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William FROST

Male Abt 1785 - 1839  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name William FROST 
    Born Abt 1785  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Nov 1839  Franklin County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) This William FROST is believed by the compiler to have been the same person as the William FROST who was the husband of Nancy CURL. The compiler's belief is based, in part, upon the results of Family Finder DNA tests.

      (2) William FROST is mentioned in the will of his father, Thomas FROST, dated 15 September 1815, as follows:

      I give to my son William (after deducting the one hundred and sixty-five dollars which he has already received) an equal share of my personal property of the amount of the appraisal shall discover that any thing will be coming to him to make his share equal to the rest of my children. . . .

      All the remainder of my personal property to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided amoungst all my children Under the restriction as to my son William as mentioned in my bequest to him.

      (3) A household headed by this William FROST is listed in the 1820 census of Crosby Township, Hamilton County, OH.

      Listed in William's household are one free white male under 10 years of age; two free white males between 10 and 16 years of age; one free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; four free white females between under 10 years of age; and one free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between about 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in William's household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and two of which sons would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census) and four daughters (all of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (4) The compiler has found no record of a household headed by William FROST in the 1830 census of Hamilton County, OH.

      (5) At the time of the 1830 census, William FROST's sister, Ann (FROST) SIMMONDS, and her husband, James SIMMONDS, resided in nearby Franklin County, IN, and a household headed by James "SIMMONS" is listed in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN.

      (6) A household headed by a William FROST is also listed in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN, and the compiler believes that that William FROST is the same person as the William FROST who was a brother of Ann (FROST) SIMMONDS.

      Listed in William's household in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN are 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in William's household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1815, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census) and 3 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1815, according to the 1830 census.)

      (7) Biographical Record of Bartholomew County, Indiana, B. F. Bowen, 1904, p. 307:

      . . . Miss Anna Frost [was] a daughter of William and Nancy (Curl) Frost. Her father was born in Virginia, but at an early day left the Old Dominion, settling first in Ohio, where he resided until 1821, when he came to Indiana and located in Franklin county. His home was established in the midst of the green woods and was a frontier dwelling because the work of improvement and progress had scarcely been begun in that section of the state. The forests abounded in wild game and comparitively [sic] few of the trees had been cut or cleared away in order that farm work might be carried on. With others, however, he laid broad and deep the foundation for future progress and did much in these early pioneer times for the reclamation of the land. His business career, too, was a successful one, for as the years passed his labors brought a good financial return.

      [Note by compiler: Although William FROST's business career may have been a "successful one," his estate was insolvent.]

      (8) On 14 December 1839, an inventory was then taken of the estate of William FROST, deceased, but the inventory was not filed until the May Term of 1842. See http://www.ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/tier2/probate/frost_william.h tml.

      (9) The following transcription was made by "Painter and Allied Families," A WorldConnect Family Tree on rootsweb.com from LDS Film #1862930, Franklin County, IN Probate Records 1832-1844, of a court order in the estate of William FROST, deceased:

      Comes now Isaac Frost administrator of the estate of William Frost deceased and files his account current and accompanying vouchers for final settlement as follows to wit and the court having examined the said account current and vouchers the same are accepted and the balance of the estate in the hands of said administrator after payment of funeral expenses and expenses of administrator amount to the sume of one hundred and four dollars and fifty-two cents as set forth in said account current and said administrator now pays into court in paper money as described in his account current the said sum of one hundred four dollars and forty two cents as a fund for the payment of demands against said estate subject to the order and distribution of the court among the creditors of said estate by said administrator now files as follows from which it appears that the claims filed against the estate amount to the sum of two hundred twenty seven dollars and ninty one cents and the court has fully examined the said claims against said estate they are allowed by the court appearing to the satisfaction of the court upom affidavit filed agreeably to law that publication of the complaint of said adminstrator praying that he may have the privilege of settling said estate as a insolvent one was published in the Indiana American, a weekly newspaper printed and published in the county of Franklin and state of Indiana for six weeks prior to the first day of the present term of this court therefore the court order adjudges and decrees that our of the fund deposited in the court be paid and that our of the fund that Doctor William Anderson claims of sixteen dollars be paid and that out of the fund deposited the creditors who have filed claims share the sum of forty one cents on the dollar on the amount of said claims and all creditors who have not filed their claims aforesaid and forever postfoned and it is furthur orderd by the court that a complete record hereof be made excepting vouchers and claims which may be omitted.
    • (1) This William FROST might be the same person as another William FROST who was the husband of Nancy CURL and who is discussed elsewhere in this database.

      (2) This William FROST is mentioned in the will of his father, Thomas FROST, dated 15 September 1815, as follows:

      I give to my son William (after deducting the one hundred and sixty-five dollars which he has already received) an equal share of my personal property of the amount of the appraisal shall discover that any thing will be coming to him to make his share equal to the rest of my children. . . .

      All the remainder of my personal property to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided amoungst all my children Under the restriction as to my son William as mentioned in my bequest to him.

      (3) A household headed by this William FROST is listed in the 1820 census of Crosby Township, Hamilton County, OH.

      Listed in William's household are one free white male under 10 years of age; two free white males between 10 and 16 years of age; one free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; four free white females between under 10 years of age; and one free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between about 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in William's household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and two of which sons would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census) and four daughters (all of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (4) The compiler has found no record of a household headed by William FROST in the 1830 census of Hamilton County, OH.

      At the time of the 1830 census, William FROST's sister, Ann (FROST) SIMMONDS, and her husband, James SIMMONDS, resided in nearby Franklin County, IN, and a household headed by James "SIMMONS" is listed in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN.

      A household headed by a William FROST is also listed in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN, but the compiler has no proof that that William FROST is the same person as the William FROST who was a brother of Ann (FROST) SIMMONDS. The following information is set forth below in order to stimulate further research:
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      A household headed by a William FROST is listed in the 1830 census of Franklin County, IN.

      Listed in William's household are 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in William's household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1815, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census) and 3 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1815, according to the 1830 census.)
    Person ID I280  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Thomas FROST,   b. Abt 1745, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1822, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth (FROST),   d. 1844 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1782  Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy CURL,   b. 6 Oct 1787, Hampshire County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Franklin County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1806  OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac FROST,   b. 1807, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Wilson County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth FROST,   b. 30 Sep 1808,   d. 20 Dec 1879, Bartholomew County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. Semarimus FROST,   b. 8 Jun 1811,   d. 12 Apr 1841, Franklin County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     4. John FROST,   b. 1813, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Bartholomew County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah FROST,   b. 31 Oct 1815  [natural]
     6. Anna FROST,   b. 7 Oct 1820,   d. 4 Mar 1904, Bartholomew County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F12807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart