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Frasher/Frazier of Augusta Co., VA (1785+/-)
Posted by: Robert Allen (ID *****4057) Date: June 22, 2003 at 10:57:20
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My Robert Allen, Sr., died testate in Augusta Co., VA in 1790) According to his Will, I assume that his eldest daughter by his first wife was Anne. In his Will written in 1785 she is referred to as "Anne FRAZIER". Anne Allen who married Mr. FRAZIER is believed to have been born between 1735-1745 (her brother, Robert Allen, Jr., (my ancestor), the second eldest son, was born in 1741).

I am trying identify the correct Mr. Frazier that married Anne Allen. There are several Frazier families in Augusta Co., VA, in the last half of the 18th Century. I have checked all of them mentioned in the abstracts of Augusta Co., VA, records included in the 3-Volume book on Augusta Co., VA by Chalkley (and other available books of Augusta Co., VA) and I cannot find a Mr. Frazier with a wife named Ann(e) who was old enough to be the husband of this Anne Allen whose wife is not proven to have had a different maiden name.

My Allen family is believed to have been Scotch-Irish Presbyterian. Robert Allen, Sr., arrived in Augusta Co., VA, in the 1750s and lived in Beverley Manor in Augusta Co., VA, with many other Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.

Perhaps the naming pattern of the children of Mr. Frazier and Anne Allen would partially follow the names of Anne Allen's brothers and sisters. Here is a list of the names of the children of Robert Allen, Sr., taken from his Will written in 1785 in Augusta Co., VA (I assume that some of the sons listed first may be younger than the daughters listed second):

Probable First Marriage (listed separately):

1. James Allen
2. Robert Allen (born 1741)
3. John Allen
4. William Allen

5. Anne Frazier
6. Mary Mallory (?)

Probable Second Marriage (listed separately):

7. Monticue Allen (born about 1762)
8. Benjamin Allen
9. Thomas Allen

10. Elizabeth Meek

I suppose that it is possible that Anne (Allen) Frazier was the oldest child, born in the late 1730s and she married in Ireland before the Allens immigrated to VA in the late 1750s and remained in Ireland. Given the several Frazier families in Augusta Co., VA, in the last half of the 18th Century, and the record of complete congregations of Scotch-Irish families having moved together from Ireland to America in the 1700s, I tend to believe that she was in VA too.

Can anyone tell me the first name of Mr. Frazier who married Anne Allen of Augusta Co., VA, and the names of their children and where they were living in 1785 when Anne's father wrote his Will and any other details about their family?



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