The following information was obtained in 2012 by myself, Larry Fraley, from the websites listed below each item. LRF 10-25-2012
– – – REGARDING THE EAST SMITHFIELD, PA. FRALEYS
– – – REGARDING THE EAST SMITHFIELD, PA. FRALEYS
Note: First 3 named are called Family 14, while last 3 named are Family 62
(Two different families are thus in this 1850 census, likely meaning two different home locations.) But, if Andrew came over with Balthazar , and Balthazar was his father, then he would have been only 5 years old at the time? Typo?
The y and y columns indicate whether mother and father was foreign born. Both were.
Cooper: One who makes or repairs wooden barrels and tubs.
“Ulysses Moody is the tried and skillful wagon-maker of the place, and anything desirable and substantial in the line of light or heavy wagons, from the very best materials, may be expected upon leaving your order. Mr. Moody has been established at East Smithfield for forty-four years, and it is needless for us to farther recommend his work, as he has gained that reputation in which his work recommends itself. Blacksmithing is carried on by C. Fraley and Patrick Powers, gentlemen both proficient in the use of tools. In the shop of the former, we found E. W. Millspaugh, a most skillful mechanic, and without a peer in the county. An idea of his ability to turn work rapidly may be briefly stated in saying that he has shod as many as thirteen horses in a single day. Samuel Hamilton is engaged in boot and shoe making, and does general custom work.”
“We found Christopher Fraley at his pleasant home, which he was beautifying with all the shiny colors of the season. He has a prosperous farm and is a skillful husbandman. He gives especial attention to dairying and general farming. In August, 1862, Mr. Fraley enlisted in the 141st P. V. He served gallantly with his regiment until the time of the battle of Chancellorsville when he was unfitted for service by a serious wound in the left thigh. To avoid being taken prisoner, or buried alive in the woods, he hobbled off the battle-field as best he could for the distance of a mile. After his wound became healed he was placed in the invalid corps at Washington where he remained until the close of the war.”
Note: the pleasant home would be the farm in E. Smithfield, which earlier accounts indicate that Christopher built and his son Harry acquired later. Christopher is to die only 3 years from this year, in 1887.
|Sort||Name of Man||Name of Woman||Age of Man||Age of Woman||Residence of Man||Residence of Woman||Parents – Man||Parents – Woman||Date of Marriage||Book||Page|
|Fraley||Charles Fraley||Josie (?sp) Marvin||27||20||Smithfield||Smithfield Twp.||Andrew & Margaret Fraley||Wm. S. & Esther P. Marvin||8/31/1886||1||231|
|Fraley||William W. Besley||Hiza Fraley||36 ?||28 ?||Col. X Rds||Austinville||C.C. & Susan Besley||Andrew Fraley||6/031886||1||170|
|Fraley||George M. Nipperd||Saphrona Fraley||24||25||E. Smithfield||E. Smithfield||Geo. & Emma Nipperd||Andrew Fraley||12/22/1886||2|
* – recording of marriages prior to 1885 was not required in Bradford County.
GEORGE W. DUBERT, farmer, P.O. Bog Pond, was born October 29, 1855, in Springfield township, this county, a son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Fraley) Dubert, natives of Saxony, Germany, who came to the country when young people, with their parents; they were agriculturists, and the father is still living. Grandfather Fraley is seventy-seven years of age.
FYI: Below is a map of Saxony. Dresden is the largest city.
WILLIAM W. BESLEY, farmer and stock dealer, of Columbia township, P. O. Columbia Cross Roads, was born in Columbia township, this county, November 16, 1849…and since attaining his majority has been engaged in business for himself as a farmer and stock dealer. He married June 3, Hiza, daughter of Andrew Fraley, of Springfield township, and has one son, Frank. Mr. Besley is one of the prominent and enterprising citizens of Columbia township, and in politics he is a Democrat.
|5/24/1901||Fraley||Balthazar||W||M||85||M||Saxony, Germany||Farmer||12/31/1900||Big Pond||Heart Trouble||Minutes||Big Pond|
QUESTION: IS BALTHAZAR THE FATHER OF ANDREW? He was married at time of his death, 5/24/1901, and he came from Saxony, as above record shows.
Former Smithfield Man Killed at Waverly. George Fraley of Waverly, met almost instant death at Waverly on Saturday afternoon. He was engaged in icing a large refrigerator car at the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western ice house and the swinging door was partially open. When passenger train No. 14 came along it is supposed that the suction swung the door out against a passenger coach, slamming it back again with terrific force, striking Fraley in the head and crushing it terribly. He lived by a few minutes after the accident.
