From Alsace, Germany to Sulfur Springs School

This is an article that I was told was published in the Carthage Courier. The photocopied portion was sent to me by one Fry cousin & the transcription at the top I got from another Fry cousin.

I went through all of the issues of the Carthage Courier available on the Chronically America website & was not able to find this article. Obviously, more research is necessary.

For now, though, this is what I have.

There is some interesting information here. The more recent information about Henry Fry Jr.‘s arrival on Brush Creek, his purchase of the land that would become Bob Oakley’s farm, & the school he built there seems reliable, as does the name of his 2nd wife & their children.

The information of his ancestors’ arrival on the Ship Samuel, however, has proven to be untrue. The Freys that came over on the Ship Samuel did eventual migrate south & settle north of Henry Fry Jr.’s childhood home in North Carolina. At the time, Rowan County comprised much of the west end of the state, so records for both of the families could be found in the same county. This made it easy to convolute both Fry families into one.

More information, including yDNA tests, pertaining to these 2 seperate families can be found in the detailed article The Moravian Freys of Germanton and the Frys of Abbotts Creek.


From Alsace, Germany to Sulfur Springs School

In 1733 approximately two hundred men, women, and children of Alsace, Germany and surrounding territories chartered a British ship, “The Samuel” commanded by Hugh Percy. Their ship left from Rotterdam braving the rough Atlantic waters to seek the fertile land of America. Among these adventurers were a family by the name of Frye. These people landed in America August 17, 1733 and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They liked the country fine, but the intolerable conflicts with the Indians around 1765 caused them to migrate southward to the state of North Carolina.

The next authentic record in North Carolina begins with the fourth generation of descendants from the original Alsace, Germany Fryes. This date starts with the birth of Henry Frye, Jr. born in Rowan County (now Davie County) N.C, in 1782. Here he was reared and married a Miss Bunnblossom. Three sons were born to this union: David, Leonard, and Jacob.

Henry, Jr. lost his first wife in death. He later remarried in 1824 a fair-skinned, Scotch-Irish lass several years his junior. Miss Allie Briggs.

Soon after this marriage, the news of Tennessee must have fascinated Henry. Or he and his young bride could have been haunted by an illusive dream. They organized a wagon train sometime in 1825. There were three Frye families in this wagon train that bore their way across the mountains to Tennessee. One family settled in Robertson County, one in Giles, and Henry, Jr. in Smith County.

In mid-summer of 1825, Henry pulled his wagon on Dry Fork Creek and secured land where the log structure of the original house still stands. This place is presently owned by Mrs. Reeves. Henry Frye lived at this place for three or four years and then purchased what is now the Bob Oakley Farm. Here he was blessed with three more sons and four daughters; they were John, Benjamin*, Elizabeth, Ann, Salena, and Jane……

After relocating on the Bob Oakley farm, Henry Frye decided to build a school building for the community. This was a log structure which became Sulfur Springs School. The first school began around 1828, and was, no doubt, one of the first in Smith County. For several years this school was taught by Henry Smith. The school building was used by the community as a church house on each Sabbath.

Henry Frye was the founder of Sulfur Springs School, a school attended” by many of the Fryes. E. S. Frye taught his first term there in 1900. “Henry Frye died in 1867 and is buried on the Oakley farm near where the Sulfur Springs School was founded.
photo of schoolchildren from Carthage Gazette article

Colony Formation Dates

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1607

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America

1608 – 1609 – 1610 – 1611 – 1612 – 1613


March 17, 1614

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic

1615 – 1616 – 1617 – 1618 – 1619


November 1620

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America

1621


August 10, 1622

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America

1623 – 1624 – 1625 – 1626 – 1627 – 1628


19 March 1627/8

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America

October 30, 1629

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America

1631


June 20, 1632

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America

1633 – 1634 – 1635


March 3, 1636

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
New Netherland, Colony of the Dutch Republic
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America

1637 – 1638 – 1639 – 1640 – 1641 – 1642 – 1643 – 1644 – 1645 – 1646 – 1647 – 1648 – 1649 – 1650 – 1651 – 1652 – 1653 – 1654 – 1655 – 1656 – 1657 – 1658 – 1659 – 1660 – 1661 – 1662 – 1663


September 8, 1664

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Province of New Jersey, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America

1665 – 1666 – 1667 – 1668 – 1669 – 1670 – 1671 – 1672 – 1673


1674

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America
Province of East Jersey, English Colonial America
Province of West Jersey, English Colonial America

1675 – 1676 – 1677 – 1678


1679

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America
Province of East Jersey, English Colonial America
Province of West Jersey, English Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, English North America

1680


March 4, 1681

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Plymouth Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Maine, English Colonial America
Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America
Province of East Jersey, English Colonial America
Province of West Jersey, English Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, English North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, English Colonial America

1682 – 1683 – 1684 – 1685 – 1686 – 1687 – 1688 – 1689 – 1690 – 1691


May 14, 1692

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America
Province of East Jersey, English Colonial America
Province of West Jersey, English Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, English North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, English Colonial America
Province of Massachusetts Bay, English Colonial America

1693 – 1694 – 1695 – 1696 – 1697 – 1698 – 1699 – 1700 – 1701


April 17, 1702

Colony of Virginia, English Colonial America
Province of Carolina, English Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, English Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, English Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, English Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, English Colonial America
Colony of New York, English Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, English North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, English Colonial America
Province of Massachusetts Bay, English Colonial America
Colony of New Jersey, English Colonial America

1703 – 1704 – 1705 – 1706


May 1, 1707

Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
Province of Carolina, British Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, British Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, British Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, British Colonial America
Colony of New York, British Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, British North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
Province of Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America

1708 – 1709 – 1710 – 1711


1712

Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, British Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, British Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, British Colonial America
Colony of New York, British Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, British North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
Province of Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America
Colony of South Carolina, British Colonial America
Colony of North Carolina, British Colonial America

1713 – 1714 – 1715 – 1716 – 1717 – 1718 – 1719 – 1720 – 1721 – 1722 – 1723 – 1724 – 1725 – 1726 – 1727 – 1728 – 1729 – 1730 – 1731


April 21, 1732

Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
Colony of Maryland, British Colonial America
Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
Colony of Rhode Island, British Colonial America
Colony of Delaware, British Colonial America
Colony of New York, British Colonial America
Colony of New Hampshire, British North America
Colony of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
Province of Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America
Colony of South Carolina, British Colonial America
Colony of North Carolina, British Colonial America
Province of Georgia, British Colonial America

1733 – 1734 – 1735 – 1736 – 1737 – 1738 – 1739 – 1740 – 1741 – 1742 – 1743 – 1744 – 1745 – 1746 – 1747 – 1748 – 1749 – 1750 – 1751 – 1752 – 1753 – 1754 – 1755 – 1756 – 1757 – 1758 – 1759 – 1760 – 1761 – 1762 – 1763 – 1764 – 1765 – 1766 – 1767 – 1768 – 1769 – 1770 – 1771 – 1772 – 1773 – 1774 – 1775


July 4, 1776

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