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William D. Frazee/Rebecca Jenkinson
Posted by: Annora Renoe (ID *****8900) Date: July 28, 2005 at 09:17:41
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April 9, 1822 born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, 3rd son of Ephraim and Susan Frazee.
Attended Bacon College in Georgetown, Kentucky, under the presidency of David Burnett.
1840 studied law in office of McClung & Taylor, in Washington, then the county seat of Mason Co., Kentucky.
1842 obtained license to practice law, opened office in Greenup, Greenup Co., and Carter Co., till October 1843.
October 1843 moved to Rush Co., Indiana.
May 1846 with P.M. Cassady, left Rushville and went west to Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Dr Fagan and myself laid off a town plot that grew and became the capital of the state.
November 10, 1849, I started for California, keeping a diary for 3 years that later bacame published.
May 1851, while in California , I was selected by the Whigs of Tuolumne County to run for the State Senate, but did not entirelay overcome the usual Democratic majority.
May 14, 1854 after returning from California, I married Rebecca Jenkinson
1854 located at Winchester and opened a law office with Judge Brown.
1856 formed a partnership with Judge Jerry Smith.
1869 took residence in Indianapolis, opened law office with Prof. John Young.
1873 moved to San Bernardino, California.
September 3, 1876, wife died.
1879 quit practicing law.
While living in San Bernardino, and editing the 'Argus' published book entitled "San Bernardino County: Its Climate and Resources."
1887 published, "The Gateway City," sold 7,000 copies.
1892 published first edition of "Reminiscences and Sermons."
Author of: "Sunshine and Shadows in Southern Lands," "San Bernardino County, its Climate and Resources," "Ocean-side the Gateway City." etc.
Being a member of Christ's Kingdom since 1840, have preached regularly in a number of States and Territories- California, Oregan, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona.
SOURCE: Autobiographical sketch written by Elder W. D. Frazee, entitled 'Reminiscences and Sermons' published by Gospel, Advocate Publishing Co., Nashville, Tenn,. 1898 (second edition).

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