Of Dayton Township Tuscola County



Alfred Friars was born in 1828 Wards Creek, King County, New Brunswick Canada.   He married Sarah Walker 1853 in New Brunswick.

There were born to this union, eight children, Olive was born 1856 New Brunswick.

The Friars family then ventured west to Oxford County, Ontario Canada where Peter, James, Elizabeth, and Udorah were born. Once again the Friars family ventured west and in 1865 settled in the community of Dayton Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, where John Henry, Mary and Elda were born.  The  Name Friars was at some point in time changed to Fryers.


Alfred in mentioned in the History of Tuscola County published in 1883. His biography says he served as the Justice of the Peace in the Dayton Community and also participated in other community jobs such as director of local school district #2 in Dayton.

Alfred and Sarah owned a farm in section 20 of Dayton and stayed in the Dayton Community until their deaths.  They are both buried at the West Dayton Cemetery