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Johann Valentine FREY (1721-1798) m. Anna Maria BINCKELE (1722-1791)
s/o Johann Peter FREY (1689-1766) and Anna Barbara SCHMIDT (1696-1774)
d/o ______ BINCKELE ( ) and Anna Barbara LANDIS (1704-1748)
p/o Christina Frey (1759 -1832 )

He is buried in the Hope Moravian Church Cemetery in Stokes County NC. All of his 7 brothers had a first name Johann so they all went by their middle name. He is a recognized soldier in the Revolution serving as a Carpenter. Revolutionary Patriot Plaque placed at grave site by Phoebe Fry Hudson through Old North State Chapter, North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. All of his fathers sons had the first name of Johann so they all went by their middle names. John Valentine was the only one that participated in the Revolution. The others owed money to the English for their farms and did not want to risk forfeiture of their land, so even though privately they supported the war publicly they were neutral.

Valentine and Anna Maria Barbara moved their family from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in 1765. Their oldest daughter and son—Anna Barbara and Johan Michael—who were both married in Pennsylvania (1764 and 1765, respectively), also moved with their spouses to North Carolina at that time. The entire family became involved with various Moravian societies in North Carolina.

9 May 1721 Johann Valentine FREY born in 
Wingen, Alsace [now Bas-Rhin], France; first son and third child of Johann Peter Frey and Anna Barbara Schmidt (See Johann Peter Frey Family) [his grandfather--Johann Jacob Frey--was born in Switzerland and later moved to Alsace] [Mennonite Records for Muddy Creek, Lancaster, PA lists Valentine with parents and siblings (doc)]

1 Jun 1722 Anna Maria BINCKELE born at Solbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; [Anna Barbara Binckele was originally thought to be the daughter of Peter Binkele. (See Peter Binkele Family.) Further research has shown that this is unlikely. Anna Barbara is more likely to be the daughter of one of Peter Binkele's brothers and thus still the grand daughter of Christian Binkele. Research is continuing on the ancestry of Anna Barbara Binckele.]

1733 Frey family immigrated to Philadelphia (Valentine was 12 yrs old) (doc) on ship Samuel [BOYER, CARL, 3RD, editor
Ship Passenger Lists, Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825). Newhall, Calif.: the editor, 1980. 289p. 4th pr. 1986. Reprint. Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1992. P.201] [BURGERT, ANNETTE K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992. 690p. p.174] [EGLE, WILLIAM HENRY, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967. P.80] [STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p. p.108]

1738 Anna Maria BINCKELE married Matthias MEYER (1720-1742) in Germantown, Adams, PA; they had two children: Anna Catharina MEYER (1739-1808) and Elizabeth MEYER (1741-1814); he died in Oct 1741.

1741 Bethlehem became the center of the Moravian church in North America; The earliest Moravian settlements were made in Georgia (1735), Pennsylvania (1740) and North Carolina (1753).

28 Apr 1742 Johann Valentine FREY and Anna Maria BINCKELE married in Germantown, Lancaster, PA; Valentine and Anna Maria Barbara had twelve children born in Pennsylvania. [Mennonite Records for Muddy Creek, Lancaster, PA lists Valentine with Anna Barbara Binckele Meyer, Henrich Frey, Johannes Frey, Anna Barbara Frey, Hans Michel Frey, Johann Peter Frey, Valentin Frey, and Anna Maria Frey (doc) Der Reggeboge, Vol. 10, No. 3-4, p.8] [Dutch Reformed Church Rev John Casper Stoever Records; marriage location Conewago, Adams, PA (doc)] [Marriage 29 Apr 1743 Cocolico Lancaster, PA, Muddy Creek Lutheran (2doc)]

6 Mar 1743 dau Anna Barbara Frey born at Muddy Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania; m. 23 Apr 1764 Frederick Boeckel; died 18 Nov 1816 at Rowan, NC
8 Jan 1745 son Johan Michael FREY born at Muddy Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania; m. Apr 1765 Martha Dorthea Schmidtz at North Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania

