Joshua Fry

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Joshua Fry was Master of the Grammar School and then Professor of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics at the College of William and Mary from 1729 until about 1737. He and Peter Jefferson (the father of Thomas Jefferson) were commissioned to make a map of Virginia, which was completed in 1751. Fry was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia militia in th spring of 1754, but he died on May 31 after falling from his horse.

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