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Fraser, William I.

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Fraser, William I.
March 16, 2007 04:00PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 369-370.

WILLIAM I. FRASER'S grandfather, John Fraser, came from Virginia in
1822, and settled near Stewart County, Tenn., near the State line, and
there remained to the time of his death; his wife, Martha (Brown)
Fraser, was a native of Virginia, and a sister to ex-Governor Aaron
Brown, of Tennessee. They had eleven children, of whom was John W.
Fraser, the father of our subject. He was born in Virginia, in 1818,
and when he was four years of age was brought to Tennessee by his
parents, who located, as we have mentioned, in Stewart County. There
John W. Fraser was reared and educated, and when a young man studied
medicine. In 1842 he graduated from the Louisville Medical College, and
engaged in the practice of his profession in Tennessee. In 1844 he came
to Christian County, and located in the village of Lafayette, where he
remained engaged in the practice of his profession to the time of his
death, which occurred June 13, 1877. In 1843 he married Miss Mary
Brigham, a native of Tennessee, born in 1822. Dr. Fraser was a warm-
hearted man, and sympathetic in his nature, endearing himself to a vast
circle of friends; his practice among the poor, without charge, often
riding many miles without hope of remuneration, other than the
consciousness that he had done his duty, alone made him popular; his
nature was genial as sunshine, and always humorous, full of jokes, and
fond of the society of the young; his office was a general resort of his
friends. In business he was very successful, and at his death left an
estate valued at about $60,000; he and his affectionate wife and
helpmate were blessed with three children, viz.: William I.; Lenora,
wife of A. W. Williams, and Mary J. Fraser. William I. Fraser was born
March 10, 1844, in Christian County, and here received his eduation; he
has followed farming, and is now the owner of a farm in Tennessee. At
present he is connected with Mr. Hancock in the tobacco business. The
portrait of John W. Fraser apears elsewhere in this work.

Fraser Brown Brigham Williams Hancock
VA Stewart-TN Louisville-Jefferson-KY

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