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RICHARD H. M. FRYER/FRYAR - NANCY UNKNOWN VA>MS
Posted by: Karen Cotter (ID *****8605) Date: June 21, 2002 at 20:16:15
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I still can't get any further back on my Fryers than Richard H. M. Fryer. I'd sure like to find out who his parents were and if he had any siblings. Can anyone help?

Descendants of Richard H. M. Fryer


Generation No. 1

       1. Richard H. M.1 Fryer was born 18 April 1804 in VA, and died 29 August 1871 in MS. He married Nancy C. Unknown 12 November 1831. She was born 1819 in SC, and died 09 August 1871 in MS.

Notes for Richard H. M. Fryer:
The birth, death and marriage dates came from a Family Record prepared for his youngest son, Albert Frank Fryer on 4 August 1884. The information was partially confirmed by the 1860 Federal Census.

1860 Yazoo County, MS Census
R. H. M. Fryar, 56, Physician, VA
Nancy, 41, SC
John D., 20, Overseer, AL
Cornelia, 17, AL
Albert, 7, MS

TIMELINE
1804 - VA
- SC
1840 - AL
1843 - AL
1853 - MS

On March 12, 1867 Ben(jamin Lafayette Spruill) married Elizabeth Cornelia Fryer, the daughter of Rev. Richard Fryer, a Methodist minister in Yazoo County. Elizabeth was born August 20, 1842. (from a Spruill Lineage for which a lot of information was confirmed by a direct descendent)

More About Richard H. M. Fryer:
Occupation: 1860, Physician

Notes for Nancy C. Unknown:
Birth, marriage and death date from Family Record prepared by her son, Albert Frank Fryer in August 1804 and the 1860 census.

1860 Yazoo County, MS Census
R. H. M. Fryar, 56, Physician, VA
Nancy, 41, SC
John D., 20, Overseer, AL
Cornelia, 17, AL
Albert, 7, MS

TIMELINE
1804 - VA
- SC
1840 - AL
1843 - AL
1853 - MS

It is speculated that her maiden name may have been "Dameron or Damron" since her daughter used it in naming her children and she may have named her first son John Dameron/Damron Fryer though the census only shows John D. Fryer. Also, her youngest son Albert apparently adopted the name John Damron Fryer when he reached Texas and that is the name he was buried under.
       
Children of Richard Fryer and Nancy Unknown are:
       2       i.       John D.2 Fryer, born Abt. 1840.

Notes for John D. Fryer:
Birth date computed from 1860 Yazoo County, MS Federal Census

1860 Yazoo County, MS Census
R. H. M. Fryar, 56, Physician, VA
Nancy, 41, SC
John D., 20, Overseer, AL
Cornelia, 17, AL
Albert, 7, MS

He apparently died without issue since the following portion of a letter from his sister to her younger brother, Albert Frank Fryer indicates that his family is the only remaining descendents of R. H. M. Fryer bearing the Fryer name. That portion of the letter is shown below. Perhaps he died during the War between the States since he would have been about twenty-one when it started.

Addressed to Mr. F. A. Fryar
Gilmer, TX
Lock Box 220

Ofahoma Leake Co Miss
June 2/92

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

Yours of recent date containing picture has been received, much to my pleasure and satisfaction we were all glad to get it_ The children as well as myself_ I think John R a handsome fine looking boy and tell him for me that his auntie hopes he is as smart and good as he is handsome. Tell him I want him to study all he can_ read everything he can, that is useful and instructive, and when he is a man I want him to come and see me if he can't come before. I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name, And I want them to do it honor keep it up to its old standard


More About John D. Fryer:
Occupation: 1860, Overseer

+       3       ii.       Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer, born 20 August 1842 in AL; died July 1894 in MS of tuberculosis.
+       4       iii.       Albert Frank Fryer, born 03 July 1853 in MS; died 20 September 1936 in Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK.


Generation No. 2

       3. Elizabeth Cornealia Anne2 Fryer (Richard H. M.1) was born 20 August 1842 in AL, and died July 1894 in MS of tuberculosis. She married Benjamin Lafayette Spruill 12 March 1867, son of Downing Spruill and Penelope Draper. He was born 15 September 1837 in Madison County, MS, and died 28 June 1916 in Canton, Madison County, MS.

Notes for Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer:
1860 Yazoo County, MS Census
R. H. M. Fryar, 56, Physician, VA
Nancy, 41, SC
John D., 20, Overseer, AL
Cornelia, 17, AL
Albert, 7, MS

TIMELINE
1804 - VA
- SC
1840 - AL
1843 - AL
1853 - MS

LETTERS TO ALBERT F. FRYER FROM HIS SISTER, CORNEALIA ANNE FRYER SPRUILL

Addressed to Mr. A. F. Fryer
Lacey Drew Co. Ark

Offahoma Leake Co Miss
June 24/80

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

It is night and all the family are enjoying natures sweet return (restorer) except myself-I sit up later than usual to indite a few lines to you and Johnnie I have been due her a letter for three or four months or perhaps longer.

So you see others have cause to complain as well as you of my neglect-but with all my care and responsibilities you will all have to extend a charitable hand and overlook seeming? negligence for I assure you it is not willful. How does my little namesake come on. Is she pretty-kiss her and tell she must favor her old Aunty. I would have been much pleased if you had given her my full name so there would have been another E C A Fryer but there is another Cornelia Fryer any way.

You must do your best (-) you and sister Mattie to make her a good and smart woman that she may reflect credit on her (this) name.

Uncle Davie's health is no better

Jim Frank Fulton was alive two weeks ago so I heard but very low_ I had a letter form Vic (?) (How about Tis?) like in the second letter?) a short time ago_ No new[s] of importance said give you her love_

I know of no neighborhood news that would interest you_

I am tired and getting sleepy I will try to write a more entertaining letter next time.

My love to Mattie and the little ones_ As ever your affectionate

Sister
E. C. A. Spruill

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Addressed to Mr. A. F. Fryer
Lacey Drew Co. Ark

Home Leake Co Miss
Aug 3rd/80

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

I have no plausible excuse for my long silence to offer except ill health_ I have not felt like exerting my self enough to write_ I am glad to inform you my health is now better.

