The wonderful contributions received from Thomas Webb, DeKalb County Tennessee Historian and his found cemetery records from DeKalb County Cemetery Book in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty Tennessee brings earlier descendents to recognition.
DeKalb County Tennessee was laden with Fraziers and my great, great grandfather, seems to have been Arron Frazier, Sr., married to Elender (Maiden name unknow at this time) then one of his sons, Aaron Frazier, Jr., married to Paralee Evans, generated William Henry Frazier, my grandfather, wife Mollie Reynolds, my grandmother.
Then at the turn of the nineteenth Century, the William H. Frazier Family was just establishing itself-- in the future years they produced decades of treasured descendants. With their family of twelve, William and Mollie generated great
members of great people. At this starting point, very little seems available from State and County records, which were not kept prior to 1911 or were destroyed at sometime.
My grandparents have been located in the 1920 Census and it establishes their move to Denver Colorado with William H., head & Mollie E., wife with Fannie, Zella, Haggard, Howard? (May be Hugh), Anne, Charles and Mary E. with all the others obviously married and moved...including my father, Robert L. Frazier (Sr.)who homesteaded in Western Kansas where I found my parents and siblings in the 1930 Census in Stevens County Kansas. I've yetto find me in the Census as I was born in 1934 and in 1941, when the World War II drafted my brothers.
The most accurate records, are of course, the 1920 Census, pages 12 & 13 of the Fourteenth Census in Denver Colorado, living at 1544 Franklin. What a wonderful find!!!
Their twelve offspring migrated to all corners of the United States. Trying to retrieve birth and death records from the current generation has been a hopeless quest. The g-great grandchildren who have possession of photos and such records left them by my siblings, the grandchildren, are either lost or discarded. Perhaps by heavenly intervention, they may come to contribute them before this is finished. It is for them and their children that this history of our heritage is gathered.
William and Mollie were married in Dekalb County Tennessee in May of 1888. That is the first documentation that was located in Marriages in Tennessee in 1888.
Most of the stories of their every day lives were recounted by my father, Robert Love Frazier. He was a teller of wonderful, entertaining and amazing stories. His Southern charm and "gift of gab" kept family and strangers audience to authentic happenings in this family's lives.