Fristoe Family Sketches

Richard Fristoe, Sr.

Richard, Sr. was a widower when he came with his children to settle in Stafford County, Virginia, near Chapawanich, where they had their church.

Richard Fristoe, Jr.

Richard, Jr., second son of Richard Fristoe, Sr., was an Episcopalian. He was born in Wales, but was in Stafford County, Virginia at age ten. He settled at Chappawomie, Stafford County, Virginia. Three of his sons became Baptist preachers.

The census for Stafford County, Virginia, 1790, shows heads of families in the name of John, William, and Richard Fristoe. Overwharton Parrish in that county has published their register covering early records. In it is a listing of the children born to Richard (Jr.) and Grace Fristoe.

Daniel Fristoe

Daniel, eldest son of Richard Fristoe, Jr., became "conspicuous" among early Baptists of Virginia, along with his brother, William Fristoe. Daniel moved to Virginia before his death. He had seven children; only three are known.

William Fristoe

William served in the Revolutionary War.

Robert Fristoe

Robert, youngest son of Richard Fristoe, Jr., served in the Revolutionary War with the unit formed in Montgomery County, Virginia, under Preston.

He married Elizabeth Lovell who was the daughter of Robert Lovell (commissioned a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War) and his wife Sarah Marshall Lovell. Elizabeth Lovell Fristoe was a first cousin to Chief Justice John Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Robert went to Missouri about 1816 with sons Richard and Markham and possibly Robert Jr. He was a faithful minister of the gospel during his life. He and his wife moved to Knox County, Tennessee.

Daniel Henry Fristoe

Daniel was the eldest son of Robert Fristoe. His will may be in Todd County, Kentucky. His original grants of land were on the West fork of the Red River, which was a part of Christian County, Kentucky that became Todd County, Kentucky.

John Markham Fristoe

John was the second son of Robert and served in the Revolutionary War.

Richard Marshall Fristoe

Richard, fifth son of Robert Fristoe, was a judge. He and his wife Mary L. (Polly) Sullivan were the parents of Beersheba Fristoe who married William Younger. William Younger and his wife Beersheba were the parents of Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger who became an outlaw following the Civil War. More information on Cole Younger can be found at the NNDB Database and The James-Younger Gang websites.

In the book, MISSOURI PIONEERS, Vol. 3, by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff, on page 13, there is information that Richard Fristoe died intestate. Administrators were Polly L. Fristoe and Thomas J. Fristoe, December 16, 1845. Security was John Slaughton and Edwin F. Hicks. Heirs were widow Polly L. Fristoe, and six children: Beersheba L. Younger, Lavinia M. Harris, Mary Ann Tally, Thomas I. Fristoe, Nancy D. Campbell, and Frances C. Fristoe. Administrator: John Smith Sen., John Wigginton, James Shepherd, Sen. Joseph Moore, Larkin Johnston, Sen., Thomas R. Hudson, Amos McMonigle and Reubin Harris, May 31, 1847.

Thomas Marshall Fristoe

Thomas, sixth son of Robert Fristoe, was baptized in Todd County, Tennessee and became a well known minister. He preached in Missouri for many years.

Thomas married Nancy Jackson, a niece of Andrew Jackson. In 1816, he was living with his sister, Mary Ann, and husband Isaac Campbell.

Mary Ann Fristoe

According to family history, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Robert Fristoe, and her husband, Isaac Campbell, had an inn on the road to Missouri. The inn burned and they moved to Texas.

George Fristoe

George, youngest son of Robert Fristoe, was in the 1800 Census in Kentucky.

Nancy Fristoe

Nancy was the third daughter of Daniel Henry Fristoe and sister to Elizabeth, who married Alexander McCorkle. She lived next to her brother, John, in the 1860 census.

John McCorkle

John, eldest son of Nancy Fristoe McCorkle was a Colonel in Quantrill's army, going to Kentucky, and wrote the book "Three Years With Quantrill."

Charity E. McCorkle

During the Civil War, Charity, daughter of Jabez McCorkle and brother to John, was one of the girls who had to take the wheat and corn to the mill because the men would be shot by the Kansans. A number of girls were captured by the Kansans, and housed in an old building. The old building was undermined by Union soldiers, deliberately, so that it would fall and kill the girls. One body taken out was that of Charity Kerr (nee McCorkle). This was taken from CROSSROADS OF AMERICA, The Story of Kansas City by Garwood, pages 52-54.

Jabez McCorkle

Jabez was accidentally killed by a dropped gun during the Civil War.

Mary Ann Fristoe

A picture of Mary Ann, youngest daughter of Daniel Henry Fristoe and granddaughter of Robert Fristoe, is in the book "Three Years With Quantrill" by John McCorkle.

Robert Harrison Fristoe

Robert, eldest son of Daniel and Margaret Harrison, was a half-brother to Elizabeth Fristoe who married Alexander McCorkle. He was a doctor and a soldier during the Civil War.

He enlisted shortly after war began. Besides being a surgeon in the 8th Kentucky, he did a great deal of recruiting service. He was captured twice. The second time was after his second wounding when his leg was amputated on the battlefield where he had lain all day in the heat of summer. He lost his right leg in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. His wife did not long survive the war.

Later he went to the vicinity of Sanford, Florida.

Rachel K. Thomas, third wife to Robert Harrison Fristoe, was sent by her husband to Quantrill's army to see if there were any Fristoes in the group.

At that time she was living on their farm near Folsomdale, Kentucky, between Paducah and Mayfield - about one-third distance from Mayfield. The railroad ran north to south not far from the Fristoe house at Boaz (the village) and this was the line of march taken by Quantrill's men.

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