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Generation No. 7


      64. Johan Valentine (Sr) Fry39, born 09 May 1721 in Wingen, Alsace, Bas-Rhin, France/Germany; died 13 Sep 1798 in Hope, Stokes County, NC. He was the son of 128. Johann Heinreich 'Henry' Frey and 129. Anna Barbara Schmidt. He married 65. Anna Maria Barbara Binckele 29 Apr 1742 in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co., PA.

      65. Anna Maria Barbara Binckele, born 01 Jun 1722 in Whitsuntide, Alsace, Germany or Canton Bern, Gukensburg, Switzerland; died 06 Jan 1791 in Salem, Rowan Co., NC. She was the daughter of 130. Peter Binckele and 131. Anna Maria Werle.

Notes for Johan Valentine (Sr) Fry:
The Moravian Church
The Moravian Church traces its origins to followers of John Hus, the Bohemian martyr who was burned at the stake in 1415, and dates its formal beginning from 1457, when one group of the Hussites took the Latin name of Unitas Fratrum, or Unity of the Brethren*. Persecuted for many years in central Europe, in the 17th century they were reduced to meeting in secret and handing down their faith to their children as part of the family tradition. Under the influence of Christian David, and inspired by the pietist movement, a group of families moved from Moravia to Saxony in 1722, where they found refuge on the estate of a young Lutheran nobleman, Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf, and founded a religious village which they named Herrnhut ("protected by the Lord"). The church was formally reorganized there in 1727. In 1735 an American settlement and mission to the Indians was begun in Georgia, but was abandoned after five years because of irreconcilable differences with the local government. Settlements in northeastern America were begun in 1740, and the congregation town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1742. It remains the church headquarters today. In the 1740s and 1750s the church brought several shiploads of settlers to Bethlehem and the other congregational communities, the so-called "Sea Congregations", who assembled in Europe and traveled together to America.

Although Zinzendorf himself and the early church leaders favored an ecumenical, interdenominational ministry, the church in America made many converts among the Pennsylvania Germans, who were mostly from the Rhineland. Meanwhile the Herrnhut community attracted additional members from various parts of Europe. Thus "Moravian" denotes a member of this religious group, and probably does not reflect geographic origin in Moravia.

The Wachovia Settlement in North Carolina
In the fall of 1752, Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg and an accompanying party of five men traveled by from Bethlehem PA to the east coast of North Carolina and then inland to select and purchase a tract of nearly 100,000 acres from Lord Granville. The first settlers arrived in November, 1753, a group of eleven single men selected to provide the necessary skills for establishing a new community. Four others accompanied them on the journey but returned to Pennsylvania soon after. The tract was named Wachau or Wachovia, for the ancestral home of the Zinzendorf family near the Wach River in Europe.

Additional settlers arrived beginning in 1754 and 1755, including the first women. The first community established was Bethabara, initially a stockaded fort protecting the neighboring farms. Never much more than a farming community in the early days, it is now within the city limits of Winston-Salem, on the northwest side of the city center. Researchers will find records for two different graveyards in Bethabara, the Moravian one and a second one, often called Dobbs Parish, which was used for "outsiders."

In 1759 the site was selected for a village, Bethania, about three miles northwest of Bethabara. The first houses were built in the summer of that year, just before an epidemic of typhus broke out that killed ten of the settlers. Bethania had its own church, still an active congregation, and graveyard or God's Acre, and supported the surrounding farms with basic goods and services. Families particularly associated with Bethania in the early days include Binkley, Conrad, Grabs, Hauser, Spainhour, Strub, Transou, and Volck.

