|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1749|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1839|
Served as a Pvt in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Was of the Quaker faith; a member of the New Hope Meeting.
Samuel Frazier, the progenitor of this family, was a Whig during the time of the American Revolution and later was prominent in the formation of the State of Tennessee.
In the Revolution, Samuel Frazier espoused the cause of the colonists in their struggle for the right to govern themselves. Abt. 1789, seven years before the frontier area west of the Appalachians attained statehood, Samuel Frazier and his family moved from Guilford County, North Carolina, to Greene County (now Tennessee).
He soon became a leader in Greene County and in 1795 was elected a delegate to Tennessee's first constitutional convention. He was chosen to be a member of the committee, which drafted the important document, and his signature is affixed to the original constitution, which is now in the state archives in Nashville. Serving as the first state senator from Greene County, he helped to organize the state government under the new constitution prior to the admittance of Tennessee into the Union on June 1, 1796.
Soon after 1800, Samuel and his wife Rebecca moved to Knox County, TN where they resided for the remainder of their lives. Both of them lived to be ninety years of age. They were the parents of seven children whose living descendants can be found throughout the United States. Those who have gone before include some who lie in almost forgotten family cemeteries in Tennessee and North AL and at least one who is buried in widely known Arlington National Cemetery.
Descendants of Samuel and Rebecca have served in all of the wars in which our nation has been involved since the American Revolution, and two attained the rank of General. They were in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, on both sides in the Civil War, in World Wars 1 and 2, and in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. A number of them gave their "last full measure of devotion."
There is a Samuel Frazier chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Knoxville TN.
(Compiled by, Virginia Knight Nelson, 1978)
Rebecca Julian Frazier (1748 - 1828)*
Samuel Frazier (1774 - 1826)*
Highland Memorial Cemetery
Maintained by: Connie0128
Originally Created by: Paul Basso
Record added: Jul 21, 2009
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