29 Sep 1746 Johan Peter FREY born at Union, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; m. (1) Marellisey Cottner; (2) Eleanor KERN; died Mar 1815 at Davidson, North Carolina [Descendants of Johann Peter Frey Generation No. 11.JOHANN PETER8 FREY(JOHANN VALENTIN7, JOHANN PETER6, JOHANN JACOB5, GREGORIUS4, HANSHEINRICH3, JORG2, MARTI1) was born September 29, 1746 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died WFT Est 1774-1837.He married ELEANOR KERN WFT Est1762-1794.       Child of Johann Frey and Eleanor Kernis: 2.       i. JOHN9 FRY, b. Abt 1770, NC; d. WFT Est1824-1862.Generation No. 22.JOHN9 FRY (JOHANN PETER8 FREY, JOHANNVALENTIN7, JOHANN PETER6, JOHANN JACOB5, GREGORIUS4, HANS HEINRICH3, JORG2, MARTI1) was born Abt 1770 in NC, and died WFT Est 1824-1862.Hemarried MARY SEEK 1804 in Wythe Co., VA, daughter of Adam Seek. Notes From William Yates: It is possible that the father of John Fry could be Peter Fry, whose wife was Eleanor Kern. Peter lived in Wythe County at the time John married. However, no record has been found naming the children of Peter Fry (Johann Peter Frey). John may have named his daughter Eleanor after his mother. The ancestry of Peter Fry has been traced for many generations. It is a family tradition among the descendants of William Fry (b. 1810) and Harvey Fry (b.1823) that the Frys are of German descent. In 1973 Mrs. Doyle A. Cox (great granddaughter of George Fry and Elizabeth Bogart) wrote that" from my uncles I find their father told them his people were from Germany". From 1799 to 1804 John and Peter Fry (from Rowan Co., N.C.) were on tax lists of Wythe Co. Since John Fry married in 1804, either John or Peter could be his father. One Peter Fry md. Susannah Seek (sister of Mary), 8 Aug 1797 in Wythe Co., recorded by John Stranger, minister to the German congregations. Another possibility is a Philip Fry, who was in Montgomery Co., Va. in 1790, then in Wythe County when the new county was formed. He lived on Reed Creek where Adam Seek also lived. In 1798 he either moved away, died, or turned 50 years of age. There was no indication of sons in age bracket of 16-20 during the years he paid taxes. The family of John Fry and Mary Seek has been reconstructed from various evidence. Mary Fry was a member of Pond Creek Baptist Church from August 1842. Harvey and Alpha Fry were received as members in 1846 and 1847. [Ansearchin' News, 11:69]. Mrs. Rex C. Bennett, of Springfield, Mo., has provided several helpful items. In 1880 Nancy Reed, age 40, (dau. of William Fry) was living in the home of Hazel Fry of Texas Co., Mo. - was listed as a "niece".In1880 George Fry was living in the home of James T. and Mary A. Taylor of Roane Co., Tenn. – was listed as "uncle". Mrs. Bennett provided a photocopied letter written by Samuel Fry (son of Hazel Fry) at Gravel Point, Mo., 22 Mar 1883: "Uncle Harve and Ellen (his daughter) was out here last winter. . .I sent Henry and his wife some apples by Uncle Harve the connection down in Douglas Co are all well, I presume Emma Reed gets letters from Ellen. . ."Edith Clara (Fry) True stated that her grandmother Fry's maiden name was "Sick" or "Zech" Actually it washer great grandmother whose name was Seek.       Child of John Fry and Mary Seek is:       i.       HARVEY10 FRY, b. 1823, McMinn Co., TN; d. May 23, 1885, Douglas Co., MO; m. ALPHA L. RUTHERFORD, June 03, 1847,McMinn Co., TN.]

8 Mar 1748 son Johann Valentine FREY, Jr. born at Muddy Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania; m (1) unknown m (2 ) Maria Catherine Petri, 1784; died 14 Apr 1814 at Stokes, North Carolina
9 Oct 1749 dau Anna Maria Margaret FREY born at Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; m. Peter Friser/Fezer/FREIZER; died 13 Dec 1784 at Bethania, Forsyth, North Carolina
1750 son George FREY born at PA; died 17 Sep 1808 at Berks, Pennsylvania

14 Jan 1751 son 'Henry' Johann Heinrich FREY born at Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; m. (1) Sarah/Julia Klein; (2) Elizabeth MOSER; died 10 Feb 1815 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina

25 Dec 1753 son 'John' Johannes FREY born at Heidelsburg, Adams, Pennsylvania; m. Chistina Marie WALLER/Miller; died 21 Sep 1835 at Wayne, Kentucky

18 Sep 1755 dau Maria Margaretha FREY at Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; m. 
Rudolph Neat, Jr.; died 13 Sep 1784 at Adair, KY

27 Aug 1757 dau Anna Rosina FREY born at Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; m (1) 'Adam' John Adam Petrea; (2) Adam Boyer; died 10 Sep 1793 at Stokes, North Carolina

22 Nov 1759 dau Christina FREY born at Heidelberg, York, Pennsylvania; m. John W. Wolfersberger (aka John W. Sparger) 1777 at Surry, North Carolina; died 1832 at Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina

23 Aug 1762 son FREY stillborn

19 Jan 1764 son Tobias FREY born; died 15 Dec 1776

1765 Valentine and Anna Maria Barbara moved their family from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in 1765. Their oldest daughter and son--Anna Barbara and Johan Michael--who were both married in Pennsylvania (1764 and 1765, respectively), also moved with their spouses to North Carolina at that time. The entire family became involved with various Moravian societies in North Carolina.

