Name: David Lafayette FRAZIER
Father: John Henry FRASER (25 Aug 1788 - 2 Jan 1847)
Mother: Ann S. Cranshaw (CRENSHAW) (5 Jun 1795 - 16 Dec 1852)
Birth 16 Jan 1831 Tennessee
Land 12 Feb 1892 (age 61) Ozark County , Missouri
Death 26 Mar 1908 (age 77) Ozark County, Missouri
Burial Herndon Cemetery, Ozark County, Missouri
Military Civil War Company H 41st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment CSA; Tennessee
1. Elizabeth DOGGETT
Marriage 23 May 1854 (age 23) Tennessee
Census (fam) 8 Jun 1860 (age 29) Louisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee.
Census (fam) 1 Aug 1870 (age 39) Troy, Obion County, Tennessee
Children Emily Jane FRAZIER (18 Jan 1856 - 22 Apr 1894)
Martha Ann FRAZIER (6 Jan 1858 - 17 Mar 1938)
Hulda Jane (Jennie) FRAZIER (27 Feb 1860 - 31 Mar 1900)
Henry Jefferson FRAZIER (29 Nov 1861 - 4 Apr 1946)
Elihue Washington FRAZIER (20 Nov 1865 - 26 Dec 1932)
Luvenia FRAZIER (30 Sep 1867 - May 1943)
Joseph E. FRAZIER (5 Apr 1869 - )
Robert Lee FRAZIER (5 Apr 1869 - 14 Feb 1880)
Stonewall Jackson FRAZIER (4 Jun 1871 - 2 Feb 1919)
2. Nancy N. GUINN
Marriage 14 Sep 1875 (age 44) Obion County, Tennessee
Children Marion Luther FRAZIER (30 May 1876 - 20 Nov 1960)
3. Margaret E. BENNETT
Marriage 6 Feb 1881 (age 50) at the brides residence in Ozark County, Missouri
Children Allen Buckner FRAZIER (16 Aug 1882 - 1945)
Albert Sidney FRAZIER (29 Mar 1884 - )
Elizabeth (Betty) FRAZIER (16 Mar 1886 - 1 Nov 1979)
Alta FRAZIER (6 Feb 1888 - 10 Oct 1888)
Agnes FRAZIER (6 Feb 1888 - 9 Oct 1888)
Palmer FRAZIER (6 Feb 1888 - 17 Dec 1978)
David Leonard FRAZIER (16 Jan 1892 - )
General: This story was told by 'Spike' Frazier according to Sharon Buck.
David was a confederate veteran in the Civil War. Signed in as a
teamster with an 'X' in 1861. Army records show he deserted in 1864.
When the war was over he left Obion Co., Tennessee and moved to Noble,
Missouri. He couldn't take the dog, so he left it there. The dog swam
the Mississippi River to come to his master. He was very weakened from
exposure and soon died. The family never found out how that dog made
such a long trip to find them.
Land (12 Feb 1892): Homestead Document No.7750
N½SW Section 1/ - Township 24-N - Range 15-W - 5th PM MO Ozark
W½1NW Section 1/ - Township 24-N - Range 15-W - 5th PM MO Ozark
NESE Section 2/ - Township 24-N - Range 15-W - 5th PM MO Ozark
The application number was 10812 and it was recorded in volume 16 Page
at the General Land Office on JANUARY 30,1904.
Burial: Herndon Cemetery - Ozark County, Missouri
Coordinates: Latitude: 36.78306° Longitude: -92.53222°
Directions: Two miles north of Almartha near Spring Creek.
Sources: Herndon Cemetery Inscriptions Compiled by J. Vernie Hicks, White River Valley Historical Quarterly.
Notes: Deeded in 1897 to the public by S. C. and Lucinda Herndon for the use of the 'inhabitants of Ozark and Douglas counties.' S. C. Herndon, who died in 1897, several months before the deed was registered, was buried in the cemetery which now carries his family name. The first burial in Herndon Cemetery with a dated stone is of John W. Orcutt, Jan 14, 1868, d. Mar 24, 1870. 'But it has been said that several were buried there before and during the War between the states,' Hicks reports. There are 214 known graves in the cemetery, 138 with headstones and 76 marked with rocks There are 14 burials listed here. This is not a complete inventory of this cemetery.
Military (Civil War): David L. Frazier served in Company H 41st Tennessee Volunteer
Infantry Regt. CSA. He volunteered for the Army on October 15, 1861
for a period of 12 months and was mustered into service November 4,
1861 at Camp Trousdale. He was captured at Fort Donelson on February
16, 1862 by forces commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant and sent to Camp
Morton, Indiana as a prisoner of war. He was later exchanged and
returned to his unit. He was wounded, probably at the battle of
Franklin, TN November 30, 1864 and, according to an article in the
PULASKI CITIZEN, he stayed behind with his family when Genl. John Bell
Hood retreated after the battle of Nashville in December of 1864. He
took his Oath of Amnesty at Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee on
January 14, 1865.
The 41st fought in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge in
Georgia. They also fought during the battle for Atlanta.
After the War David L. Frazier and his family moved to Obion County,
Tn. They lived near Troy, Tn. They were living there when the 1870
census was taken. His wife, Elizabeth Doggett Frazier died and is
buried in Obion County, Tn.
The officers and men of Company H, 41st Tennessee Infantry were from Brick Church and other Giles County communities and from Cornersville. Cornersville was in Giles County until the northeast section of Giles County was ceded to Marshall County in 1870. Thus, the men and officers of this company were all Giles Countians in 1861. One thousand men in ten companies formed the 41st Tennessee Infantry at its organization at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee, in November, 1861. All were volunteers. Robert Farquarson was elected Colonel of the regiment. The Giles County company was headed by Captain Robert G. McClure, who was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment and replaced by Captain John Osborne. The regiment was ordered first to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where it became part of General Simon B. Buckner's Division of The Central Army of Kentucky. Ordered to Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River on February 12, 1862, the 41st Tennessee Infantry was attached to Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade of Buckner's Division. During the Battle of Fort Donelson the 41st Tennessee took an active part in the fighting and reported 575 engaged, 2 killed, 6 wounded, and 26 missing. The 41st Tennessee was surrendered with the rest of Buckner's Division on February 16, 1862, and sent to various northern prisons. After seven months in prison, the men of the 41st Tennessee were released on parole at Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 18, 1862, and the regiment was reorganized at Clinton, Mississippi, on the 29th of September. The regiment was officially declared exchanged on November 10, 1862. Some members of the 41st Tennessee had not been captured at Fort Donelson, had served in other regiments, and now returned to the 41st Tennessee. On December 27, 1862, the 41st Tennessee was placed in Brigadier General John Gregg's Brigade along with the 3rd Tennessee Infantry and other infantry regiments. The 41st Tennessee reported 526 effectives at that time. Early in January, 1863, Gregg's Brigade moved to Port Hudson, Louisiana, and remained there as a silent spectator during the bombardment until May 2, 1863, when they left for Jackson, Mississippi. On May 12th, 1863, The 41st Tennessee was heavily engaged in the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi. After some severe skirmishing near Jackson, the 41st Tennessee was stationed near Vernon, Mississippi, on June 30th, and was at Yazoo City when Vicksburg fell of the 4th of July, 1863. 