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Abraham FROST

Male Abt 1749 - Bef 1815  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name Abraham FROST 
    Born Abt 1749 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 2 May 1815  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Abraham FROST is listed in V. 1, p. 495 of the 1787 census of Frederick County, VA. Listed in Abraham's household were 0 white males above 16 and under 21; 0 blacks above 16; 0 blacks under 16; 2 horses, mares, colts and mules; and 0 cattle.

      (2) 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.]

      (3) Black's Law Dictionary, 4th ed., 1951, p. 1246:

      The plaintiff in a cause or matter in chancery, when addressing or petitioning the court, used to style himself "orator," and, when, a woman, "oratrix." But these terms have long gone into disuse, and the customary phrases now are "plaintiff" or "petitioner."

      (4) Deed from Abraham Frost to John Houseman, Frederick County, VA Deed Book 25, pp. 469-472:

      This Deed dated December 3, 1798 from Abraham Frost to John Houseman covers a 150-acre tract of land which is part of a 400-acre tract of land devised to Abraham Frost by William Frost, Sr.

      (5) Abraham Frost's Will and Executor's Bond, Frederick County, VA Will Book S.C. [Superior Court] 3, pp. 4-5:

      I Abraham Frost of Frederick County Virginia being Sick but of Sound mind & memory do make this My last Will & Testament revoking all others heretofore made.

      First my Will and desire is that all my Just debts shall be paid.

      Secondly after my death my will & desire is that all my property booth [sic] real & personal be sold by my Executors hereafter named & the money arising therefrom & all moneys owing to me be equally devided [sic] between my Sister Ann McCormick's Children, except Charles McCormick who is to have know [sic] part of this my estate.

      Thirdly I do Constitute & appoint Dawson McCormick executor of this my last will & testament.

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 4th day of April 1815.

      Abraham Frost (Seal)

      Signed Seald [sic] in the presence of

      Rich'd. L. Redman
      Chars. McCormick
      D. Castleman Jr.

      At a Superiour Court of Law Continued and held for Frederick County the 2nd day of May 1815.

      This Last Will and Testament of Abraham Frost dec'd. was proved by the oaths of Charles McCormick and David Castlemen [sic] Junr. witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Dawson McCormick the Executor therein named who made oath thereto according to Law certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security. Whereupon he with Charles McCormick and David Castleman Junr. His security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars conditioned for his due and faithful administration of the said Testator's estate.


      R. B. White C. F. S. C.

      Frost, Abraham

      Executor's Bond.

      Know all Men by these Presents that we, Dawson McCormick, Charles McCormick and David Castleman Junr., are held and firmly bound unto Robert White Junr., Esquire a Judge of the General Court and holding the Superior Court of Law for Frederick County in the sum of four thousand Dollars to be paid to the said Judges or their [sic] successors, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 2nd of May A. D. 1815.

      The condition of the above obligation is, that the said Dawson McCormick, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Abraham Frost, deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him the said Dawson McCormick or in to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, and the same so made, do exhibit into the Superior Court of Law holden at Winchester at such times as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same goods, chattels and credits do well and truly alminister according to law, and make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and further do well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Will, as far as the said chattels and credits will extend, according to the value thereof, and as the law shall charge him, then this obligation to be void, or else remain in full force.

      Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of The Court

      D. McCormick (Seal)
      Chars. McCormick (Seal)
      D. Castleman Jr. (Seal)
    Person ID I258  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