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Stephen Frazee

 

Stephen Frazee was born about 1715.

He married Sarah Allen

Stephen Frazee (1745, married Hannah Gifford), 
Joseph Frazee, 
Benjamin Frazee (1752), 
Jonathan Frazee (1750), and
David Frazee (1756, married Mary Sutton and Mary Fox).


 
 

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from Genealogical Records of the Frazee Family

Stephen Frazee was probably born in Scotland and immigrated to Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey during or before 1750. He married Sarah Allen and died in 1766. Descendants lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa and elsewhere.

 
 
 

A yeoman was a man who owned and cultivated a small farm. He belonged to the class below the gentry or land owners. A husbandman was a free tenant farmer. The social status of a husbandman was below that of a yeoman.

Will of Stephen Frazee Probated April 10, 1766

New Jersey Archives, Trenton, N. J.
The second day of February. In the name of God, Amen. I, Stephen Frazee, of the Township of Shrewsbury, and the County of Monmouth, Yeoman....

Imprimus, I give and bequeath to Sarah, my well beloved wife, the liberty of this room I now lie in with her bed and bedding whom I appoint as my executor of this my will with Joseph Allen, her brother, and Stephen, my oldest son.

Item. I give to Stephen, my oldest son, five shillings.

Item. I give to Joseph, my second son, five shillings.

Item. I give to Benjamin, and Jonathan, and David, my three youngest sons all my land on Squan River to be equally divided among them and to be sold when the executors of my will shall think fit.

Item. I do desire that all my lands at the mountains be sold by my executors to pay my lawful debts.

Item. I give to my son Benjamin and David each one yoke of oxen and as for the rest of the cattle I leave to be sold at the discretion of my executors.

Item. I desire that my household goods be sold and equally divided among my four daughters and if anything remain over when my debts are paid to be divided among my four daughters.

Stephen Frazee
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us:
Samuel Weston, Henry Ross, Ephraim Frazee.
Imprimus or imprimis means "in the first place."

Cattle were vital to a household and an important legacy.
Unweaned cattle are calves.
Female cattle are heifers and cows (had a calf).
Male cattle are steers (castrated) and bulls.
Oxen
are trained draft animals and are often castrated adult male cattle.


American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
 
 
 

Deposition A, Case of Mary Frazee
Widow of Jacob C. Frazee, Co.D, 140th Pa. On this 24 day of November, 1896...

Jacob C. Frazee was born near Hickory, Washington Co., Pa., April 11, 1828. His parents [I think this should be grandparents] were William Frazee and Mary Frazee, maiden name Fox, I believe, now both dead. Jacob C. went to Ohio with his parents, near Coshocton, Ohio, and lived there until he was about 14 years old, then returned to Washington Co., Pa., with his brother, David, now dead, made his home with his uncle, Col. David Frazee, now dead, and worked out among the farmers, and always lived in Lone Pine community after that.

I was married to Jacob C. Frazee on Jany. 12, 1850, by Rev. Lyman P. Streator, who preached at Christian Church, Lone Pine, Pa., and elsewhere, and now resides near Washington, Pa. We were married at house of David Frazee, dead, son of Col. David Frazee, now dead....

 
 
 
 

 

 
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