This leaves us all in ordinary heath [sic]. We are having some very gloomy weather a great deal of rain and this evening we have been sitting around a fire and felt quite comfortable_

Notwithstanding so much rain the crops I believe are considered quite good_

There was a large picnic at Ofahoma last Saturday A great many persons in attendance_ I did not go not being well enough. Cousin Dameron and some of the children went_

Duncan Fulton came down to attend and spent a night with us. He said they were all well at Home except Willie whose health he said was not good_

Jim Frank died of consumption He? (yes) said he heard uncle Davy was very low. I have not had a letter from them in some time. I have just written to Willie Lindsey I hope to hear from them soon.

Mrs. Jones (Emma Patton used to be) died at the Greenwood place two or three weeks ago or perhaps a month ago. Tis said she died an awful death not feeling at all prepared, begged Jones her husband to kill him self and go with her

What an awful thing to die unprepared

I pray we may all make better use of our time, and have no fears to meet his face, at the last hour_

The wind is sighing as dismally through the trees, as if it was midwinter

The family are all asleep. And the clock is my sold wakeful companion and its steady ticking warns me that it is getting late_

Write soon My love to Mattie and the children a dozen kisses for little Cornelia

Ever your affectionate Sister
E.C.A. Spruill
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Home Leake Co. Miss
May 23rd/81

Mr. A Fryer

Dear Brother

Once again I indite you another epistle which I think will be the third since hearing from you. What can be the matter with you, that you do not write. You certainly are sure that I am desirous of hearing from you. Nay very anxious indeed

If you are sick and not able to write, you surely could get some one, to write, for you.

It was some time last year that I received the last communication form you I think likely, in May or June since then I have written you two letters and this is the third. Now I think, you thought as much of me as I do of you would have written to me before this even had you not received my letters. Now I ask, beg of you to please write if you possibly can and ease any anxiety of mind.

I thought you were likely going to pay me a visit last winter and you wished to give me a pleasant surprise, and the children would say, whenever I would mention it. Ma uncle Albert is coming out to see us, this winter, the reason he don't write; but I waited and looked in vain.

We are all very well and find plenty of work to do. Bennie has no hands this year. He and the children are trying it alone. Dick is a pretty good plow boy Lula Lella and Benjy does a good deal of hoeing.

It is almost impossible to hire labor in this country now_ I have a splendid garden this year, and over a hundred chickens.

Uncle Davy was still living the last account I had of him, which was about three weeks ago. Still very low, I was up at Conway a short time since. Willie Fulton was very low with consumption. I do not reckon he is alive now. The same that John Ellin and Jim Frank died with. Duncan has it also but is able to be up, but not able to do any labor. They seem to be a most unfortunate family. Willie said he was prepared and had not fears of death. What a happy thing.

O that we may all feel so when our time comes. I have thought some times may be you had consumption and was not able to write to me.

I hope not though_ My love to Mattie and the children the same accept, with a true sisters blessing for yourself Loving by your sister

E.C.A. Spruill

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Addressed to Mr. F. A. Fryar
Gilmer, TX
Lock Box 220

Ofahoma Leake Co Miss
June 2/92

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

Yours of recent date containing picture has been received, much to my pleasure and satisfaction we were all glad to get it_ The children as well as myself_ I think John R a handsome fine looking boy and tell him for me that his auntie hopes he is as smart and good as he is handsome. Tell him I want him to study all he can_ read everything he can, that is useful and instructive, and when he is a man I want him to come and see me if he can't come before. I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name, And I want them to do it honor keep it up to its old standard You know Johnnie Freyer has long since changed her name to Phillips. I wrote you about it, but perhaps you never received the letter. She married a wealthy widower, with one child, a little girl 6 year old I think when Johnnie was married. She has two children of her own now. Two little boys And they are lovely children. I paid her a visit last summer In Sep Bennie Lella and myself. She lives on the Yazoo river 20 miles above Yazoo City. has a lovely home And every thing to make life pleasant. Her post office is Belle Prairie Yazoo Co Miss. I received a letter form her last week, She had been quite sick, but was better. Lula taught school in Yazoo County year before last near Free ???? (I couldn't read it either and couldn't find any city near Eden (where Belle Prairie was located. Found it on an old map) 8 or 10 miles from Johnnie's. And she spent a good deal of time with her. She would send for Lula about every other Friday evening and she would stay until Sunday evening. Then the measles got in her school And as she had never had it she suspended school for a month and went to Mr. Phillip's until they got through with the epidemic.

I think you have changed very much since I saw you last. Your bad health has told on you seem to be thin in flesh. When you left here you had a round full face. I hope however your health is permanently restored be careful of exposing yourself for you know we are a family predisposed to consumption I know I have it

Two years ago had several hemorrhages. I thought then my time on earth was short but through God's mercy I am here yet And my health is better and I feel so thankful that He saw fit to spare me yet awhile to my children

The children are all anxious to see you Lula & Dick are the only ones who remember you. Dick was laughing about some of your pranks the other day I think he said you were playing hide & seek with him And hid from him on top of the smoke house. Yes send on the other pictures as soon as convenient by all means we are anxious to see them. We want to see Mattie's too. And tell me the age of your children I have forgotten. John R is 15 or 16 is he not and is he your oldest? All send love to you and family Write soon to your loving sister

Cornelia F. Spruill

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Ofahoma Leake Co Miss.
May 10th/89

Mr. A.F. Fryer

Dear Brother

Your most welcome letter was received not long since.

It is needless for me to say I was glad to hear form you and your. You certainly are the most greaterish (?) (I thought maybe quakerish) somebody I know about writing. The Wheet (Wheel) organization of which you spoke is I suppose something like the Grange and Alliance A society representing farms and farming interest. Well I wish you much success. We had the Grange here awhile And a Grange store at Ofahoma but did not last long. Now they have the Alliance You also spoke of having a post office in connection with the store I hope you will get along with that better than a couple of men in this country did. I reckon you know the Wilsons. Will and Rube. They had a store and post office just across Reddog at the Manderville place. Well they have got into quite a serious difficulty about the post office. It is said they paid a debt with stamps and then reported more stamps canceled than there had been letters mailed at their office. And then their Store was burned down with two pair of mail bags in it containing considerable money__ And they are accused of that So they were arrested by the United States Marshal last winter and had to give bond. And their trial is to be in Jackson in the United States court some time in this month. I guess they are feeling pretty badly. It is the general opinion that they will travel on to Sing Sine (Sing) the United States penitentiary. How much better it is for people to be honest in all things with a clear conscience towards God and man. Let me and mine be poor always rather than rich on ill gotten wealth. I would not be in Mrs. Willson's place much less theirs for all this world contains. Even could they manage to come clear people will alway[s] be suspicious of them. If I have but little here let me know that little is honestly mine so when I lie down to sleep I can sleep the sleep of the innocent.