'At Yazoo City the men and officers disposed of a large portion of their jewelry, consisting of watches, rings, and chains, to the ever-vigilant and far-sighted Jews. They seemed to know that the surrender of Vicksburg could be delayed only a few days, and then that a ring of the value of two or three dollars would be worth more than two or three hundred dollars of Confederate money.' The 41st Tennessee 'was encamped during the month of August at Enterprise, Mississippi, where it feasted on peaches done in every style, and played poker for the money it had received for its jewelry at YazooCity.' In September, 1863, the 41st Tennessee was transferred to the Army of Tennessee and ordered to north Georgia, where they were soon heavily engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga on the 19th and 20th of September. The regiment reported 325 men engaged in the battle and suffered severely in killed and wounded. Following the Battle of Chickamauga, Gregg's Brigade was broken up and the 41st Tennessee was placed in General George Maney's Brigade. They fought in the Battle of Missionary Ridge on November 25th, 1863. Retreating to the vicinity of Dalton, Georgia, the 41st Tennessee and the rest of the Army of Tennessee went into winter quarters. On December 14, 1863, the 41st Tennessee reported 201 effectives, 226 present, with 151 arms. From there the history of the Army of Tennessee is the history of the 41st Tennessee Infantry. They fought daily under the command of General Joe Johnston during the retreat to Atlanta and fought in the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, on August 31, 1863. In June, the 41st Tennessee had been transferred to Brigadier General Otho Strahl's Brigade. General John Bell Hood led the Army of Tennessee across Alabama and home to Tennessee in the latter part of 1864. Hood's ill-fated plans to recapture Nashville resulted in the disasterous battles of Franklin and Nashville. The defeated Army of Tennessee retreated southward from Nashville toward the safety of the Tennessee River, passing through Giles County during the Christmas holidays of 1864. The remnants of the 41st Tennessee Infantry surrendered with the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865, at Salisbury, North Carolina, and was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 1, 1865. 'The 41st Tennessee was ever ready to do, or to attempt to do, whatever was ordered, whether to dig a ditch or cross one in the face of the enemy, to charge a battery or go on picket. It lost more men on picket than in the charge. Its dead are laid away in unmarked graves in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, and in the prison cemeteries of Camp Douglas, Camp Morton, Rock Island, and Camp Chase.' A roster of Company H, 41st Tennessee Infantry published in the PULASKI CITIZEN (date unknown): OFFICERS. McClure, R. G., Capt., promoted to Lt. Col., not retained in organization. Osborn, J. E., 1st Lt., promoted to Capt., now in prison. Robbins, R. P., 3rd Lt., discharged. Vancleave, J. M., 2nd Lt., promoted to Capt. in 5th TN, wounded and discharged. Edwards, W. R., 1st Sgt., promoted to 2nd Lt., discharged from 5thTN. Cochran, J. C., 2nd Sgt., discharged at Clinton, MS. Ewing, A. L., 3rd Sgt., Regt. mlt. commissionary Supt., now in prison. Vancleave, N. J., 5th Sgt., promoted to 2nd Sgt., wounded at Franklin, TN. Boyd, Jesse, 1st Corp., discharged at Trousdale, TN. McKnight, James, 2nd Corp., discharged at Port Hudson, LA. McCorkle, J. J., 3rd Corp., promoted to Sgt. in 5th TN, killed in Perryville, KY. Walker, J. T., 4th Corp., discharged at Judson, MS. PRIVATES. Allen, Jack, died at Columbia, TN. Alexander, W. R., wounded at Raymond, MS, died at hospital in GA. Beasley, Archer, promoted to 1st Sgt., wounded. Beasley, D. H., wounded at