22 Aug 1775 Valentine's participation against the Tories in the expedition beginning August 22, 1775 and ending in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776 is recorded in the Public Accounts of the State of North Carolina. Though he was past the age of serving in the military, he is on record as a Revolutionary Patriot. He supplied food and horses at the Battle of Moores Creek and was assigned the duty of turning over ammunition from the citizens to the colonial forces. It was about this time the spelling of Frey became Fry in NC. Johan Valentine is buried near Winston-Salem, NC.
26 Mar 1776 The Friedberg Diary entry mentions that "A scouting party took rifles and flint-locks from those of our Brethren who lived in Rowan County." And on March 27 "The same was done with the Brethren living in Surry County, and John Hartmann and Isaac Pfaff were obliged to take the guns to Valentine Frey's" (
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. 3, p. 1112).
6 Aug 1779 According to a Salem Diary entry, "Valentine Frey brought his negro here, and he and Jacob were examined concerning the charges made by the latter. The former denied everything that Jacob had said about him, though Herbst's negro, Sambo, declared there had been secret trading between the two. We will take the first opportunity to sell Jacob, and as far away as possible, for there is danger that he will do something worse out of spite. [Jacob had previously been charged with theft and poisoning a prize horse. Jacob claimed he had sent the stolen goods to Valentine Frey's negro. Jacob was whipped at least twice for his wrong-doings.] (
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. 3, p. 1311).
4 Nov 1784 Valentine FREY listed with land grant for Rowan, NC Certificate 1589-1899 (doc) 200 ac Grant #984 issued 4 Nov 1784, entered 5 Nov 1778, Book 55, p. 111 “lying on the waters of Muddy Creek.”

1786 Valentine FREY listed on NC Early Census Index, p2 for Winstons District, Surry Co, NC

1790 Federal Census list Valentine FREY in Rowan, NC with 1 male over 16; 3 slaves (doc); 2
nd census for Stokes, NC lists Valentine with 7 males under 16; 2 males over 16; 2 females (doc)

6 Jan 1791 Anna Maria BINCKELE died in Salem, Granville, North Carolina; she was buried 9 January 1791 in Salem, Forsyth county North Carolina.
Memoir of Anna Barbara Frey (From the Moravian Archives, the first burial register of Home Moravian Church.) Anna Barbara Frey died January 6, 1791 in the evening in the sixth hour, and was buried on the 8th of that month in our God's Acre. She was born June 1, 1722, (Whit Sunday) in Alsace, Germany [now Bas-Rhin, France] and came with her parents to America. In her 17th year she married her first husband, Matthias Meyer, with whom she lived in German town, Pa., and they had two daughters. In the third year of her marriage, she was left a widow. After sometime, she married the present widower Valentine Frey. They were both awakened through the preaching of the Brethren and were members of the County Congregation of Heidelberg, Pa. and partook for the first time of the Holy Communion in 1756. In 1765 they moved to North Carolina and lived on the Yadkin River. They belonged to the County Congregation of Friedberg, N.C. When she became very feeble they transferred their membership to Salem, N.C. in order to be better served by the doctor. At first, she improved, but on the above-mentioned day, she fell softly asleep from a stroke. From her last marriage, she was blessed with 13 children. She lived to see about 100 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Her age was 68 years and 7 months. Records of the Morovians in North Carolina, Vol. 1 p. 494 has Valentine Frey married to Elizabeth Binkel, widow of Meyer under a listing for the Members of South Fork, or Friedbery Society in 1771. Entry on Page 2321 of Vol. 5 of the Records of the Moravians of North Carolina under "Salem Diary, 1791" states "Jan. 6.The married Sr. Anna Maria Frey passed out of time today. She was here in the care of our doctor."

DIARY OF THE SALEM CONGREGATION FOR THE YEAR 1791 The married sister Anna Maria Barbara Frey nee Binkel, was born June1, 1722, in Alsace. In her 14th year she moved with her parents, who were of the Reformed religion and from whom she had the benefit of a god-fearing up-bringing, to America and arrived in Pennsylvania. Here she was in service for several years with outsiders. In her 17th year, she was married to her first husband, Matthias Meyer and lived in Germantown near Philadelphia. This union was blessed with two daughters, who are still living, one of whom is married to Christian Zimmermann in Friedberg and the other to Daniel Heuser in Hope, in Jersey. Already in the third year of the marriage she became a widow and after some time she married the new surviving widower Valentine Frey. Soon thereafter they became acquainted with the Brethren [the Moravian Church] and attended the services faithfully; our sister was soon radically awakened through the witness of free grace in Jesus' merits, sought and found rest and comfort in the Savior for her burdened heart. Soon thereafter when a country congregation was organized in Heidelberg, she and her husband joined it and were received in the Congregation in the year 1756 and also attained to the Holy Communion that same year. In July 1765 she moved to North Carolina with her husband and lived on the Yadkin, not far from Hope. In the first years they were associated with the Congregation in Bethabara, but when the country congregation was organized in Friedberg in 1771, they became members of that. However, as our blessed sister was sickly and weak in the later years, she attended the Congregation in Hope, which was nearer to their dwelling. Her illness became gradually worse and she had to suffer much. As the medications, which were used were beginning to bring relief and help, she allowed herself to be persuaded to live in Salem for a time in order to get the greatest benefit from the treatments and nursing of the village, and 14 days ago she was brought here. And there really were hopeful signs for improvement, but then there were incidents of attacks of a choking returned and on the 7th she had another attack of the same, because of which she died at the 5th hour in the afternoon and went peacefully to sleep. In spite of all deficiencies and faults, we can still give this testimony of our departed sister: her heart clung to the Savior and her converse was with Him. For some hours she has had to experience many a difficulty and affliction in her family; and her illness caused her much pain, during which impatience was manifested. But more often one heard her praying to the Savior that He would help her through and would take her to Himself, and to that she clung to the end and gave witness that Christ's blood and righteousness was the only ground of her salvation. Her last marriage was blessed with 13 children, of whom 10 are still living. She lived to see about 100 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Her age was 68 years and 7 months.

