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Thomas FROST

Male Abt 1745 - 1822  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Thomas FROST 
    Born Abt 1745  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 15 Sep 1815  Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Sep 1822  Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 23 Sep 1822  Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988, pp. 137, 141:

      Dunmore's War 1774

      After John Connally, the agent of John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia, took possession of Fort Pitt, he named it Fort Dunmore early in 1774. He attempted retaliation for the Indian outrages and on 10 June the Governor called out the militia of southwest Virginia under the command of Gen. Andrew Lewis. In August the militia of Frederick County under Maj. Angus McDonald raided the Indian towns on the Muskingum River. Lord Dunmore came to the frontier and called on the neighboring militia to join in the expedition against the hostiles. Before his forces could join those of Gen. Lewis, the Indians attacked the latter on 10 October. The Indians were soundly defeated at the battle of Point Pleasant.

      The following abstracts are taken from the records housed in the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library and in the Draper Manuscripts in the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

      THE NAMES OF THE SOLDIERS ON THE PAY ROLLS AT ROMNEY AND WINCHESTER. . . .

      Lt. Sigismund Stribling's roll:

      Sigismund Stribling, Lt.; William Frost, Ens.; Thomas Frost, Sgt.; . . . Isaac Frost; . . . Abraham Lindsey. . . .

      (2) Skidmore, Warren & Kaminsky, Donna, Lord Dunmore's Little War of 1774, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2002, pp. 57, 76-80:

      Lieutenant Sigismund Stribling's roll. [Frederick County, Virginia] He was paid £42 7sh 6d for 113 days at 7sh 6d per diem.

      Ensign William Frost

      Sergeant Thomas Frost . . .

      Privates: . . . Isaac Frost [died on his way home from Dunmore's expedition]. . . .

      [Footnote: Lieutenant Stribling was born about 1740 in Prince William County, the son of William Stribling (1721-1740) and his wife _____ Massey of Frederick County. He went into the 12th Regiment of the Continental Army as a Second Lieutenant in 1776, was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 May 1777, and in the following year was named a Captain in the 8th Regiment of the Virginia Line. He had the distinction of being one of the original members of the Society of Cincinnati in Virginia. Captain Stribling never married and died in 1816 at Hopewell in Frederick County, Virginia]

      * * *

      FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE CLAIMS

      "At a meeting of the several Commisioners appointed to settle the Accounts of the Militia in actual Service in the late Expedition against the Indians under Lord Dunmore held at Winchester the 20th Day of October 1775. The said Commissioners proceeded to receive Claims." . . .

      Tuesday, 24th October 1775. . . . William Frost, Junior, a horse & saddle. . . .

      Thursday, 26th October, 1775. . . . William Holiday for advance to Lieutenant Sigismund Stribling; Lieutenant Sigismund Stribling for advances to the Colony; . . . James Gammell Dowdall for funds advanced to Lieutenant Sigismund Stribling for Country. . . .

      Monday, 30th October [1774]. To Simon & Campbell . . . for Advances to Lieutenant Stribling. . . .

      (3) Thomas FROST is listed in V. 2, p. 1404 of the 1787 census of Berkeley County, VA [now WV]. Listed in Thomas' household were 0 white males above 16 and under 21; 0 blacks above 16; 0 blacks under 16; 3 horses, mares, colts and mules; and 3 cattle.

      (4) Chalkley, Lyman, The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800 [Reprint, Originally Published, 1912], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/>, Vol. II, pp. 133-134:

      Frost vs. Frost's Administrator - O. S. 162; N. S. 57 - Orator, Abraham Frost of Frederick County, son of William Frost, Sr., who died testate in Frederick, devising land to Abraham and his brother Isaac. Isaac died 1774 intestate, leaving (beside orator) two other brothers, viz: Thomas and William. In 1795 William had a nephew, Isaac McCormick. William died in 1800, testate. Isaac Frost died before his father, who died 1775. John Frost, another devisee of Wm. Sr., died 1777. Answer by Mitcham C. Repass and Frances, his wife, a child and devisee of William Frost, deceased, Jr. Thomas Frost deposes at tavern of Griffith Yeatman's in Cincinnati, May, 1803, aged 58 years; son of William Frost, Sr., who died 1775 (his will dated 25th August, 1774). John Frost died 1777. Sigismund Stribbling, aged 63, deposes in Winchester, 5th June, 1810. Isaac Frost was out with deponent in Dunmore's Expedition in 1774, and died in fall of that year coming in home. William Frost was with him. John Lindsey, aged 64, deposed ditto. Andrew McCormick, aged 63 or 64, deposed ditto. Jacob Larue and George Rust live in Kentucky in 1807. William Frost's will of Frederick County: Daughter, Frances Hickman, sometimes called Frances Frost; tract conveyed to William by Martin Baker and Elizabeth, his wife, of Hanover County, by deed, 17th September, 1781. Frances is a base-born child, begotten by William on Elizabeth Hickman, widow of Isaac Hickman, Elizabeth being now the wife of Capt. Peter Rust of Frederick; nephew, Isaac McCormick, son of Francis McCormick, dated 16th June, 1797; proved June (May), 1801, in Frederick. William Frost of Frederick, will: Sons, William, John, Thomas, Isaac, Abraham; daughters, Frances, Elizabeth, Martha, Ellen, Anna. Devisees Jacob and Amos Frost: Wife, Hannah; daughters, Mary (wife of Jacob Larew), and Hannah, wife of John Mason. Dated 25th August, 1774; recorded 7th May, 1776. Deed by Benj. Berry and Thomas McCormick and Anne, his wife, to Robert Dunlap, recorded in Winchester District Court. 398 acres included in a patent 17th November, 1752, by Fairfax to Wm. Frost. Deed 24th February, 1795, by Thomas Frost and William Frost and Elizabeth Frost, wife of Thomas, to Benj. Berry and Thos. McCormick. Recorded in Berkeley County, 24th February, 1795.

