Catherine Frye

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Catherine Frye (Spears)

Birthplace: Frederick County, Province of Virginia
Death: 1812 (77-78)
Shelby County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Henry Speers and Regina Speers
Wife of Sgt. Benjamin Frye
Mother of Benjamin Fry; Isaac Fry and Sarah Elizabeth Clowser
Sister of Mary Reasoner; Christina Frye; Jacob Spears; Rev. Henry Speers; Noah Walker Speers and 1 other

Managed by: Larry Wayne Chandler
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About Catherine Frye

Catherine Frye probably was born about 1751 (not 1734). Her parents were Henry Spears, born 1725 and Regina Froman born 1729. She married Benjamin Frye, who was born in 1749.

This Elizabeth did married the Benjamin Fry(e) that moved to Shelby County, Kentucky - that Elizabeth may have been a daughter of Paul Froman Sr, but she was not Regina Froman's daughter.

This Elizabeth married Benjamin Fry son of Abraham Fry, grandson of Benjamin Fry Sr. NOT Benjamin Fry Jr who moved to Shelby County, Kentucky.

The family they always confused the two Benjamins with wives named Catherine. They thought that this Benjamin (Junior) but the Benjamin up there, married to Catherine Spears, was the eldest son of Abraham Fry. If you studied the records of Frederick Co Va they would have found that Ben Jr remained in Frederick County, very active there, and living mainly on the old Froman land plus some of his inherited Fry land. He is of key importance to understanding several of these families. He was prosperous as his will indicates and only moved late in his life to Kentucky. I he acquired much of his Kentucky land from Isaac Hite Jr and purchased it before he ever left Frederick County. He had ended up with most of Paul Froman's home place on Cedar Creek. Paul Froman had sold (perhaps gave) a large piece of it to BF, who then Ben bought more, then sold it all back to Paul Froman who sold the whole tract to a man in Lancaster Co PA who then, in a few years, sold the whole works back to Ben.

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Catherine Frye's Timeline

Frederick County, Province of Virginia
December 25, 1758
Age 24
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
July 14, 1765
Age 31
Frederick County, Virginia
March 27, 1768
Age 34
Virginia, United States
Age 78
Shelby County, Kentucky, United States