Matilda Fry

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Fry was born on 21 April 1792, in Madison, Virginia, United States, her father, Reuben Fry, was 25 and her mother, Ann Clayton Slaughter, was 26. She married Francis Fontaine Maury on 28 June 1810, in Madison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 6 November 1847, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Francis Fontaine Maury
Matilda Fry
Marriage: 28 June 1810
Reuben Thorton Maury
Matthew Fontaine Maury
Sarah Slaughter Maury

Sources (6)

  • Matilda Fry, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Matilda Fay, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Matilda Fry, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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