There was a strong need, however, for a larger, central town. After several years of planning and construction, beginning in 1765, Salem came fully into being in 1772. Most of the Bethabara residents moved there. Salem was the southern counterpart of the congregation town of Bethlehem, organized with boys' and girls' schools and communal residences for single men and women. Although individuals could own private property, the church leadership provided strict control over who could live there, and on how each person served the community. New residents were attracted to Salem from all of the surrounding communities, as well as from Pennsylvania and even Europe. Thus the family names associated with Salem do not follow geographic divisions to the extent that they do in the other communities. Nevertheless, some families are notable Salem inhabitants, especially the craftsmen or merchants who handed down their trades for several generations. A list of these families will be posted soon. Salem was the commercial center for a wide area, selling goods to many outsiders and providing lodging to travelers. It merged with the non-Moravian town of Winston, the Forsyth county seat, in 1913 to form the modern city of Winston-Salem. Many of the original buildings of Salem have been restored to their original appearance, and are open to the public, together with a museum and shops.

A number of German families had settled in the 1740s along the South Fork of Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Yadkin River near the present-day Davidson/Forsyth county line. Some had come there from Monocacy, Maryland, where they had been acquainted with the Moravians, and families from this settlement took refuge in Bethabara when threatened by Indians in 1756. Moravian ministers often came to the South Fork settlement to hold religious services, baptizing babies and conducting funerals as the need arose. By the early 1760s the settlers had asked the Moravians for a formal affiliation, but it was several years before this finally came to completion, following prolonged discussion and negotiations. A meeting house was completed in 1769, by which time a Moravian minister was holding regular monthly services, and the settlers organized themselves into the Society unter der Ens, or South Fork Society, in 1770, giving their meeting house the name Friedberg. This group remained somewhat autonomous, and the members did not always adhere to the rather strict guidelines imposed in Salem regarding marriage, property, and other community matters. The original Friedberg families include Boeckel, Ebert, Frey, Greter, Hanes, Knauss, Pfaff (also later in Bethania), Rothrock, Spach, Tesch, and Walk.

There were also English-speaking settlers living in this area who found an affiliation with the Moravians. In the 1760s, Moravian ministers held services in English in the home of John Douthit, who together with Christopher Elrod and others organized Hope Moravian Church in 1780. The Hope community included a number of English settlers who arrived from Maryland in the 1770s, among them the Boyer, Butner, Hamilton, Markland, Peddycoard, and Padgett families.

A group of Moravian families came to North Carolina from Broad Bay, Maine, in 1770, encouraged in this move by the minister George Soelle. They settled southeast of Salem in the Friedland community, which like Hope and Friedberg was organized as a country congregation. This settlement included the Rominger, Seitz, and Vogler families from Broad Bay. Most of these families had come to Broad Bay originally from the Baden Durlach area of Germany in 1742. John Lanius also settled there, as did others from Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

*This is not the same as the Church of the United Brethren or other "Brethren's" denominations. There seems to be frequent confusion on this subject in posts to the internet. The Moravians have remained a separate denomination throughout.

Return to the Jarvis Family Home Page
Elizabeth H. Harris, 1997

5th street in Winston-Salem - foysyth co. main library - also there is a listing of an event on Dec 2, 1795 that "the widower, valentine frey, moved today from the Friedberg to the Hope settlement." Records of the Morovians in North Carolina p. 2535 Vol 8 1793-1888 publised by the North Carolina Historical Commission

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Arrived Bethabara, Jun 11, 1765. Records of the Morovians in NorthCarolina Vol. 1. p. 303.

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Headstone with accompanying bronze plate placed by Old North State Chapter DAR; Old Hope Moravian Cemetery; Hope NC.
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The Johann Valentine Frey Family

Although Johann Valentine was born in French Alsace, the Frey name is probably not French in origin; the Alsace-Lorraine region of Europe alternated between French and German control at various times during its history1. Also his grandfather--Johann Jacob Frey--was born in Switzerland and later moved to Alsace. The Moravian Records were usually written in German and many of the other Moravian families came from the Rhineland region of Germany. Thus it is believed that the Frey family name probably is of German or Germanic origin.

