Fryman Family Genealogy Forum
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http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Delaware/delthompson.htm from an 1880 Delaware Co. Ohio history:
JOHN FRYMAN, farmer, stock-grower, and manufacturer of draining-tile; P.O. Richwood; was born in Tennessee April 30, 1805 ; when he was quite young, his parents removed to Pennsylvania, where they remained but a short time, then came to Belmont Co., Ohio. At the age of 21, John returned to Pennsylvania, where he was married, Jan. 15, 1827, to Miss Mary Smith, whose parents were natives of Pennsylvania, but came to this county at an early day. Mr. Fryman resided n Pennsylvania until 1835, at which time he came to Thompson Township and purchased 100 acres of swamp land, which he cleared and drained; to this he occasionally added, until he became the possessor of about 400 acres, some of which he has since sold, but still has about 300 acres remaining, which is well improved. He had a family of two sons only, the eldest, Thomas, died at 14 years of age; the next, Samuel, whose biography appears in this work, lives near his father, and is connected with him in the manufacture of draining-tile. Mary Fryman, the wife and mother, died Sept. 4, 1879. Mr. Fryman has always made farming and stock-raising his principal business; he began life poor, making all that he now has by his own hard work and perseverance ; he resided with his father until of age, receiving a common-school education. Is a member of the Disciples Church. Politically, he is a Democrat, but respects the opinions of others on that subject.
SAMUEL FRYMAN, farmer, stock grower and manufacturer of draining-tile; P. O. Richwood, Ohio; is a son of John Fryman, whose biography appears in this work; he was born in Pennsylvania May 10, 1833, and came to this county with his parents in 1835, with whom he resided until of age, receiving a common-school education ; he has been married twice: First, May 4, 1855, to Miss Hannah Bonner, who was born and raised in Delaware Co.; from this union there were five children-John, Henry, William, Samuel A., and Mary, two of whom are now dead; the mother died Aug. 15, 1864; Mr. Fryman was again married, Oct. 25, 1866, to Miss Catharine J. Snowdon, who was born in the adjoining county of Union; by this wife there are eight children-Thomas, Benjamin, Willson, Nelson, Clara E., Walter S., Delilah and Mary A., one of whom is dead; Mr. Fryman has always followed farming and stock-raisin-. in connection with which he and his father had lately commenced the manufacture of draining tile; owns a farm of fifty acres which he cleared and improved. Himself and wife are members of the Disciples Church; politically, he is like his father, a Democrat; holds the office of Township Treasurer, an office he has had for the last five years; he is an energetic man, and one of the good citizens of Thompson Township.