I guess if they were back where they started they would pursue a different course. Will Wilson is married Rube is not. Do you get a salary for attending to the store? Is it near the place you have been living or have you moved. Are any of your children going to school? And are you cultivating a crop? How is Cornelia Has she ever recovered from the effects of the fever that partially paralized her? You see I want to know it all> Your last letter was so short it was unsatisfactory. I believe I wrote you of Bennie's bad health. He is improving a little now but we heard several times this winter and spring that he was not to be with us long My health is not so good as when I wrote you last. I am suffering with a soreness in my breast.

The days are getting along tolerably well with the crops. I believe but they have in too much. I am afraid they will not be able to keep up with it.

Cousin Dameron is to be married the 15th of this month. (This comment was a postscript added upside down on third page of letter)

[rest cut off bottom of page] Your loving sister (E. F. Spruill)



More About Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer:
Burial: Canton, Madison County, MS
Cause of Death: Consumption

Notes for Benjamin Lafayette Spruill:
Information about Benjamin Lafayette Spruill was provided by Cindy Haddock, email Cindy@Spruill.com who has a Spruill website and Teresa Kelly, email takelley@erols.com who also had a website but which has been taken over by another person due to Teresa's career opportunities.

Teresa Kelly also provided a lineage of this particular portion of the Spruill family which had been provided to her from which a lot of the information pertaining to this family was found. It was provided by Robert (Lou) Spruill, Springfield, VA

Teresa Kelly advised that: At the onset of the Civil War, he and his brother Frit Spruill were the first two men of Madison County, MS to join the confederate army. Both served for four years and came back without a scratch. Ben became a Methodist minister. He used to visit his niece Teresa Covington, and her children never forgot the long blessing they had while waiting impatiently for dinner.

The 1860, Leake County, MS Federal Census shows him as Beny, age 23, Farmer, born MS living with his parents, Downing Spruill and Penelope Teresa Draper and siblings. He didn't meet and marry Cornelia until 1867.

BENJAMIN LAFAYETTE SPRUILL
Son of Downing, Grandson of Dempsey, G.Grandson of Nehemiah, G.G.Grandson of Samuel and G.G.G.Grandson of Godfrey

Ben, as he was called, was born September 15, 1837 in Madison County, Mississippi.

At the onset of the Civil War, he and his brother Frit were the first two men of Madison County to join the Confederate Army. Both served four years and returned without a scratch.

On March 12, 1867 Ben married Elizabeth Cornelia Fryer, the daughter of Rev. Richard Fryer, a Methodist minister in Yazoo County. Elizabeth was born August 20, 1842. Ben became a Methodist minister. He used to visit his niece Teresa Covington, and her children never forgot the long blessings they had, while they waited impatiently for dinner. Elizabeth Fryer Spruill died July 1894, when the children was grown. On November 12, 1896, Ben married Cornelia Francis Whatley. She was called "Aunt Fanny" by the family. They lived in Poplarville, Mississippi. After her death, Ben returned to Canton and lived with his son Dick until his death June 28, 1916. There were n children by his second wife.

Ben and Elizabeth Spruill were parents of six children:

1. Lulu Belle (Spruill) was born December 12, 1867. She married Robert B. Catlett December 20, 1893. They had no children

They lived on a farm near Canton, Miss. For years; later they built a house on Academy St. in Canton. Bof developed a sort of creeping paralysis and was a semi invalid for many years. Lula (called Aunt Zoa by family) got out very little, but she read a gread deal and kept well informed. After Bob's death she lived server years with her nephew Quilla Spruill and his wife Gladys. Lula lived to be almost ninety. Both Lula and Bob were buried in the Canton cemetery.

2. Richard Adolphus (Spruill) was born July 18, 1869, more later.

3. Benjamin Downing (Spruill) was born August 16, 1873. He died in 1909 with tuberculosis, unmarried.

4. Nancy Lella (Spruill) (called Lell) born October 18, 1875. She made her home with her sister Lula. She died with tuberculosis Nov. 20, 19??, unmarried.

5. Dameron Fryer (Spruill) was born February 19, 1877. On October 16, 1901, he married Hettie Golden of Ofahoma, Miss. Dameron died in Shamrock, Texas and was buried there. They had two children:

a. Margaret (Spruill) was born in Madison County but moved, early in life, with her parents to Shamrock, Texas. Dameron owned and operated a furniture store there. Margaret married Harold Florman, who conducted a paint business in Amarillo, Texas. They had no children.

b. Golden (Spruill) the son of Dameron and Hettie Spruill was killed in a car wreck in Shamrock, Texas.

6. Willis Dempsey (Spruill) was born June 8, 1879. He married Daisy Abbech December 6, 1908. There were no children. He died February 15, 1919, El Paso, Texas and was buried in Shamrock, TX.






More About Benjamin Lafayette Spruill:
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS
Military service: War between the States
Occupation: Farmer and later a Methodist Minister
       
Children of Elizabeth Fryer and Benjamin Spruill are:
       5       i.       Lula Belle3 Spruill, born 12 December 1867; died 14 June 1957 in Canton, Madison County, MS. She married Robert Burton Catlett 20 December 1893; born 1868; died 1938 in Canton, Madison County, MS.

Notes for Lula Belle Spruill:
Lula Belle Spruill is shown to be the daughter of Benjamin Lafayette Spruill and Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar by letters to her brother, Cindy Haddock, email Cindy@Spruill.com and Teresa Kelly

The narrative in the information provided by Teresa Kelley stated they lived on a farm near Canton, MS for years: later they built a house on Academy Street in Canton, MS. Her husband Bob developed a sort of creeping paralysis and was a semi invalid for many years. Lula (called Aunt Zoa by the family) got out very little, but she read a great deal and kept well informed. After her husbands death she lived several years with her nephew Quilla Spruill and his wife Gladys. Lula lived to be almost ninety. Both Lula and Bob were buried in the Canton, MS cemetery. Other info provided by Cindy Haddock Cindy@Spruill.com on a reply to a GenForum Query posted by Karen Cotter.

