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Re: Can you identify this Fraley/Friley
Posted by: Sharon Cornell (ID *****3116) Date: September 06, 2006 at 07:40:08
In Reply to: Can you identify this Fraley/Friley by Penny Richardson of 2126

Penny, I have some info on a Stephen Fraley from Wayne County WV. There are probable more children than what I have here, But the ones I have, I found on census records. Sharon Cornell

Descendants of Stephen Fraley

Generation No. 1

1. STEPHEN4 FRALEY (JAMES B3, FREDERICK2,) was born Abt. 1804 in Russell County VA, and died Abt. 1849 in Wayne County, WV. He married SARAH "POLLY" HOBBS, daughter of ARTHUR HOBBS and MARY FRALEY. She was born September 25, 1804 in Russell County VA, and died October 04, 1896 in Wayne County, WV.

From Steven Fraley through Eustace Fraley, info is from Brandon Fraley, except for census records.

1830 Russell County Virginia Census
Name: Fraley, Stephen (Living next door to brother, John Fraley)
Township: Not Stated
County: Russell
State: Virginia
Year: 1830

1840 Floyd County Kentucky Census
Name: Stephen Friley (Living next door to brother James Friley)
Township: Not Stated
County: Floyd
State: Kentucky

Both Stephen and his wife Sarah are buried in the Clay Fraley Cemetery, located on Tiger Fork of Camp Creek. Neither of them have traditional markers but rather, have simply rocks to mark the graves. According to Muss Ross, Stephen is the one who started this cemetery.

Burial: Clay Fraley Cemetery, Tiger Fork of Camp Creek, WV

1850 Wayne County, Virginia Census
Name: Sarah Friley farmer
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1809
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 66, Wayne, Virginia
Minerva 16 f b Ky
James M 15 m b Ky farmer
Nancy f 10 b Ky
Eda 9 f b Ky
John J 8 m b Ky
William H 6 m b VA
Louvern E 3 f b VA

1860 Wayne County, Virginia
Name: Polley Fraley
Age in 1860: 58 farmer
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Wayne, Virginia
Gender: Female
Post Office: Wayne Court House
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Polley Fraley
Esly dau 20 f b VA
John son 17 m b VA
William W son 14 m b VA
Elizabeth dau 12 f b VA

Burial: Clay Fraley Cemetery, Tiger Fork of Camp Creek, WV
       i.       MINERVA C5 FRALEY, b. Abt. 1834.
       ii.       JAMES M FRALEY, b. Abt. 1835.
       iii.       NANCY "POLLY" FRALEY, b. Abt. 1840.
       iv.       EDA "ESLY" FRALEY, b. Abt. 1841.
2.       v.       JOHN J FRALEY, b. July 24, 1843, West Virginia/Kentucky.
3.       vi.       WILLIAM H FRALEY, b. October 01, 1844.
       vii.       LOUVERNA ELIZABETH FRALEY, b. Abt. 1847.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN J5 FRALEY (STEPHEN4, JAMES B3, FREDERICK2,) was born July 24, 1843 in West Virginia/Kentucky. He married POLLY ANN GILKERSON February 16, 1866 in Wayne County, WV, daughter of MORRIS GILKERSON and LUCINDA ADKINS. She was born September 24, 1844 in Virginia.

Notes for JOHN J FRALEY:
John J Fraley was a confederate soldier, 16th Calv., in the Civil War.

1870 Wayne County WV Census
Name: John Freeley
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Age in 1870: 25
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Grant, Wayne, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Wayne Court House
Polly A 25 f w keeping house b VA
Lewelln son w m 3 b WV
Commodore son w m b WV

1880 Wayne County, WV Census
Name: John J. FRALY
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: <1844>
Birthplace: West Virginia f b WV m b WV
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Stonewall, Wayne, West Virginia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Polly A. FRALY wife w f 35 b WV f b WV m b WV
Father's birthplace: WV
Mother's birthplace: WV
Lewelln son w m 13 b WV
Comodore M son w m 11 b WV
Marvina J dau w f 9 b WV
Lucinda C dau w f 7 b WV
Andrew W son w m 5 b WV

       i.       RILPHA B "RALPH"6 FRALEY.
       ii.       KELLY FRALEY, b. April 1862.
       iii.       MARION FRALEY, b. Abt. 1864.
       iv.       SERILDA FRALEY, b. Abt. 1866.
       v.       LLEWELLYN J "LEE" FRALEY, b. January 11, 1867, Wayne County, WV; d. March 02, 1958, Cabell County, WV; m. MARTHA JANE "MAY" JACKSON, December 23, 1886, Wayne County, WV; b. December 23, 1865, Wayne County, WV; d. July 05, 1943, Wayne County, WV.

