I work at Metro Nashville Archives and ran across a file on a Nathan Fry who died in Nashville, Tennessee about 1878.
There are only a few pages in the file but they give a lot of family information. There is a deposition in the file of John Fry of Licking County Ohio, dated Septemeber 30, 1880. John states that Nathan was the only child and heir of Elizabeth Fry who died March 16, 1839 unmarried and goes on to say that Elizabeth had never been married and that Nathan took her name. Nathan's mother Elizabeth had three brothers, 1. Lodwick Fry born 1797 died April 1854, 2. George Fry born March 1, 1799 and died April 24 1822 and 3. Thomas Fry born July 5, 1801 and still living . Lodwick and George Fry both died in Licking County, Ohio.
Nathan's mother Elizabeth had five sisters, 1. Margaret Fry died Dec. 1st, 1820, 2. Mary Fry died Oct. 7, 1835, 3. Susan Miley died July 8, 1861, 4. Sarah Pitzer, "namely second Husband her first Husbands name Effinger died June 23 1860.", 5. Nancy Quick and still living. All of Nathan's mother Elizabeth, that are dead, died leaving children. When Nathan Fry died in Nashville, Tennessee there were living only one brother of his mother, Thomas Fry and only one sister, Nancy Quick & still living in Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio.
There is no other information on the family in the file and I have no knowledge of them. Just wanted to pass this on in case someone is looking for this family.
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