One of the letters to Albert F. Fryer, in Arkansas, from his sister, Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer/Fryar Spruill, Ofahoma, Leake County, MS, talked about another relative and told that Lula Belle (her daughter) was teaching school in (unreadable township) in Yazoo County and often spend weekends at the home of Johnnie Fryer Phillips, in Belle Prairie, AR. This township is no longer on current Atlas but it was shown on an older map of Leake County, AR. It was east of Eden, AR (which is on the current atlas) on one of the curves of the Yazoo River. When they closed the school down because of a smallpox epidemic, Lula Belle lived at Belle Prairie, AR, until the epidemic was over.


More About Lula Belle Spruill:
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS

Notes for Robert Burton Catlett:
Full name, birth and death years per tombstone


More About Robert Burton Catlett:
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS

+       6       ii.       Richard Adolphus Spruill, born 18 July 1869 in Leake County, MS near Forest Grove; died 10 February 1969 in Canton, Madison County, MS.
       7       iii.       Benjamin Downing Spruill, born 16 August 1873; died 23 June 1909 in Canton, Madison County, MS.

Notes for Benjamin Downing Spruill:
Benjamin Downing Spruill, born 16 August 1873, died 23 June 1909 with tuberculosis, Canton, Madison County, MS is shown to be theh son of Benjamin Lafayette Spruill and Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer by information provided by Teresa Kelly and Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS transcription. He never married.




More About Benjamin Downing Spruill:
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS

       8       iv.       Nancy "Lella" Penelope Spruill, born 1871; died 1912 in Canton, Madison County, MS.

Notes for Nancy "Lella" Penelope Spruill:
Nancy Lella "Lell" Spruill, is known to be the daughter of Benjamin Lafayette Spruill and Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar because she is referred to in letters to her brother. There is a Nancy Penelope Spruill, born 1871, died 1912, shown to be buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS which is probably her since the time frame is about right.





More About Nancy "Lella" Penelope Spruill:
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, Madison County, MS

+       9       v.       Dameron Fryer Spruill, born 19 February 1877 in MS; died in Shamrock, TX.
       10       vi.       William Dempsy Spruill.

Notes for William Dempsy Spruill:
William Dempsy Spruill is shown to be the son of Benjamin Lafayette Spruill and Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar per lineage provided by Teresa Kelly and Richard Spruill



       11       vii.       Elizabeth Fryer Spruill.

Notes for Elizabeth Fryer Spruill:
Elizabeth Fryer Spruill is shown to be the daughter of Benjamin Lafayette Spruill and Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryer by lineage provided by Teresa Kelly and Richard Spruill.


       4. Albert Frank2 Fryer (Richard H. M.1) was born 03 July 1853 in MS, and died 20 September 1936 in Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK. He married Martha "Mattie" Frances West 26 July 1873 in Drew County, AR, daughter of Robert West and Emily Daniel. She was born 17 December 1853 in AR, and died 20 September 1931 in Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK.

Notes for Albert Frank Fryer:
ALBERT FRANK FRYER
FRANK ALBERT FRYER
JOHN DOMRON FRYER
Born: 3 July 1853 in Mississippi (under the name Albert Frank Fryer). Location per OK census information provided by Juanita Wood, family record in possession of Karen Cotter (cotterkaren@yahoo.com) which shows Frank A. Fryer and tombstone which shows J. D. Fryer
Occupation: Unknown in Arkansas, probably a farmer and possibly in the construction business. He was in the construction business in Kaufman TX because there is a handwritten contract of a construction contract with a Mr. Jones to build a business in the records of Karen Cotter, a direct descendent. Juanita Gilbreath Wood, another descendent found information that shows he built the Opera House in Tishomingo, OK which was close to where Lafittes Drug Store is located now. He also owned and operated the J. D. Fryer and Sons Independent Ginners, Motto: We buy seed and seed cotton. There is a copy of an invoice in the records of Karen Cotter. Many of his letters to his wife or while in different locations building one thing or the other.
Died: 20 September 1936 under John Domron (J.D.) Fryer per tombstone and family papers. The death certificate obtained by Juanita Gilbreath Wood shows he was born in Jackson, MS
Buried: Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK. The name J. D. Fryer is not on the listing shown on the Johnston County, OK website. However, Juanita Gilbreath Wood, Karen Cotter and Rhonda Cunningham, direct descendents have visited the cemetery and seen the tombstone.
Married: MARTHA (MATTIE) FRANCES WEST on 26 or 27 July 1873 in Drew County, AR, per Family Record and Page 131 of the Drew County Marriage Book, by John S. Mears/Meors, Minister of the Gospel of the Regular Baptist denomination, recorded by R. F. Hyatt, clerk. The way the actual license was recorded: Frayar, Albetiec Francaicis to Mart Fransas West. It might be that they were married elsewhere and took the paperwork to The County Courthouse, Monticello, AR to have it officially recorded. He was age 20. Changed his name to JOHN DOMRON FRYER after he reached Texas.
Daughter of Robert J. West and Emily (Emaline) Frances (Fanny) Daniel
Born: 17 December 1853 per OK census, family record in possession of Karen Cotter, a direct descendent and tombstone; She was 8 years old at the time of the 1860 census
Died: 20 September 1931, in Johnston County, OK per family records and tombstone
Buried: Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK. The name is not on the listing shown on the Johnston County, OK website. However, Juanita Gilbreath Wood, Karen Cotter and Rhonda Cunningham, all direct descendent has visited the cemetery and have seen the tombstones

Family record in possession of Karen Cotter (cotterkaren@yahoo.com) shows Frank A. Fryer
Oklahoma census shows him under the name John D. and it is not his older brother who was named John D. Fryar but born 1840, AL per computation from 1860 Yazoo County, MS census. He appears on the 1860 census as Albert, Age 7, born MS as the youngest son. His older brother is shown as age 20 so he may have used his brother's name in the Texas/Oklahoma environment. There's a 13 year difference in their ages and it is doubtful that if his brother took over the family for whatever reason, the birth dates, etc. wouldn't have changed to fit the older brother and they remained the same. The photographs of John Domron Fryer (previously Albert Frank/Frank Albert) shows a man about the age he should be if he was born in 1853 as the census computes and the family record shows. There is also a line in Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar Spruill letter of 1892 that states: " I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name." This seems to mean that the older brother had died and any male issue he may have had were also dead.

