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   Searching for
Levi Frazier

       Pure Speculation!

    I have not been able to directly connect Levi Frasier with any parents.  This is the page I will use to collect circumstantial evidence.  I will be adding data ( and speculation) as the mood strikes.  Visit this page again!
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    Levi Frasier was born in 1819 in Tennessee - from census records and Rhoda's pension papers.  His father and mother were born in NC.
    He enlisted for the Indian War in Nov. 1837 at Bellafonte, Alabama
    He mustered into the Army in Lebanon, Alabama

    In her pension papers, Rhoda said that Levi grew up in Wills Valley - that's in DeKalb Co.  She said that they were married in 1840 in Winchester, TN and that she had known him for about two years.  She said they ran away to get married; but, in one place she said her father, Abner Minnix went to get the marriage license.
NOTE: If you got married in Alabama at that time someone had to post bond - I think about $200.  That was a lot of money at that time.  Many people went to Tennessee or over into Georgia to get married for that reason.

    I figure that Levi's family must have lived in Tennessee during the 1820 census.  And they must have moved to Alabama before November 1837.  Lebanon, where Levi was mustered into the Army,  was where the Army was stationed.  They later built a fort - Fort Payne.  If Levi lived in DeKalb County, why didn't he enlist at Lebanon instead of Bellafonte, County Seat of Jackson County, Alabama?

    The land for Jackson County was ceded by the Indians in 1819 and Jackson became a county December 1819.  The land for DeKalb County was ceded by the Indians in 1835 and DeKalb became a county January 1836.
Alabama became a state December 1819.  Before that it was Indian lands within the Mississippi Territory.  There were people living on the Indian lands.

    The Bureau of Land management opened up land in Jackson County for purchase in 1831.  The Fraziers who bought land in 1831 when the land first opened up were:

Name ST County Date Meridian     Aliquot Sec Tsp Rng
Frazier, George AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  3186  AL1210__.214 ESW  24/  1-S  4-E
Frazier, Charles AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  3005  AL1210__.049  SSE  35/  1-S  4-E
Frazier, Charles AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  3006  AL1210__.050 NNE  2/  2-S  4-E
Frazier, Mathew AL  Jackson  10/4/1831  Huntsville  3821  AL1220__.330  WSW  20/  3-S  4-E
                   
Frazier, Arthur AL  Jackson  5/10/1831  Huntsville  2346  AL1190__.339  SNE  29/  4-S  3-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  8/1/1831  Huntsville  3623  AL1220__.136  NW  31/  4-S  4-E
Frazier, Arthur AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  3189  AL1210__.024  ENE  34/  4-S  4-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  8/15/1831  Huntsville  3736  AL1220__.247  WSW  24/  4-S  5-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  10/4/1831  Huntsville  3881  AL1220__.391  ENE  30/  4-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  8/1/1831  Huntsville  3625  AL1220__.138  34/  4-S  6-E
                   
Frazier, Robert AL  Jackson  3/10/1831  Huntsville  2462  AL1190__.543  ESE  23/  5-S  5-E
Frazier, Abner AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  2965  AL1200__.471  NW  25/  5-S  5-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  6/1/1831  Huntsville  2957  AL1200__.463  ENE  18/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  6/15/1831  Huntsville  3436  AL1210__.447 ESW  18/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  3/10/1831  Huntsville  2461  AL1190__.542  WNW  19/  5-S  6-E
                   
Frazier, Robert AL  Jackson  5/10/1831  Huntsville  2460  AL1190__.541  ENW  19/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  6/15/1831  Huntsville  3434  AL1210__.445  WSW  8/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  8/1/1831  Huntsville  3613  AL1220__.126  ENW  8/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  8/15/1831  Huntsville  3735  AL1220__.246  ESE  8/  5-S  6-E
Frazier, Joseph P. AL  Jackson  6/15/1831  Huntsville  3435  AL1210__.446  9/  5-S  6-E
                   
Frazier, Mary AL  Jackson  5/20/1831  Huntsville  2703  AL1200__.208  SW  19/  5-S  6-E 

    Charles Frazier was the only one who said he lived in Tennessee (Franklin county).  All the others said they were residents of Jackson County, Alabama.

    Charles, George and Mathew bought land in the same general area - T1/R4 - T2/R4 - T3/R4.  Range 4, Township 1 and 2 are in the area of Estilfork in the NW part of Jackson Co.    I believe that Charles and George are brothers - sons of Robert Thompson Frazier of Surrey Co, NC and Warren Co, TN.  In 1839 Richard Frazier (may be son of Charles) bought land in the same area.  In 1859 Samuel who may be the son of George also bought land there.  I've found no other reference to this Richard.

    In the 1840 census for Jackson County, on the same page are listed: Charles, Richard, Solomon, and Archibald.  I believe that Richard, Solomon, and Archibald are sons of Charles.  I have not found any other reference to Richard or Archibald.

    Township 3 Range 4 is just a little south of there  around Little Nashville.  That's where Mathew bought land in 1831.  In 1854 and 1858 Levi Frazier bought land there.  Also Nancy Frazier (Possibly nee Ball, and widow of George) bought land there in 1858.  I've found no other reference to Mathew.

    Arthur Frazier bought land around what is now the town of Paint Rock in SW part of the county.  In 1848 Alexander who I think is Arthur's son bought land there.  Arthur came to Jackson county directly from North Carolina without making a stop in Tennessee to have a son in 1820.

    Joseph P., Abner, and Mary bought land just south of Scottsboro.  They are of the family of Samuel W. Frazier from NC and then from Green and Knox Counties Tennessee.  Samuel W. Frazier was a politician in TN - helped write the state constitution and signed it. His son Samuel W. married Mary Parks and Joseph Parks Frazier is their son.  Abner is brother to Samuel W. who married Mary Parks.

    In DeKalb County around Lebanon there's a family of Fraziers who came from NC to SC then to GA and into Alabama.  The father, James died in SC. The Mother is Darcus with sons, Robert, John, Patrick, and David.

    There are four Fraziers in Jackson and DeKalb counties during 1820-1850 that I have not been able to guess at a family relationship.
    Levi Frazier
    George Frazier b. 1812  d. bef. 1850  married Nancy Ball
    Matthew Frazier who bought land in 1831
    Thos. Frazier who lived in De Kalb Co. in 1840 (maybe NW of Valley Head) he is 60/70 and has males 10/15, 15/20, and 20/30.  Wife is 50/60 and has females 10/15, 15/20, and 20/30.   I've not found this Frazier before or after 1840.  There is a Thompson Frazier who signed the Petition of the residents of Indian Land south of the Tennessee River to stay on Indian Land.  The petition was signed in 1819.

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Carrie Smith.
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