The Moravian church originated in 1457 in Bohemia. There was a major resuscitation led by Count Zinzendorf in Saxony in 1722 (following the religious dissension during the Thirty Years' War). In 1736 Count Zinzendorf was banished from Saxony due to his religious zeal; he eventually came to North America. The earliest Moravian settlements were made in Georgia (1735), Pennsylvania (1740) and North Carolina (1753). Moravian immigrants began the cities of Bethlehem, PA and Salem (now part of Winston-Salem), NC. Bethlehem became the center of the Moravian church in North America (which was established in 1741). In 1742 the Bethlehem settlement was organized as a cooperative union by a large colony from Europe. Although everyone worked for a common cause and received sustenance from common supplies, individuals retained their private property and the right to leave the cooperative union; the church also owned and operated ships for transporting colonists from Europe. The Moravians valued education and the clergy kept written records of the day-to-day life in the settlements. Fortunately many of these daily records from the various settlements have been archived by the Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. (Some public libraries have English translations of some of these records--Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, E. by Fries, 1968, North Carolina Historical Commission was consulted for information regarding the North Carolina period of the Frey family.).

(See The Moravian Church for more information.)

Johann Valentine Frey, the first son and third child of Johann Peter Frey and Anna Barbara Schmidt (See Johann Peter Frey Family), was born 9 May 1721 in Wingen, Alsace [now Bas-Rhin], France. Johann Valentine probably used his middle name since his three younger brothers also had the first name of Johann and thus used their middle names--Peter, Christian and George (thus, he will be referred to as Valentine in this discussion).

Valentine came to North America in 1733 with his parents (he would have been 12 years old in 1733) when they settled in Pennsylvania. On 28 April 1742 Valentine Frey married Anna Maria Barbara Binckele Meyer in Germantown, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Valentine and Anna Maria Barbara had twelve children born in Pennsylvania.

[Anna Barbara Binckele was originally thought to be the daughter of Peter Binkele. (See Peter Binkele Family.) Further research has shown that this is unlikely. Anna Barbara is more likely to be the daughter of one of Peter Binkele's brothers and thus still the grand daughter of Christian Binkele. Research is continuing on the ancestry of Anna Barbara Binckele.]

The children of Johann Valentine Frey and Anna Maria Barbara Binckele Meyer Frey were:

1.1 Anna Barbara Frey b. 6 Mar 1743 m. Frederick Boeckel
2.1 Johan Michael Frey b. 8 Jan 1745 m. Martha Dorthea Schmidtz
3.1 Johan Peter Frey b. 29 Sep 1746 m. Marellisey Cottner
4.1 Johann Valentine Frey, Jr. b. 8 Mar 1748 m 2) unknown m)2 Maria Catherine Petri
5.1 Anna Maria Margaret Frey b. 9 Oct 1749 m. Peter Friser/Fezer
6.1 'Henry' Johann Heinrich Frey b. 14 Jan 1751 m. Sarah/Julia Klein
7.1 'John' Johannes Frey b. 25 Dec 1753 m. Chistine Miller
8.1 Maria Margaretha Frey b. 18 Sep 1755 m. Rudolph Neat, Jr.
9.1 Anna Rosina Frey b. 27 Aug 1757 m)1 'Adam' John Adam Petrea m)2 Adam Boyer
10.1 Christina Frey b. 22 Nov 1759 m. John W. Wolfersberger (alias John W. Sparger)
11.1 son Frey b. 23 Aug 1762 stillborn
12.1 Tobias Frey b. 19 Jan 1764 d. 15 Dec 1776

Valentine and Anna Maria Barbara moved their family from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in 1765. Their oldest daughter and son--Anna Barbara and Johan Michael--who were both married in Pennsylvania (1764 and 1765, respectively), also moved with their spouses to North Carolina at that time. The entire family became involved with various Moravian societies in North Carolina.

