University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the 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.
Accession No.: 1931
Extent: 50 items
Language: Materials are written in 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).


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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Frazor, Daniel F.
Frazor family -- Archives
Frazor, Moses B., b. 1790? -- Archives
Frazor, Thomas
Subjects
Agriculture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Bonds -- Confederate States of America.
Taxation -- Confederate States of America.
Slaveholders -- Southern States
Places
Davidson County (Tenn.) -- Deeds
Fayette County (Tenn.) -- Deeds
Jefferson (Tex.)
Marion County (Tex.) -- Deeds
Tennessee -- History
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Veterans.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frazor Family Papers, 1784-1884, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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