It is not known why he left Mississippi and ended up in Arkansas. From family correspondence we know that he or the wife owned land in Arkansas but no record can be found. There was land in Johnson County owned by a Martha West but we do not know if this is the correct Martha West or if their home was located there. They were acquainted with John Monroe Deal who lived near Lacey, Drew County, AR and may have used their post office to receive his mail since it was the only post office in the area. The family has been illusive during their time in Arkansas nor do any of the surviving relations, in the area seem to be familiar with the family. Sometime after 1888 when his youngest daughter was born (in Arkansas) and 1892, the family left for Texas. The oldest surviving son married his wife in or around Kaufman, TX in 1892 but the census shows her birthplace as Arkansas so they may have met in Arkansas. Frank Albert or John Domron Fryer entered into a partnership with a Mr. Henderson to construct a place of business for a Mr. Jones in 1894. A handwritten copy of the contract survives and is in the possession of Karen Cotter. Martha and the youngest children apparently settled in Texas while he went to Indian Territory, now Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK. There are many letters from him in various locations to his wife in Texas. They appear in the Oklahoma census per Juanita Gilbreath Wolfe but she didn't provide the year. He built the Opera House in Tishomingo, OK per Juanita Gilbreath Wood but her source is not known. There are invoices dated 1 June 1905 and 1 May 1906, which indicates, he was owner of a business "J. D. Fryer & Sons, Independent Ginners, Motto: "We buy seed and seed cotton" in Tishomingo, OK.

One of the first contacts, Gail Howell (a descendent of the "Deal" family) provided additional information about the West's from Latter Day Saints (LDS) Family Search and we went from there. Beth Thurman provided the marriage information with a trip to the Monticello Courthouse, Drew County, AR.

He appears on the 1860 census as Albert, Age 7, born MS as the youngest son. His older brother is named John D. Fryer, aged 20 so he may have used his brother's name in the Texas/Oklahoma environment. There's a 13 year difference in their ages and it is doubtful that if his brother took over the family for whatever reason, the birth dates, etc. wouldn't have changed to fit the older brother and they remained the same. The photographs of John Domron Fryer (previously Albert Frank/Frank Albert) shows a man about the age he should be if he was born in 1853 as the census computes and the family record shows. There is a line in Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar Spruill letter of 1892 that states: " I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name." This seems to mean that the older brother had died and any male issue he may have had were also dead.

1860 Yazoo County, MS Census
R. H. M. Fryar, 56, Physician, VA
Nancy, 41, SC
John D., 20, Overseer, AL
Cornelia, 17, AL
Albert, 7, MS

R. H. M. FRYAR + NANCY C. UNKNOWN
2.3 ALBERT FRANK FRYAR/FRANK ALBERT FRYER/JOHN DOMRON FRYER + MARTHA FRANCES WEST

FRYAR/FRYER TIMELINE
1804 - VA - R.M.H FRYAR BORN
- SC - NANCY FRYAR
1840 - AL - JOHN D. FRYER BORN
1843 - AL - CORNELIA FRYER BORN
1853 - MS - ALBERT FRYER BORN
1853 - AR - MARTHA FRANCES WEST BORN
1861 - CIVIL WAR BEGAN - ALBERT WOULD HAVE BEEN 8 YRS OLD
1865 - CIVIL WAR ENDED - ALBERT WOULD HAVE BEEN 12 YEARS OLD
1873 - AR - ALBERT FRYER MARRIAGE TO MARTHA F. WEST
1874 - AR - NAMMI LELLA FRYER BORN
1875 - AR - JOHN ROBERT FRYER BORN
1877 - AR - NAMMI LELLA FRYER DIED
1878 - AR - JOSEPH D. FRYER BORN AND DIED
1880 - AR - CORNELIA M. H. FRYER (CAROLINE) BORN
1880 - AR - LETTERS TO A. F. FRYER, LACY, DREW COUNTY, AR FROM SISTER ELIZABETH CORNELIA ANN FRYAR SPRUILL
1881 - AR - LETTER TO A. F. FRYER, LACY, DREW COUNTY, AR FROM SISTER ELIZABETH CORNELIA ANN FRYAR SPRUILL
1881 - AR - LUCY L. FRYER BORN
1881 - AR - OLLIE LOVELESS BORN
1884 - AR - FAMILY RECORD DATE
1884 - AR - ALMA D. FRYER BORN
1885 - AR - LUCY L. FRYER DIED
1886 - AR - RICHARD SAMUEL LEWIS FRYER BORN
1888 - AR - MAGGIE FRYER BORN
1892 - TX - LETTER TO A. F. FRYER, GILMER, TX FROM SISTER ELIZABETH CORNELIA ANN FRYAR SPRUILL
1892 - TX - JOHN ROBERT FRYER MARRIED OLLIE LOVELESS IN KAUFMAN, TX
1893 - TX - LETTER TO A. F. FRYER FROM NIECE LELLA SPRUILL
1893 - TX - LETTER TO FRIER AND COUSIN MARTHA FROM JOHN MONROE DEAL, LACY, DREW COUNTY, AR
1894 - TX - CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IN KAUFMAN, TX BETWEEN JONES/HENDERSON/FRYER
1900 - TX - APPEARED ON DELTA COUNTY, TX CENSUS AS J. D. FRYER
1906 - OK - RICHARD SAMUEL LEWIS FRYER MARRIED ALLIE BAIRD COX
1910 - OK - APPEARED ON JOHNSTON COUNTY, OK CENSUS AS J. D. FRYER
1931 - OK- MARTHA "MATTIE" FRANCES WEST FRYER DIED
1936 - OK- JOHN DOMRON FRYER DIED (aka Albert Frank Fryer and Frank Albert Fryer)

December 10, 1936 Clipping
Newspaper name not shown, date is handwritten

J. D. Fryer Dies
J. D. Fryer, 86, died at his home five miles northwest of town Thursday morning after an illness of about a month. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the home with Rev. W. I. Lowe, pastor of the Baptist church her and Rev. Julia Standridge, pastor of the Nazarene church at Madill, officiating. Surviving are two sons, Bob Fryer of Dallas and Richard Fryer, Nowata; one daughter Miss Margaret Fryer, of the home and several grandchildren, including Richard Fryer Jr., manager of the Princess and Thompson theaters in Tishomingo. Mr. Fryer came to Oklahoma long before statehood and settled in what is now Johnston county. His wife preceded him in death about five years ago

He appears on the 1860 census as Albert, Age 7, born MS as the youngest son. His older brother is named John D. Fryer, aged 20 so he may have used his brother's name in the Texas/Oklahoma environment. There's a 13 year difference in their ages and it is doubtful that if his brother took over the family for whatever reason, the birth dates, etc. wouldn't have changed to fit the older brother and they remained the same. The photographs of John Domron Fryer (previously Albert Frank/Frank Albert) shows a man about the age he should be if he was born in 1853 as the census computes and the family record shows. There is a line in Elizabeth Cornealia Anne Fryar Spruill letter of 1892 that states: " I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name." This seems to mean that the older brother had died and any male issue he may have had were also dead.

