John Fred, or Fredd, and family came form Ireland and settled in Birmingham
township. His son Nicholass was the father of Joseph Fredd, whose son Benjamin
was born in 1757, and died April 11, 1838. Sarah, wife of Benjamin, died March
2, 1843, aged about ninety-three years. Their children were Susanna, born March
24, 1791, and died Oct. 31, 1832; John, born Nov. 27, 1792, and died May 27,
1872; Isaac, born, Nov. 16, 1794; Amos, born Feb. 14, 1797, and died February
1862; Elizabeth, born Sept. 6, 1799; Eli; Rachel, born July 31, 1804; Sarah,
born May 6, 1808, married to William P. Robinson, and died Feb. 1, 18877; and
George, born Feb. 7 1811, the only surviving child. Of these, Eli was born
Dec. 7, 1801, and married Sarah, daughter of Vincent and Mary F. Wiley, born
July 30, 1820. Their children were Benjamin Eli and Sallie (twins), born Feb.
10, 1855. The latter died Sept. 29, 1866; the former married Martha Broomall,
daughter of Joshua and Martha Broomell, of East Fallowfield township, and has
one child, George Benjamin, born Oct. 3, 1879. Benjamin E. has about two hundred
acres of finely located land and two sets of buildings.
Eli Fredd died March 30, 1870, and his wife survives him. He
was born in West Marlborough, and was agood farmer, an upright citizen, well
esteemed in his community, and left a fine estate of real and personal property.