Richmond, KY, discharged. Beasley, W. S., promoted to rank 1st Lt. Ensign, wounded, in prison. Beasley, D. B., died at Clinton, MS. Bills, T. N., promoted to ensign, wounded. Brown, J. W., promoted to 3rd Sgt., died at Marion, MS. Brents, W. T., captured at Nashville, in prison. Bryant, Richard, prisoner of war from 17th TN. Boyd, Sy, discharged at Trousdale, TN. Cowden, J. C., discharged at Port Hudson, LA, wounded. Cowden, W. M., promoted to Capt. in Commissionary Dept., resigned. Cochran, E. A., killed at Perryville, KY. Cochran, L. N., present. Cochran, Dubin, discharged at Port Hudson, LA. Collins, W. N., died in prison. Cooper, W. H., promoted to Capt., present. Cole, T. N., promoted to 1st Corp., killed by accident at Dalton, GA. Compton, A. D., promoted to Cpl., killed at Franklin, TN. Cooke, J. D., captured, wounded at Missionary Ridge, in prison. Cooke, W. J., died at Lauderdale Springs, MS. Claxton, A. C., at hospital, Augusta, GA. Cox, R. B., transferred to 5th TN, promoted to Ordinance Supt. Cox, Jackson, died at Port Hudson, LA. Doggett, Newton, wounded, teamster in supply train. Duncan, W. E., left sick at Russellville, KY, went to 11th TN Cavalry. Duncan, J. W., discharged at Trousdale, TN. Downing, J. G., discharged at Port Hudson, LA. Ewing, I. A., musician in 5th TN band. Ewing, Robert, killed at Missionary Ridge. Edmondson, J. W., promoted to 1st Lt. in 7th TN Cavalry. Eakin, Abraham, discharged at Clinton, MS. Fitzpatrick, M. J., wounded at Perryville, KY, in 11th TN Cavalry. Fowler, A. L., promoted to Corp., discharged at Clinton, MS. Fowler, A. C., died in prison. Frazier, D. L., remained in TN on Hood's retreat, wounded. Few, W. M., discharged by Sectr. War at Port Hudson, LA. Few, A. M., died at Tupelo, MS. Garrett, W. G., died at Port Hudson, LA. Holley, W. M., died at Clinton, MS. Hopwood, M. J., bugler for Regt., wounded at Rocky Face, in hospital. Haislip, A. J., died near Port Hudson, LA. Jordan, T. B., killed in Nashville, TN. Jordan, W. H., mortally wounded at Resaca, Ga, and died. Jones, J. J., severely wounded at Perryville, KY. James, W. C., died at Clinton, MS. Job, Stephen, died at Vicksburg, MS. Kelly, J. W., captured at Missionary Ridge. London, W. T., died in Covington, LA. Little, Sumpter, died in prison. Liles, Joe, died in prison. Logston, Thos. L., discharged at Jackson, MS. Lane, J. S., discharged at Port Hudson, LA. McCrory, Jas., killed in MS. McGaugh, W. W., promoted to 5th Sgt., killed at Franklin. McGaugh, T. J., captured at Missionary Ridge. Matthews, Marquis, died in prison. Morton, S. D., present. McCandless, A. J., discharged at Port Hudson, LA. Nix, W. H., died in prison. Morton, E. A., discharged at Tippers Ford, MS. Nix, Newton, went to 5th TN, captured. Oliver, T. J., wounded and died in prison. Park, G. M., wounded, prisoner of war. Park, T. Z., died in prison. Park, Jerome, died in prison. Park, F. M., wounded, prisoner of war. Park, A. J., wounded, prisoner of war. Paxton, J. A., transferred to 3rd TN, Port Hudson, LA. Paxton, Z. Z., transferred to 3rd TN, Port Hudson, LA. Pearson, T. H., wounded at Resaca, now at hospital in Alabama. Phillips, B. F., went to 11th TN Cavalry. Phillips, W. A., killed at Jackson, MS. Robinson, W. C., died at Canton, MS. Rosson, J. G., discharged at Jackson, MS. Reid, Jones, discharged from 5th TN at Corinth. Reid, Enoch, discharged at Trousdale, TN. Samson, James, discharged at Jackson, MS. Slaughter, R. M., captured at Nashville, wounded. Tillman, W. R., killed at Chickamauga. Tillman, T. T., died at Perryville, KY. This roster must have been compiled in early 1865 since Hood's retreat was mentioned (Hood's retreat took place in December, 1864) and 3 members of the company were present at the time the roster was compiled. Numerous members of this company were listed as prisoners of war, further indication that the war was still in progress. Of the 94 men listed on this roster, 35 were listed as dead.
Notes (Family #1)
Census (fam) (8 Jun 1860): David's brother Eldridge was living with him when this census was taken,
Norman D. Price
1898 Cumberland Rd.
Bates City, Missouri 64011