LETTERS TO ALBERT F. FRYER FROM HIS SISTER, CORNEALIA ANNE FRYAR SPRUILL

Addressed to Mr. A. F. Fryer
Lacey Drew Co. Ark

Offahoma Leake Co Miss
June 24/80

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

It is night and all the family are enjoying natures sweet return (restorer) except myself-I sit up later than usual to indite a few lines to you and Johnnie I have been due her a letter for three or four months or perhaps longer.

So you see others have cause to complain as well as you of my neglect-but with all my care and responsibilities you will all have to extend a charitable hand and overlook seeming? negligence for I assure you it is not willful. How does my little namesake come on. Is she pretty-kiss her and tell she must favor her old Aunty. I would have been much pleased if you had given her my full name so there would have been another E C A Fryer but there is another Cornelia Fryer any way.

You must do your best (-) you and sister Mattie to make her a good and smart woman that she may reflect credit on her (this) name.

Uncle Davie's health is no better

Jim Frank Fulton was alive two weeks ago so I heard but very low_ I had a letter form Vic (?) (How about Tis?) like in the second letter?) a short time ago_ No new[s] of importance said give you her love_

I know of no neighborhood news that would interest you_

I am tired and getting sleepy I will try to write a more entertaining letter next time.

My love to Mattie and the little ones_ As ever your affectionate

Sister
E. C. A. Spruill
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Addressed to Mr. A. F. Fryer
Lacey Drew Co. Ark

Home Leake Co Miss
Aug 3rd/80

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother
I have no plausible excuse for my long silence to offer except ill health_ I have not felt like exerting my self enough to write_ I am glad to inform you my health is now better.

This leaves us all in ordinary heath [sic]. We are having some very gloomy weather a great deal of rain and this evening we have been sitting around a fire and felt quite comfortable_

Notwithstanding so much rain the crops I believe are considered quite good_

There was a large picnic at Ofahoma last Saturday A great many persons in attendance_ I did not go not being well enough. Cousin Dameron and some of the children went_

Duncan Fulton came down to attend and spent a night with us. He said they were all well at Home except Willie whose health he said was not good_

Jim Frank died of consumption He? (yes) said he heard uncle Davy was very low. I have not had a letter from them in some time. I have just written to Willie Lindsey I hope to hear from them soon.

Mrs. Jones (Emma Patton used to be) died at the Greenwood place two or three weeks ago or perhaps a month ago. Tis said she died an awful death not feeling at all prepared, begged Jones her husband to kill him self and go with her

What an awful thing to die unprepared

I pray we may all make better use of our time, and have no fears to meet his face, at the last hour_
The wind is sighing as dismally through the trees, as if it was midwinter
The family are all asleep. And the clock is my sold wakeful companion and its steady ticking warns me that it is getting late_

Write soon My love to Mattie and the children a dozen kisses for little Cornelia

Ever your affectionate Sister
E.C.A. Spruill
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Home Leake Co. Miss
May 23rd/81

Mr. A Fryer

Dear Brother

Once again I indite you another epistle which I think will be the third since hearing from you. What can be the matter with you, that you do not write. You certainly are sure that I am desirous of hearing from you. Nay very anxious indeed

If you are sick and not able to write, you surely could get some one, to write, for you.

It was some time last year that I received the last communication form you I think likely, in May or June since then I have written you two letters and this is the third. Now I think, you thought as much of me as I do of you would have written to me before this even had you not received my letters. Now I ask, beg of you to please write if you possibly can and ease any anxiety of mind.

I thought you were likely going to pay me a visit last winter and you wished to give me a pleasant surprise, and the children would say, whenever I would mention it. Ma uncle Albert is coming out to see us, this winter, the reason he don't write; but I waited and looked in vain.

We are all very well and find plenty of work to do. Bennie has no hands this year. He and the children are trying it alone. Dick is a pretty good plow boy Lula Lella and Benjy does a good deal of hoeing.

It is almost impossible to hire labor in this country now_ I have a splendid garden this year, and over a hundred chickens.

Uncle Davy was still living the last account I had of him, which was about three weeks ago. Still very low, I was up at Conway a short time since. Willie Fulton was very low with consumption. I do not reckon he is alive now. The same that John Ellin and Jim Frank died with. Duncan has it also but is able to be up, but not able to do any labor. They seem to be a most unfortunate family. Willie said he was prepared and had not fears of death. What a happy thing.

O that we may all feel so when our time comes. I have thought some times may be you had consumption and was not able to write to me.
I hope not though_ My love to Mattie and the children the same accept, with a true sisters blessing for yourself Loving by your sister

E.C.A. Spruill
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Addressed to Mr. F. A. Fryar
Gilmer, TX
Lock Box 220

Ofahoma Leake Co Miss
June 2/92

Mr. A. F. Fryer

Dear Brother

Yours of recent date containing picture has been received, much to my pleasure and satisfaction we were all glad to get it_ The children as well as myself_ I think John R a handsome fine looking boy and tell him for me that his auntie hopes he is as smart and good as he is handsome. Tell him I want him to study all he can_ read everything he can, that is useful and instructive, and when he is a man I want him to come and see me if he can't come before. I feel a particular interest in your children because they are all pa's & ma's descendants that bear their name, And I want them to do it honor keep it up to its old standard You know Johnnie Freyer has long since changed her name to Phillips. I wrote you about it, but perhaps you never received the letter. She married a wealthy widower, with one child, a little girl 6 year old I think when Johnnie was married. She has two children of her own now. Two little boys And they are lovely children. I paid her a visit last summer In Sep Bennie Lella and myself. She lives on the Yazoo river 20 miles above Yazoo City. has a lovely home And every thing to make life pleasant. Her post office is Belle Prairie Yazoo Co Miss. I received a letter form her last week, She had been quite sick, but was better. Lula taught school in Yazoo County year before last near Free ???? (I couldn't read it either and couldn't find any city near Eden (where Belle Prairie was located. Found it on an old map) 8 or 10 miles from Johnnie's. And she spent a good deal of time with her. She would send for Lula about every other Friday evening and she would stay until Sunday evening. Then the measles got in her school And as she had never had it she suspended school for a month and went to Mr. Phillip's until they got through with the epidemic.

