John FROGGE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES

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John Frogge, a member of The House of Burgesses, was born about 1709 in Hamilton Parish, now a part to Fauquier County.

09 November 1738 John married Elizabeth Strother in Overwharton Parrish, Stafford County, VA. Elizabeth, 1721 - after 1795, is the daughter of William Strother and Margaret Watts Strother of King William County, VA. John and Elizabeth moved to the Valley of Virginia to live by Elizabeth's sisters and brother-in-laws.

Born of this marriage were eight children:

William Frogge b. 1741 in Fauquier County, VA and d. 1830 in Fentress County, TN. In 1770, William married Mary Mitchell (1753-1804) of the Valley of Virginia, and daughter of Cornelius and Jane Mitchell. William and Mary's son, Arthur Robinson Frogge, was one of the first settlers of Fentress County, TN.

Arthur Frogge, birth date unknown, was killed in a duel in 1771.

John Frogge, born 26 May 1745. He married Agatha Lewis, of Augusta County in 1770. Agatha Lewis is the daughter of Thomas Lewis of Donegal County, Ireland, and Jane Strother (sister of Elizabeth). John Frogge was killed, 10 October 1774, at Point Pleasant, VA in the battle between the Virginia forces (Commanded by General Andrew Lewis) and the Indians by Cornstalk. Point Pleasant, VA was the site of the first day of battle of the American Revolution. Capt. John was one of forty-six officers and soldiers killed on that day. His name is among those listed on the Point Pleasant Battle Monument.

  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 21 page 37.

    Jane Frogge, 1741 - 1842, married Manoah Corley of Fauquier County, VA.

    Mary Frogge, 1738 - 1810, married John Lewis Cawardin of Kent County, MD

    Three other daughters, Margaret, Rachel and Agatha, were born of this marriage, but very little is know of their life.

    From Prince Wm County, VA Will Book C 1734-1744 p 267 Bond of John Frogg and Samuel Earle unto the Worshl. Justices of Prince William County. For L200. 24 Nov. 1740. John Frogg is guardian of Thomas Bullock, orphan. (Thomas was three months)

    >From Prince Wm County, VA Will Book C 1734-1744 p 340 Bond of John Frogg and Wm. Blackwell unto the Worshl. Justices of Prince William County. For L200. 22 March 1741. John Frogg is guardian of Sarah Bullock, orphan. (Sarah was about 16 months)

    March, 1756, The House of Burgesses, meeting in Williamsburg,VA passed an act for raising militia in the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Culpeper and Hampshire to man a line of forts from Great-Cape Capon in Hampshire Co. to the south fork of the Mayo River in Halifax. The Prince William militia was commanded by Major John Frogg.

    It is known that John Frogge was the Sheriff of Prince William County in 1757

    17th of May, 1759, sufficient pressure had been brought to push the bill for the creation of Fauquier Co. through the House of Burgesses, the justices first appointed included Thomas Harrison, Joseph Blackwell, John Wright, William Blackwell,John Frogg, John Bell, William Eustace, John Churchill, William Grant, John Crump, Duff Green, Yelverton Peyton, Thomas Marshall, George Lambkin, Wharton Ransdell, Elias Edmonds, Thomas McClanahan and Richard Foote, Gentlemen.

    John and his son, William Frogge, signed a petition to form Greenbrier County, VA in 1777. The original is located in the Virginia State Library at Richmond.

    John Frogge's Will was recorded 19 Aug 1794 in Bath Co., VA

    09 November 1738 John married Elizabeth Strother in Overwharton Parrish, Stafford County, VA. Elizabeth, 1721 - after 1795, is the daughter of William Strother

  • Jul 14, 1795 FROGGE, ELIZABETH

    Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Frogge of Bath Co in the State of VA, executor of the last will and testament of John Frogge deceased, for divers good cause and consideration, we hereinto moving grace made, ordained, constituted and appointed and by those present do make, constate and appoint John Cowardine in the county and state aforesaid my true and lawfully attorney for me and in my name and for my use to do and perform all and singular the last will and testament of the John Frogge deceased and particularly to ecover the lands mentioned in the aforesaid will lying in Culpepper Co and all the lands elsewhere and finely to aid and perform all and singular the items of the said will in as full and ample a manner as I myself could do hereby ratifying and confirming all and whatso ever my said attorney shall lawful do or cuase to become in and touching the premises in as full and ample manner as if I myself had been personally present.

