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Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Frayser Family

 
 
The Frayser Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 12, 2017
1. The Frayser Family Marker
Inscription. 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.

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Virginia Rifleman as he would have appeared in 1777. Credit: Don Troioni
Vessels, attributed to Samuel Frayser, Henrico County, Virginia, 1517-1849. Private collections;
You Are Here image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 12, 2017
2. You Are Here
photo, Kurt Russ
 
Erected 2017 by Henrico County Recreation and Parks.
 
Location. 37° 26.64′ N, 77° 20.627′ W. Marker is in Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) west of Doran Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along the Virginia Capital Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Four Mile Creek Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); One Last Advance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henrico Parish Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. one mile away); Henrico History (approx. one mile away); Henrico Town (approx. one mile away); Action at Osborne's (approx. one mile away); Varina (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Virginia Capital Trail (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 12, 2017
3. Virginia Capital Trail (facing south)
Virginia Capital Trail (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 12, 2017
4. Virginia Capital Trail (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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