Saturday, April 3, 2010

An Old Farm Near Big Fork

The Fried Family
Moses Benjamin "Mose" Fried with wife, Mary Artemisia "Artie" (Smith) Fried;
children are: 
Elizabeth Lucretia "Bess" Fried
Beulah Fried (baby)
Samuel Washington Fried (on the horse)

   Mose Fried was the son of Daniel Fried, Jr. and Malinda Dilbeck.  Mose Fried's grandfather, Daniel Fried, came to Polk County from Indiana in 1848.   His siblings: John W. Fried (married Kittie Cottman); Benson Daniel Fried (m. Inda M. Standridge); and Martha Salem Fried (m. William E. Burkhart).   His mother, Malinda Dilbeck was the daughter of John Washington Dilbeck and Eliza Selina (Goss) Dilbeck who came to Big Fork in 1851 from Lumpkin Co., Georgia.   They came to Big Fork with Eliza's parents, Benjamin and Martha "Patsy" (Harbin) Goss. 

   Daniel Fried, Jr., according to other family researchers, is the son of Daniel Fried, Sr. and Elizabeth Cutsinger, whose headstones are in the Concord Cemetery at Ink, Polk Co., Arkansas and can been seen online at   One family researcher claims that Daniel Fried Sr. was born in 1806 in Greene Co., Tennessee and married Elizabeth in 1828 in Orange Co., Indiana.   The parents of Daniel Fried, Sr. is thought to be John Freed (or Fried) and Regina Rife from Virginia; who moved to Indiana. 

  Mose and Artie Fried had ten children:  Samuel Washington, Elizabeth Lucretia (Tiller), Beulah (Luttrel), Margaret (Bates), Eula Jane (Hamby), David Daniel, Moses Benjamin, Jr., John, Martha, and Douglas Fried.  


  1. Hi Billie,

    I'm very familiar with this photo! I've seen it many times while going through old family photos. I was told by my great grandma, Margaret Bates (nee Fried), that this is a photo of her parents, Mary "Artie" and Moses Fried.

    -Tyson Harlow

  2. Thank you so much for this information! It's so nice to finally know who these people are. Here's what I have in my records about them:
    Moses Benjamin "Mose" Fried, born in 1875. His parents were Daniel Fried,Jr. and Malinda (Dilbeck) Fried. He married Mary Artemisia Smith in 1902. "Artie" was born in 1879. Her parents were Washington H. Smith and Sarah Jane (Bates) Smith.
    In this photo there are two girls and one boy. These children must be:
    1. Samuel Washington Fried (on the horse)
    2. Elizabeth Lucretia Fried (standing)
    3. Beulah Fried
    Your great-grandmother, Margaret, was the next one to be born.

  3. I have this same picture in my house. These are my grand parents on my father's side (John B. Fried). My mother gave me the photo with a note attached saying who was in the photo. This is what she said in her note:

    1) was called "the old home place"
    2) Moses B. Fried, Grandpa on far right
    3) Mary Artemisia Smith Fried, Grandma(Artie for short)2nd from left
    4) Sam on the mule(Ole Rods)
    5) Bess on far left
    6) Beulah in Grandma's arms
    7) horses are Kate and Diner

    No name for the dog though

    Jan Thomsen

  4. So the little girl on the far right is Bess and not Elizabeth Lucretia. Thanks for sharing this. I was so curious as to who this family was and now we know. And I appreciate learning the names of the horses too.

  5. Maybe you can help me. Im related to Ophelia Bates now Atwell, she had lived in Yell co. arkansas, thats all i know of my bates family.

  6. This house is actually SouthEast of Big Fork on AR Highway 8. The family out front is Moses Benjamin Fried and Artimessia Smith Fried with three children of their ten children. The boy is Samuel Fried, the two girls are Bess Fried (later married George Tiller) and Beulah Fried (later married Jake Luttrel). My mother was Eula Jane Fried (later married my father Daniel R. Hamby). Most of the children were born in the house. I know this because I grew up in that house from 1950 until 1966. I worked at KENA radio in Mena (1963-1966) and then KVRC in Arkadelphia (1966-1970). I then retired from teaching school in Atlanta. I still call thie home.

  7. I know the baby is Beulah. She is my great grandma. She married Jake Luttrell. Together they had
    my grandpa, Ronald Luttrell. They are all burried in Pleasant Grove cemetery in Big Fork.