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Martin Fraley
and Mary Horne

Martin Fraley b abt 1829 KY d abt 2 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, PA; Civil War; military service Private, Co H, 50th VA Infantry, Floyd's Brigade; s/o Andrew Fraley and Barbara White. Martin Fraley m. Mary Polly Horne b 1829 VA; d/o Nicholas Johnson Horne and Nancy Virgia Donahue. Children of Martin Fraley and Mary Polly Horne;

1. George W Fraley b 1850 VA

2. Andrew J Fraley b 1852 VA

3. John H Fraley b abt 1854 VA

4. Mary Fraley b 1858 VA

5. James Buck Fraley b 1861 VA


MARTIN FRALEY, Private, Company H. - 50th Regiment Va. Infantry, Floyd's Brigade, enlisted at Wise Courthouse, June 3, 1861, age 33 born in Ky.. Listed in hospital and left sick at Wytheville, Virginia from July 25, 1861 through July 31, 1861. In the hospital sick at White Sulphur, West Virginia August 11, 1861. through November 1, 1861. Detailed and sent from Rocky Gap to Wise County, from June 8 1862 to June 26, 1862. Present in unit July 15, 1862, Detailed and sent to Wise County on November 24, 1862 to December 10, 1862. Present in unit on Jan. 19, 1863, KILLED IN ACTION AT GETTYSBURG, PA. BETWEEN JULY 2, 1863 AND JULY 3, 1863.

Martin volunteered for the Confederate Army under the command of Col. Logan Salyer. At the Battle of Greenbrier, Colonel Salyer commanded his men to lay down and fire on the enemy. To Martin he made this command 3 times. Martin ignored all commands and he continued standing and firing until the enemy shot and killed him.

Martin was the first man in Wise County to cast a vote and he voted for the Democratic ticket. Martin was autorized by the court to keep fire in the courthouse and to keep water furnished and to maintain good order of the courthouse. For these duties he earned $12.00 for 12 months.

Martin was born in 1829 in the Ramsey section of Wise County, Va. the son of Andrew and Barbara (White) Fraley and married Mary Horne, born about 1823 in Scott County, Virginia. Martin list his birthplace as Kentucky in the 1860 Wise County census. Children of Martin and Mary (Horne) Fraley were:
George W. Fraley
Thomas Fraley
John H. Fraley
Ellen Fraley
Andrew J. Fraley
Nancy L. Fraley

Sources; The Hertiage of Wise County and the City of Norton, Volume 1 , page 215, by J.M. Fraley, 50th Virginia Infantry by John D. Chapla, page 152. Barbara Fraley Stacy, 1860 Wise County census by Rhonda Robertson, page 70.

1860 Wise Co VA Census
693 Fraley, Martin 31 M Farmer KY
693 Fraley, Mary 31 F Housekeeper VA
693 Fraley, George W 10 M VA
693 Fraley, Andrew J 8 M VA
693 Fraley, John H 6 M VA
693 Fraley, Mary 2 F VA
693 Jones, Melissa 13 F VA

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