I think you have changed very much since I saw you last. Your bad health has told on you seem to be thin in flesh. When you left here you had a round full face. I hope however your health is permanently restored be careful of exposing yourself for you know we are a family predisposed to consumption I know I have it

Two years ago had several hemorrhages. I thought then my time on earth was short but through God's mercy I am here yet And my health is better and I feel so thankful that He saw fit to spare me yet awhile to my children

The children are all anxious to see you Lula & Dick are the only ones who remember you. Dick was laughing about some of your pranks the other day I think he said you were playing hide & seek with him And hid from him on top of the smoke house. Yes send on the other pictures as soon as convenient by all means we are anxious to see them. We want to see Mattie's too. And tell me the age of your children I have forgotten. John R is 15 or 16 is he not and is he your oldest? All send love to you and family Write soon to your loving sister

Cornelia F. Spruill
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Ofahoma Leake Co Miss.
May 10th/89

Mr. A.F. Fryer

Dear Brother

Your most welcome letter was received not long since.

It is needless for me to say I was glad to hear form you and your. You certainly are the most greaterish (?) (I thought maybe quakerish) somebody I know about writing. The Wheet (Wheel) organization of which you spoke is I suppose something like the Grange and Alliance A society representing farms and farming interest. Well I wish you much success. We had the Grange here awhile And a Grange store at Ofahoma but did not last long. Now they have the Alliance You also spoke of having a post office in connection with the store I hope you will get along with that better than a couple of men in this country did. I reckon you know the Wilsons. Will and Rube. They had a store and post office just across Reddog at the Manderville place. Well they have got into quite a serious difficulty about the post office. It is said they paid a debt with stamps and then reported more stamps canceled than there had been letters mailed at their office. And then their Store was burned down with two pair of mail bags in it containing considerable money__ And they are accused of that So they were arrested by the United States Marshal last winter and had to give bond. And their trial is to be in Jackson in the United States court some time in this month. I guess they are feeling pretty badly. It is the general opinion that they will travel on to Sing Sine (Sing) the United States penitentiary. How much better it is for people to be honest in all things with a clear conscience towards God and man. Let me and mine be poor always rather than rich on ill gotten wealth. I would not be in Mrs. Willson's place much less theirs for all this world contains. Even could they manage to come clear people will alway[s] be suspicious of them. If I have but little here let me know that little is honestly mine so when I lie down to sleep I can sleep the sleep of the innocent.

I guess if they were back where they started they would pursue a different course. Will Wilson is married Rube is not. Do you get a salary for attending to the store? Is it near the place you have been living or have you moved. Are any of your children going to school? And are you cultivating a crop? How is Cornelia Has she ever recovered from the effects of the fever that partially paralized her? You see I want to know it all> Your last letter was so short it was unsatisfactory. I believe I wrote you of Bennie's bad health. He is improving a little now but we heard several times this winter and spring that he was not to be with us long My health is not so good as when I wrote you last. I am suffering with a soreness in my breast.

The days are getting along tolerably well with the crops. I believe but they have in too much. I am afraid they will not be able to keep up with it.

Cousin Dameron is to be married the 15th of this month. (This comment was a postscript added upside down on third page of letter)

[rest cut off bottom of page] Your loving sister (E. F. Spruill)
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Ofahoma, Miss
June 8, 1893

Dear Uncle Albert:

You must not think that I did not appreciate your letter because I neglected answering it so long for I assure you I did not intend doing that way but I have been so busy that it seemed that I never had any leisure time to devote to writing but as mamma is writing to you this morning will send you a few lines

Sister Lula? the baby and myself spent a very pleasant day with Aunt Liza Rimmer yesterday. I wish you could see the baby, he is so pretty and so sweet How do you like Texas?

I would like so much if you could come out and pay us a visit we would be so glad to see you.

In what part of Texas do you reside? Is it any where near cousin Dameron Hall she lives near Trickham, Coleman Co. We think perhaps she is coming out this summer as we havnt heard from her in some time.

How do Aunt Mattie and Cousin John Robert like the "Lone Star" state?

I am expecting to visit Canton soon. This week or next, with papa. I am anticipating a grand time, you know my cousin Mrs. Covington is living there now.

Good bye for this time
Love to all the family & a large portion for yourself

Your loving niece,
Lella Spruill
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Quote
J. F. Smith BRO.
Doors, Sash, Blinds
Cypress Cisterns and Mantels
French American Window Glass
Cut Enameled, Colored and Ground Glass
Paints, Oils, Turpentine, Lead and Zinc
"Gulf City" Mixed Paints
Walnut, Poplar, Pine and Cherry Stain Work
Builders' Hardware
Galveston, Texas, March 13/94

Mr. J. D. Fryer

Dear Sir
We agree to furnish you

520 ft crown 3-1/2
60 " " 5
300 " round 7/8
250 " " wainscoating cap #4502 2-1/2
13 prs sash 12x16, 8 Lts 1-1/8 2-5x5-10
13 " blinds 2-5x5-               1-1/8
6 doors 2-8x6-9 PG 1/8
1 " 3-0X7-0 Queen Anne plain glass 1-3/8
1 " 3-0x7-0 L5t OG panel below 1-3/8
1 tramsom 3-0x8, 1 lt plain glass
44 corner blocks 6x6
22 base " 6x10
26 brackekts 12x16 1-3/8 #632 of 637 or 638
130 balusters 2-1/2
179 spindles
for $148.50
Less 10 % for cash 14.85
$133.65 net
Freight paid to Gilmer

Above brackets are single thickness and not 2 ply. We do not know whether the size of the doors is correct, you did not give sized in your letter. Hoping to receive your order we remain
Yours truly J. F. Smith, Bro. (signed)

It may be a quote for the material for the following contract.