Anna Maria Barbara Binckele Meyer died on 6 January 1791 in Salem, North Carolina; she was buried 9 January 1791 in Salem, Forsyth county North Carolina3. Valentine Frey died on 13 September 1798 in Hope, Forsyth county North Carolina. He was buried in the Hope Moravian Cemetery in Forsyth county. His will, dated 25 August 1797 (and abstracted in Stokes County, North Carolina Wills), names Anna Barbara, wife of Fredrick Binkley; Anna Maria, wife of Peter Fiser; Margaretha, wife of Rudy Nect; Rosina, wife of Adam Petree, deceased; and Christina, wife of John Wolfersberger. [In this abstract, Boeckel is misspelled as Binkley or did Anna Barbara remarry? based on the spelling used for the other sons-in-law, this is probably a misspelling.

The Friedberg Diary entry of March 26, 1776 mentions that "A scouting party took rifles and flint-locks from those of our Brethren who lived in Rowan County." And on March 27 "The same was done with the Brethren living in Surry County, and John Hartmann and Isaac Pfaff were obliged to take the guns to Valentine Frey's" (Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. 3, p. 1112).

Valentine's participation against the Tories in the expedition beginning August 22, 1775 and ending in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776 is recorded in the Public Accounts of the State of North Carolina.

According to a Salem Diary entry of August 6, 1779 "Valentine Frey brought his negro here, and he and Jacob were examined concerning the charges made by the latter. The former denied everything that Jacob had said about him, though Herbst's negro, Sambo, declared there had been secret trading between the two. We will take the first opportunity to sell Jacob, and as far away as possible, for there is danger that he will do something worse out of spite. [Jacob had previously been charged with theft and poisoning a prize horse. Jacob claimed he had sent the stolen goods to Valentine Frey's negro. Jacob was whipped at least twice for his wrong-doings.] (Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. 3, p. 1311).

Memoir of Anna Barbara Frey
(From the Moravian Archives , the first burial register of Home Moravian Church.)

Anna Barbara Frey died January 6, 1791 in the evening in the sixth hour, and was buried on the 8th of that month in our God's Acre. She was born June 1, 1722, (Whit Sunday) in Alsace, Germany [now Bas-Rhin, France] and came with her parents to America. In her 17th year she married her first husband, Matthias Meyer, with whom she lived in German town, Pa., and they had two daughters. In the third year of her marriage, she was left a widow. After sometime, she married the present widower Valentine Frey. They were both awakened through the preaching of the Brethren and were members of the County Congregation of Heidelberg, Pa. and partook for the first time of the Holy Communion in 1756. In 1765 they moved to North Carolina and lived on the Yadkin River. They belonged to the County Congregation of Friedberg, N.C. When she became very feeble they transferred their membership to Salem, N.C. in order to be better served by the doctor. At first, she improved, but on the above mentioned day, she fell softly asleep from a stroke.

From her last marriage, she was blessed with 13 children. She lived to see about 100 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Her age was 68 years and 7 months.

Memoir of Johan Valentine Frey

The widowed Brethren, Valentine Frey, who fell blessedly asleep in Hope, North Carolina on September 13, 1798, was born on May 9, 1721 in Wingen, Palatinate [now Wingen, Bas-Rhin, France] and was brought up in the Lutheran faith. His childhood passed according to his own confessions without much thought about himself or the salvation of his soul. In his thirteenth year, his parents and their children moved to America, settling first on the Barrawage in the state of Pennsylvania. About this time, the Spirit of God began to work mightily in his heart, but he did not understand what was happening, yet never the less he lived an honorable Christian life, attending preaching frequently and once took communion in the Lutheran Church. Somewhat later, he moved with his parents to Muddy Creek, Pa. [actually Moden Creek, Lancaster Co., PA, now East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA] where he first learned to know the Brethren who were beginning a Society there of preaching and of the other services, brought good to his disturbed heart so he decided to unite himself with their Society. About this time, he married the widow, Barbara Meyer, maiden name Binckele, with whom he had 13 children, from whom he has lived to see 102 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. His wife died peacefully in the year 1791. At the place of their residence, the organization of a congregation of the Brethren failed to materialize, so in the course of time they moved to Heidelberg, Pa., and as he had already been received into the Unity, he partook for the first time of the Holy communion with the Heidelberg congregation. In June 1765, his parents and brothers moved to North Carolina and he came with them, attending the Holy Communion at Bethabara, until the congregation of Friedberg was organized, when he became one of the first members. In the course of some years, he moved to the neighborhood of Hope, N.C. During this period he turned into various by-paths which interrupted his fellowship with us. Although under these circumstances he was often reminded of what he had formerly felt in his heart, and although he often attended our meeting he did not experience the desired change of heart, until finally the Savior brought him to knowledge of himself, melted his heart, and led him to realize that he was a poor sinner. He at once related his experience, testifying that he had received Grace and forgiveness of his sins, through the Savior and now earnestly wishes again to partake of the Holy Communion with the congregation, which request was granted.

