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Frederick (Eyck) Ice Jr (abt. 1701 - abt. 1794)

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Frederick "Daddy" Ice Jr formerly Eyck aka Iaac, ten Eyck, Ten Eyck, Eick
Born about in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederlandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1727 in West Virginiamap
Husband of — married about 1757 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Cheat Lake, Monongalia, Virginia, USAmap
Profile last modified 25 Mar 2020 | Created 14 Oct 2013 | Last significant change: 25 Mar 2020
13:55: Maggie N. edited the Biography for Frederick (Eyck) Ice Jr (abt.1701-abt.1794). (Fixing typos.) [Thank Maggie for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Incorrect Birth Place

Many online trees show Frederick's birthplace as Reusel, Reusel-De Mierden, Noord-Brabant. Although there is such a place, it is not correct in this instance nor in most other instances. This birthplace was attached when the country name Holland was searched by a genealogy software program that didn't recognize Holland as a country. What it found was a street in Reusel named "‘t Holland," so it erroneously resolved the place name into Reusel, Reusel-De Mierden.[1]
Note: If the last name had to do something with the place where the family originally came from, something that might be interesting or worth to investigate is if perhaps he came from 'Eys' (pronounced in English as Ice), a village in Zuid Limburg, Nederland ?

PLEASE do not change the birth place for Frederick.


Frederick Iaac (Eick or Eyck pronounced and written as Iaac ?), Ice,[2][3] Ten Eyck,[4] was born in 1680 [5][2] in or about 1689 in Amsterdam, Holland.[5] [2] or possibly Germany [6] or Rotterdam, Holland. He died in 1794, Monongalia, West Virginia [6] possibly at Cheat Lake.

"Frederick Ten Eyck, Jr. was born in 1680 near Amsterdam, Holland, one of the younger sons of a wealthy Dutch landowner. Frederick's father was described by Florence Snoderly Billingslea, the granddaughter of Andrew "Hairy Andy" Ice, in the following manner, 'The father of Frederick was said to have been a large robust man, broad shoulders and outstanding red cheeks with hair as white as wool.' Frederick was taught by his father to speak and read five or six different languages and received his higher education in Germany. It was the custom for the eldest son to inherit the lands owned by the father. Frederick being one of the youngest, decided to seek his fortune in America. In 1710, Frederick left Germany to begin his new life, probably landing in the Colony of Delaware which was, at that time, largely controlled by the Dutch and Swedish. He proceeded directly to Baltimore in the Colony of Maryland where he remained for about twelve years. It was in Baltimore that he became more commonly known as Frederick Isaac. Alternate spellings for the name Eyck in Holland were Isaac and Iaac." [5]
Note: This probably is where the place Amsterdam and the connection to Germany where coming from, but no records (yet) to confirm if it's all correct.

Frederick Ice and Mary Galloway: "the settlement on the South Branch of the Potomac was doing well, they had cleared ground enough to raise plenty for them to eat, and with the abundance of game and fish that abounded in that country the pioneer was satisfied. In the year 1745 had a remarkably good crop, after living at this place for several years. He and several of the men went to mill. They had a long distance to go, probably to Winchester, Va. which at that time was the center of trade for north-eastern Virginia. When they returned to the settlement, they found that the Mohawk Indians had raided it, killed or taken prisoners the inhabitants, burned the homes, destroyed the crops, and driven off the livestock." Mary and three of her children were captured in an Indian raid probably in 1752. Taken by the Indians along with the mother, were Christine, William and Mary. Frederick Ice came across the mountains (west) in about 1759, where he established Ice's Ferry on the Cheat River in (now) West Virginia just south of the Pennsylvania border." [7])

Frederick married twice.

Mary Galloway, daughter of John Robert Galloway and Christina Bruin was his first wife. They married about in 1727 in Philadelphia.[citation needed] Mary was born about 1680. She died in 1745 (?).[citation needed] They had the following children:

  1. John Robert Ice was born about 1728. He died in 1797 in Arch's Fork, Wetzel County, (now West Virginia). Transcript Birth record: John Robert Ice 1728 Frederick/Mary Galloway [8] John "Old Lonely" Ice (born about 1739, murdered in 1796) Unmarried. He lived at the Forks of Buffalo Creek (present Mannington, West Virginia.) and had a trading post there. He became famous in life for a hatred of all indians (killed a known sixteen) revenging the loss of his sweetheart, his sisters, and his mother. He became the best tracker in the area and was included in many rescue attempts of indian captives and served as a scout in the Revolutionary Army during the war.[7]
  2. William Ice was born Apr 1, 1730 to Frederick/Mary Galloway[8] See: William (Galloway born Ice) "Indian Billy"
  3. Christiana Ice was born about 1734 in Hampshire County, Virginia. Christena Ice - Captured by Indians, married an Indian, had 3 children, died of natural causes at about age 25. (not proved)[7]
  4. Marguerite "Mary" Ice was born about 1737. Marguerite married Pucksinekau Indian. Mary Ice (born about 1737, died after 1825) Captured by Indians, visited the Ice family when an old woman (1825) but preferred to stay with the Indians. Tradition has it that she was the mother of Tecumseh. (not proved and now doubted)[7]

