William Frazier1

#6100, (1812 - 1885)


Susan Massie Lewis b. 1828, d. bt 1904 - 1908
Children 1.James L Frazier7 (c 1848 - )
 2.William A Frazier7 (c 1851 - )
 3.Emma Frazier7 (c 1853 - )
 4.Howard T Frazier7 (c 1855 - )
 5.Edward Frazier7 (c 1857 - )
 6.Susan L Frazier7 (c 1859 - )
 7.Harry Frazier8 (c 1861 - )
 8.Martha Frazier9 (1863 - 1950)
 9.John W Frazier8 (c 1866 - )
 10.Margaret Frazier8 (c 1866 - )
 11.Mary Ella Frazier8 (c 1869 - )
William Frazier was the brother of John W Frazier. "John W. Frazier, born about 1810, was a farm and hotelkeeper in Bath County and Rockbridge County, Virginia. Frazier owned and operated two mineral springs resorts -- Bath Alum Spring and Rockbridge Alum Spring. Frazier purchased the Rockbridge Alum Spring property, a noted antebellum spa complex, in 1852. Frazier began building on the property in 1852 but died in 1853 before the building project was completed. Frazier's brother William Frazier oversaw the completion of the project, and the final results consisted of a large central hotel building flanked with cottages and supporting service buildings. The resort included a barroom and a building used as a store and post office. The hotel property was converted into a hospital in 1861. After the Civil War, an attempt to revive the spa resort failed and the property was ultimately sold at auction in 1880. Today what remains of the old spa property is owned by the Young Life organization."2 
Birth*1812He was born in 1812 at VirginiaG.3 
Marriage*14 September 1847He married Susan Massie Lewis, daughter of James Alexander Lewis and Prudentia Wilson, on 14 September 1847 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G.4,1 
1 August 1850He appeared on the census of 1 August 1850 at McClany's Hotel, Staunton, Augusta Co., VirginiaG.5 
2 August 1860He and Susan Massie Lewis appeared on the census of 2 August 1860 at Dist. 5, Rockbridge Co., VirginiaG.3 
5 July 1870He and Susan Massie Lewis appeared on the census of 5 July 1870 at Staunton, Augusta Co., VirginiaG.6 
Death*1885He died in 1885.1 


  1. [S204] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online Ancestry.com, Natl. no. 28878, VA Society no. 228, Sep 1916, Harry Frazier. Ancestry: son of William Frazier and Sue Massie, grandson of James Alexander Lewis and Prudentia Wilson, great grandson of Alexander Lewis and Miss Fife.
  2. [S2638] Virginia Heritage, online https://vaheritage.org/. John W. Frazier and Bath and Rockbridge Alum Springs Ledger, 1850-1854. Local government records collection, Augusta County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Wm (47), b. VA, proprietor of A[lum] Springs, real estate value $300,000, personal estate $16,500; Susan (31), b. VA.
  4. [S2335] West Virginia Archives and History, online www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex. manuscript p. 147, unidentified volume, certification to the County Court of Kanawha. William Frazier and Susan M Lewis, marr. 17 Sep 1847 by James M Brown.
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (40), b. VA, lawyer, real estate value $7,000 [Susan not enumerated].
  6. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. William (57), b. VA, retired lawyer, real estate value $20,000, personal estate value $20,000; Susan M (42), b. VA, housekeeping.
  7. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S2639] North Carolina Death Certificates, index and images, online Ancestry.com. Forsyth Co., Jan 1850, No. 599, img. 8/124. Mrs. Martha Frazier Baldwin, b. VA 3 Jun 1863, dau. of William Frazier and Sue Massie Lewis; wid., res. 2548 Forrest Dr., Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co. NC; d. at res. 3 Jan 1950, age 86, coronary occlusion; inf. Mr. W Frazier Baldwin; bur. Thornerose Cemetery, Staunton VA.