My second great-grandfather, Sherman FRARY, was born August 29, 1852 in Illinois to Sherman FRARY (1824-1867) and Charlotte Marinda SCOGGINS (b. 1826). He died February 21, 1915 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
My second great-grandmother, Alice M, was born in October 1856 in Illinois and died July 6, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri. I have not found anything until the 1880 Census where she is shown living with and married to Sherman. Thankfully, records about her are rather consistent from then on.
Below is what can be found in the 1900 Census for this couple and their family. Please note that the typed version found at Ancestry.com says that their surname was FRACY, but it is definitely FRARY and actually looks like it if you are not having to “guess” what it is supposed to say. There are several records throughout the years that prove that it is indeed FRARY.
Name: Sherman FRARY
Birth Date: Aug 1852
Home in 1900: 706 Wilson Street, Fort Scott, Ward 5, Bourbon County, Kansas
Relations to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Alice FRARY
Marriage Year: 1875
Years Married: 25
Sherman’s Father’s Birthplace: New York
Sherman’s Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Sherman’s Occupation: Mail Carrier
Alice’s Father’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Alice’s Mother’s Birthplace: Ohio
Mother of 10 children – 9 children living
Sherman FRARY 47 Mail Carrier
Alice FRARY 43
Fred FRARY 18 Soldier
Cora FRARY 16
Robert FRARY 13 In School
Reed FRARY 10 In School
Irene FRARY 5
John FRARY 3
Mattie FRARY 10/12 … 10 months old
Here is a copy of the original.
Mattie was my first great-grandmother, Martha Agnes FRARY (1900-1923) who was the biological mother of my grandfather, Carlton Nathanial WILLIAMS, Sr (1922-1991).