“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manns Choice in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

William Frazier


1759 - 1844

William Frazier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell Love, December 27, 2006
1. William Frazier Marker
First White Child born in Bedford County

Grave Marker
William Fraser
PVT Continental Line
Revolutionary War
1759 - 1844

Erected 1950 by Schellsburg-Napier High School.
Location. 40° 0.875′ N, 78° 37.518′ W. Marker is near Manns Choice, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Allegheny Road (County Route 31) half a mile west of Shawnee Road (County Route 96), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manns Choice PA 15550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Co. Bridge #15 (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (approx. 2.6 miles away); Shawnee Cabins (approx. 2.6 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Log Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bonnet Tavern (approx. 3.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Found near Mann's Choice, in Bedford County, on the west bound shoulder of the highway.

A 1950 picture from the monument's dedication (link provided below) shows a decorative top, which is now missing.
Also see . . .  Honor First White Child Born in Bedford County. This article about this monument appeared in The Daily News, Huntington and Mount Union, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 18, 1950. The picture caption reads:
"Three weeks ago the memorial monument in the foreground was dedicated to William Frazier, first white child born in Bedford County through the efforts of students and faculty of Schullsburg-Napier High School in Schullsburg. On the platform drawing the cord which unveiled the monument is Miss Margaret Frazier, oldest living descendent of the pioneer; she is being assisted by Supervising Principal J. W. Miller of the school who sparked the move to erect the monument. Miller is the former supervisor of the [unreadable word] schools. Part of the high school band and portion of the audience of almost 500 are shown. (Submitted on January 23, 2012.) 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
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