13 Sep 1798 Johann Valentine FREY died at Hope, Forsyth county North Carolina. He was buried in the Hope Moravian Cemetery in Forsyth county. His will, dated 25 August 1797 (and abstracted in S
tokes County, North Carolina Wills), names Anna Barbara, wife of Fredrick Binkley; Anna Maria, wife of Peter Fiser; Margaretha, wife of Rudy Nect; Rosina, wife of Adam Petree, deceased; and Christina, wife of John Wolfersberger. [In this abstract, Boeckel is misspelled as Binkley or did Anna Barbara remarry? based on the spelling used for the other sons-in-law, this is probably a misspelling. Memoir of Johan Valentine Frey The widowed Brethren, Valentine Frey, who fell blessedly asleep in Hope, North Carolina on September 13, 1798, was born on May 9, 1721 in Wingen, Palatinate [now Wingen, Bas-Rhin, France] and was brought up in the Lutheran faith. His childhood passed according to his own confessions without much thought about himself or the salvation of his soul. In his thirteenth year, his parents and their children moved to America, settling first on the Barrawage in the state of Pennsylvania. About this time, the Spirit of God began to work mightily in his heart, but he did not understand what was happening, yet never the less he lived an honorable Christian life, attending preaching frequently and once took communion in the Lutheran Church. Somewhat later, he moved with his parents to Muddy Creek, Pa. [actually Moden Creek, Lancaster Co., PA, now East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA] where he first learned to know the Brethren who were beginning a Society there of preaching and of the other services, brought good to his disturbed heart so he decided to unite himself with their Society. About this time, he married the widow, Barbara Meyer, maiden name Binckele, with whom he had 13 children, from whom he has lived to see 102 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. His wife died peacefully in the year 1791. At the place of their residence, the organization of a congregation of the Brethren failed to materialize, so in the course of time they moved to Heidelberg, Pa., and as he had already been received into the Unity, he partook for the first time of the Holy communion with the Heidelberg congregation. In June 1765, his parents and brothers moved to North Carolina and he came with them, attending the Holy Communion at Bethabara, until the congregation of Friedberg was organized, when he became one of the first members. In the course of some years, he moved to the neighborhood of Hope, N.C. During this period he turned into various by-paths which interrupted his fellowship with us. Although under these circumstances he was often reminded of what he had formerly felt in his heart, and although he often attended our meeting he did not experience the desired change of heart, until finally the Savior brought him to knowledge of himself, melted his heart, and led him to realize that he was a poor sinner. He at once related his experience, testifying that he had received Grace and forgiveness of his sins, through the Savior and now earnestly wishes again to partake of the Holy Communion with the congregation, which request was granted. When in later days, he spoke of this time, he wept bitter tears, saying: "Oh how faithfully the Savior had dealt with me, and how He has gone with me all the way." In the course of time, he returned to Friedberg, but in 1794 went back to Hope to the home of one of his daughters, who cared for him faithfully to the end, of which he spoke with gratitude. We can bear witness of him, that he, especially in the later days of his life, stood in close communion with the Savior. He was not easily prevented from attending the Sunday services, although on account of his age it was often hard for him to come. Sometimes he bemoaned his outward circumstances and regretted that there was no one near him who felt as he did, but usually ended by saying: "Why should I complain? I have something that once I did not have. My Savior is my best friend; to Him I tell all my circumstances and, oh!, that refreshes and comforts me indescribably." The salvation of his children lay close to his heart, and he affirmed that he prayed constantly for them to the Savior. He often spoke with much regret of the fact that his children did not belong to the Brethren's Church which he liked so much. "Some," he said, "are too far away and others, who lived nearby have neglected it." The Holy Communion was his firm, true sustenance and a strengthening for his soul. Each time, his preceding declaration concerning his need of Grace, which the Savior showed to his heart, was edifying. On one occasion as he lay on his death bed, he said, "Oh, the Holy Communion is a great thing--he who has once partaken of it with the Brethren has something which he can never lose, even if he wanders from the path, and it brings him back. I have myself experienced that." On the 2nd of this month, (September) he was here in the meeting house for the funeral of a single woman, Sarah Taylor, but he was already so weak that he could not go to the graveyard and remarked to several Brethren, "I will be next". On reaching home he was obliged to go to bed. Each visit found him in a blessed condition of faith. "The Savior is near me," he said, "I do not know whether this is the end, or not, but if it is, His Will I am ready and glad", and he testified that nothing hindered him for appearing joyfully before the Savior. When verses were sung for him, he said several times that they expressed the feelings of his heart and joined in the singing of them. Having brought all his material affairs into order he waited in quiet confidence for his last hour, which came in the evening of the 13th of this month (September) and he softly and blessedly fell asleep--his age being 77 years, 4 months and 4 days. The Will of Valentine Frey [Abstract: 1798 FRY, VALENTINE, Michael, Valentine, Henry. John and Peter.] (doc) The will of Valentine Frey was made August 25, 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina and probated in 1798, in Stokes County, North Carolina, in which he gives the names of his five sons and five daughters. (Will Book 1, Page 113, Stokes County, NC). In the Name of God, Amen! I Valentine Fry of the County of Rowan in the state of North Carolina being in perfect health and sound mind and memory thanks be given unto Almighty God calling unto mind the mortality of Men and knowing it to be appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to say viz. Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to my Creator & my body to be buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, and as touching such Worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and bequeth the same in Manner & form following: 1) Whereas I have hertofore in my lifetime sold all my lands & Tenements as well as my stock of Negroes and have given Sufficient land or other property to my five Sons named Michael, Valentine, Henry John & Peter, I therefore will that after my death all the remaining part of my personal estate shall be sold at public sale & the Money arising out of said sale shall be divided viz.: my five daughters named Anna Barbara wife of Fredric Beckle, Anna Maria wife of Peter Fiser, Margaretha wife of Rudy Neet, Rosina wife of Adam Petree dec'd, Christina wife of John Wolfersbarger shall each of them have Twenty five Dollars of the Auction Sales as their own sole property for ever. 2) And I do --- ---- the then remaining parts of said Money Arisen from the public sale as aforesaid shall afterwards be divided amongst my aforementioned ten Children share & share alike each of them one equal share as their own sole property for ever. ---- this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety seven. [Valentine Fry's Mark] Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the Testator as his last Will & Testament in presence of us - John Rights Joseph Fry George Fry An Inventory of the Estate of Valentine Fry, Dec. 9 -- 5 Bottles of Sugar Box 7 Vials 1 Coffee Burner 1 Spice Mill 1 hard Bellows 1 Saddle & bridle 2 Hats 2 pr Leggins & 1 pr Stockings 1 Large Bible 1 pr Shoes & Buckles 4 Books 1 Feather Cover 2 Beds 2 Coverlids & Bolster 1 Shovel & Tongs 1 Big Coat 5 Coats & 5 Breeches & Jackets 2 pr Stockings 1 pr Leggins 6 pr overalls 12 Shirts 1 Razer & Case 1 Hone 2 Sheets 2 Table Cloths 1 Comb & Specks 1 Armd Chair 1 Table 1 Kettle & Bason 1 Bedstead 1 Chear 1 Cupboard The above articles were sold at public Vendue & amounts to thirty nine Pounds twelve Shillings & two pence for which Ten Months Credit was given. [Michl Fry's Mark] Frederic Pickle There were found in the possession of the said Valentine Fry the following notes or bonds which are not yet due Viz. C Bonds against Stephen Codler Were also found the following bonds or notes which are now due. Viz. 3 bonds Stephen Codler of £31. 5 / paper money each amounting in all to £93.15 1 Note against John Fry of 10.12.06 1 Note against John Fry of 15.00.00 1 Note against John Fry of 17.10.00 1 Note against John Fry of 41.10.00 1 Note against John Fry of 20.00.00 1 Note against John Fry of 44.00.00 1 Note against John Fry of 11.00.00 1 Note against Christian Conrad of 15 _______________________________ £457.17.06 1 Note against David Ingram of £6.12 1 Note against Andrew Black 22.00.00 1 Note against Peter Cup 2.04.08 1 Note against Peter Fizer 20.00.00 1 Note against Peter Fizer 16.13.08 1 Note against Rosina Petree 60.00.00 1 Note against Peter Pfaff 5.00.00 1 Note against Thomas Cooper 6.05.00 1 Note against Rudolph Neets 18.00.00 1 Note against Rudolph Neets 55.00.00 1 Note against John Brindle 16.00.00 1 Note against Frederic Beckle 10.00.00 1 Note against Frederic Beckle 80.00.00 1 Note against Frederic Beckle 18.04.00 1 Note against Michael Fry 18.00.00 1 Note against Michael Fry 80.00.00 1 Note against Henry Fry 75.00.00 1 Note against Henry Fry 7.00.00 1 Note against Peter Fry 24.00.00 1 Note against Peter Fry 32.00.00 1 Note against Peter Fry 20.00.00 1 Note against Christopher Lash 50.00.00 1 Note against Fetty Pickle 6.00.00 1 Note against Fetty Pickle 6.02.09 1 Note aginst William Gordon 7.19.09 1 Note against John Wolfersbarger 29.09.00 1 Note against Joseph Lenbeck 1.15.01 _______________________________________ £661.16.05 1 Note against Tobias Pickle of £10.19.00 1 Note against Henry Miller 5.15.06 1 Note against John Miller 2.13.00 1 Note against Phillip Crane & Jonas Leatherman 1.08.00 1 Note against Stephen Codler 3.16.00 1 Note against Michael Miller 1.05.00 1 Note against Zack Jarvis 16.00 1 Note against John Ecles 12.00.00 1 Note against Hardy Jones 180.06.00 1 Note against Mark Bowles 6.15.00 2 Notes against Laed Pack 12..15/each 25.10.00 __________________________________________ £253.12.06 There were also found Charges on book the following persons with the sum annexed to their name Viz: Rudolph Neel £29.17.04 Arthur Smith 1.18.08 Richd Hollis 8.00.00 Adam Petree 2.00.00 Andrew Black 1.07.00 Duncan Campbell 10.00 Peter Stresa 06.00 David Ingram 15.00 David Ingram 19.00 Adam Boyer 38.06.00 Abraham Tansay 16.00 William Jackson 17.00 Henry Hauser 2.10.00 ______________________ £87.05.04 John Wolfersbarger £00.16.00 Henry Fry 12.00.00 Peter Fry 8.00.00 Jacob Bon 16.00 Andrew George 2.04.00 Yeckly Griffin 16.00 _________________________ £24.12.00 Which notes & Books accounts we do not consider ourselves liable for further than we can Collect. [Michl Fry's Mark] [Frederic Pickle's Mark] Stokes County March term 1799 An Inventory of the Estate of Valentine Fry Senr Decd of which the following is a true copy was returned by the Executors & ordered to be recorded which is already done by - Thos K. Armstrong for Rob Williams CC

