...in Philadelphia, PA 1790 census & 1791 PA Directory.This John FRIES (sold) a watch to Mary ENGARD.Her son was Peter Tribble ENGARD who was heir to a "silver watch". One of the descendants has the "silver pocket watch" that had belonged to PTE, supposedly that of a revolutionary war soldier.We have a copy of a receipt showing the source of a watch purchased/repaired? by John FRIES, JEWELER, Phila. in 1861.
Mary's husband, Peter ENGARD, could have been the Rev. War Soldier, but since her will reads "My silver watch", it is fair to assume it belonged to her father, Andrew REDHEIFFER.
Bottom line - I want to know more about this John FRIES.