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David Fraser

David Fraser was born in 1769 in the Mohawk Valley New York USA to parents Daniel Fraser and Sarah Conklin, as per Richard Ripley UE, Loyalist Genealogist.

As a young lad David was enlisted as either a drummer or a fifer in his father’s regiment under Colonel Jacob Baum. In the early 1790’s David crossed into Canada and in 1794 he married Rebeccah Dies, daughter of Matthew Dies Sr. and Eva Van Loon in Richmond Twp. Lennox County. Here they raised a family of four children. In 1797 David applied for a land grant of 200 acres as a Loyalist. David’s petition was granted; he received deeds for Concession 2 Lots 24 and 25. Later in 1822, David purchased 200 acres from Henry Simmons. This land was on Concession 6 Lot 41. David died in 1850 in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario.

Submitted by Descendant Barry Baker UE