John Fraser

John H Fraser (abt. 1818 - abt. 1889)

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John H Fraser
Born about in North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Montgomery,NCmap
Husband of — married in Mount Gilead,NC.map
Descendants descendants
Died about in Montgomery County, North Carolina, USAmap
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Categories: Frazier Name Study | North Carolina, Frazier Name Study.

This profile is part of the Frazier Name Study.

Biography

John Fraser was born some time during 1818 in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. His father, Thomas Fraser, was 37 years old and his mother, Elizabeth B. Sedberry Fraser, when John was born.

He married Mary McKay/McCoy and they had one son, Thomas, who was born in January 1849 in Montgomery, North Carolina.

The official enumeration day of the 1860 census was 1 June 1860. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. By 1860, there were a total of thirty-three states in the Union, with Minnesota and Oregon being the latest editions. There were no substantial state- or district-wide losses.

In 1850, John Fraser and his family were living in Montgomery County, North Carolina. John's occupation was listed as blacksmith. The value of his real estate was listed at $50.00. He was listed as 32 years old on the 1850 US Census. His wife Mary was listed as being 24 years old and their children listed were Margaret E Fraser, 5 years old, James Fraser, 3 years old and Mary A. Fraser, 1 year old.

In 1857, his brother William died when John was 39 years old. His father Thomas passed away in 1859 in Mount Gilead, North Carolina, at the age of 71.

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, shows that Mary McCay Fraser died in March 1860 in Moore, Montgomery County, North Carolina. She was 35 years old. The cause of death is listed as unknown. Below her name is listed a one month old daughter who is listed only as Babe Fraser who died in the same month. My assumption is that Mary and her infant daughter died from a contagious illness or maybe as a result of ongoing complications from a difficult childbirth. This schedule lists Mary as being ill for 8 days before succumbing to her illness and it lists her baby as being ill for 3 days. At her death, John and Mary had been married for 16 years.

On June 20, 1861, John Fraser married his second wife, Druesilla Wade with whom he had five children. They married in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. At the time of their union, John was 43 years old.

John and Druesilla had several daughters, all who were born in North Carolina. Jane, was born in 1862. The second daughter, Sallie, was born in 1864. Martha was born in 1867. Florence was born in 1869 and Tempy was born in 1875.

John's brother, Pleasant, died on November 8, 1878, in Montgomery, North Carolina, when John was 60 years old.

John Fraser died in 1880 when he was 62 years old. John is interred in the Old Frazier Cemetery in Mount Gilead, North Carolina, USA. Also buried in this cemetery is Pleasant Fraser, William Thomas Fraser, Margaret F. Matheson Frazier, and Gertrude Frazier Nelson.

  • Fraser Family History: Thomas, (son of John) born 1788 and died 1850 married Elizabeth SEDBERRY born 1790 and died 1876. Their children were: Pleasant, William, John, Lucy, and Merret. He lived and raised his family in the old family home left by his father. Tradition deems him a superstitious person, so afraid of a cow he would not even pass by one. After the Civil War and the slaves were freed Uncle Dave and his wife refused to leave "Mr. Tommy and Miss Liza" remaining with them as long as they lived. Their graves are in the slave cemetery of the DeBerry Family. By request Thomas FRASER was buried near the old home. A flint stone marks his grave. Elizabeth his wife went to live with their eldest son and is buried in the Fraser cemetery on the Pleasant FRASER plantation.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser, Montgomery county, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States; citing family 83, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: 7 November 2014), John Fraser, Montgomery county, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States; citing line number 5, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,667.
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: 30 December 2015), Jon Fraser, 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: 17 October 2014), Thomas Frazier in household of John Frazier, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 25, family 162, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,648.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Frasier, Mount Gilead, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 127, sheet 160C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0973; FHL microfilm 1,254,973.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser and Mary Mc Cay, 06 Jul 1843; citing Montgomery County, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 500,946.
  • "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 17 May 2016), John Fraser and Mary Meay, 06 Jul 1843; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 500,946.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser and Mary Mcay, 06 Jul 1843; citing Montgomery,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,297.
  • "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser and Mary Mcay, 06 Jul 1843; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 500,946.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser in entry for John T Fraser and Susan Dunn, 06 Oct 1875; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, reference 1875; FHL microfilm 433,513.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Frasier in entry for George Morton and Ella Frasier, 11 Jan 1888; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 433,514.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser in entry for Edward Robinson and Jane Fraser, 15 Jan 1882; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 433,514.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser in entry for George H. Cayer and Sallie Fraser, 06 Jan 1884; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 433,514.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (Index Link: accessed 20 March 2016), John Fraser and Druzy Wade, 20 Jun 1861; citing Montgomery, North Carolina, reference 1861; FHL microfilm 433,513.
  • "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link: 22 December 2016), Mary Ann Fraser in entry for T.J. Robinson and Frances Fraser, 04 Jan 1877; citing , Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, p. 1877, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 433,513.


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Images: 4
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 for Drury Wade
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 for Drury Wade

North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 for Mary McCay and John Frazier
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 for Mary McCay and John Frazier

Old Frazier Cemetery
Old Frazier Cemetery

Frances Fraser TJ Robinson marriage record
Frances Fraser TJ Robinson marriage record

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