Monday, September 8, 2014

Abraham Fry Deed thanks to Lloyd Roupe



      Abraham Fry Deed
      Thank you, Lloyd for sharing with us! Subject: Re: Abraham Fry deed Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 11:07:53 EST From: LRoupe@aol.com To: hsdurbin@alltel.net Helen, this is an abstract of the deed in Hampshire Co Court-House in Romney. I found this deed in Hampshire Co Court House, Romney, WVa. This is for everyone researching the Huffman-Fry families. (I have 3 Huffman & 3 Fry lines). This is in Deed Book 11, pages 370-371-372 dated 10-4-1798, between Jacob Mouser, Sr. of the County of Hampshire, State of Virginia & Catharine his wife of the one part, & Henry Huffman & Catharine his wife, Herbert Humes & Margaret his wife, George Huffman & Juliana his wife, Peter Fry, Susannah Fry, Catharine Fry, Abraham Fry, Mary Fry & Elisabeth Fry, heirs & legal representatives of Abraham Fry, late of the County of Berkeley, decd. Whereas the said Jacob Mouser did contract for, bargain & sell unto the said Abraham Fry in his lifetime for a valuable consideration a certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying & being in the County of Hampshire on the Waters of Little Cacapon, but before a deed could be properly executed for the said land the said Abraham Fry departed this life intestate, whereby the interest & estate in the said land became vested in his above named children. The land was formerly granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia to the said Jacob Mouser by Patent bearing date the 1st day of March 1792. P.S. this deed has 3 of my ancestors, (1) George & Juliana (Fry) Huffman, (2) Peter Fry who mrd Sarah Chapman & (3) Susannah Fry who mrd another George Huffman (a s/o John Huffman, [of John, the progenator] who d:1824 in Berkeley Co,(W)Va). There were a lot of Huffman-Fry inter-marriages before & after coming to Greene Co. Lloyd
Susan Jones Pentico descends from Catrouch and Henry Huffman/Hoffman dcd DEC/Jan 1811,2 Will probated Jan 1812.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Degree of Separation Trowbridge

It has taken me a couple trips to figure this quiz out.  My Great Grandmother Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk, and I wrote to each other for many years right up until the time she died in Jan of 1958. This was the year I graduated from high school.

Having kept her letters, my heart was very heavy when the Navy contracted to move us to Hawaii and when we arrived an entire box was missing. Yes, the letters, many pictures and family heirlooms, not able to replace. This was in 1967 late winter before spring.

The mother of Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk b 1874 BlackHawk Co. IA was Lydia Trowbridge born 1841. Edwardsville, NY. Very old line and goes long way back.  Married in Black Hawk Co. Iowa  28 October 1860.

I can remember some of the stories but must are gone forever unless someone else recorded them from her way back then.

I am not sure if I ever met her in person, I probably didn't since they (Margaret Mae and her husband) lived near my Dad for a period of time in WYO 1920's.  I know I have a few pictures that Mom later shared with me after the loss of the container.   This is my Dad's side of the family.

Interestingly when Josh Taylor did a presentation at Burbank Jamboree, he actually shares some  of the same line that I do.

Some of Margaret's stories are in my Diary from when I was young.  For some reason it was not in that box with the other items lost.