Person:Daniel Frailey (1)

Daniel Frailey
d.bef. October 1823 Hopkins County, Kentucky
m. bef. 1750
  1. Daniel Frailey1750 - bef 1823
m. abt. 1770
  1. Polly Fraileyabt 1770 -
  2. Mary Fraileyabt 1772 -
  3. William Fraileyabt 1773 - bet 1818-1820
  4. John Fraileyabt 1774 - bet 1830-1840
  5. Rebecca Fraileyabt 1780 - bef 1850
  6. Elizabeth Frailey1782 - aft 1870
  7. Rachel Fraileyabt 1785 - aft 1850
m. 22 February 1808
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Frailey
Alt Name Daniel Fraley
Gender Male
Birth? 1750 prob. Pennsylvania
Marriage abt. 1770 to Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage 22 February 1808 Sumner County, Tennesseeto Millicent 'Millie' Miller
Death? bef. October 1823 Hopkins County, Kentucky

Daniel Frailey (Fraley) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • 23 August 1779 - Nathaniel Scott acknowledges his deed and bargain of sale to Daniel Frailey and wife Elizabeth dated.
  • Page 19 - Daniel Fraily, 12 acres, Smiths Creek. Adjoining McGlasmires, Needams. January 4, 1781. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
  • Page 21 - John Helfrey and Daniel Frayley, 66 acres, Smiths Creek. Adjoining Zebulon Harrison, Lanfers, Needam. January 4, 1781. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
  • Page 72 - Daniel Fraley, 14 acres, between Smiths Creek and Peaked Mountain. Adjoining Stevens, Griders, Conrod. 1787. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 122].

Disposition of Land in Virginia:

  • Daniel Frailey deeded the 12 acres on Smith's Creek to his son William on August 28th 1796. {Note: William later sold this land on August 27th 1808 to Sarah Johnson of Rockingham County. The transaction was recorded in Augusta County, Virginia].

Will of Daniel Frailey

Know all whom it may concern that I Daniel Fraley of the County of Hopkins and state of Kentucky being common health both of mind and body yet not knowing the day of my death and that it is appointed to all men once to die for better regulation and despose of my temporal concerns after my decease do constitute and make this and none other my last will and testament and do hereby dispose of my temporal concerns as follows.
First I give my body to the dust, to be burried in a christian like manner and my soul into the hand of God who gave it.
Second I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Milly Frailey my tracts of land where upon I now live, being and laying in the county Hopkins. Together with the slaves[to wit] George Arman and Dyce and her children, together with all stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, together with all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation utinsels and wagon and gear and in case the stock of any kind should increase so as to over stock in a way that they cannot be provided for sufficiently, they shall be sold off, but nothing to be destroyed [that is] the stock of cattle and only sold off as necessity requires, for and during her natural life.
Thirdly I desire that all my suplus property not other wise disposed of to be sold and the money arising from the sale thereof together with that which is to collect if any and all money arising from the sale or sales from time to time to be put out on interest or equally divided between my legatees hereafter mentioned.
Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son William Frailey one dollar in money, having formerly given him Lands, Mills and etc. to the amount of Five Hundred pounds.
Fifthly It is futher my will and pleasure that after the decease of my bbeloved wife that all of my lands, negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, wagon and gear, household and kitchen furniture to be sold and the money arising from the sale together with that which may be on interest, if any to be divided equally between my children or their heirs hereafter mentioned, [that is] between John Frailey or his lawful heirs, Rebecca Walton or her lawful heirs, Elizabeth Griggs or her lawful heirs and Rachel Burrass or her lawful heirs for each and every one to have an equal part and that they shall pay unto my well beloved daughter Polly Weaver the sum of fifty dollars so soon as it can be collected.
Lastly, I do also hereby appoint my well beloved wife Millie Frailey and my son-in-law William Griggs or the survivor of them to be my true and lawful Executors of this my last and will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills which may have been made or executed.
(Signed) Daniel Frailey
Proven/Settlement date of the Will, April 16th 1828.

Records of Daniel Frailey

  • 1784 & 1788 - Rockingham County, Virginia - Daniel Frailey is on the tax list, 3 males and 5 females.
  • 1788 - Daniel Frailey and his son William were in the maitia in 1788 in Capt. Josiah Harrison's Co., Rockingham County, Virginia
  • 1800 - Daniel Frailey and his sons William and John were on the Albemarle County, Virginia tax list.
  • Vol. 2 - Mathews vs. Johnston--O. S. 364; N. S. 132--Deed, 27th August, 1808, by William Freighley (Fraly) and wife, Mary, of Albemarle, to Sarah Johnston, of Rockingham, 12 acres on Smith's Creek, in Rockingham, patented to Daniel Freighley, 1794, and by him conveyed to William by deed recorded 28th April, 1796. Recorded in Rockingham, September, 1808. Deed, 25th May, 1821, by Sarah Johnson to _____ Blosser, above 12 acres. No certificate of record. Deed, 2d January, 1822, by Sarah Johnson, of Augusta, to Daniel Mathews, of Rockingham; above 12 acres. Recorded in Rockingham, 9th May, 1822. Deed, 19th December, 1803, by Benjamin Tallman and wife, Dinah, of Rockingham, to John Depo; 150 acres, parts of two tracts; 36 acres in part of 182 acres, conveyed by Ann Tallman to Benjamin by deed 25th April, 1796, part of 290 acres conveyed by Joseph Conrad, son and heir of George Conrad, to Ann Tallman, 26th June, 1792; part of 590 acres patented to said George, 11th December, 1780, the remaining 114 acres are part of said 290 acres conveyed by said Joseph to Ann, and also of 45 acres conveyed by said Joseph to said Ann part of 75 acres, part of 144 acres patented to John Needham, 3d August, 1771, and by his daughter Eleanor, heiress-at-law, conveyed to said George, 26th March, 1781. The 144 acres conveyed to Benjamin, 8th December, 1803. Recorded in Rockingham, December, 1803. Deed, 25th August, 1783, by Zebulon Harrison and wife, Margaret, of Rockingham, to Benjamin Tallman, 165 acres on Smith's Creek. Recorded in Rockingham, 25th August, 1783.
  • 23 January 1807 - Land Survey, Warren County, Kentucky - Daniel Fraley, 300 acres, Water course Tammels Creek. [Kentucky Land Grants Book 15 page 551].
  • 24 January 1807 - Land Survey, Warren County, Kentucky - Daniel Fraley, 300 acres, Water course Tammels Creek. [Kentucky Land Grants Book 26 page 351].
  • 15 December 1815 - Daniel Frailey applied to the Kentucky land office for a land warrant. He was issued warrant no. 193 in Hopkins County, Kentucky December 30th 1815. He entered 100 acres of land on the waters of Otter Creek, beginning at a black oak, hickory and gum standing in a military line and corner of Benjamin Reynold's 400 acres survey running north 35 degrees, west 130 poles to a white oak and hickory, thence north 55 degrees east 124 poles and at right angles around to the beginning.