When in later days, he spoke of this time, he wept bitter tears, saying: "Oh how faithfully the Savior had dealt with me, and how He has gone with me all the way." In the course of time, he returned to Friedberg, but in 1794 went back to Hope to the home of one of his daughters, who cared for him faithfully to the end, of which he spoke with gratitude. We can bear witness of him, that he, especially in the later days of his life, stood in close communion with the Savior. He was not easily prevented from attending the Sunday services, although on account of his age it was often hard for him to come. Sometimes he bemoaned his outward circumstances and regretted that there was no one near him who felt as he did, but usually ended by saying: "Why should I complain? I have something that once I did not have. My Savior is my best friend; to Him I tell all my circumstances and, oh!, that refreshes and comforts me indescribably."

The salvation of his children lay close to his heart, and he affirmed that he prayed constantly for them to the Savior. He often spoke with much regret of the fact that his children did not belong to the Brethren's Church which he liked so much. "Some", he said, "are too far away and others, who lived nearby have neglected it." The Holy Communion was his firm, true sustenance and a strengthening for his soul. Each time, his preceding declaration concerning his need of Grace, which the Savior showed to his heart, was edifying. On one occasion as he lay on his death bed, he said, "Oh, the Holy Communion is a great thing--he who has once partaken of it with the Brethren has something which he can never lose, even if he wanders from the path, and it brings him back. I have myself experienced that."

On the 2nd of this month, (September) he was here in the meeting house for the funeral of a single woman, Sarah Taylor, but he was already so weak that he could not go to the graveyard and remarked to several Brethren, "I will be next". On reaching home he was obliged to go to bed. Each visit found him in a blessed condition of faith. "The Savior is near me," he said, "I do not know whether this is the end, or not, but if it is, His Will I am ready and glad", and he testified that nothing hindered him for appearing joyfully before the Savior. When verses were sung for him, he said several times that they expressed the feelings of his heart and joined in the singing of them. Having brought all his material affairs into order he waited in quiet confidence for his last hour, which came in the evening of the 13th of this month (September) and he softly and blessedly fell asleep--his age being 77 years, 4 months and 4 days.

The Will of Valentine Frey

The will of Valentine Frey was made August 25, 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina and probated in 1798, in Stokes County, North Carolina, in which he gives the names of his five sons and five daughters. (Will Book 1, Page 113, Stokes County, NC).

In the Name of God, Amen!

I Valentine Fry of the County of Rowan in the state of North Carolina being in perfect health and sound mind and memory thanks be given unto Almighty God calling unto mind the mortality of Men and knowing it to be appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to say viz. Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to my Creator & my body to be buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, and as touching such Worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and bequeth the same in Manner & form following:

1) Whereas I have hertofore in my lifetime sold all my lands & Tenements as well as my stock of Negroes and have given Sufficient land or other property to my five Sons named Michael, Valentine, Henry John & Peter, I therefore will that after my death all the remaining part of my personal estate shall be sold at public sale & the Money arising out of said sale shall be divided viz.: my five daughters named Anna Barbara wife of Fredric Beckle, Anna Maria wife of Peter Fiser, Margaretha wife of Rudy Neet, Rosina wife of Adam Petree dec'd, Christina wife of John Wolfersbarger shall each of them have Twenty five Dollars of the Auction Sales as their own sole property for ever.

