Bedford County TN Biographies


Joshua Wright Frost was the 2nd son and the 4th child of John Ebenezer Frost and Alcey Dews Hix Frost. He 1st married Mary Ellen Reagor Frost, daughter of George Allen Reagor and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Parker Reagor, on Aug 20, 1874. The groom's father performed the ceremony in the home of the bride's mother. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters. Mary Ellen Reagor Frost died on Jul 2, 1911 after a fall on ice that broke her hip. Joshua then married Mary Elizabeth Martin Frost on Feb 4, 1913 in Bedford Co. TN. To the children and grandchildren Mary was know as "Miss Betty". There was one still born child born the this union.

Joshua Wright Frost was unmistakably a family man. He was devoted to each of his two wives and was quite fond of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Seven of his nine children lived to old age. At the time of his death, he had twenty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Source: Excerpt from "Frosts and Related Families by Wright W. Frost published in 1962

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