Mrs. Fraley is the soloist at Park church at Elmira, and when she heard of the death of her husband she was prostrated. Mr. Fraley is survived by the following brothers and sisters: George of Smithfield (me: ??), Frank of Columbia X Roads, and Andrew of Brooklyn; also the following sisters: Miss Carrie Fraley and Mrs. George Nippard of Smithfield, Mrs. William Besley and Mrs. William Canfield of Columbia X. Roads. Funeral services will be held at Waverly Tuesday afternoon.
Me: Uncle George (above) was not born until 1910, so this is not him. Note: apparently one of the Andrew Fraleys moved to Brooklyn.
Harry Fraley and sister Miss Minnie of Smithfield, visited at W. D. Canfield’s Sunday.
Note: Harry would be 23 at this time.
(rfd = rural free delivery)
Andrew FRALEY has rented J. H. STRONG’s farm for the coming year.
May 25, 1916 – The Case house, Elmira Street, soon to be vacated by the Rev. Thos. Burgan and family, will be occupied by Andrew Fraley, now of Columbia Cross Roads, formerly of New York City.
|Fraley||Harry Leroy||03 Dec 1881|
Note: Dad (Robert L) was born November 21, 1917. Harry, his father, if born in 1881 as stated, must have been 36 when give his WW I draft registration card.
Mrs. A. H. Post, who has spent some time here with her daughter Mrs. Andrew Fraley left Saturday for her home in New York.
|Born||Father Born||Mother Born|
|138||145||Fraley||Harry L.||Head||0||F||M||W||38||M||Yes||Yes||PA||PA||PA||Yes||Farmer||General Farm||EM||93|
*- age at census. Dad was two.
Surprising to learn that Grandma Fraley (Anna) was born in Canada and her father was born in England. And our father was 2 years old at the census time. Uncle Glenn was 3 and Uncle George was 10. You may see this chart much better at the source location below. It is not known whether Anna Fraley ever applied for U.S. citizenship but would be considered such a citizen by virtue of her marriage to Harry. Grandma was an immigrant.
FRALEY – Miss Minnie Fraley, who had just returned from a visit to her cousin, Mrs. Warren Seeley in this boro, died suddenly Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jesse Sumner, in Smithfield. She was 47 years old and had been in poor health for several years. Formerly she was a teacher in West Burlington. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Eliza Fraley, two sisters, Mrs. Sumner and Mrs. Chas. Allyn, a brother, Harry Fraley all of East Smithfield and a brother, Carl Fraley, of Trenton, N.J. The funeral and burial will be in Smithfield this Thursday afternoon.
School Year: 1923-1924
|First Grade||Second Grade|
|Wesley Butters||Ellsworth Andrus|
|Robert Fraley||Arthur Chamberlain|
|Richard Gates||Charles Ellis|
|Charles Howland||Glenn Fraley|
|Howard Howland||Wilbur Freelove|
|Frank Kellogg||Hubert Gerould|
|Arther Wittig||Robert Jenney|
|Charles Liddiard||Ralph Vinson|
|Carlton Wittie||Delbert Vosburg|
|Mildred Beardslee||Leslie Wittie|
|Louise Brown||Daniel Hatch|
|Janette Fraley||Mary Ayers|
|Thersa Grace||Dorothy Butters|
|Winifred Hatch||Gilberta Kingsley|
|Grace Jenney||Alice Millard|
|Betty Loomis||Louise Russell|
|Dorothy Tracy||Bijou Storch|
|June Smith||Helen Sumner|
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF WEDDING HELD – handwritten July 8, 1928
The fifteenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim DRIESBAUGH was celebrated at their home at East Smithfield on Tuesday, Novermber 29th. The following guests were present:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry FRALEY, Mr. and Mrs. Roy ANDRUS, Mr. and Mrs. Ed KEELER, Miss Reta DEVOE, Rev. and Mrs. O. J. STEVENSON. A chicken supper was served. The table was decorated with a beautiful bouquet from the guests. Stories and games were enjoyed throughout the evening.
|Geo. Fraley||Car Dealer||Athens, Pa.||Chryslers & Plymouths|
Note: George, the first son of Harry and Anna Fraley, operated his car dealership (and a nearby truck garage where his milk tankers drove milk to New York City and apparently elsewhere) and at times employed his brother Glenn (parts manager) and brother Robert (service manager). The dealership and truck garage were located in Athens, PA.