Sources:
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, E. by Fries, 1968, North Carolina Historical Commission (See The Moravian Church)
Beman/King Genealogy by Virgil Hoftiezer; May 1997.
Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Peter Frey, by James Jurney; privately printed, Bellevue WA 1991
SAR #74574, 70720, 72754
DAR A043110
FRY, JOHANN VALENTINE SR
Revolutionary Patriot Plaque placed at gravesite by Phoebe Fry Hudson through Old North State Chapter, DAR.

DAR Ancestor #:A043110
Notice: DATA IN THE CORRECTION FILE
Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: 5-9-1721 WINGEN ALSACE FRANCE
Death: 9-13-1798 HOPE STOKES CO NORTH CAROLINA
Service Source: LINN, ABSTRACTS OF MIN OF COURT OF PLEAS & QTRSESSIONS, ROWAN CO NC, VOL 3, P 38; NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS, #530,ROLL #S.115.88
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) RENDERED MATERIAL AID

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)PATRIOT'S 2ND SPOUSE IS NOT THE DAU OF PETER BINKLEY, A010272. SEE
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RESIDENCE1) City:FRIEDBERG - County:SURRY CO - State: NORTH CAROLINA
SPOUSE1) X X
2) ANNA MARIA BARBARA BINKEL MEYER

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The widowed Brethren, Valentine Frey, who fell blessedly asleep in Hope, North Carolina on September 13, 1798, was born on May 9, 1721 in Wingen, Palatinate [now Wingen,
Bas-Rhin, France] and was brought up in the Lutheran faith. His childhood passed according to his own confessions without much thought about himself or the salvation of his soul. In his thirteenth year, his parents and their children moved to America, settling first on the Barrawage in the state of Pennsylvania. About this time, the Spirit of God began to work mightily in his heart, but he did not understand what was happening, yet never the less he lived an honorable Christian life, attending preaching frequently and once took communion in the Lutheran Church. Somewhat later, he moved with his parents to Muddy Creek, Pa. [actually Moden Creek, Lancaster Co., PA, now East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA] where he first learned to know the Brethren who were beginning a Society there of preaching and of the other services, brought good to his disturbed heart so he decided to unite himself with their Society. About this time, he married the widow, Barbara Meyer, maiden name Binckele, with whom he had 13 children, from whom he has lived to see 102 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. His wife died peacefully in the year 1791. At the place of their residence, the organization of a congregation of the Brethren failed to materialize, so in the course of time they moved to Heidelberg, Pa., and as he had already been received into the Unity, he partook for the first time of the Holy communion with the Heidelberg congregation. In June 1765, his parents and brothers moved to North Carolina and he came with them, attending the Holy Communion at Bethabara, until the congregation of Friedberg was organized, when he became one of the first members. In the course of some years, he moved to the neighborhood of Hope, N.C. During this period he turned into various by-paths which interrupted his fellowship with us. Although under these circumstances he was often reminded of what he had formerly felt in his heart, and although he often attended our meeting he did not experience the desired change of heart, until finally the Savior brought him to knowledge of himself, melted his heart, and led him to realize that he was a poor sinner. He at once related his experience, testifying that he had received Grace and forgiveness of his sins, through the Savior and now earnestly wishes again to partake of the Holy Communion with the congregation, which request was granted.