      [Note by compiler: Chalkley is not without its problems, as Daphne Gentry of the Publications and Educational Division of the Library of Virginia has pointed out. (See http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va5_chalkleys.htm.) Not all documents are included. There are not only errors of omission, but errors of transcription have also been documented. This simply means that the careful researcher should send for a copy of the original document, as with any secondary source, and should not assume that because it doesn't appear in Chalkley it does not exist.]

      (5) Ford, Henry A. & Kate B. Ford, History of Hamilton County, OH, Cleveland, OH: 1881, pp. 248, 415:

      Mr. John Webb was taken to Cincinnati with his family early in 1790. He was born in Monmouth, New Jersey, four years previous to this time. His death occurred in Newtown, in 1857. His wife's maiden name was Hannah Frost. She was one year her husband's senior; her death occurred in 1857. The surviving members of the family are Sidney Webb, of Delta, Ohio, and L. A. Webb. of Anderson township. The last named son in 1840 married the daughter of John Frost, of Hamilton county. . . .

      Leonard Armstrong Webb was born February 7, 1826, on the island north of Newtown, and married May 16, 1846, Penthesilea Frost, in Harrison township, three-fourths of a mile west of the old Lee's Creek Baptist church in this county. . . . His father came from Monmouth county, New Jersey, in 1793. His mother, whose maiden name was Hannah Frost, came from Berkeley county, [West] Virginia, at the same date, from Bunker Hill, a little town situated between Martinsburgh [sic] and Winchester.

      [Note by compiler: Hannah FROST was the daughter of Thomas FROST and Elizabeth (FROST).]

      (6) U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Accession Nr: CV-0005-032
      Document Type: Credit Volume Patent
      State: Ohio
      Issue Date: 5/10/1807
      Cancelled: No
      Patent Details
      Names On Document
      FROST, THOMAS
      Military Rank: -
      Miscellaneous Information
      Land Office: Cincinnati
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Tribe: -
      Militia: -
      State In Favor Of: -
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      General Remarks: -
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr: 0
      Misc. Doc. Nr: -
      BLM Serial Nr: -
      Indian Allot. Nr: -
      Survey Information
      Total Acres: 0.00
      Survey Date: -
      Geographic Name: -
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Land Descriptions
      Map: -
      State: OH
      Meridian: West of the Greater Miami
      Twp - Rng: 002N - 001E
      Aliquots: SW??
      Section: 4
      Survey #: -
      County: Hamilton

      [Note by compiler: This land patent was signed by or on behalf of President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison.]

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

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

      Since Thomas is the only male listed in his household, he must be the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age. He would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      If Thomas' wife, Elizabeth (FROST), 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. However, the woman listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age seems to have been too young to have been Thomas' wife.

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

      Thomas and Elizabeth had at least seven daughters, Elizabeth (birth date unknown), Martha (birth date unknown), Mary (birth date unknown), Sarah (birth date unknown), Hannah (born about 1783), Ann (born December 28, 1799), and Pentheselia (born December 9, 1807). Hannah and Ann were married before 1820, and were probably not living in Thomas' household at the time of the 1820 census. Pentheselia was married after 1820, so she was probably living in Thomas' household at the time of the 1820 census. The compiler does not know if or when Elizabeth, Martha, Mary and Sarah were married.

      The order in which Thomas' daughters were listed in his will, dated September 15, 1815, was as follows: Hannah, Sarah, Martha, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Pentheselia. The compiler does not know whether Thomas' daughters were listed in birth order in his will.

      (8) Last Will and Testament of Thomas Frost, filed September 23, 1822, Vol. 10, p. 382, Probate Judge, Chase M. Davie:

      In the Name of GOD Amen.

      I Thomas Frost of the township of Crosby County of Hamilton and the State of Ohio being weak in body but through the mercy of God of sound and disposing mind and memory: Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in form and manner following Viz I will that after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, That my worldly substance be disposed of in the following manner.

