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Ann Clayton Fry

Female 1793 - 1861


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  • Born  26 Sep 1793  Madison Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1861  Kanawha Co, Virginia (West Virginia), USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Buffalo, Putnam Co, Virginia (WV), USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1767  Clarkson
    Last Modified  11 Apr 2019 

    Father  Reuben Fry,   b. 9 Jul 1766, Albemarle Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1805, Madison Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne Coleman Slaughter,   b. Abt 1770, Culpeper Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  16 Oct 1788  Culpeper Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F638  Group Sheet

    Family 1  William Hope,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1824, Bath Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jul 1820  Bath Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F662  Group Sheet

    Family 2  James Nounnan,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 11 Jan 1861 
    Married  Between 1830 and 1835 
    Family ID  F663  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ann Clayton Fry was born 26 September 1793 in Madison county Virginia, daughter of Reuben Fry and Ann Slaughter. Her first husband was William Hope. If her birthdate is correct, she was married at about the age of twenty-seven, on 20 July 1820 in Owingsville, Bath county Kentucky. She may have been living with the family of one of her older sisters at the time of her marriage.

      William Hope and Ann Fry were the parents of three identified children: Ann Maria Hope, Thomas R Hope, and Matilda F Hope. The youngest child, Matilda Hope, was probably born after the death of her father, William Hope in 1824.

      Ann Fry Hope may have remained a widow for close to ten years. She was secondly married to James Nounan and they established their home in the Kanawha Valley, probably in Putnam county West Virginia. Two of her brothers, Joseph L Fry and James H Fry had moved to the Kanawha Valley of Virginia before 1820 and were well established there.

      I came across a fun article about the little community of Scary, West Virginia that was published in The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, West Virginia), 23 July 1950. This comment likely identifies James Nounnan who married Ann Fry:
      "James Nounnan, one of the early teachers, made contracts with parents to teach their children and at least one case is recorded, in which he accepted barrel staves in payment for his instructions."

      James Nounnan and Ann Fry were the parents of two identified children: James Henry Nounnan, and Joseph Fry Nounnan. Both of these sons were born to Ann Fry Nounnan when she was in her forties. I have not identified any sources giving specific death dates for James Nounnan or Ann Fry Nounnan. When Ann Maria Hope was married in 1842, she was named as "daughter of Mrs Anna C Nounnan of Kanawha County." One family reference suggests that Ann Fry Nounnan died in 1861.

      Notes for Ann Clayton Fry; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2013; for Family Stories at pamgarrett.com.