James Fraley, who was perhaps the oldest child of Frederick and Chloe Fraley was born in Rowan Co., NC in 1759. He was married to Elizabeth T Osburn, Russell Co., Order Book 3, p. 189.
He enlisted in Washington Co., VA, (now Russell Co.) for service in the Revolutionary War on March 3, 1779, as an Indian Spy, in Captain John Snoddy s Company, Colonel William Campbell s Regiment. He enlisted for a second tour of duty in May, 1782, also as an Indian Spy, under Colonel Daniel Smith and Captain Charles Bickley. He made application for pension in Floyd Co., KY, June 24, 1834, wherein he stated that he had always lived in the woods (frontier). When he applied for pension he stated that he had lived for many years in Floyd Co., KY, but was then living in Cabell Co., VA (now West VA) at the home of his son-in-law. (From Pension statement in Floyd Co. Court).
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about James Fraley Name: James Fraley Service Info.: US ARMY REVOLUTIONARY WAR Cemetery: Lee Family Cemetery Cemetery Address: Castlewood, VA 24224 James Fraley 1759 1838 Lee Family Cemetery VA