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  • Name Isaac FROST 
    Born Abt 1744  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1774  Dunmore's Expedition Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Colonial Williamsburg Historical Almanack; Dateline - Cultural & Political Chronology (1750-1783) []:

      July 10, 1774. Governor Dunmore of VA departs for the Ohio Valley in an expedition against the Shawnees, beginning Dunmore's War. He reaches the Ohio River with about 1,300 men in early October.

      October 10, 1774. Colonel Andrew Lewis defeats the Shawnees under Chief Cornstalk at the Battle of Point Pleasant (now in Mason County, WV).

      October 19, 1774. The Treaty of Camp Charlotte, in which Chief Cornstalk reognizes VA's claims to the upper Ohio River valley, is signed, ending Dunmore's War.

      (2) 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.


      Lt. Sigismund Stribling's roll:

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

      (3) 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]

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      "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. . . .

      (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 <>, 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 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.]
    Person ID I257  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    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