    In witness thereof I the said Elizabeth Frogge have hereto set my hand seal this 14th day of Jul 1795.

  • Signed
  • ELIZABETH FROGGE Seal
  • Witness Present
  • Val White
    Prince William County, Virginia Records on John Frogge
  • Minute Book 1752-1753 25 Jun 1753 page 164 The report of John Wright and John Frogg Gent being returned upon their reviewing a way from Beverleys Ford to the Road leading from Hedgman's Quarter to Marsh Bridge, the rolling road commonly calleed Jones Rolling road is hereby established and for the future to be deemed and taken a Public way.
  • Minute Book 1752-1753 page 193 25 Jul 1753 Bryan Matthews being brought before the court on complaint of John Frogg gent charging him with vagrancy and being heard and considered ordered he give security for his bood behaviousr and then discharged on paying fee.
  • page 221 27 Aug 1753 John Frogg is appointed surveyor of the road in the room of John Hopper and ordered that he keep the same in repar and that he erect stones or posts according to law.
  • Order Book 1754-1755 page 1 24 Jan 1754 At the Courthouse of Prince William County the 28th day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fifty four a commision of Peace together with a Dedimus for administring the oaths being produced and read as usual Thomas Harrison gent haven taken the oaths appointed to be taken and repeated and subscribed the test administred the said oaths and test to Benjamin Grayson, John FROGG, Bertrand Ewell and Howson Hooe gent who took theri places as Justices, etc.

  • page 7 Stephen Latham being committed to the Goal of this county from under the hand and seal of John Frogg gent for Vagrancy ordered that he give security at the nex court to be held for the county to keep.
  • page 24 28 Mar 1754 John Frogg is appointed to settle the accounts of the estate of George Wheatley deceased with the widow Mary Wheatley and George Wheatley the executors of the said deced and also to settle the accounts of the orphans of the said deceased with the said Mary and report to the court.
  • Order Book 1754-1755 page 185. At a court of Oyer and Terminer held at the court house of Prince William County the 15th day of March 1755 Present Thomas Harrison, John Frogg, John Wright and John Crump, Justices.
  • Order Book 1754-1755 27 May 1755 page 247 - John FROGG is appointed to take the list of Tithables in Hamilton Parish in this county in the room and precinct of John Crump, gent.
  • page 263 28 May 1755 Order Book 1754-1755 At the Court House of Prince William County the 28th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five A commission of the peace with a Dedimus for administring the Oaths being produced and read as usual John Frogg gent have taken the oaths appointed to be taken and repeated and subscribed the test administred the said oaths and test to John Churchill, John Bell and John Bailis gent who took their places as Justices, etc. At a court held for Prince William County the 28th of July 1755.
  • page 268 28 Jul 1755 On the petition of George Johnston and Thomas Machen agt the executors of William Farrow deceased, ordered the said executors give them county security or deliver up to them the estate of the said Deceased in their Hands. Then the court adjourned till the court in Course. John Frogg . . . . Robert Swift being committed to the Goal of this county by a precept under the hand of John Frogg gent one of the Justices of the peace for the said county dated this 26th day July last on suspicion of Felony, being this day examinined and the witnesses being against him, and all Circumstances relaing to the said fact.
  • 271 (Order Book 1754-1755 25 Aug 1755 John Frogg, John Churchill and John Crump gent are recommend to his honour the Governor as proper persons to execute the office of Sherriff in this county.
  • page 273 (Order Book 1754-1755 25 Aug 1755 John Frogg and William Blackwell gent are appointed to agree with the court of King George County to build a bridge over Deep Run.
  • page 308 (Order Book 1754-1755 22 Sep 1755 By virute of a commission from the Honourable the Governor John Frogg gent haveing firstken the oath according to law and subscribed the test was sworn Sheriff of this county who with Henry Lee and others acknowledge a bond for the faith full performance of the said office.
  • page 310 Order Book 1754-1755 22 Sep 1755 Ordered that t the tithalbles belonging to Peter Hedgman in hamilton Parish added to the list of Tithables taken by John Frogg tent this present year.
  • page 311 Order Book 1754-1755 22 Sep 1755 Ordered that the tithables belonging to Col Thomas turner in Hamilton Parish be added to the list of tithables taken by John Frogg Gentleman of this present year.
  • Prince William county, Virgina Selected Notes from Order BOok (1755-1757) ..... John Frogg GENT Sheriff came into Court and refusted to take the collection of the Pol Tax in this county. Ordered the Court be adjourned till the court in course. thos Harrison.

