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Frye Family Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1438 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains records, correspondence, receipts, account books, and miscellaneous papers pertaining to the James B Frye family from the early 1800s to the early 1900s in Mountain Falls, Frederick County, VA.

(2 boxes) Last updated 10/15.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: James B. “Beany” Frye was born on August 22, 1821 near Mountain Falls, Frederick County, VA. Frye married Sarah Ann Penell on January 6, 1845 and the couple had 10 children, three of whom died as infants. Frye and his wife attended St. Johns Lutheran Church of Mountain Falls, and are buried there. Sarah died of consumption on May 7, 1881. James Frye died on August 27, 1899. Both are buried in the St John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mountain Falls.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: “Fry(e) Families of Frederick County”, Kearny, Do Collection #285, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA (this document if located in the MMF files; Hutton, James V and Ritter, Ben, Death Records 1853-1917, Frederick County, Virginia, self-published, 2002, p. 96; Painter, Nancy Delaney, and McCabe, Susan L., Index to Burials in Frederick County, Virginia, Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2004, p. 118,

CITE AS: Frye Family Papers, 1438 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Account records, 1841-1893, 11 items, manuscript

Back Creek District, 1878-1908, 5 items, manuscript

Cedar Creek and Opequon Turnpike, 7 items, manuscript

Confederate States of America currency, 1861-1864, 35 items, printed

Confederate States of America registered bonds, 1864, 2 items, printed

Correspondence -- miscellaneous, 1847-1899, 47 items, manuscript

Distilling license and related documents, 1814-1840, 8 items, manuscript/printed

Estate settlement receipts, bills, etc, 1819-1929, 78 items, manuscript

Frederick County, VA - court receipts, 1813-1876, 48 items, manuscript

Frederick County, VA - tax receipts, 1811-1935, 136 items, manuscript

Frye, James B. - refusal receipt for road duty, 1867, 1 item, manuscript

Land indentures, 1813-1922, 19 items, manuscript, printed

Medical receipts, 1867-1885, 6 items, manuscript

Miscellaneous, 1824-1945, 22 items, manuscript, printed

Miscellaneous receipts, notes, 1814-1899, 254 items, manuscript

Muster fines, 1825-1829, 3 items, manuscript

Northwestern Turnpike receipts, 1825-1885, 15 items, manuscript

Oath of allegiance, 1862-1865, 3 items, manuscript

Pigeon Roost Mining Company, GA - currency, 1838, 1 item, printed

Provost Marshall passes, 1862-1865, 3 items, manuscript

Public road maintenance account handbill, 1832, 1 item, printed

Slave contracts, 1823-1844, 6 items, manuscript

The Shepherd, no date, booklet published by the American Sunday School Union, 1 item, 9 pages, printed

Valley School subscriptions, 1829, 1 item, manuscript

Virginia militia discharge, 1812, 1 item, printed


Account books, 4 items, printed
1892, 16 pages
1886, 44 pages
1886, 44 pages
No date, 110 pages

"The Estate of Joseph Fry," 1866-1872, 22 pages, manuscript

"The Estate of Benjamin Fry," 1867-1883, 18 pages, manuscript

Record of accounts to Dr. J. B. Fry, 1873-1898, 158 pages, manuscript


Indenture between Abraham Frye and Jacob Frye, 1767, 1 item, manuscript

Land grant to Joseph Frye, signed by Beverley Randolph, 1789, 1 item, parchment

Indenture between John Frye, Annie (his wife) and Benjamin Frye, 1796, 1 item, manuscript

Indenture between Joseph Frye and William Clarke, July 1819, 1 item, manuscript

Broadsides, 4 items, printed
"Chestnut Oak Bark Wanted," 1896
"Public Sale . . . That Valuable Farm," February 1867
"Public Sale of Land on Cedar Creek," 1867
"Administrator's Sale on Thursday," May 23, 1867