National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1659
Subject/Title:
Frazer, Dr. James
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:late 1700s-early 1800s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:35 3/4 x 31
Image Dimensions:27 x 22
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Good

Description:Oval bust-length of young man with dark hair and short sideburns. He is wearing a dark suit with two rows of buttons over a white shirt with a banded collar. He is facing slightly left and his eyes are turned to look directly at the viewer.
History of Work:Portrait has been passed down through the Frazer, Stokes, Davis and Murfree families.
Notes:Subject was born in Bedford Dounty, Tennessee. He was the son of Hugh Frazer, who served in the Royal Scot Highland Regiment. Dr. James Frazer served with General Andrew Jackson's Army in the War of 1812, and he became the surgeon general of that army. He also participated in the First Seminole War of 1817-1818. He married Hannah Brown in November of 1818. They had two children, Henry Shelby Frazer and Martha Frazer. Subject died in 1832 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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