The Frayser Family Historical

The Frayser Family Historical (HM1WVR)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 26.64', W 77° 20.627'

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You are located on a tract of land formerly owned by the Frayser family. This was the home of Jesse Frayser (1764-1827) and his wife Keziah Frayser (1761-1854). Jesse Frayser was a private in the Virginia Militia under the command of General Gates at the Battle of Camden, S.C. He also served at the Battle of Cowpens, N.C., and the Battle of Guilford Court House, N.C., under General Greene. He accompanied Col. Henry Lee (Light Horse Harry Lee) to Yorktown and was a witness to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis in 1781.

The Frayser family is listed among those who were charter members of nearby Four Mile Creek Baptist Church (est. 1781). Samuel Frayser (1787-1849), son of Jesse and Keziah, became a local potter. He was the first potter to work at the Richard Randolph Manufactory, though he later operated independently. His salt-glazed stoneware is now sought after by collectors.

The Frayser family land is now divided among several subdivisions. The Frayser Cemetery located nearby is unmarked. Headstones listing the names of Jesse and Keziah Frayser are now located in the cemetery at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church.

Virginia Rifleman as he would have appeared in 1777. Credit: Don Troioni
Vessels, attributed to Samuel Frayser, Henrico County, Virginia, 1517-1849. Private collections;
photo, Kurt Russ
Year Placed2017
Placed ByHenrico County Recreation and Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292662 N 4146707
Decimal Degrees37.44400000, -77.34378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.64', W 77° 20.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 38.4" N, 77° 20' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Virginia Capital Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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