Eleanor "Nellie" "Ellen" Levingston was Frederick's second wife. They married about 1757. Children from the second marriage include:

  1. Andrew Ice born Oct 16, 1757 parents Frederick Isaac/?? [8]
  2. Magdalena Ice was born on 16 Feb 1760 in Hampshire, Virginia.
  3. Abraham "Abram" Ice
  4. Frederick Ice III was born on 9 Jul 1762 in Hampshire, Virginia. He died on 29 Feb 1788.
  5. child Adam Ice born Sep 5, 1767 parents Frederick/Elenor Livingston [8] also known as David Adam Ice

Who Was Taken Prisoner and Released?

After numerous attacks by native Americans on the Virginia and Pennsylvania frontier, Colonel Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians on 6 Aug 1763. "As a condition of the peace with the Ohio Indians, Bouquet demanded the release of prisoners held by the Delawares and Shawnees. By the Articles of Agreement concluded in November 1764, the chieftans of these nations agreed to cease hostilities against all British subjects; to collect and deliver to Bouquet's forces, all English prisoners, deserters, Frenchmen, Negroes, and any other White people living among them ...." He sent a letter to General Thomas Gage dated Fort Pitt, 30 Nov 1764 with attachments containing the names of the captives released, including the names of at least 260 prisoners released in 1764-65. The lists name 8 people with the last name Ice, and William and Christian are included. But, who are the other Ices?[9]

The following prisoners were included on a listed dated November 30, 1764, of prisoners who were released and received supplies. (Although the says Females, it does include males.):

  • Ice, Catherine
  • Ice. Elizabeth
  • Ice, Eve
  • Ice, John
  • Ice, Lewis
  • Ice, Thomas
  • Ice, William

Delivered by the "Shawanese" 10 May 1765:

  • Christian Ice (female) Taken from South Branch, Virginia, captive for 10 years. (But, if she really was born in 1734 and died at age 25, this cannot be Frederick's child.)

Early Records of Hampshire County

  • 19 March 1764 Ice, Frederick to Robert Gregg
    of Hampshire Co. (lease and release) of Hampshire Co.
    100 a. on Patterson Creek; rec. 8-14-1765.
    Wit. W.M Dopson, John Forman, Humphrey Wastell, David Gregg [10]
  • 25 October 1765 Ice, Frederick (w. Eleanor) to John Greenfield
    of Frederick County Md. (lease and release) of Frederick Co., Va.
    187 a. on Pattersons creek; rec. 4-14-1767
    Wit.Bryan Bruen, Robt. Gregg, John Lyne, Jno. Moffett, Henry Heth, Thos. Wood [10]
  • 31 January 1791 Ice, Frederick (w. Eleanor) to Robert Kile
    of Mononghela Co. (lease and release) of Hampshire Co.
    187 a. on Patterson creeck; rec. 2-10-1767
    Wit.: Addom Iaac, Hensom Bright, Michael Cain. [10]

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants

  • Q146. Benjamin Parker of Hampshire Co. 119 A. on Pattersons Cr. in said Co. as by Surv. 19 Nov 1762 made for said Parker by John Moffett ff'd. (See Bk. N) Adj. Fredrick Ice, said Parker. 5 June 1777 [11]
  • V93. Fee paid by Frederick Ice for Peter Putnam asne. of Thomas Beale asne. of Fredrick Ice 190 A (5 June 1761) in Hampshire Co. on Nobley Mt. and Pattersons Cr. 6 April 1791. [11]


The following copy of Frederick's Will was found on the internet. The person who made the posting copied it from a copy he received and had no idea of the original source.[12] (I have added paragraphing for ease of reading.Watt-266 17:35, 15 November 2015 (EST))

Mentioned in Will, dated 29 Feb 1788:

  • wife Ellen
  • sons: Abram, Adam, William, Andrew
  • grandson Jessey
  • executors: Francis Warman Esq., John Hansey Simeon

"In the name of God, Amen, the 29th of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and eighty-eight, in the county of Monongalia. Being in great age, weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks to god, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die; do make and ordain my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto god that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the declaration of my executors, nothing doubting at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God, and as touching my worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, divided of the same in the following form.

"In prime it is my will and good order that in the first place that all my debts, including funeral charges be paid, and I bequeath unto Ellen, my dearly beloved wife, all the movables in the dwelling house; cows and hogs; during her life, and then to dispose of them to whom she pleases, also the third of the plantation at the Ferry during her lifetime, and then to fall unto my son Andrew wholly at her death.

"I give my son Abram, and to my son Adam, a tract of land on Buffalo Creek, also to William, to be equally divided between them.

"I further give my son Adam, the roan mare colt.