When in later days, he spoke of this time, he wept bitter tears, saying: "Oh how faithfully the
Savior had dealt with me, and how He has gone with me all the way." In the course of time, he returned to Friedberg, but in 1794 went back to Hope to the home of one of his daughters, who cared for him faithfully to the end, of which he spoke with gratitude. We can bear witness of him, that he, especially in the later days of his life, stood in close communion with the Savior.
He was not easily prevented from attending the Sunday services, although on account of his age it was often hard for him to come. Sometimes he bemoaned his outward circumstances and regretted that there was no one near him who felt as he did, but usually ended by saying:
"Why should I complain? I have something that once I did not have. My Savior is my best friend; to Him I tell all my circumstances and, oh!, that refreshes and comforts me indescribably."

The salvation of his children lay close to his heart, and he affirmed that he prayed constantly for them to the Savior. He often spoke with much regret of the fact that his children did not belong to the Brethren's Church which he liked so much. "Some", he said, "are too far away and others, who lived nearby have neglected it." The Holy Communion was his firm, true sustenance and a strengthening for his soul. Each time, his preceding declaration concerning his need of Grace, which the Savior showed to his heart, was edifying. On one occasion as he lay on his death bed, he said, "Oh, the Holy Communion is a great thing—he who has once partaken of it with the Brethren has something which he can never lose, even if he wanders from the path, and it brings him back. I have myself experienced that."

On the 2nd of this month, (September) he was here in the meeting house for the funeral of a single woman, Sarah Taylor, but he was already so weak that he could not go to the graveyard and remarked to several Brethren, "I will be next". On reaching home he was obliged to go to bed. Each visit found him in a blessed condition of faith. "The Savior is near me," he said, "I do not know whether this is the end, or not, but if it is, His Will I am ready and glad", and he testified that nothing hindered him for appearing joyfully before the Savior. When verses were sung for him, he said several times that they expressed the feelings of his heart and joined in the singing of them. Having brought all his material affairs into order he waited in quiet confidence for his last hour, which came in the evening of the 13th of this month (September) and he softly and blessedly fell asleep—his age being 77 years, 4 months and 4 days.