2) And I do ---

---- the then remaining parts of said Money Arisen from the public sale as aforesaid shall afterwards be divided amongst my aforementioned ten Children share & share alike each of them one equal share as their own sole property for ever.

---- this and no other to be my last Will & Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety seven.

[Valentine Fry's Mark]

Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the Testator as his last Will & Testament in presence of us -
John Rights
Joseph Fry
George Fry

An Inventory of the Estate of Valentine Fry, Dec. 9 --

5 Bottles of Sugar Box 7 Vials
1 Coffee Burner 1 Spice Mill
1 hard Bellows 1 Saddle & bridle
2 Hats 2 pr Leggins & 1 pr Stockings
1 Large Bible 1 pr Shoes & Buckles
4 Books 1 Feather Cover
2 Beds 2 Coverlids & Bolster
1 Shovel & Tongs 1 Big Coat
5 Coats & 5 Breeches & Jackets
2 pr Stockings 1 pr Leggins
6 pr overalls 12 Shirts 1 Razer & Case
1 Hone 2 Sheets 2 Table Cloths
1 Comb & Specks 1 Armd Chair
1 Table 1 Kettle & Bason 1 Bedstead
1 Chear 1 Cupboard

The above articles were sold at public Vendue & amounts to thirty nine Pounds twelve Shillings & two pence for which Ten Months Credit was given.

[Michl Fry's Mark]

Frederic Pickle

There were found in the possession of the said Valentine Fry the following notes or bonds which are not yet due
Viz. C Bonds against Stephen Codler

Were also found the following bonds or notes which are now due.
Viz.
3 bonds Stephen Codler of 31. 5 / paper
money each amounting in all to 93.15

1 Note against John Fry of 10.12.06
1 Note against John Fry of 15.00.00
1 Note against John Fry of 17.10.00
1 Note against John Fry of 41.10.00
1 Note against John Fry of 20.00.00
1 Note against John Fry of 44.00.00
1 Note against John Fry of 11.00.00
1 Note against Christian Conrad of 15
_______________________________
457.17.06

1 Note against David Ingram of 6.12
1 Note against Andrew Black 22.00.00
1 Note against Peter Cup 2.04.08
1 Note against Peter Fizer 20.00.00
1 Note against Peter Fizer 16.13.08
1 Note against Rosina Petree 60.00.00
1 Note against Peter Pfaff 5.00.00
1 Note against Thomas Cooper 6.05.00
1 Note against Rudolph Neets 18.00.00
1 Note against Rudolph Neets 55.00.00
1 Note against John Brindle 16.00.00
1 Note against Frederic Beckle 10.00.00
1 Note against Frederic Beckle 80.00.00
1 Note against Frederic Beckle 18.04.00
1 Note against Michael Fry 18.00.00
1 Note against Michael Fry 80.00.00
1 Note against Henry Fry 75.00.00
1 Note against Henry Fry 7.00.00
1 Note against Peter Fry 24.00.00
1 Note against Peter Fry 32.00.00
1 Note against Peter Fry 20.00.00
1 Note against Christopher Lash 50.00.00
1 Note against Fetty Pickle 6.00.00
1 Note against Fetty Pickle 6.02.09
1 Note aginst William Gordon 7.19.09
1 Note against John Wolfersbarger 29.09.00
1 Note against Joseph Lenbeck 1.15.01
_______________________________________
661.16.05

1 Note against Tobias Pickle of 10.19.00
1 Note against Henry Miller 5.15.06
1 Note against John Miller 2.13.00
1 Note against Phillip Crane & Jonas Leatherman 1.08.00
1 Note against Stephen Codler 3.16.00
1 Note against Michael Miller 1.05.00
1 Note against Zack Jarvis 16.00
1 Note against John Ecles 12.00.00
1 Note against Hardy Jones 180.06.00
1 Note against Mark Bowles 6.15.00
2 Notes against Laed Pack 12..15/each 25.10.00
__________________________________________
253.12.06

