John Fry

22 January 1730–26 February 1817 (Age 87)
Kittery, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Fry was born on 22 January 1730, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, his father, William Frye Jr., was 35 and his mother, Abigail Varney, was 30. He married Miriam Wheeler on 21 June 1762, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 26 February 1817, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87.

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John Fry
Miriam Wheeler
Marriage: 21 June 1762
Obadiah Fry
William Frye
Mary Frye
Miriam Frye
John Fry
Jonathan Fry
James Neal Frye
Abigail Fry

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  • Marriage
    21 June 1762Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (4)

    Age 46
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 46
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 70
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southern and southwestern): from Middle English frie ‘free’ (Old English frīo, frīg), with reference either to rank or tenurial status (‘free-born’) or to character (‘generous, open-handed’). It is synonymous with Free .Americanized form of German Frei or Frey , or of the Dutch cognate Vrij.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (20)

    • John Frye in entry for Abigail Wheeler, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • John Fry in entry for John Fry, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Uxbridge Monthly Meeting of Friends, Men's Minutes (marriage)

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