• Family Genealogy Research,  Frazier,  Wood

    Jane Mason Wood and Monroe Frazier Family Information

    Background and/or Disclaimer I don’t have a lot of information on family lines other than the Fergusons.  I have poked around and tried to see what I can find, but a great deal of my success depends on what their descendants have shared and whether or not they remained in the Hill County area. If you have more information on the Frazier line, please, please please share it with me so that I can add to this line and make any corrections!  It is so important that we begin to collect and publish this information.  I wish I had done more while my grandmother was alive!  But…I can’t go back…

  • Family Genealogy Research,  Ferguson,  Frazier,  Patterson,  Ward,  Wood

    Jane Patterson 1910 “Early Reminiscences” Hillsboro Mirror

    Background Jane Wood Frazier Patterson was interviewed in the spring of 1910, and gave her memories of her life.  There are some errors in the letter.  A few include the story about the family in Leon County.  I refer you to the letter written by Isabella Riddell Wood about their journey to  Ft. Graham.  This articles also states that brother Hugh left for the Gold Fields of California was never heard from since.  We have letters from Hugh so…I don’t know about the “never hearing from him again” unless he went to California almost a decade after the Gold Rush.  Our letters stop before the start of the Civil War. …

  • Davis,  Family Genealogy Research,  Ferguson,  Frazier

    Isabella Ferguson Letter to George Renick 9 September 1878

    Background I believe that George Renick is the business partner of James C. Frazier.  These men ran Renick and Frazier and seem to do land transactions.  I don’t know if they were real estate agents or surveyors or lawyers who specialized in land transactions.  I am sure if we lay all of their documents out, we could maybe tell.  James C. Frazier is the brother to Monroe Frazier, husband of Jane Wood Frazier (by this time, Patterson), the sister of Isabella Ferguson. In this letter we see that R.A. is “out west” and won’t be home for three months.  The boys, Robert and Jimmie, are most likely Isabella and R.A.’s…

  • Family Genealogy Research,  Frazier,  Patterson,  Wood

    John M. Patterson Loyalty Statement to the United States of America 1869

    Background John M. Patterson emigrated in the same group as the Wood and Park families from Scotland to Texas in 1851.  John Patterson served in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy.  After the War, John married Jane M. Wood Frazier, a daughter of James and Isabella Wood.  Jane’s first husband was Monroe Frazier, but he enlisted in the Confederate Army, became ill, and died all in a matter of months.  John M. Patterson is buried in the Milford Cemetery near James and Isabella Wood, his mother and father-in-law. The Document United States of America The State of Texas, County of Hill   I, John Patterson, do solemnly…