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Captain Thomas Fristoe Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Columbia, Missouri

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Welcome to the Captain Thomas Fristoe Chapter
Missouri State Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education.

Captain Thomas Fristoe (November 27, 1767 – April 23, 1815) of the Forty-fifth Regiment of the Virginia Militia was the son of Daniel Fristoe (1739-1774) who was a minister at Chopowamsic Baptist Church. His father died at the age of 35 years old when Thomas was about 7 years old. Thomas married Lydia Wells, the daughter of Carty Wells of Stafford, later Shelby County, KY.  Thomas served as a justice for Stafford from at least 1806 to 1813. In 1812 he paid taxes on 8 slaves, 8 horses and 32 acres on the South Run of Chopowamsic Run. Thomas died with his estate in Stafford County leaving issue by his wife nee Lydia Wells, daughter of Carty Wells, Jr, of Stafford and Prince William Counties, Virginia, and Shelby County, Kentucky. She died July 19, 1830.

The muster rolls record that he served as Captain for eight days in 1813, from July 16 through 24 with 54 men serving in his company from the Forty-fifth Regiment Virginia Militia commanded by Lieutenant Colonel S. Peyton.

The payroll on the field and staff officers of the forty-fifth remount of Virginia Militia, Stafford County in the Service of the United States, commanded by Lt. Colonel Samuel H. Peyton, from the 22nd July to the 3rd September 1814 listed Thomas Fristoe, Staff Officer Adjutant* for 9 days service.*

*(Adjutant: Issued orders for the Commander and did paperwork.)

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