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Gabriel Fry and Mary Hazbrig 1700s Albemarle Co VA
Posted by: Roy Frye (ID *****8882) Date: July 18, 2003 at 15:13:47
In Reply to: Henry Dow/Dowe/Doue/Dowell 1726 Watertown by nancy phillips of 2066

You describe a "Wilbourne Dowell born November 26, 1751 in Albemarle, VA and died in Nelson County KY married Sarah Fry daughter of Gabriel Fry and Mary Hazbrig".

What was the source of your information regarding Gabriel Fry and Mary Hazbrig?

I am curious do you know if Sarah Fry had any brothers?

During that same era there were five Fry brothers (Gabriel, John, Benjamin, George, and Joseph) from Albemarle County who served in the Revolutionary war, my GGGG-grandfather John Fry was one of them. I do not know the identity of John Fry's parents but now I am suspecting that they might be Gabriel Fry and Mary Hazbrig. According to the 1785 census of Albemarle co (its on the web), other than Gabriel Fry there was only one other Fry family in Albemarle county and that was the household headed by John Fry the son of Col. Joshua Fry, except for the Jeffersons this Joshua Fry/John Fry family was the most aristocratic family in Albemarle county (my ancestor John Fry is not related to that Joshua Fry/John Fry family). Interestingly in this 1785 census Gabriel Fry and Mary Hazbrig are listed separately as heads of households (were they divorced or was she listed separately because she inherited her father's estate perhaps?)John Fry moved to Stokes County NC where he had a son named Gabriel born 1809(my GGG-grandfather) who began signing his name spelled "Frye" rather than "Fry". Gabriel Frye filed affadavits in an attempt to get land bounty from the federal government because of John Fry's service in the revolutionary war.


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