Amanda Berissa Fry

Female15 August 1836–29 October 1892

Brief Life History of Amanda Berissa

When Amanda Berissa Fry was born on 15 August 1836, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Lewis Frey, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Blum, was 40. She married James William White on 14 October 1860, in Stokes, Pitt, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 29 October 1892, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

James William White
Amanda Berissa Fry
Marriage: 14 October 1860
Edwin Grey White
William Harding White
Barbara Elizabeth White
James Hampton White
John Walter White Sr.
David Alexander White
Ida May White
Minnie Lee White

Sources (44)

  • Amanda Fry in household of Elizabeth Fry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Fry, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Amanda White in entry for Wm H White and Thenia Tuttle, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1860Stokes, Pitt, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 17

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 27

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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