History of Greene County,
ALFRED FROST, deceased, was among the most
merchants of Greene County, and was born in Pennsylvania, April 5, 1802. He was a son of William and Mary (Murphey)
Frost, natives of Washington
County. Mr. Frost was reared on the farm and attended
the common schools. He chose farming as
his vocation; but after his father’s death he was obliged to work as a
hand until he accumulated enough to begin business for himself. By dint of industry and economy he succeeded
in acquiring a very fair share of this world’s goods.
In early manhood he engaged in the mercantile
business, and for years owned a store in Carmichaels. He was united in marriage, January 23, 1830,
with Mary, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth
(Stairs) Sharpnack, of German origin.
Mr. and Mrs. Frost were the parents of three children—Mary E.,
living in Carmichael’s at the old home; William H. (deceased), late of
City, Missouri, who married Caroline Fair, of Leavenworth City Kansas,
Elizabeth, who is the wife of George D. D. Mustard, and the mother of
following children—John, Mary S., Charles, William D., James A. and
D. Mr. and Mrs. Frost were prominent
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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