Sunday, May 9, 2010

Susan Walton's daughters, Elizabeth and Hester Ann, married Frazier cousins. Part 9.

Elizabeth Walton and Stephen Vestal Frazier
On the occasion of their wedding.

My parents could never find a definitive place for Stephen Vestal and Elizabeth's wedding. It was listed in 1860 in Henry County, Iowa, or Lawrence, Kansas. Recently I found them in

Marriage Records of Jackson County, Missouri
Volume 1

Name: Stephen V. Frazier
Location: Shawnee, Kansas
Spouse: Lizzie Walton
Marriage Date: 01 Mar 1860

History of Stephen Vestal and Elizabeth Walton Frazier.

Records of Hester Ann and Elizabeth Frazier joining the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1862 and 1863, respectively, can be found in Part 2 of the history of Stephen Vestal and Elizabeth Walton Frazier, linked above.

Hester Ann Walton
June 14, 1837, Mexico, Oxford, Maine
p. Samuel Walton and Susan Walton
m. Asa Frazier of Henry County, Iowa.

Hester Ann wasn’t yet a teenager, when the Walton family caravan left Mexico, Maine in 1845.

In the 1856 census she was living in Pleasant Ridge, Lee County, Iowa near her mother and siblings. Hester Ann was boarding with David and Mary Barnes, and a child.

Asa fought in the Civil War as a private in the 25th Iowa Infantry, Company G. It was organized at Mount Pleasant, Iowa and mustered in September 27, 1862. They fought in the Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4.

Listed in a report by Iowa Adjutant General of Casualties among enlisted Men is Asa Frazier. He died at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 25, 1863 of inflammation of the stomach.

In the 1870 census [H]Ester Frazier, with a child Benson F. Frazier, was living with Catharine Glesser, in the Lawrence Ward 3, Douglas, Kansas. Her mother, Susan Houghton, and Stephen Vestal and Elizabeth Walton Frazier and family, were living in Lawrence Ward 4, Douglas, Kansas. According to NFS, Hester died in 1872. I've yet to find a source, or her child.

(To be continued.)
Marriage Records of Jackson County, Missouri. 977.841 V25j or FHL microfilm #1,421,672, item 12. Picture of the Fraziers on their wedding day copied from a daguerreotype tin picture in family collection. Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-1871, Book A. pp. 133, 190. Report by Iowa Adjutant Generals office, Hon. William S. Stone Governor of the State of Iowa, Approved Mar 30, 1866, January 1, 1867, Vol. II, Des Moines F. W. Palmer, State Printer, 1867. Iowa 25th Infantry marker at Vicksburg Military Park from Wikipedia.


  1. I can't believe I came across this information. I am doing my Father's genealogy and if I have my information right Stephen Vestal Frazier had an older sister named Ann Eliza Frazier. Ann Eliza is my 3xgreat grandmother!

  2. How wonderful to hear from you! I don't yet know much about SVF siblings but I'm pleased you've found additional information to help you in your research.