|Fraley||Anna B.||1884||1970||On Stone with Harry|
|Fraley||Carl B.||1876||1943||On Stone with Marrie L.|
|Fraley||Christopher||1843||1887||Co. A. 141 Regt. PA Vol.|
|Fraley||Eliza C.||1851||1932||Wife of Christopher|
|Fraley||Harry L.||1881||1958||On Stone with Anna B.|
|Fraley||Jane A.||1920||2014||On Stone with Robert|
|Fraley||Marie L.||1879||1948||On Stone with Carl|
|Fraley||Robert C.||1917||1991||On Stone with Jane|
|FRALEY||Christopher||1843||1887||Civil||USA||Pvt||Co K, 141st Regt, Penna Volunteer Infantry||Union (E. Smithfield)||Smithfield Twp.||Bradford||PA|
Note: Technically, I should add here my own name, Lawrence R. Fraley, born 1943 (100 years after Christopher), as a veteran from Bradford County, from which I was drafted on December 15, 1965. I served in the 281st M.P. Company, primarily in Sattahip, Thailand (Camp Vayama) in 1966-67, returning home in October 1967. Coincidentally, Christopher was in the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and I was in the Third Army, the present day equivalent. Of further remarkable coincidence, both Christpher and I rode on trains from Towanda to our basic training locations, his at Camp Curtin (near Harrisburg, PA) and mine at Fort Jackson, NC. He was born in 1843, and I was born in 1943. We both served approximately 2 years before being honorably discharged.
Fraley, George L. 1910 E. Smithfield, Pa. – Dec. 16, 1975 Towanda, Pa. 65 yrs.ae. Son of Harry and Anna Bathurst Fraley. Wife; Mabel P. 1912 – ______
Subj: Fraley and Dubert Families
Date: 08/07/2004 11:17:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dean Walrath)
August 7, 2004
It was with interest to read of John Dubert and his wife. I would like to find out about the Fraley Family History. At one time it was written down and has disappeared. They came from Germany as near as I could ever find out around 1853. They came by boat and landed at Ellis Island. They originally left Augsburg Germany according to records. Perhaps under the name of Froelich, or Fralick. They were in the company of the Duberts and both settled on what is now Little York Road, Springfield Twp. The Fraley farm was on what is now the Hoppaugh Farm. The original settlers are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond. My great-grandmother was Sophronia Fraley, married to George Nipperd.
Would be interested in finding out any information that might come you way.
Pastor Dean Walrath
Mrs. Lulu P. Adams, age 88, of Wyalusing, Pa., died at the Sayre House on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Lulu was born on May 28, 1919, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, and was the daughter of the late Roscoe E. and Hattie Vargeson Lewis. She attended the Moxie School and married George J. Adams of Wilmot on March 2, 1936. George predeceased her on Sept. 27, 1986. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. They moved to Athens, where George worked for George Fraley Garage as the parts manager, and later moved to Homets Ferry in 1963, when George worked for Taylor McCarty in Wyalusing. They retired in 1981. Lulu moved to Athens in 1990. Lulu was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., and a former member of the DAR. Surviving are: William R. Fraley, whom she loved as a son, of Dillsburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Adams Dushore, Pa.; and a brother-in-law and spouse, Roy (Pete) and Reba Adams of Sciotavale, Pa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many
Mabel P. FRALEY, 87, formerly a resident of Troy and Sayre, PA, died Friday, may 12, 2000 in Buffalo, NY where she had lived for the past twelve years. Mabel was born in Columbia Cross Roads to the late Jeff and Lenora Prutsman. Having attended troy High school, Mabel attended many of her class reunions in Troy. She worked as a social worker in Bradford County for twenty years, retiring in 1975. Mabel was predeceased by her husband George Fraley of Athens. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Buffalo, NY and Daniel (Gloria) Mitchell of Port Orchard, Washington; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
RAYMAH OLINA THOMAS FRALEY, 85 died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Sayre House Nursing Home following a period of declining health. She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in South Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Gerald and Gertrude Pendell Thomas. Raymah was the widow of Glenn Bathurst Fraley of East Smithfield, Pa. They were married on Nov. 1, 1940, and resided in Athens, Pa., to raise their family. Raymah and Glenn are survived by their children, Glenda and Carl “Bud” Brown of Athens, Pa., Rebecca and Harlan Williams of Sayre, Pa., Elizabeth “Beth” and William “Bill” LoVecchio of Lexington, S.C., and Thomas “Tom” and Jackie Fraley of Lockwood, Nev. Raymah was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Coudersport, Pa., and Mansfield State College, Mansfield, Pa. She was a 60-plus-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a 60-plus-year member of the Athens United Methodist Church.