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Dr. Robert C. Frazier – Muhlenberg County

This is a short version of what I had proposed as a blog for yesterday. My internet was not cooperating – even with my phone attached! Monday I will share more information about this family.

Kentucky, A History of the State by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin, 1885

Muhlenberg County

Robert C. Frazer, M. D., Muhlenberg County, was born November 6, 1822, in Todd County, and is the eighth of three boys and six girls born to Joseph C. and Locky (Ewing) Frazer, natives of Virginia and Kentucky respectively, and of Scotch and Scotch-Irish descent.  Joseph C., was the son of Culton Frazer, who was born in Scotland; was a farmer, a captain under Washington, and received the sword of Lord Cornwallis at his surrender.  Joseph C. Frazer was a colonel of a regiment in the War of 1812, but did not get into the service; he immigrated to Kentucky about 1797, and settled near Lexington; he and his father, Culton Frazer, burned the first brick for the first brick house in Lexington, Kentucky.  Joseph C. came and settled in Todd County about 1805, about four miles south of Elkton, where he entered and improved lands; was a slave holder, and justice of the peace nearly all his life in Todd County; his latter years were spent with our subject; he died in 1860, aged eighty years.  Robert C. Frazer was reared on a farm, and lived with his father until the age of eighteen years, when he commenced the study of medicine with Drs. Grooms and McReynolds of Elkton, later with Dr. Haskins of Allensville, Todd County; attended his first lecture, in 1841-42, at Louisville Medical College; practiced with his preceptor for one year, and in the latter part of 1844 located in Greenville, Kentucky, where he has since continued his practice successfully.  In 1859, he graduated from the St. Louis Medical College.  He owns 450 acres of land two miles east from Greenville, which he has acquired by his own industry.  He was married November 5, 1850, to Sarah C. Quisenberry of Muhlenberg County, and a daughter of James T. Quisenberry, who married Miss Garnett of Christian County; James T. was a son of James Quisenberry of Virginia, all were farmers.  To Dr. and Mrs. Frazer were born six children; they reared five; Joseph J., Robert E., Thomas J., Curtis G., and Mary J. (Wood); first and second sons are railway men in Alvarado, Texas.  Dr. Frazer and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The doctor is a Mason.  He owned slaves to the amount of about $18,000 when the war broke out.

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