Person:John Frazier (23)

John Frazier
b.Abt. 1717 Ireland
m. Est. 1700-1708
  1. Joseph FrazierEst 1705-1710 -
  2. Robert FrazierABT 1713 - BET 1760 AND 1765
  3. James FrazierAbt 1715 -
  4. John FrazierAbt 1717 - Bef 1758
  5. Ann Frazier1718 -
  6. Alexander FrazierAbt 1719 -
  • HJohn FrazierAbt 1717 - Bef 1758
  • WIsabella MoodyEst 1715-1719 -
m. Abt. 1738
  1. Samuel FrazierAbt 1739 - Bef 1801
  2. James FrazierAbt 1741 - BEF 1814
  3. John FrazierAbt 1743 - Bef 1809
  4. Isabella FrazierAbt 1745 -
  5. Anne FrazierAbt 1745 -
  6. Robert FrazierAbt 1747 -
Facts and Events
Name John Frazier
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1717 Ireland
Other? FEB 1734/35 John Frazier named in record in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PennsylvaniaEvent 1
Marriage Abt. 1738 to Isabella Moody
Alt Death? Bet. 1753 - 1758 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Death? Bef. 15 Nov 1758 Killed accidentally in Augusta County, Virginia

John Frazier was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John Frazier's land (NE, 472 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Note that the map shown above has been "adjusted" to show John Frazier's land, which had been previously issued to Rev. James Anderson. For an anaylsis of John Frazier's land see: Analysis:_John_Frazier_and_Robert_Moody_in_Beverley_Manor

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 464.--22nd February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Frazier, 472 acres in head of Long Meadow Run, Beverley Manor. Corner John Thompson, Corner Robert Moody.

Records in Lancaster County, PA

From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Quarter Sessions Abstracts (1729-1742), by Gary T. Hawbaker:

  • p35 Feb. 1735 - John Frazier mentioned.

Records in Augusta County, VA

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia By Chalkey:

  • AUGUST 17, 1748. (50) David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from Tinkling Spring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell, Archibald Stuart, Chas. Dallis, James Hamilton, Richard Pilsher, David Henderson, George Vance, Robt. McCutchin, Saml. McCune, Robert Moody, John Frazier, John Thomson, Wm. Johnson, Alexr. Henderson, Saml. Henderson and Samuel Farguson.
  • Page 279.--15th November, 1758. Settlement of John Craig's estate, by Jennet Craig, his widow and sole executrix. Due Margaret Thompson, widow. Due Saml. Davison, Rev. Jno. Craig, Saml. Frasure, Ro. Moody, Isbell Frasure (widow) , John Baskins. (Note: this establishes that John Frazier had died prior to 15 November 1758).
  • John Frazier, Ann Frazier vs. Rebecca Ledgerwood, Rebecca Berry and Esther Corruthers, infant. — Spa. Chancery, 16th April, 1787. Oratrix and orator are children of Isabella Frazier. Isabella was sister to Robert Moody, now deceased, who took John Frazier and kept him until Robert's death, when John was forty years old. Robert died December, 1776 (1786?). Robert's nuncupative will 15th December, 1786. James and Robert Moody's father died intestate. Isabella Moody was their mother and administered on their father's estate. The Moodys came from Pennsylvania. John Frazier was brother-in-law of Robert Moody and they came to Virginia shortly afterwards. John Frazier died leaving five small children and a widow. Three of the children took all the land and left nothing for John and Anne, whom Robert Moody took care of. James Moody's wife died and his daughters being all married and he being an old man, he took in his son-in- law, William, and Rebecca Ledgerwood, and shortly afterwards James sold his land to his step son, Robert Willson. Then William and Rebecca took James as long as his money lasted, when they sent him back to Robert naked and destitute. Robert prepared to make a will because he found that his brother James' heirs and the Ledgerwood family in particular would come from Kentucky and take everything he had. James Frazier. 19th July, 1790. Anne Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Isabella Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th J»ty 1790, Elizabeth Hill's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. {Samuel Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Rebecca Berry's deposition taken in Fayette County, October, 1789. Zachariah Johnston deposes 5th October, 1790 : was born within one mile of Robert Moody';' John Frazier was accidentally killed. Rachel Wilson deposes that her husband bought a plantation from James Moody. Mrs. Mary Wilson went to Kentucky. John Brownlee deposes that he knew old Robert Moody, 'father of James and Robert Moody and continued intimate with the two sons alter their father's death. Sarah Brown lee deposes that when she was a girl James Moody was married to her mother, a widow ; James's father died and Robert and his mother kept all the estate and James never received any of the estate. John Frazier died when plaintiffs were very young, left state, and the oldest son, Samuel, took the land. Rebecca was wife William Ledgerwood.
  • March 8, 1788. - William LEDGERWOOD and Rebecca his wife, William BERRY and Rebecca his wife, Esther CARROTHERS by John MOFFET her guardian and next friend vs. John FRAZIER - Ejectment 1787
  • Page 140.--15th April, 1788. Samuel Frazer and Isabella Helena ( ) to James Frazer, tract on Long Meadow conveyed 22d February, 1749, by Beverley to John Frazer, deceased intestate, and Samuel is eldest son and heir-at-law.

Information on John Frazier


John Frazier, 1735, a brother or son of Joseph Frazier (NOTE: possibly a son or grandson?) who is buried in the OLD CHESTNUT LEVEL CEMETERY, Joseph was “born 1661 and died in 1741.” His wife was Elinor “who was born 1672 died 1765, age 93” – [We suggest she may be an older sister to Alexander born 1676/7 who purchased part of “THE LEVELL” see Chapter XXIV] Joseph Frazier Administration Bond is dated 4 August 1741 and is filed in Lancaster Historical Society Administration Bonds. It also includes his Inventory. His administration bond was signed by William Cumming; John Ewing; Robert Crookshank. Cumming and Ewing wrote their names. Joseph Frazier (son of the deceased) and John McCrery made the Inventory on 13 August 1741. The following owed him money: James Arbuckle, James Caldwell, Caleb Pennal (said by some to be father-in law to Mary who married 2nd Samuel son of Alexander Ewing died 1738) Cecil Co., MD DB:K #5 folio 226: “William Teague to Joseph Frazier l Sept 1736, 100 acres.”