There were also found Charges on book the following persons with the sum annexed to their name Viz:

Rudolph Neel 29.17.04
Arthur Smith 1.18.08
Richd Hollis 8.00.00
Adam Petree 2.00.00
Andrew Black 1.07.00
Duncan Campbell 10.00
Peter Stresa 06.00
David Ingram 15.00
David Ingram 19.00
Adam Boyer 38.06.00
Abraham Tansay 16.00
William Jackson 17.00
Henry Hauser 2.10.00
______________________
87.05.04

John Wolfersbarger 00.16.00
Henry Fry 12.00.00
Peter Fry 8.00.00
Jacob Bon 16.00
Andrew George 2.04.00
Yeckly Griffin 16.00
_________________________
24.12.00

Which notes & Books accounts we do not consider ourselves liable for further than we can Collect.

[Michl Fry's Mark]
[Frederic Pickle's Mark]

Stokes County March term 1799
An Inventory of the Estate of Valentine Fry Senr Decd of which the following is a true copy was returned by the Executors & ordered to be recorded which is already done by -
Thos K. Armstrong
for Rob Williams CC

Sources

Beman/King Genealogy by Virgil Hoftiezer; May 1997.

Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Peter Frey, by James Jurney; privately printed, Bellevue WA 1991.

"Freidberg Diary 1792" entry "Dec. 22. We went to the home of Br. Christian Frey to congratulate him on his 63rd birthday. There we heard that Valentine Frey has moved from Hope to a place about a half a mile from Friedrich Boeckel, adn expects to spend his remaining days there in quiet."

More About Johan Valentine (Sr) Fry:
Burial: 14 Sep 1798, God's Acre Cemetery, Hope, Stokes County, NC
Emigration: Sep 1736, Arrived in Philadelphia on ship the Princess Augusta
Religion: Lutheren
Residence: The Moravian Settlement at Wachovia in North Carolina
Will Written: 25 Aug 1797

Notes for Anna Maria Barbara Binckele:
Records of the Morovians in North Carolina, Vol. 1 p. 494 has Valentine Frey married to Elizabeth Binkel, widow of Meyer under a listing for the Members of South Fork, or Friedbery Society in 1771.

Entry on Page 2321 of Vol. 5 of the Records of the Moravians of North Carolina under "Salem Diary, 1791" states "      Jan. 6. The married Sr. Anna Maria Frey passed out of time today. She was here in the care of our doctor."

More About Anna Maria Barbara Binckele:
Burial: Old Salem Moravian Cemetery, NC or God's Acre Cemetery, Hope, NC
     
Children of Johan Fry and Anna Binckele are:
  i.   Anna Barbara Fry, born 06 Mar 1743.
  ii.   Michael Fry, born 08 Jan 1745 in Muddy Creek, Heidelberg Township, Berks County, PA; died 1815 in Stokes County, NC; married Anna Maria Doretha Schmidt-Smith 1775 in Bethania, Forsyth County, NC; born Abt. 1755.
  iii.   Peter Fry, born 29 Sep 1746 in Lancaster, PA; married Eleanor Kern; born Abt. 1750 in Pennsylvania.
  32 iv.   Valentine (Jr) Fry, born 08 Mar 1748 in Richmond, Berks, PA; died 14 Apr 1814 in Stokes, North Carolina; married (1) unk; married (2) Maria Catherine Petri (Petree) 1784 in NC.
  v.   Anna Maria Fry, born 09 Oct 1749.
  vi.   Henriech Fry, born 14 Jan 1751 in Heildelsburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1798 in Stokes County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Morris 1778 in Heidelsburg, Adams County, PA; born 1761 in Prince William County, VA; died 1840 in Giles, VA.
  vii.   John Fry, born 25 Dec 1753.
  viii.   Maria Margaretha Fry, born 18 Sep 1755.
  ix.   Anna Rosuna Fry, born 27 Aug 1757.
  x.   Christina Fry, born 22 Nov 1759.
  xi.   Tobias Fry, born 10 Jan 1764.


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