1840: The 1953 edition of Gluckman's "American Gun Makers" puts George Fry in Hopewell Township of Bedford County in 1840. According to Kauffman's 1960 book "The Pennsylvania - Kentucky Rifle", George Fry is identified as a gunsmith in the 1840 tax roll of Hopewell Township, Bedford County.
1840: In a transcript of the 1840 federal census of Hopewell Township, Bedford County, the household of George Fry is enumerated with one male in the 30 to 40 age group, one male and one female in the 20 to 30 age group, one male and one female in the 15 to 20 age group, one female in the 5-10 age group, and one male and two females in the under 5 age group.
1841: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that George Fry appears in an 1841 Bedford County tax entry as a gunsmith with a value of $130.00.
1841-1844: The 1983 booklet puts George Fry in Hopewell Township in the 1841 to 1844 timeframe .
1850-1854: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" puts George Fry in Southampton Township (Bedford County) in the 1850 to 1854 timeframe.
1850: In a transcript of the 1850 federal census of Southampton Township, Bedford County a George Frier (farmer) and Rachel are enumerated as being 50 years old, both Pennsylvania born.
1854: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" reports that the estate of George Fry was appraised on June 3, 1854. The only appraisal items that were potentially related to gunsmithing were brass castings valued at $2.75 and iron valued at $3.00.
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