There is no official Civil War roster listing either of these men. Silas appears to have served at an arsenal and would not have appeared on any unit roster.
FOR LEWIS ALEXANDER FRADY: b. abt. 1832, Buncombe Co., NC
d. aft. 18 Mar 1875, Missouri. Married Emiline Patton, b. abt 1834, North Carolina, on 29 Dec 1853, Buncombe Co., NC.
Source: Email from Louise F. Hodge, VA, 21 Jul 2002.
Enlisted in the US Army at the Dragoon Camp near Evansville, AR, on 1 Apr 1846 and gave his age as 21, making birth year 1825. Discharged in NM in 1851. Left his Missouri home 18 Mar 1875 and was never seen again.
Also spelled FRADEE, FRADFR, FRADER
FOR SILAS D. FRADY: Source: firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Frady Almont.
Silas D. FRADY, born circa 1834, was the son of Lewis FRADY and Rebecca Ashley. A Buncombe County deed dated April 17, 1886 listed Silas and 4 other children as being heirs of Lewis FRADY, deceased.
He is listed on the following censuses in North Carolina:
1850-Buncombe Co-No. 1516-Lewis Fraday (FRADY), age 46, born in NC, occupation blacksmith; Rebecca, 29; Minerva J., 20; Martha, 18; Silas, 16, occupation laborer; Ellen, 13, John H., 8.
1860-Buncombe Co-Fairview Township-No. 127-Lewis FRADY, 52; Rebecca, 50, Nerva (Minerva), 29; Martha, 27; Silas, 23; John, 17.
1880- Buncombe Co-Limestone Township-No. 127-Lewis FRADY, 80; Silas, 44 (son), occupation gunsmith; Laura, 23; Mollie, 6.
1900-Buncombe Co-Fairview Township-No. 50-Silas FRADY (did not know his age), married 25 years, occupation farmer; Laura, born January 1837? Clyde B, born March 1893, 7 years old, grandson.
He married Laura Josephine LINDSEY May 13, 1879, in Buncombe County, NC. The Justice of the Peace N.A. Penland married them. Witnessed by B. F. Young and B. M. Smith.
He served in the Civil War as a gunsmith but no information as to regiment, etc., is known at this time.
He is believed to have died about 1913 and to be buried in the Hunter Cemetery located on Highway 25 behind Arden Presbyterian Church in Arden, NC. No marker is there as the church paved over several graves and kept no records of those buried there.
(Source: James A. Black, Henderson Co, NC)
Silas FRADY had a son born to Calvania PRESLEY named Clide. "May 29, 1871 - Calvania PRESLEY for unborn child versus Silas FRADY." (Court Record) Calvania PRESLEY married a Nix. (Source: Teresa Medd, researcher, and descendant (via her husband) of Ellen FRADY, Silas' sister.
As per a conversation with Richard Baker Jr. on 12/20/98, Silas was supposed to be very wealthy. He owned lots of land around Black Mountain, east of Asheville. He made money during the Civil War and had a connection with the Biltmore House. He and Charles Fletcher's father were partners. He lost the land during the Depression in the 1930s. The FRADY's supposed build their own railroad on Black Mountain to get their lumber out.
More about SILAS D. FRADY:
Fact 1: Silas was a confederate soldier and worked in the Belona armory in Richmond
Notes for LAURA JOSEPHINE LINDSEY:
1910 Henderson Co-Hoopers Creek-Cane Creek Rd-LINDSEY, Laura J. (widow), LANKFORD, Mollie, age 16 (daughter)
1920 Henderson Co-Hoopers Creek-FRADY, Clyde age, b. 1893 Miller, Maggie, Arlene, age 4, Frank, age 1 year 8 mo., Laura LINDSEY (grandmother)
More About LAURA JOSEPHINE LINDSEY:
Fact 1: Laura was part French
Fact 2: she was very skinny & tiny
Fact 3: she died in her early-to-mid 1930's
Fact 4: her family was from Muscle Shoals, AL
Child of SILAS FRADY and LAURA LINDSEY is:
MOLLIE FRADY, b. December 25, 1875, Buncombe Co, NC; d. November 03, 1924, Henderson Co, NC.
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