Elisha Frost, the subject of this sketch was born in Grayson county, Virginia, December 26, 1812, and was there reared and received his education. His parents were natives of the same State, and both died there. On the 14th of Au- gust, 1841, Mr. Frost and Miss Elizabeth Brown were joined in marriage, the Rev. William Carico, of the Methodist Church, performing the ceremony. By this union they have nine children; namely, James H., born February 5, 1843; George H., born November 12, 1844; John W., born October 30, 1846; Nancy E., born June 5, 1848; William C., born September .24, 1850; Elisha L., born August 6, 1852; Ezekiel F., born July 4, 1854; Thomas L., born December 6, 1856; and Charles D., born June 3, 1860. Mrs. Frost died July 21, 1864, and was buried in the cemetery of the Union Church. On March 20th, 1871, Mr. Frost married Mrs. Rachel L. Black, the Rev. Mr. Horn officiating. They have one child, Laura May, born May 3, 1872.
Mrs. Black was the widow of Merriwether G. Black, who was a native of Kentucky, born January 26, 1836. She was born in Wayne county, Kentucky, November 26, 1832. They were united in marriage by the Rev. L. Moore, February 21, 1858. The fruits of this marriage were two children; named, respectively, Thomas H., born April 9, 1859; and N. Alice, born January 25, 1861. Mr. Black was wounded at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, from which he died December 28, 1865.
Mr. Frost owns a valuable farm of 300 acres, 200 acres of which are under cultivation. His place is well watered, having several excellent wells, beside a fine spring; he has also a quarry of sand-stone suitable for building purposes. His farm is ten miles west of the county seat and about three-fourths of a mile from the district school-house.