State of Texas
Kaufman County

This contract made and entered into between Byron Jones and Fryer & Henderson, witnesseth the following that Byron Jones of the first part agrees to pay said Fryer & Henderson of the second part the sum of Twelve Hunder & Eighty Two & 00/100 ($1282.00) Dollars to be paid as more fully set out hereinafter. That for said sum the said Fryer & Henderson agree to furnish material and construt a building in the town of Lawndale, state and county aforesaid. The building to be 100 ft. long, 25 ft. wide with 16 ft. wall in front and a drop to 12 ft. at back. The building to have Bois d'Arc blocks for foundation blocks, and the framing to be a duplicate of that in the building of Thompson Bros. in Kaufman, Texas, and the outside of building to be finished in Pressed brick steel, the same as the front finish on said Thompson Bros. building. The roof to be of tin like that of said Thompson Bros. The said building to be ceiled with ship lap like said building of Thompson. The said Fryer & Henderson further agree to place 60 ft. of shelving on each side of building. The base of the shelf I to be 3 ft. width. The entire shelving to be a duplicate of Misrats (sp) & Co. of Kaufman with the exception that this shelving is not to contain the small shelf at top. The said Fryer & Henderson are also to construct 2 counters 16 ft long, 1, 18 ft. long, 1, 20 ft long, each to be 30 inches wide, 1 skeleton counter. The openings and columns to be a duplicate of those in said Thompson Bros. building in which they now do business. The building to have an awning to the front, roofed with corregated iron. The building to have a 3 ft. cornice on the front similar to the cornice on the Turney Bros. The said Fryer & Ferguson agree to finish the said building as per above cotract in 30 days from the 6th day of Nov. 1894 and if they fail to complete the said contract within the said time then they agree to pay said Byron Jones $5.00 per day for each and every day after said 30 days have expended provided hat delay caused from bad weather is not to count against this said Fryer & Henderson.

Upon the signing of this contract and a bond for 2d'0.00 (?) by said Fryer & Henderson, the said Byron Jones agrees to pay the said Fryer & Henderson on the above stated $1282.00 the sum of Fifty Dollars, and he further agrees to pay freight on supplies of lumber to be----------- in construction of the said building, this said freight bill to be counted in as a part of the said $1282.00 and the said Byron Jones agrees to pay on the above conhtract price such sums from time to time as the work done at time of each payment is reasonably worth. That said Jones shall pay all the above sum of 41282.00 during the contrction of said building except $282.50 which said amount shall be the final payment and is to be made upon the completion of said building as per this contract. It is further agreed that said Fryer & Henderson hereby retain a material - men's died (sp) mechanics lien on said building for such amount as may be due on the building when completed. Witness our hands This Nov. 5, 1894, signed in duplicate

Byron Jones

This contract was handwritten on yellow legal paper in the family papers of Karen Cotter.




More About Albert Frank Fryer:
Burial: Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK under John D. Fryer
Census: 1900, 1900 Delta County, TX, age 47 under J. D. Fryer
Occupation: Construction in Texas and Indian Territory, OK

Notes for Martha "Mattie" Frances West:
1860 CENSUS, DREW COUNTY, AR
HOUSE FAMILY NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION       PLACE OF BIRTH
VEASEY TOWNSHIP, Post Office: Lacy
669       669       Robert West       32       M       Farmer       Alabama (about 1828)
              Frances West       25       F              Tennessee
              Martha West        8       F              Arkansas
              James West        6       M              Arkansas
              Allen West        4       M              Arkansas
              Dudley West        2       M              Arkansas
              Richard West       32       M        Mechanic       Alabama (brother to Robert West)

Drew County Arkansas 1870 Census
Veasey Township
PO-LACY, ARKANSAS
17-17 Robbert J. West 44 mw farmer AL (about 1826)
Francie E. West 37 fw keep house NC
Martha F. West 17 fw AR
James L. West 15 mw AR
William D. West 12 mw AR
Calvin T. West 9 mw AR
Ferby EL West 6 fw AR
Margarette West 4 fw AR
Mary L. West 6 fw AR
Jadock West 3 mw AR
Richard C. West 4/12 mw AR


September 20, 1931 Clipping
Newspaper name not shown, date is handwritten

As a result of a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. J. D. Fryer died at her home at Bullard Chapel, near Tishomingo early Sunday morning. Mrs. Fryer was well known throughout the county having been a pioneer in the early days of the state. Rev. F. B. Parker of the Tishomingo Baptist church officiated at the burial at the Tishomingo cemetery held at 11 o'clock Monday Morning.


More About Martha "Mattie" Frances West:
Burial: Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK
Census: 1900, Delta County, TX census, age 47
Nickname: "Mattie"
       
Children of Albert Fryer and Martha West are:
       12       i.       Nammi Lella3 Fryer, born 01 October 1874 in AR; died 29 August 1877 in AR.

More About Nammi Lella Fryer:
Burial: Unknown gravesite in Arkansas

+       13       ii.       John Robert Fryer, born 17 November 1875 in AR; died 06 March 1952 in Dallas, TX.
       14       iii.       Joseph D. Fryer, born 28 January 1878 in Arkansas; died 20 December 1878 in Arkansas.

Notes for Joseph D. Fryer:
Information from Family Record prepared in 1884

More About Joseph D. Fryer:
Burial: Unknown grave in Arkansas

+       15       iv.       Mary "Minnie" Cornelia "Caroline" Pauline Fryer, born 08 March 1880 in AR; died 31 May 1912 in Tishomingo, OK.
       16       v.       Lucy L. Fryer, born 11 March 1881 in AR; died 15 March 1885 in AR.

More About Lucy L. Fryer:
Burial: Unknown gravesite in Arkansas

+       17       vi.       Alma D. Fryer, born 28 January 1884 in AR; died August 1914 in Tishomingo, OK at age 27 n childbirth.
+       18       vii.       Richard Samuel Lewis Fryer, born 14 August 1886 in AR; died 01 November 1972 in Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK.
+       19       viii.       Maggie Fryer, born 25 January 1888 in AR; died May 1971 in Idabel, OK.




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