  • page 23 Order Book 1755-1757 25 Jan 1756 John Frogg, John Graham, Allan Macrae, William Ashmore, William Ballendine, Nathaniel Overall, Thomas Machen and William Splane acknowledged a bond for the said Froggs faithfull performance in receiving the pol take in this county accordint to Law and the same was ordered to be recorded ....Thos Harrison Court 23 Feb 1756
  • page 65 Order Book 1755-1757 25 Apr 1756 John Frogg gent took the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken repeaded and subscribed the test as a Military Officer.
  • page 68 Order Book 1755-1757 24 May 1756 William Eustace gent is appointed to take the list of Tithables in Hamilton Parish in the room of and precinct of John Frogg, gent.
  • page 119 Order Book 1755-1757 28 Jun 1756 John Frogg, Bertrand Ewell and William Eustace gent are recommended to his Houour the Governor as fit persons to Execute the Office of sheriff in this county.
  • page 129 Order book 1755-1757 30 Jun 1756 On the motion of John Graham Clerk of the county court judgement is granted him against John Frogg gent Shjeriff for the sum of twenty nine thousand five hundred and fifty eight pounds of tobacco belonging to Mr Secretary Neilson and the said John Graham for fees put into the said John Froggs hands as receipt to collect.
  • page 192 Order book 1755-1757 24 Aug 1756 John Frogg gent Sherif came into court and prtest against the goal of this county that it is no sufficient to detain prisoners therein.
  • page 240 Order Book 1755-1757 22 Nov 1756 Deeds of Lease Release and Receipt endorsed from John Maddison gent to William Grant gent was proved by the oaths of John Frogg gent and Benjamin Crump two of the witnesses which was ordered to be certified.
  • page 243 Order Book 1755-1758 22 Nov 1756 Ordered that the Sheriff raise the posse of the county and take Willaim Smith into custody for standing in contempt of all public authority. Then the court proceeded to lay the county levy. To John gramham Clerk for his salary 1260 pounds of tobacco, To John Frogg gent Sheriff for his salary 1260 pounds of tobacco.
  • page 247 Order Book 1755-1758 22 Nov 1756 John Frogg gent sheriff protested against the Goal of this county is not sufficient to detain prisoner herein. .... By a fraction in Colo. John Froggs hand 576 pounds of tobacco.
  • page 309 Order Book 1755-1758 George Mason gent Plantif said defendant craven oyer of the write and he had also a special imparlance granted. John Grogg gent Defendant in Debt
  • page 324 Order Book 1755-1758 The Sheriff pursuant to an order of this court for viewing an acre of land belonging to John Graham returned the juryus report which is as followeth "Prince Wm s in obedience to the above order I have twelve free and lawfull men of my county they being first sworn been on the land s of John Graham and have diligently examined the lands adjacent there to and also have considered what damage the said John Graham may sustain by means of Bertrand Ewell building a Mill on Quantico Run and do agree taht the acres of land where the said Ewell is to erect his millis of value of two pounds three shillings current money and no more. In witness where of as well the Sheriff of the said county as the Jurors have hereunto set our hands and seall the 13th day of October anno dom 1756 John Frogg Robert Wickliff, John Purnell, Thos Highland, Israel Folsom, John Murray, Richd Crupper, Thos Arrington, Jacob Calvert, Robt Hedges, John Cotten, Geo Calvert, thos Davis.
    Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M

    Will book M page 338-339 William Cave of Overwharton parish left will. John Frogg a witness 17 July 1742.