      I give to my faithfull and loving Wife Elizabeth the use and occupation of all my lands and improvements so long as she continues as my Widow and one cow and one roan horse and her saddle.

      I give to my sons John and Isaac all my lands after the demise or future marriage of their Mother, to be divided in such manner that my son Isaac shall have ten acres comprehending all the buildings to be laid off in a square and the remainder to be equally divided between him and his brother John according to quantity and quality reckoning the aftersaid ten acres as a part Isaac's share without regard to the value of the improvements; 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. I will that my sons John and Isaac do pay to my daughters herein after named the several sums given to each of them respectively at such time as my youngest daughter shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or sooner if they can agree on any kind of property in lieu of said legacy Viz To my daughter Hannah fifty dollars. To my daughter Sarah Sixty four dollars Eighty cents. To my daughter Martha fifty two dollars eighty cents. To my daughter Elizabeth Sixty four dollars Eighty cents. To my daughter Ann Sixty four dollars eighty Cents. To my daughter Mary Sixty four dollars eighty cents. To my daughter Pentheselia Sixty four dollars and eighty cents.

      I moreover give and divide all my Personal property except such part as my be necessary for the payment of my just debts and funeral charges. And one hundred dollars which I give to my son Isaac to enable him to perfect his education which has been prevented by incenant care and labour at home.

      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. And I hereby constitute and appoint my friend Othniel Looker Esqr. and my sons John Frost and Isaac Frost Executors to this my last will and testament.

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fifteenth day of September Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifteen.

      Thomas Frost

      Sealed & Delivered in presence of

      Catharine Barnes

      Jacob Storms [His Mark]

      John Black [His Mark]

      (9) Abstract of Book 1 & Book A, Probate Record 1791-1826, Hamilton County, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH: Hamilton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1977:

      Page 44 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 194]:

      Henry EADS decd. Will. Peter HELMICK Senr & Philip HELMICK sworn. Apprs: Thomas FROST, Jacob STORMS, George SHUCK. Bond $250. Jonathan EADS & Emanuel VANTREES admrs. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about August 5, 1811.]

      Page 47 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 202]:

      James ARMSTRONG decd. Heirs petition for partition. Comm: John BENNEFIELD, Thomas FROST, Joseph KITCHELL. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about April 7, 1812.]

      Page 66 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 283]:

      Jacob Mizner decd. Admrs Gabriella MIZNER widow & Demarquis MIZENER [sic], Bond $400. Sec Henry MISNER [sic] & Samuel HALSTEAD. Apprs: Thomas FROST, Samuel HALSTEAD, Joseph TILLOTSON. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about August 7, 1815.]

      Page 81 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 351]:

      Jacob MIZENER [sic] decd. Admrs petn sale real estate. Apprs: John PRYOR, Jacob FROST, William CLEVER. (OI MIZNER). [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about July 28, 1817. The compiler suspects that "Jacob" FROST may have really been Thomas FROST, who had served earlier as an appraiser in this estate.]

      Page 135 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 570]:

      Thomas FROST decd. Will proved by Jacob STORMS & John BLACK wits. Appr: Oliver HAYS, Jr, Adam NUTT, Matthew BROWN. Execs sworn. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about September 23, 1822.]

      Page 138 of Abstract [Probate Book 1, page 590]:

      Thomas FROST decd. Widow Elizabeth FROST elects to abide by will. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made on or about January 27, 1823.]

      Page 166 of Abstract [Probate Book A, page 125]:

      Thomas FROST decd will proved wits: Jacob STORM, John BLACK; aptd: Oliver HAYS jr, Adam NUTT, Matthew BROWN. [Note by compiler: It appears from contemporaneous entries that this entry was made in or about September 1822. This entry duplicates, in substance, the entry made in Probate Book 1, page 570.]

      Page 171 of Abstract [Probate Book A, page 153]:

      12 Feb 1823 Thomas FROST decd Elizabeth FROST widow abides by will. [Note by compiler: This entry duplicates, in substance, the entry made in Probate Book 1, page 590.]
    Person ID I89  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father William FROST, Sr.,   b. Abt 1710,   d. 1775, Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah (FROST),   b. Between 1712 and 1714,   d. Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1738 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (FROST),   d. 1844 
    Married Abt 1782  Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac FROST,   b. 9 Feb 1797, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1825, Crosby Township, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Ann FROST,   b. 28 Dec 1799, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1855, Rush County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Pentheselia FROST,   b. 9 Dec 1807, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1878, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     4. Hannah FROST,   b. Abt 1783, Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     5. William FROST,   b. Abt 1785, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1839, Franklin County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
     6. John FROST,   b. Between 1790 and 1800, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jun 1840  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth FROST  [natural]
     8. Mary FROST  [natural]
     9. Martha FROST  [natural]
     10. Sarah FROST  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Thomas FROST's Land Patent
    Thomas FROST's Land Patent