Historical data - MICAJAH FRASHER
The above Highway Marker honoring Micajah Frasher was erected in December, 2008 by the Department of Highways. It is located on Tolsia Highway, just below the exit into Fort Gay, WV. A dedication program was presented at the Fort Gay Middle School on July 3, 2010. The event was organized by club member John Jarrett Peters, assisted by Herbert Dawson and Howard Osburn.
See Slide Show of Dedication.
Micajah Frazier/Frasher was born 25 Dec., 1753 in Albermarle Co., VA and
died 9 Nov., 1843 in Lawrence Co., KY. He married 17 Aug., 1765 in Staunton, VA
(Orange Co.) to Susan “Suka/Sulka” Hamilton, born May 1754 and died 1852.
Micajah Frasher enlisted in Amherst Co. VA 1780. He was honorably discharged by
Capt. Toliver in VA. After having served 18 months, during which time he
assisted in the Battle of Williamsburg, and at Yorktown made breast works
against Cornwallis until his surrender to Gen. Washington, after which Private
Frasher, assisting Major Hardeman, guarded and marched prisoners of this battle
to Winchester. He served as a Pvt. In the VA troops under Capt. Richard
Ballenger, Samuel Cabell, Dawson and Green, Colonels Taylor, Pope and Dabney.
Frazeur (Frazear, Frashure), Micager (Susan). W3407. 26 Dec., 1842.
Lawrence Co., Ky. Micager (X) Frazeur of said county, aged 88, declares in April 1780 he enlisted as a private under Capt. Samuel Cabell, sometimes called Cavell, in Amherst Co., Va., for eighteen months and marched to Hood’s Fort in Amelia County under Capt. Richard Bellinger, Maj. William Cabell and Col. Pope. He was stationed there some time, after which an express was sent from headquarters to march to Williamsburg. They marched under Capt. Richard Ballinger, Maj. Hardiman and Col. Dabney to near Williamsburg. After the battle commenced at Williamsburg another express came from Gen. Lafayette to march into battle. When the regiment arrived the battle was over and his regiment was put into a regiment which had been broken, which was commanded to march to the mouth of Little York against Cornwallis until he surrendered in Oct. 1781. Then they were put in a detached company commanded by Capt. Wallis’ men to Winchester. After marching the prisoners for some time they were delivered to some other company. He got his discharge handed to him by Capt. Toliver through a window. It was destroyed by the accidental burning of his house in Amherst County many years ago. John Witt, Littlebury Witt, John Hardy, Alexander Miller, Benjamin Fry, Ben Garrell and several others, making about twenty, got their discharge at the same time and returned with him to Amherst County.
22 Dec. 1842, Lawrence Co., Ky.
Josiah Marcum declares he knows Micajah Frazeur served in the Revolutionary War.
23 Dec. 1842, Wayne Co., Va.
Adam Crum declares he saw Micajah Frazure in service at Williamsburg and at the mouth of Little York. He also saw John Witt and Littlebury Witt in service at the same time. The deponent is old and blind and not able to write his own name.
1 Feb. 1843, Cabell Co., Va.
Henry Peyton declares in April 1780 in Amherst Co., Va., Micager Frazeur enlisted under Capt. Samuel Cabbell, some times called Cavell, for eighteen months and marched to Hood’s Fort under Capt. Richard Ballinger, Maj. William Cabbell and Col. Pope, after which an express came to march to Williamsburg. They marched under Capt. Richard Ballinger, Maj. Hardiman and Col. Dabney to near Williamsburg and were there stationed. After the battle commenced at Williamsburg another express arrived from Gen. Lafayette to march into battle. When the regiment arrived the battle was over and their regiment was put into a broken regiment which was commanded to march to York against Cornwallis, where they served in making breast work until the surrender in Oct. 1781. They were put into a detached company to guard a body of Cornwallis’ men to Winchester. After marching the prisoners some distance, they were delivered to some other company and Frazeur (and several others) got his discharged handed to him by Cap. Tolliver through a window. They returned home.
4 Feb. 1843, Lawrence Co., Ky.
Micager Frazeur declares he has twice prepared his papers to try to get a pension and both times entrusted their care to careless or unfortunate hands who lost or mislaid them, after which he removed to Missouri for several years.
14 Oct. 1846, Wayne Co., Va.
John Wellman, aged 67, declares in 1797 Macager Frazeur and his wife, Susan removed into Russell County and settled near his father and from that time he has always resided within three miles of Micager and Susan with the exception of a few years when Micager lived in Missouri. They then had two, if not three, children married. Three or more of their children were older than he. A grandson of Micager and Susan and the second child of Nancy, the oldest daughter, died as a soldier at Norfolk in the War of 1812.
12 Aug. 1848, Wayne Co., Va.
Susan (X) Frazeur of said county, aged 85, applies for continuance of pension. The Clerk of August Co., Va., reports there is no record of marriages kept in the county prior to 1785 record.
Micager Frazeur of Lawrence Co., Ky., private in the company of Capt. Cabell in the regiment of Col. Pope in the Virginia line for eighteen months, was placed on the Kentucky pension roll at $60 per anum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 32019 was issued 28 Feb., 1843.
Susan Frazeur, widow of Micager Frazier who died 9 Nov. 1843, private in Virginia, was placed on the Richmond, Va., pension roll at $60 per anum from 9 Nov. 1843. Certificate 8029 under the Acts of 1843 and 1844 was issued 30 Nov., 1846 and 3555 under the Act of 1848 and issued 31 Jan., 1849.
Micajah Frasher is buried in the Frasher Hill Cemetery just out of the town limits of Fort Gay, WV. His grave is marked by a Revolutionary War Tombstone. His wife Susan is buried beside him.