Micajah (Micager) Frazier (1753 - 1843)

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Birthplace: Albermarle County,,Va,,,
Death: Died in Lawrence County,,Ky,,,
Managed by: Michael Charles
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About Micajah (Micager) Frazier

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A042021

Michaja Served at Albe marle Barracks, Hood's Fort, Little York, Williamsburg, Flo wery Hundred and built breastworks at Yorktown.

The following is Micajah's deposition, given to support hi s Revolutionary War Service pension application. It is lo cated in the National Archives , Washington, DC :

State of Missouri, County of Jackson, On this the second da y of May in the year of our Lord, 1836, personally appeare d before the County Court of Jackson County, Micager Frazeu r, a resident of Rock Creek in the County of Jackson and St ate of Missouri, aged 82 years who being first duly sworn o n his oath made the following statement in order to obtai n the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congres s passed June 7, 1832.

I, Micager Frazeur of Rock Creek, Jackson County, State o f Missouri, was born the 25th day of December, 1753, in th e county of Albemarle, VA, and when a youth moved to Amhers t Co., VA, where I grew up and was drafted into the servic e of the United States and marched to Albemarle Barracks un der Captain Richard Ballinger, which place was commanded b y Colonel Taylor, where I remained one month and was discha rged and returned to Amherst Co. Not long after I returne d home, I enlisted under Benjamin Taliferro for 18 months a nd marched under command of Captain Samuel Cabell from Amhe rst Co. down James River by Richmond to Williamsburg wher e he joined General Marques De Lafayette who was engaged i n battle by the British and the morning when the British le ft in their vessels down the river.

Shortly after we got to Williamsburg several companies of u s went under command of Major Willis Cabell down to Ameli a County to Hood's Fort, which was commanded at that time b y Colonel Dabney. I also saw Major Hardiman there and at di fferent times I saw Colonel Merriweather and General Lafaye tte. We were marching to the Flowery Hundred then back to H ood's Fort, then to the Flowery Hundred, etc. Before the ex piration of my time, I was taken sick with yellow fever, an d was very ill, and a relative of mine procured a furloug h from General Lafayette for me and took me home, where I r emained until I recovered and not long afterward I was draf ted for 60 days and marched from Amherst County under Capta in Dawson to Williamsburg and to Hood's Fort and to the Flo wery Hundred and was under Colonel Dabney; and at the end o f 60 days I was discharged and returned home. And after tha t I was drafted again for 3 months and I served in the sam e part of the country I had been before, and at the end o f the 3 months I was discharged and returned home, wher e I remained about one year. Then I removed to Wilkes Count y, North Carolina, where I remained about two years, in whi ch time I went to Amherst County, Virginia, where I married.

Then moved to Pittsylvania County, Virginia where I remaine d about three years, then I moved to the western part of Vi rginia in a county on the Sandy River, where I remained abo ut twelve months, when I came to the County of Jackson an d State of Missouri.

All the discharge I ever had burned in the conflagaration o f a dwelling house; and I do not know of any person near m e who can testify to those facts. I hereby relinquish ever y claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the prese nt, and I declare that my name is not on any pension roll o f any agency or state.

We, Samuel Short and James Garrett, residing near Rock Cree k, in the County of Jackson and State of Missouri, hereby c ertify that we are acquainted with Micager Frazeur who wa s subscribed and sworn to the above declaration and that w e believe him to be 82 years of age, and that he is repute d and believed in the neighborhood where he lives to have b een a soldier of the Revolutionary War and we concur in tha t opinion."

26 December 1842, Micajah completed another deposition befo re the County Court of Lawrence County, Kentucky, at Louisa,

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Micajah (Micager) Frazier's Timeline

1753
December 25, 1753
Albermarle County,,Va,,,
1775
1775
Age 21
Amherst County,,Virginia,,,
1776
1776
Age 22
Amherst County, Virginia, United States
1778
1778
Age 24
Amherst County,,Virginia,,,
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1780
Age 26
1783,,,,,
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1785
Age 31
1786
1786
Age 32
1789
1789
Age 35
Va,,,,,
1790
1790
Age 36
1794
1794
Age 40