Delilah Fry

1797–26 August 1857 (Age 60)
Stokes, Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Delilah

When Delilah Fry was born in 1797, in Stokes, Pitt, North Carolina, United States, her father, Colonel John Fry, was 60 and her mother, Nancy Collins, was 37. She had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with William Lawson. She died on 26 August 1857, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Collinstown, Stokes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lawson
Delilah Fry
Nancy Ruth Lawson
Millie Lawson
Matilda Lawson
James Madison Lawson
Thornton Lawson
Sarah "Sallie" Lawson
William Lawson
Powell Madison Lawson
Mary Emily Lawson
Floyd Lawson
Ruth Lawson

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+6 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 15

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free , from the Old English byform frīg.2 English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’).3 Americanized spelling of German Frei , Frey .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Deliliah Lawson in household of William Lawson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delilah Fry Lawson, "Find A Grave Index"

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