WILLIAM FRUM(FROM) AND FAMILY

of Frederick County, Virginia and Monongalia County, (West) Virginia

William Frum(From) has a record of service with the Maryland Troops from Frederick County--Middle District, under Captain Vallentine Creager. DAR records tell us that he was born in Scotland in 1755. The earliest record of William in America is his service during the Revolutionary War.

William removed to Frederick County, Virginia in the Back Creek area by 1780 and, it is believed, married Anna Smith, daughter of Captain Jeremiah Smith II and Elizabeth Unknown. Together they raised at least eight children. It is also believed that William and Anna removed to Tomís Run, Monongalia County, (West) Virginia about 1790. It appears that Anna died after 1793, but before 1799. There is a marriage record back in Frederick County, Virginia for William Frum who married Catherine Spence on September 23, 1799. William brought his new bride back to Monongalia County, and together they had two children.

Much of this is speculation as no marriage records have been located for the marriage of William and Anna. The link to Jeremiah Smith is also in question, however, Jeremiahís son, Samuel Smith, a bachelor, in 1803, willed his estate to his relations, and William Frumís children were named. In fact, Sampson Smith Frum received the 200 acres tract of land outside of Winchester, Virginia where Samuel Smith lived. Samuel also gave Williamís sons, William, Jr. and Solomon Frum, a 200 acre tract of land on Simpsonís Creek in Harrison County, (West) Virginia. The will and the bequest of land has lead us to the conclusion that Anna was Samuelís sister and because she was not named in the will, was probably deceased.

William Frum is part of the early tax lists in Monongalia County beginning in 1804. He owned a number of parcels of land in and around the Morgantown area along with his son, Sampson Smith Frum.

There is a burial marker for William From in the older section of Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Route 73 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is located in the last row near the woods. Beside William, there is a marker for his son, William, Jr., Willliamís wife Catherine, and several of William and Catherineís children. William Frumís daughter, Elizabeth Frum Corrothers and family are also buried at Mt. Pisgah. I have been told, by Ruth Cullen, another Frum researcher, that William Frum is not actually buried at Pisgah. That the burial marker was done by the DAR. His remains, along with other family menbers, are buried on a somewhat remote hillside near Mt. Pisgah--probably on his Tom's Run property.

Children of William and Anna Frum:

  1. Catherine Frum b. 1780 in Virginia married Benjamin Freeman on January 20, 1799.

  2. Nancy Frum b. 1783 in Virginia married John Reed, Jr. on April 30, 1806.

  3. Samuel Samson Frum b. 1785 in Virginia d. April 27, 1856 in Monongalia Co., WV married Catherine Bland.

  4. William H. Frum b. 1787 in Virginia d. October 27, 1868 in Monongalia Co., WV married Catherine Corrothers on May 14, 1816.

  5. Deliah Frum b. 1788 in Virginia married George Bailey on March 12, 1823.

  6. SAMPSON SMITH FRUM b. January 27, 1790 in Frederick Co., VA d. November 13, 1862 in Monongalia Co., WV married ELIZABETH VANGILDER on June 11, 1815.

  7. Elizabeth Frum b. September 29, 1791 in Monongalia Co., WV d. April 4, 1854 in Monongalia Co., WV married Andrew Jackson Corrothers on May 5, 1818.

  8. Solomon Frum b. June 13, 1793 in Monongalia Co., WV d. November 9, 1869 in Taylor County, WV married Tabitha Goodwin.

Other children of William Frum

  1. Mary Frum b. 1800 in Monongalia Co., WV married William Powell on July 31, 1820.
  2. Eugenus Frum b. March 9, 1809 in Monongalia Co., WV d. Before 1810.

Updated November, 2009


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Family research a cooperative effort and I would like to thank Robert Poole Wilkins, Ruth Cullen, and others too numerous to mention, for their help researching the Frum family line.


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