Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 303
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Richmond and Susanna Frasier and family
moved from White County, Tennessee to
Montague County, Texas in the late 1850's.
It was there that the oldest daughter, Mary,
married Tobias Heffleman in the early 1860's
and later moved to Missouri. Alexander
Frasier served as a Texas Ranger in Monta-
gue County and was involved in many Indian
battles. Richmond Frasier was a horse and
mule trader and furnished horses for the
Confederate troops during the Civil War. In
Bosque County, Frasier and a Mr. Steiner
were partners in raising horses. They would
have as many as 1,000 head and had to pen
them each night so the Indians wouldn't steal
them. A pen large enough to hold the horses
was built from Spanish Oak poles laced
together with rawhide. The nearest market
for horses was Galveston, so Frasier and
Steiner drove their horses from Clifton to
Galveston. The brand RF was registered in
Bosque County to Richmond Frasier. In later
years, his grandson Amiel Frasier used this
brand in Burnet County, Texas. Richmond
was a member of the Masonic Lodge in
Meridian in 1869 and in Clifton from 1871
until his death in 1873. Richmond paid taxes
on property in Hill and Kaufman Counties as
well as Bosque County. He paid taxes in
Bosque County on land in these surveys: J
DeCordova; James Hickory; and Samuel
Pangburn. In 1872 he and Arra sold 160 acres
located on Childress Creek in the Pangburn
Survey to Ephraim Foster. After Frasier's
death, his wife paid taxes on two acres in the
town of Clifton in 1875. Henry Frasier often
told his children and grandchildren of the
hard times the family had after their father
died. Some of the older girls were already
married, but there were still family members
to feed and clothe. As soon as the boys, Will,
Alex, Tom, Jasper, and Henry were big
enough they started working on ranches in
the area. Arra Frasier-the mother and
stepmother-also took in washing to help
make a living. Henry also said she could ride
a horse and rope as well as any of the boys.
Will, Alex, and Jasper Frasier moved away
from Bosque County about 1885 and none of
their descendants have been located. About
1890 it was reported that Will and Alex had
been killed in Arizona while serving as
sheriffs deputies-but Will was reported in
the Los Angeles, California area in about
1910. In 1885, Arra Frasier and her children,
Henry, Dona, and Ada and Arra's married
daughter, Sallie Griffith Alderson and her
family, moved to Double Horn in Burnet
by Madolyn Frasier
FRASIER, RICHMOND FAMILY
SEE STORY F191
FRAZIER, JAMES CASON
James Cason Frazier was born in 1831 in
Tennessee, reared in Arkansas and first came
to Bosque County in 1849 for a short time and
returned to stay in 1851. Employed by the
government to take 100 head of fine cavalry
horses from Austin to Fort Graham, he
arrived at the present Valley Mills in March
1851, accompanied by a group of dragoons
under a lieutenant to guard the horses from
attempts of Indians to steal them. After
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delivery of the horses he went to work for ol.
Jacob de Cordova and was soon a partner
with him in the land business.
In 1855 James C. Frazier built a two story
concrete and rock house (still standing) near
the Brazos River, below Kimball. As one of
the first settlers in the Kimball Bend area
(now a surveyor), he was employed by the
county to lay out a road from Kimbell to
Meridian. He fenced his own land with cedar
rails cut from the top of Bee Mountain. He
also built a school of logs with dirt floor and
split logs for benches - one of the first schools
in the northeast part of the County.
In 1855 he married Emily Ann Moore in
Burnet, whose father was a doctor in Burnet
County. Dr. Moore -later studied and practi-
ced law in Texas courts.
There were eight children born to them:
Jacob Moore (named for Jacob de Cordova),
Ellie, John, Tom, Kitty, Fanny, Renick and
James C. Frazier served from its first year
until the end, in the War between the States,
having gone from his farm to Hillsboro,
Texas, to join the Confederate Army, along
with his two brothers.
After the war James C. Frazier lived in
Waco in order to help his ailing father-in-law
with his business there.
Later he returned to his farm between
Morgan and Kopperl, built a large home and
established himself as a farmer and
stockman. He and his wife lived there until
their deaths in 1917 and 1929. His youngest
son, Frank, and his family continued to live
there until Frank's death.
James C. Frazier's son, Tom, had a farm
called Artesia Farm, across the creek from his
father, where he raised Shropshire sheep,
Duroc Jersey hogs and Morgan horses and
did early experimental farming in connection
with A&M College. He later moved to Fort
Worth and was in the Livestock Commission
business there until his death in 1947.
James C. Frazier's daughter, Renick and
her husband, John William Ansell of Galves-
ton also had a farm called Redtop Ranch,
across the road from her father. They later
moved to San Marcos where he had an
insurance agency and lived there until their
deaths in 1928 and 1963.
The children and their descendants of
James C. Frazier and wife, Emily Ann Moore
Frazier, are as follows:
Jacob Moore Frazier, who married Minnie
Chamberlin, was a physician who received his
B.A. Degree from Waco University and his
M.D. Degree and PHD from the University
of Pennsylvania. He practiced for a while in
Kimball and lived in Morgan for twelve years.
Then he moved to Belton where he practiced
medicine and was professor of biology and
college physician at Mary Hardin-Baylor
College until his retirement in his eightieth
year. Their children are: Paul, Jamie, Emily
(Mrs. Roland Nuenster), Mary Scott (Mrs. A.
Campbell Clark), Bruce, Frances (Mrs.
Oates), and Virginia (Mrs. Barton Parry). Of
these, only Emily is now living in Temple.
Ellie Frazier who married B.A. Little of
Waco was born in 1859 on the farm near
Kimball. Their children are: Ethel Guild
(Mrs. Frank Guild) and Gladys Little.
John Richard Frazier who married Hallie
Flint of Waco was a physician who received
his B.A. Degree from Waco University and
his M.D. Degree from St. Louis University.
He practiced medicine in Texas and with a
railway company in Mexico, before moving to
Fort Worth, where he practiced until his
retirement. Their children are: Harriet (Mrs.
H.L. Goodspeed); John Flint, Estelle (Mrs.
C.B. Thirsk), Wallace and Mary.
Tom Frazier, who married Ella Ansell of
Galveston was educated in Waco Academy
and was a farmer in Bosque County until
1911 when he became a partner in the Rhome
Farmer Commission Company in Fort
Worth. Their children are: Caroline (Lina),
Floy, James Ansell, Dillon Schadt, Emily,
Tom, Jr., and William Byron.
Kitty Frazier married M. Barnard, who was
a widower with one son, Merrill N. Barnard.
Fanny Fern Frazier married Joe S. Moss of
Hico. Their children are: Joe S. Moss and
Renick Frazier married John William
Ansell of Galveston. Their children are:
Dorothy (Mrs. Charles Gaillard), James
Walter, William F, who died at birth and is
buried at Kopperl, Texas, Ann Adele and
Wren (Mrs. William Giesen). James Walter
is buried in Kopperl.
Frank Frazier, married Lydie Adams of
Waco, and lived on the ranch and in Morgan,
Bosque County, Texas. Their children are:
Eleanor Ann (now Mrs. John Battle) Frank,
Jr., who died in infancy and Jack, now
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Bosque County History Book Committee. Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), book, 1985; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1/319/?q=campbell: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.