1900 Wayne County WV Census
Name: Lee W Fraley
Home in 1900: Stonewall, Wayne, West Virginia
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: 1868
Birthplace: West Virginia
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Martha J f wife f w 34 b WV
Eustas son m w 11 b WV
Severn son m w 10 b WV
Auta day f w 9 b WV
Zora A dau f w 8 b WV
Cloris son m w 6 b WV
gracie dau f w 3 b WV
Garnette son m w 1 Mo b WV
Marshall James boarder m w 19 b WV

1910 Wayne County WV Census
Name: Lewellen Fraley
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1910: Stonewall, Wayne, West Virginia
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Martha J wife f w 45 b WV
George S son m w 20 b WV
Auta L dau f w 19 b WV
Zora A dau f w 17 b WV
Cloris B son m w 15 b WV
Gracie dau f w 13 b WV
Garnett son m w 10 b WV
Sally dau f w 7 b WV
Oscar T son m w 5 b WV
Fay dau f w 1 b WV

1930 Cabell County, WV Census
Name: Lee Fraley
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Martha J Fraley wife f w 65 b WV
Race: White
Home in 1930: Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia
Paul grandson m w 16 b WV
Ruth granddaughter f w 14 b WV

No Marker on Grave
Cabell County Court House 4/06/03 , Lee J. Fraley age 91 yrs. 03/ 02/ 1958 Heart Attack parents; John B. Fraley & Polly A. Gilkerson

Burial: Rice Cemetery, Wayne County, WV

Burial: Rice Cemetery, Wayne County, WV

       vi.       COMMODORE MARION FRALEY, b. March 03, 1869.
       vii.       MINERVA JOSEPHINE FRALEY, b. February 17, 1870.
       viii.       LUCINDA CAROLINE FRALEY, b. April 28, 1873.
       ix.       ANDREW W FRALEY, b. March 29, 1875.
       x.       GEORGE W FRALEY, b. March 29, 1875.

3. WILLIAM H5 FRALEY (STEPHEN4, JAMES B3, FREDERICK2,) was born October 01, 1844. He married DICY ANN ADKINS, daughter of WILLIAM ADKINS and CHRISTENA LUCAS. She was born November 29, 1846 in Wayne County W V.

Biography of William H. Fraley - Wayne Co. WV
From Hardesty's History of West Virginia, Wayne Co. p. 188
William H. Fraley was born in Wayne county, October 1, 1844, and is a son of Stephen and Sarah
(Hobbs) Fraley, who made their home here in the year of his birth. In Louisa, Boyd county,
Kentucky, he married Dicy Ann Adkins, who was born in Wayne county, November 29, 1846, a
daughter of William and Christena (Lucas) Adkins, both now deceased. The children of William H.
Fraley and his wife are seven: Polly E., born July 27, 1865; Martin A., March 31, 1869; Raburn
A., November 24, 1871; Marcena, July 6, 1874; Jennes, April 15, 1877; Simeon, September 20,
1879; Christena E., August 4, 1882. Mr. Fraley had two brothers, James and John, who were
Confederate soldiers, in the 16th Virginia Cavalry. Mr. and Mrs. Fraley are earnest Christians,
connected with the M. E. Church (South), and he is a local preacher of the church. He owns 90
acres of land, 50 acres under cultivation, well improved and with good buildings, on Millers

       i.       POLLY E6 FRALEY, b. July 27, 1865.
       ii.       MARTIN A FRALEY, b. March 31, 1869.
       iii.       RABURN FRALEY, b. November 24, 1871.
       iv.       MARCENA FRALEY, b. July 06, 1874.
       v.       JENNES FRALEY, b. April 15, 1877.
       vi.       SIMEON FRALEY, b. September 20, 1879.
       vii.       CHRISTENA E FRALEY, b. August 04, 1882.

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