Johann Valentine Frey (Velenitin in 1742 marriage record) [born at 3o’clock in the afternoon on May 9th, 1721, in Wingen, in the Palatinate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatinate_(region) (later Bas-Rhin, France); passed during the evening of September 13th, 1798, in Hope, Rowan (later Forsyth) County, North Carolina (see Moravian Funeral Memoir), and buried at (Old) Hravian Memoir); arrived in the New World via Philadelphia on August 17th, 1733, onboard the Samuel, captained by Hugh Percy, en route from Rotterdam and Deal, along with his family and Uncle Andreas, as well as a Christopher Frey (see A Collection of Upwards of 30,000 names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania, available online via Ancestry, at pagesofeel a spiritual awakening (see Moravian Memoir); moved with his parents to Muddy (Moden) Creek (later East Cocalico Township),Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he presumably met Wife and joined the Moravian Church, however, as no organized Moravian church materialized in their area, he moved his family to Heidelberg, Pennsylvania, where he first took communion, along with wife, with the congregation there (see Moravian Memoir); given a warrant for 50 acres of land in Pennsylvania on September 26th, 1750, and acquired another50 acres on June 3rd, 1755 (see Pennsylvania Archives Third Series, Volume 24, pages 409-410, cited athttp://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/s/Joy-C-Huston/GENE1-0001.html; moved to North Carolina in June of 1765, when he lived on the Yadkin River, first attending Bethabara Church, then joined the Friedberg congregation after petitioning for a minister sometime after March of 1769 (see Forsyth A County On the March at page 125,published onlinehttp://www.archive.org/stream/forsythcountyonm00frie/forsythcountyonm00frie_djvu.txt), when Brother Utley attended to their region (see Moravian Memoir); purchased 700 acres off Townfork Creek on the Dan River from Jacob Lash on September 1st, 1765, but was apparently inattentive enough to where Moravian Records note sending an agent to Townfork to divide the land into lots for his Sons; reportedly lived on the Yadkin River; joined the South Fork Society of Moravians on January 26th, 1770; did not carry arms during the Revolutionary lugging 525 pounds of beef (see Vicki Slate Owens, Notes accompanying online family tree, citing Moravian Records and Receipt on file with the North Carolina State Archives), contributing enough for President George Washington to authorize his sons and daughters to be admitted into the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, in a document executed on February 27, 1776 (though the reported date of the document is obviously questionable); housed the weapons of his community early in the Revolutionary War [a] scouting party took rifles and flint-locks from those of our Brethren who lived in Rowan County... [t]he same was done with the Brethren living in Surry County, and John Hartmann and Isaac Pfaff were obliged to take the guns to Valentine Frey's") (see Friedberg Diary entry for March 26th, 1776, cited in the Records of the Moravians in North Carolina at Volume 3, page 1112); reportedly participated against the Tories in an expedition beginning on August 22nd, 1775, and ending in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge on February 27th, 1776, all reportedly recorded in the Public Accounts of the State of North Carolina (see The Johann Valentine Frey Family, published online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mitchvv/narratives/valentinef.html); enumerated in Captain Eakle’s District in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1778 (see Rowan County 1778 Tax List); presented his slave in Salem for him to refute the testimony of another slave named Jacob, who had previously been charged with theft and poisoning a prize horse, and though another slave belonging to a Herbst, Sambo, declared there had been secret trading, it was determined that Jacob should be twice-whipped and sold as far away as possible to prevent an act of spite, all according to a Salem Diary entry of August 6, 1779 (see Records of the Moravians in North Carolina at Volume 3, page 1311); perhaps the Valentin Fry enumerated in Surry County, North Carolina, in 1786; enumerated in Rowan County during the census of 1790, when he lived with 3 slaves; reportedly moved to Hope, North Carolina, where he fell reportedly out of Moravian practice, perhaps marking his reported moment as a Methodist before returning to the Moravian Church in Friedburg for a time before returning to Hope to reside with one of his Daughters in 1794 (see Moravian Funeral Memoir); reportedly fathered 12 children (See Moravian Funeral Memoirs); attended the funeral of Sarah Taylor in Friedberg on September 2nd, 1798, but upon his inabinded by family, friends, and song which eased his passing some days later (see Moravian Memoir); Last Will & Testament dated August 25th, 1797, witnessed by John Rights, Joseph Fry (Frey), and George Fry (Frey)mentioned Sons, Michael, Valentine, Henry, John, and Peter as heirs, as well as five daughters and their husbands (see Abstracts of Old North Carolina Wills 1760-1780 at page 288); siblings: Maria Margretha (born on November 20th, 1716, in Wingen, married Johann Michael Kapp (Kopf) in East Cocolico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on January 20th, 1766, passed in December of 1785, in Dauphin, formerly Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania, and buried at the Hebron Moravian Cemetery in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, arrived in the New World with family in 1733, first communicant, along with Husband and others, of the Hebron Moravian Church in Lebanon, where her family was on a roll dated July 9th, 1758, widowed in May of 1764, limestone home, cabin, and barn still stand in Schaffersville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), Anna Eva (born on December 30th, 1718, in Wingen, then baptized on January 1st, 1719, in Wingen, married George Hege (Hagi, Haga) at Muddy Creek Church in Lancaster County on January 20th, 1736, passed on September 13th, 1798, in Rowan (later Davidson) County),Anna Barbara (born on September 27th, 1723, married Michael Lauer(Lower) in Muddy Creek on June 9th, 1741, passed on July 9th 1769, and buried at North Heidelberg Moravian Church Cemetery in Berks County, Pennsylvania, moved to North Heidelberg by 1748 when she became a member of the local Moravian Church), Anna Maria (born in September of1726, in Wingen, then baptized in Wingen on April 9th, 1727, married Philip Jacob Reuter at Muddy Creek Church in Lancaster County on February 27th, 1743, passed on September 7th, 1769, in Berks County, Pennsylvania), Johann Peter (born on November 15th, 1729, married Catherina Walk on May 23rd, 1756, in Friedberg, Rowan County, North Carolina, passed on March 30th, 1810, in North Carolina, and buried at Friedberg Moravian Church Cemetery in what would become Davidson County, noted by a Rowan County Court, along with Brothers, George and Christian, as having not sworn an Oath of Allegiance to the United States in 1778, probably indicating his pacifism rather than loyalty to the English crown, lived in Rowan County in 1790), Johann Christian(born on December 22nd, 1731, then baptized on December 26th, 1731,married Sarah Schneider in Heidelberg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on April 10th, 1754, passed on January 26th, 1800, in North Carolina, and buried at Friedberg Moravian Church Cemetery, noted by a Rowan County Court, along with Brothers, George and Peter, as having not sworn an Oath of Allegiance to the United States in 1778, probably indicating his pacifism rather than loyalty to the English crown, lived in Rowan County in 1790), Maria Juliana (born on February 17th,1735, on Muddy Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, married Johann Balthazar Hege in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on October 4th, 1757, passed on January 12th, 1814, in Bethania, Stokes County, North Carolina, and buried at God’s Acre in Forsyth County, moved to and arrived in Bethabara, North Carolina, on November 17th,1757), Maria Franzina (speculative to some given she does not appear in records where her siblings are reported, born on December 17th,1737, in Muddy Creek, married Adam Hartmann in Pennsylvania in 1755, lived in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1759, 1780, and 1790,widowed in Rowan County in 1798, passed on December 28th, 1806, in North Carolina), Johann George (born on November 28th, 1740, then baptized in January of 1741, at Muddy Creek, married Anna Catherina Lerch (Loesch) at Muddy Creek on April 9th, 1764, passed on January 5th, 1822, and buried at Friedburg Moravian Church Cemetery in Davidson County, North Carolina, noted by a Rowan County Court, along with Brothers, Peter and Christian, as having not sworn an Oath of Allegiance to the United States in 1778, probably indicating his pacifism rather than loyalty to the English crown)]