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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Christian T. Fry, who resided at Hart in Lincoln County, West Virginia:

One of the farming population of Hart Creek district, was born in Cabell county, West Virginia, in 1824, and he is a son of John and Catherine (Snodgrass) Fry, natives of Giles county, Virginia. Mr. Fry chose for a help-meet Elizabeth Hunter, and in Boone county, West Virginia, in 1849, they were married. Their children number eight, born as follows: Julia A., April 26, 1850; Anthony, November 1853; Caroline, December 1856; Mary A., August 1859; John H., September 1861; Cora A., September 1864; Hardin, June 15, 1867; Lurana, July 1871. Mrs. Fry was  born in Kanawha county in 1835, and her parents are Robert and Elizabeth (Tayler) Hunter, who reside in Boone county. Christian T. Fry is a prosperous farmer in Hart Creek district, owning 300 acres of good farming land, situated on Browns branch. The land has good improvements, a fine orchard, and a part is heavily timbered with pine, poplar and oak. There is mineral, coal and iron ore in abundance. Mr. Fry’s post office address is Hart, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

SourceThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 134.

NOTE: Christian Thomas “Jack” Fry is my great-great-great-grandfather. I descend through his son, John Henan Fry, who settled on Sulphur Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek. I also descend from two of Christian Fry’s sisters, Emily (Fry) Lucas and Druzilla (Fry) Abbott.

NOTE: The Browns Branch referenced in this history is now called Abbotts Branch.

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