Benjamin Franklin Fry was born 1800 in Georgia. Fry joined the Texas army in October 1835 and took part in the Siege of Béxar. He was the second lieutenant of the artillery company garrisoning the Alamo under James C. Niellqv and served as a private in Capt. William S. Fisher’s Company I of Col. Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, at the battle of San Jacinto. After the revolution Fry served as a private in Capt. T. Epperson’s company of the Second Regiment, Second Brigade, Texas Militia. He died on March 10, 1872, at the Bastrop County community of Jeddo, where he is buried.
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