Micajah Frasher

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Micajah Frasher

  • Birth 25 Dec 1753 Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 9 Nov 1843 Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 8398583

Micajah Frasher b 25 Dec 1753 Albemarle Co, VA d 9 Nov 1843 Lawrence Co, KY. He married Susannah hamilton 1774 in Staunton, VA ( Henry Leon Sellards, Jr Frasher/Frazier Family History page 1)

Micajah and his family moved sometime after 17?? from Amherst County, Va to Pittsylvania County VA where they lived about two yrs. They followed the early flow of migration from northwestern VA to Wilkes Co, NC and then to the Franklin & Patrick Co area of southwestern VA. After a few yrs the family moved to Russell Co, VA and in about 1802 to an area near the Big Sandy River. As the children were grown & married, some lived in Lawrence Co, KY and others on the VA side of the Big Sandy in what is now Wayne Co, WV. Sometime in about 1835 members of this family including Micajah, Susan, George, John and others moved to Jackson Co, MO. Two or three of the grandchildren were born there. After three or four years all of the family except John returned to Lawrence co, KY. After their return it is believed that Micajah and Susan lived in Lawrence Co, KY until Micajah died. Later she moved to Wayne Co, VA and lived with children and grandchildren. In 1850 she was living with her grandson Granville.

Michaja served in the Revolutionary War. He Served at Albemarle Barracks, Hood's Fort, Little York, Williamsburg, Flowery Hundred and built breastworks at Yorktown.

The following is Micajah's deposition, given to support his Revolutionary War Service pension application. It is located in the National Archives, Washington, DC :

State of Missouri, County of Jackson, On this the second day of May in the year of our Lord, 1836, personally appeared before the County Court of Jackson County, Micager Frazeur, a resident of Rock Creek in the County of Jackson and State of Missouri, aged 82 years who being first duly sworn on his oath made the following statement in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

I, Micager Frazeur of Rock Creek, Jackson County, State of Missouri, was born the 25th day of December, 1753, in the county of Albemarle, VA, and when a youth moved to Amherst Co., VA, where I grew up and was drafted into the service of the United States and marched to Albemarle Barracks under Captain Richard Ballinger, which place was commanded by Colonel Taylor, where I remained one month and was discharged and returned to Amherst Co. Not long after I returned home, I enlisted under Benjamin Taliferro for 18 months and marched under command of Captain Samuel Cabell from Amherst Co. down James River by Richmond to Williamsburg where he joined General Marques De Lafayette who was engaged in battle by the British and the morning when the British left in their vessels down the river.

Shortly after we got to Williamsburg several companies of us went under command of Major Willis Cabell down to Amelia County to Hood's Fort, which was commanded at that time by Colonel Dabney. I also saw Major Hardiman there and at different times I saw Colonel Merriweather and General Lafayette. We were marching to the Flowery Hundred then back to Hood's Fort, then to the Flowery Hundred, etc. Before the expiration of my time, I was taken sick with yellow fever, and was very ill, and a relative of mine procured a furlough from General Lafayette for me and took me home, where I remained until I recovered and not long afterward I was drafted for 60 days and marched from Amherst County under Captain Dawson to Williamsburg and to Hood's Fort and to the Flowery Hundred and was under Colonel Dabney; and at the end of 60 days I was discharged and returned home. And after that I was drafted again for 3 months and I served in the same part of the country I had been before, and at the end of the 3 months I was discharged and returned home, where I remained about one year. Then I removed to Wilkes County, North Carolina, where I remained about two years, in which time I went to Amherst County, Virginia, where I married.

Then moved to Pittsylvania County, Virginia where I remained about three years, then I moved to the western part of Virginia in a county on the Sandy River, where I remained about twelve months, when I came to the County of Jackson and State of Missouri.

All the discharge I ever had burned in the conflagaration of a dwelling house; and I do not know of any person near me who can testify to those facts. I hereby relinquish every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present, and I declare that my name is not on any pension roll of any agency or state.

We, Samuel Short and James Garrett, residing near Rock Creek, in the County of Jackson and State of Missouri, hereby certify that we are acquainted with Micager Frazeur who was subscribed and sworn to the above declaration and that we believe him to be 82 years of age, and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he lives to have been a soldier of the Revolutionary War and we concur in that opinion."

26 December 1842, Micajah completed another deposition before the County Court of Lawrence County, Kentucky, at Louisa,

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  • Created by: Sheri Clendenen
  • Added: 18 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8398583
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Micajah Frasher (25 Dec 1753–9 Nov 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8398583, citing Frasher Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sheri Clendenen (contributor 46605965) .