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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Frazor Family Papers, 1784-1884



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Frazor (Family)
Title: Frazor family papers
Dates: 1784-1884
Abstract: Consisting of correspondence, account papers and books, legal documents, printed material, and a photograph, the Frazor Family Papers, 1784-1884 chronicle the business and property of the family, particularly Moses B. Frazor.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02128
Extent: 50 items
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Daniel F. Frazor or Frazier (d. 1819) was an early settler of Middle Tennessee. In the fall of 1779, he joined a company of immigrants, including Amos Eaton and Kaspar Mansker, following the Kentucky Trail to the Cumberland Plateau. The settlers built Mansker's Fort near present-day Goodlettsville. In 1783, he received 640 acres of land in Davidson County, Tennessee, on which he farmed and owned slaves, from the government of North Carolina.

Frazor's Tennessee-born son Moses B. Frazor (b. 1790?) served in the Tennessee Militia during the War of 1812. In 1831, he acquired land in Fayette County, Tennessee, but moved to Jefferson, Texas, sometime before 1860.

Sources:

Mansker, Dennis. "Kaspar Mansker Cumberland Frontiersman." Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Volume XXX, Number 2 (Summer 1971).

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of correspondence, account papers and books, legal documents, printed material, and a photograph, the Frazor Family Papers, 1784-1884 chronicle the business and property of the family, particularly Moses B. Frazor. The legal documents include U. S. military pension documentation, an inventory of the estate of Daniel F. Frazor including slaves, and receipts for Confederate bonds and taxes. Deeds and other papers concern Frazor family land in Jefferson, Texas, and Fayette County and Davidson counties, Tennessee. Correspondence relates to land and business transactions, while a a cabinet card portrays a man named Norwood.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Frazor, Daniel F.
Frazor, Moses B., 1790-?
Frazor, Thomas
Family Names
Frazor (Family)
Subjects
Agriculture
Bonds
Slaveholders
Taxation
Veterans
War of 1812 (United States : 1812)
Places
Confederate States of America
Jefferson
Southern States
Tennessee
Texas
United States
Document Types
Deeds

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frazor Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1931

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2D169 [SRH1230005617] Correspondence, 1884
Account papers, 1849-1883
Account books, undated
Legal documents, 1784-1881
Land papers, 1819-1831
Printed material, undated
box
3T84 [SRH1230021827] Photograph
Portrait of ___ Norwood, Confederate veteran, [circa 1890s]

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