Biographical Sketch of William Stoddard Frary
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(IV) William Stoddard, eldest son and second child of John and Ruth (Merritt) Frary, was born October 26, 1808; died March 14, 1846. He was occupied as school teacher and surveyor, was a member of the Whig party, and of the Baptist church. He was commissioned colonel of the One Hundred and Seventy-third Regiment, New York State Militia, May 14, 1839, by Governor William H. Seward, of New York. He married, October 26, 1834, Lydia Ann, daughter of John and Abigail (Volentine) Warren, her father having served in the militia during the war of 1812, and was a son of Obed Warren, who served from Massachusetts during the revolutionary war. Children: Helen Jane, born September 16, 1836, died August 22, 1851 ; Edward Harrison, see forward; Isabel Adelaide, born September 5, 1845, died June 19, 1893.