I'm trying to find the parents of John A. Fryer (b. 1775-80 NC, d.1839 White Co., TN) and his sister Rebecca (b. ~1786 TN, d. ~1857 Van Buren Co., TN)
Here is what I have found: When the French Broad Baptist Church was founded in 1786 near Dandridge, TN, among its original members were John Fryer and Sarah Fryer.In 1799, a John Fryer signed a petition from inhabitants south of the French Broad River to the Tennessee legislature.These people were occupying their land without title to it and were asking that the land be sold to them “at a modest price” and for relief from taxes.In 1808, John Fryer Jr. bought land in Blount Co., TN.In 1813, another petition from inhabitants south of the French Broad River to the state legislature seeking relief from taxes was signed by John Fryer. Based on this evidence, it is possible that the parents of John A. and Rebecca Fryer were the John and Sarah Fryer that were members of French Broad Baptist Church in 1786 and signed the 1799 petition.John A. Fryer could have been John Jr. who bought the land in Blount Co. in 1808.Either father or son could have signed the 1813 petition.
Other Fryers that are probably connected to this family are William Fryer (b. 1790-1800), Abraham Fryer (b. 1790-1800), and Sarah Fryer (b. ~1800, m. Thomas Carleton 1816 Bibb Co., AL).All of these individuals showed up later in Bibb Co., AL.
Does anyone have anything to support this theory or evidence against it?