Micajah Frasher

Micajah Frasher (abt. 1753 - abt. 1843)

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Micajah "McCager" Frasher aka Frazier [uncertain]
Born about in Albemarle County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1774 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Lawrence, Kentucky, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 13 Aug 2019 | Created 27 Dec 2011
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Micajah Frasher is believed to have been born on December 25, 1753, Albemarle County, Virginia.[1]

In his deposition for his application for his Revolutionary War Pension, Micajah indicates that he moved from Wilkes County, North Carolina to Amherst County, Virginia where he married. Sometime after his marriage to Susannah Hamilton, Micajah and his family moved to Pittsylvania County Virginia where they remained for three years.[2][1] They then followed the flow of migration from northwestern Virginia to the Franklin County/Patrick County area of southwestern Virginia for twelve months.[1] His deposition indicates that he then went from Virginia to Jackson County, Missouri. That is where he was residing when he prepared his first deposition for the pension.[1]


1753 Micajah is believed to have been born the 25th day of December, 1753, in the county of Albemarle, Virginia, and while still a youth moved to Amherst County , Virginia.[1]

1774 On August 17, 1774, in Staunton, Virginia, Micajah married Susannah (Susan) Hamilton[3]

1780 In April, Micajah was drafted into the service of the United States and served for 18 months. Before being discharged, he became sick with yellow fever.[1]

1783 In approximately 1783, Micajah Frazer is recorded as living in Amherst County, Virginia. The first United States census was taken in 1790, but those records were destroyed by fire. Census records taken in some of the counties in 1783, 1784, and 1785 were substituted for the 1790 Census records.[4]

1789 It appears that Micajah Frasher was living in Pittsylvania County,Virginia that year because he is listed as owing personal tax for that year in that location. [2]

1790 Micajah appears to be living in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1790, where he lived for about two years.[1][5] This census indicates that there was one male over 16 years of age, 3 males under 16 years of age, and four females in the household.

Micajah then moved to Pittsylvania County, Virginia where he lived for about three years.[1]

1797 Next Micajah and his wife moved to Russell County, Virginia.[1]

1810 Micajah appears on the 1810 United States Census in Greenup County, Kentucky. [6] The census lists him as being a male over 45 yoa. There are also 2 males under ten years of age, 1 male over 10 to 15 years of age, 2 females over 10 to 15 years of age, and one female over 44 years of age. Lewis Frazer, probably his son, is also listed as the head of a household on the same page. [6]

1830 Micajah and his wife lived in Cabell County, Virginia at the time of the 1830 US Census.[7] In the 1830 Census, there are several Fraziers as heads of households on the same page of the census: Lewis, male over 60 and under 70 yoa, Elizabeth, female over 30 and under 40 yoa, Hasting, male over 30 and under 40 yoa, James, male over 20 and under 30 yoa, Micajah, male over 80 and under 90 years of age, and George, male over 20 and under 30 yoa. (There is a discrepancy between his birth date and his age on this record.)

1835 Sometime in about 1835, Micajah, Susan and their children, George, John and others moved to Jackson County, Missouri. Two or three of the grandchildren were born there. After a few years, all of the family except John returned to Lawrence County, Kentucky where they remained until after Micajah's death.[1]

1836 Micajah's deposition was given in support of his Revolutionary War Service pension application on 2 May 1836 when he was 82 years old. It is located in the National Archives, Washington, DC.[8] He was placed on the Kentucky pension roll at $60 per anum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 32019 was issued 28 Feb., 1843.[1]

1843 Death: Nov. 9, 1843 Location: Lawrence County, Kentucky Burial: Frasher Cemetery Wayne County West Virginia, USA[1]

1848 Wayne County, Virginia: On August 12, 1848, Micajah's wife, "Susan Frazeur" applied for the continuance of Micajah's pension in August County, Virginia. She was placed on the Pension roll at $60 per anum from 9 Nov 1843. [9] Certificate 8029 under the Acts of 1843 and 1844 was issued 30 Nov., 1846 and 3555 under the Act of 1848 and issued 31 Jan., 1849. In 1850 she was living with her grandson Granville in Wayne County, Virginia.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 August 2019), memorial page for Micajah Frasher (25 Dec 1753–9 Nov 1843), Find A Grave: Memorial #8398583, citing Frasher Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sheri Clendenen (contributor 46605965) .
  2. 2.0 2.1 1789 Personal Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia [1]
  3. Frasher/Frazier Family History; author: Henry Leon Sellards, Jr.; see page 1
  4. "Heads of Families, The First Census of the United States, 1790 -- Virginia." The Reprint Company. 154 Cleveland Pk. Dr., Spartanburg, S.C. [2]
  5. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-R8D : accessed 12 June 2017), Micajah Frazer, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 156, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2C-SJS : accessed 28 September 2018), Michagia Frazer, Greenup, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 272, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 6; FHL microfilm 181,351.
  7. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH5W-TBB : 18 August 2015), Majah Frazar, Cabell, Virginia, United States; citing 13, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 190; FHL microfilm 29,669.
  8. Source needed here.
  9. "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24Q-RCSX : accessed 28 September 2018), Susan Frazeur, 09 Nov 1843; citing Virginia, United States, NARA microfilm publication T718 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1962), roll 18; FHL microfilm 1,319,398.

See also:


  • FamilySearch.org profile: Micajah Frasher; free-use site, login may be required; date accessed: 18 Sep 2017

Other Resources

  • Sellards, Henry Leon Sellards, Jr. Frasher/Frazier Family History Self-published. May be available from the author at 4031 Grand Ave., Deland, FL 32720. 386-985-0909. See this source for further information.
  • Lowe Gen Pub 1: Lowe Family Tree ; descendants of Frazier-543 and Lowe-1751; compiled by Wanless Damron; circa 1997-1999; offline papers
  • Micajah Frasher; Find A Grave: Memorial #8398583; Created by: Sheri Clendenen; Record added: Feb 18, 2004 ; date accessed: 18 Sep 2017


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On 13 Apr 2017 at 19:48 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

I adopted this profile in my quest to locate my Frazier roots. There appears to be 2 duplicate profiles, so hopefully we can get them cleaned up.

On 12 Mar 2017 at 17:24 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Frazier-1963 and Frazier-1349 appear to represent the same person because: These two have same birth and death data. Daughters are indicated to be half-siblings on one profile. Clear duplicate.

Micajah is 16 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 16 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.