and died 27 Aug 1752.


The wife of Benjamin is not proved. May have been daughter of Abraham Merklel of Bonfeld, Germany. Wife is also seen as "Anna Christena" and "Christena Anne" and "Christian". Hank Adams also thinks Benjamin's wife may have been a sister to the wife of Jost Hite.

Will dated Aug 27, 1753 and proved Nov 6, 1753. Wife Cristen to live with son Joseph.on the remainder of the homestead [Abraham had previously been deeded 200 acres.] Jacob had already acquired a Fairfax patent for land downstream of his father. Joseph's deed shows his land bounded both his brother Abraham and Jacob. Executors: sons, Abraham and Henry. Names sons, Jacob, Samuel, Benjamin, William. Daughters: Cristen, Elizabeth. There were bequests of money to Jacob, Benjamin Jr, Cristin, William & Elizabeth - perhaps to equal the distribution to his children. Samuel inherited the 168 acre tract on the North Shanandoah River where he was probably living at the time. Son Henry is know to have owned property in the Capon Valley. Benjamin Frey's original will is in the County Clerk's office. He signed the will himself in English but the letters appear to have been written with difficulty.

Benjamin and Christen are believed buried in the family cemetery on the original tract of land along Cedar Creek.

 Children of Benjamine Frey and Regina Ann Christena Merkle are:
  • + 113 i. Abraham Frye was born 1722 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1 Feb 1807 in Fallowfield Twshp. Washington, Pennsylvania. He married Agnes.Ann Young 1749 in , Frederick, Virginia.
  • + 114 ii. Henry Frye was born 1724 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 19 Nov 1805 in Capon Springs, Hampshire Co, Virginia (Now West Virginia). He married Frances "Fanny" Littler Abt 1758-1760 in Cedar Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia. She was born 30 Jul 1738 in , , Pennsylvania, and died 10 Nov 1805 in Hardy County, Virginia (Now West Virginia). She was buried in Frye Cemetery, Hampshire County, Virginia.
  • + 115 iii. Jacob Frey was born 1726 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 25 Feb 1808 in , Frederick, Virginia. He married Mary.
  • + 116 iv. Joseph Frye Frey was born 1727 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died Aug 1781 in , Frederick, Virginia. He married Anne Funk 2 Aug 1757 in Fairfax, Virginia. She was born 1741 in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • + 117 v. Samuel Frye Frey was born 1729 in , Frederick, Virginia, and died 15 Aug 1814 in Washington, Pennsylvania,. He married Christina "Spears" Speers 24 Sep 1767 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born 1752 in , Frederick, Virginia, and died 9 Nov 1841 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 118 vi. Benjamin Frye Frey was born 1731 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 20 Jun 1812. He married Catherine "Spears" Speers.
  • 119 vii. Cristen Frye Frey was born 1733 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1781. She married Joseph Powell.
  • 120 viii. William Frye Frey was born 1735 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1796. He married Rachel "Spears" Speers. He married Ann Randsdall.
  • 121 ix. Elizabeth Frey was born 1737 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45732566/benjamin-frey

Benjamin Frey b. Bet. 1695-1700 Roxborough, Philadelphia Co., PA; d. MAR 1753 Cedar Creek, "Frye Fort", Frederick Co. VA; m. Abt. 1721 Montgomery Co., PA; Anna Christena Markley/Merckle, AKA Anne b. 1706 Bonfeld, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; d. 01 JAN 1760 Cedar Creek, "Frye Fort", Frederick Co. VA. Burial places unknown.

FREY SURNAME SPELLING VARIATIONS: Free, Frei, Frey, Fry, Frye, etc.

NOTE: Roxborough Township was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854 following the passage of the "Act of Consolidation". The township had also been variously known as Manatawna and Leverington in it's earlier history.

CHILDREN (All born Perkiomen, Montgomery Co. PA):

1) Henry Frey b. Aug 1724 2) Jacob Frey b. 1726 3) Joseph Frey b. 1727 4) Samuel Frey b. 1729 5) Benjamin Frey b. 1731 6) Christena Frey b. 1733 7) William Frey b. 1735 8) Elizabeth Frey b. 1737 9) Abraham Frey b. 1722

PARENTS: Anna Catharine Levering b. MAR 1676 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; Emigrated from Germany with her parents aft. 20 MAR 1685 to Pennsylvania; d. (date unknown) Montgomery Co., PA; m. 26 APR 1692 Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA; Heinrich "Henry" Frey b. (date/place unknown); Emigrated from Altheim, Alsace, Germany 1680 to Pennsylvania; d. (date unknown) Montgomery Co., PA. Both buried: Bertolet's Mennonite Church Cemetery, Frederick, Montgomery Co., PA.

NOTE: Anna Catharine (nee Levering) and her husband Heinrich "Henry" Frey were honored in 1910 by their descendents as pioneering Huguenots with a memorial in the cemetery where they are buried [links above] with some of their family history upon it.

SIBLINGS:

1) Jacob Frey b. 1694 2) William Frey b. 1695 3) Henry Frey b. 1698 4) Abraham Frey b. 1700 5) Benjamin [SELF] 6) John Frey b. 1703 7) George Frey b. 1705 8) Elizabeth Frey 9) Rebecca Frey b. 1718 10) Amelia Frey b. 01 JUL 1719

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Magdalena Boeker m. John Wigard Levering.

PATERNAL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: 1) Elizabeth Van De Walle m. Rosier Levering. 2) Sidonia Wilhelmina Braviers m. Willem "William" Böker. BOEKER SURNAME SPELLING VARIATIONS (with/without an "s" at the end; Böker spelled in English: "Boeker"): Bäcker, Baecker, Baker, Bakker, Becke, Becker, Bocker, Boecker, Boeker, Boekr, Böker, Boker, etc.


Benjamin “Old Ben” Frey BIRTH unknown Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA DEATH Mar 1753 Frederick County, Virginia, USA BURIAL Unknown

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45732566/benjamin-frey

Children Photo Abraham Frye 1722–1807

Photo Henry Frye 1724–1812

Photo Samuel Frye 1729–1814


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Benjamin Frye's Timeline

1696
1696
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1724
August 1724
Pennsylvania, United States
1726
June 1, 1726
Philadelphia, Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, United States
1726
Winchester,Frederick,Virginia,USA
1729
1729
Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1730
1730
Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1730
Jefferson, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
1731
1731
Winchester, Frederick County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1733
1733
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States