John Peter David Fralin
- Born: 6 Dec 1856, Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA
- Marriage: Virginia Ossie Belcher circa 1877 in Franklin Co., VA.
- Died: 6 Oct 1933, Roanoke, VA at age 76
- Buried: Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke City, VA
John Peter Fralin is the brother of Virgina Fralin as told by Bea Akers in March 2004 interview.
The 1880 Federal Census records Peter and Virginia O. Fralin living in Snow Creek, Franklin Co., Va.
The 1900 Federal Census for Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA, District 35, page 235A, dated June 18, 1900 records John D. (Dec 1855) and Ossie V. (July 1856) Fralin with children William D. (July 1882), Casper H. (Nov 1884), Sallie O. (Jan 1887), Edna M. (April 1889), Lizzie L. (Nov 1891), Ruby E. (Oct 1893), and Viola B. (April 1898). John and Ossie have been married for 22 years and have had 7 children.
The 1910 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 1, Denton Co., Texas, District 7, page 82A records Peter D. (55) and Ossie V. (53) Fralin with son Henry C. Fralin (25) and his wife Lula (23 - VA/VA/VA) and their son Henry C. Jr. (5/12 - Texas/VA/VA) and daughters Lizzie Fralin (18) and Etherline (16). Also in the household is grand daughter Corene Fry (4 - Texas/Texas/VA). Peter [John] and Ossie have been married for 33 years and have had 7 children of which 6 are still living.
The 1920 Federal Census records Peter and Ossie Fralin living in Roanoke, VA with his widowed son William B. Fralin (37) and his children. The 1920 Federal Census for Big Lick District, Roanoke, VA, District 116, page 62B records Peter D. (64 - VA) and Ossie V. (63 - VA) Fralin with daughter Viola B. Fralin (21 - VA) and widowed son William B. Fralin (37 - VA). Also in the household are William's children Thelma (16 - VA), Howard (14 - VA), Bailey (12 - VA), and Gilbert (9 - VA). Next door is another son, Henry C. Fralin (35 - VA) with his wife Lula J. (33 - VA) and their children Samuel D. (5 - VA) and Mary E. (5/12 - VA).
The 1930 Federal Census for Big Lick District, Roanoke, VA, Distrcit 3, page 92B records the widower John D. Fralin (74) living with his daughter, Edna M. Foster (41), and her husband Crocket J. [James] Foster (44 - Texas). Nearby is William B. Fralin (47) and his son William G. Fralin (19). One page over in this census record is Henry C. Fralin and family. Crocket, William, and Henry are all farmers.
The 1930 Federal Census for Big Lick District, Roanoke, VA, District 3, page 92A records John's son, Henry C. Fralin (45) with his wife Lula J. (42) and their children Samuel D. (15), Elizabeth M. (11), and Henry C. Jr. (5).
Peter David Fralin
Birth: Dec. 6, 1855
Death: Oct. 6, 1933
Burial: Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke City, VA
John married Virginia Ossie Belcher, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Belcher and Janie "Jencie" Hunt, circa 1877 in Franklin Co., VA. (Virginia Ossie Belcher was born on 4 Jul 1856 in Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA, died on 12 Mar 1927 in Roanoke City, VA and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke City, VA.)