"I further give unto my grandson Jessey, a horse and one hundred acres of land, the one half to my son Andrew is to be the expense of purchasing for Jessey for land.

"And, I do ordain Francis Warman Esq., John Hansey Simeon to be Sole Exectors of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly dismiss every other testaments, wills, and legacies, and executors by me in any ways before this time, named willed and bequeathed. Notifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

"In witness I have here set my hand, and seal and year within written.
"signed by Frederick Ice.

"Witnesses: William Norris and James Wilke"


"The autobiography of Rev. Harry Smith, in relation to his ministerial duties in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison and Lewis Counties about the year 1794, affords a very interesting account of the traits, habits and customs of the people in those customs at that time":
"During the summer I saw a man, said to be 113 years old, ride to meeting on a horse, led by his son, himself an old man. He was a German, known by the name of "Daddy Ice" throughout all the country. He had been taken prisoner by the Indians and suffered incredible hardships. I visited him in his last sickness and found his intellect had not failed. as much as might be expected. I preached at his funeral, and it was a solemn time, attended by his children, then old gray headed people, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren." [6]


  1. "Was your ancestor born in Reusel-De Mierden, Noord-Brabant? Guess again!" 22 November 2013 by Yvette Hoitink, Dutch Genealogy Blog, accessed 15 Nov 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Operations Inc
  3. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Author: Hatcher, Patricia Law Publication: Operations Inc Repository: R-15; Volume: 2; Serial: 10468-A; Volume: 23
  4. United States Obituary Collection Author: Publication: Operations Inc Repository: R-15 Newspaper: Washington Post; Publication Date: 22 02 2011; Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 (cites no sources so only use for leads ! ) Genealogy Report: Dr. Harry Lawrence Ice, Sr. "The Hard Hittin' Parson" His Family History in America 1680 - 2002
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 quote from Myer’s History of West Virginia, by Myers, S. (Sylvester), b. 1861 Publication date 1915 Publisher [Wheeling, W.Va., The Wheeling news lithograph company , Vol. 2, page 481
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Source: Mrs. Virginia Ice Thomas (Conaway), a descendant of Frederick Ice's second marriage has been researching this since she was 9 years old, her book is "Ice Family History."
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Births Monongalia County WV Transcribed from microfilm 464964, volume 1 Registry of Births Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by E. Burns,
  9. "Indian Captives Released by Colonel Bouquet," by William S. Ewing, The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Volume 39, Number 3, (Fall 1956) Pages 187-203
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Early Records of Hampshire County West Virginia (PDF)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800, Volume 3 by Gertrude E. Gray page 9 (5 June 1777) - page 128 (6 April 1791)
  12. "Will of Frederick Ice," posted at on 28 Feb 1999; Will

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You could ask Southern Pioneers to protect it. The Native Americans project is tracking his son William due to claims he married a Native American.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hi Kelsey,

Yes it made me wonder as well, but well at least now it's a bit more clear, where the info (previous year of birth 1680) probably was coming from or based on eeh.

Thanks and have a great day !


posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Bea,

The Harry Smith account seems to ultimately derive from the extract at . Note it's only "said to be 113". I'd be terribly surprised if he was over 80 or 90 at the absolute most!

All the best, Kelsey

Hi Kelsey,

Just found some info that says he was 113 years of age in 1794, it says this info comes from the autobiography from Rev. Harry Smith, who met him and who also preached at his funeral, if this info is correct, the previous year of birth abt 1680/1681 perhaps was correct? Will look if perhaps this autobiography is available online as well.


Bea :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Kelsey,

The profile is PPP't but there's no project account added as co-manager and no project box anymore. (This will give an error) Because of all the duplicates and confusion about the LNAB etc. it probably still needs PPP, but not sure what project he could fall under perhaps it's a PPP candidate for the Virginia Project ?

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Ice, Eyck, Iaac, ten Eyck, Ten Eyck, Eick-1 and Eyck-18 appear to represent the same person because:


These are duplicates and have to be merged thanks !

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea :)

ps: Father of duplicate needs more research, so if he was in fact Unknown he can be marked uncertain after the merge of course, but since Frederick was Frederick Jr. it's most likely father also was named Frederick...

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Iceler-1 and Eyck-18 do not represent the same person because: Too many differences, including LNAB
posted by Marion Poole
Iceler-1 and Eyck-18 appear to represent the same person because: These seem to be the same person. They have the same son, and share the same variant of name
posted by Mason Garrison
Iaac-2 and Eyck-18 appear to represent the same person because: It is the same death date, both from the Netherlands, wifes named Mary and Iaac-2 has very little information
posted by Jörn Stampehl
" was born in 1680[2] in or about 1689 in Amsterdam, Holland.[2] or possibly Germany. He died in 1794."

He became very old. Not so likely.

Can someone tell me where Amsterdam comes from? Is it given somwhere?

posted by Jouke De Vries

Frederick is 22 degrees from Greg Clarke, 16 degrees from George Hull and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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