Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
AMOS FRYER, lumber-dealer, post office Bridgeville, was born in this county in 1847. LEONARD FRYER, the pioneer of this family, and a farmer, came from County Down, Ireland, at an early period, and soon after located in Allegheny County. He married ELLEN PORTER, and by her had 13 children. He was a soldier in the army, fought against the Indians, and was wounded at a noted battle near Cincinnati. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, he walked from Cincinnati to Washington City to get his pay. SAMUEL FRYER was the 7th son born to LEONARD, and was a miller by trade, and also a farmer; he was born in 1803 and died in 1883; he married JULIA ABBOTT, to whom were born seven children, six of whom grew to maturity. Of these AMOS, whose name heads this sketch, was educated at the common schools in Upper St. Clair Township, and at the business college of Pittsburgh. He purchased his present home in Bridgeville in 1883, and is successfully engaged in the lumber and undertaking business. He married, in 1885, MISS CARRIE J., daughter of PHILIP CONRAD, and two children, SAMUEL B. and PHILIP BLAIN have been born to them. MR. FRYER has served on the school board; is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is a Republican.
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