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Re: Frazee Family in Ohio and Pennsylvania
Posted by: MJ Wetmore (ID *****4324) Date: August 18, 2009 at 05:55:41
In Reply to: Re: Frazee Family in Ohio and Pennsylvania by Joann Van Boven of 1226

I believe I am getting a bit closer to who our Eleanor Frazee might be. Henry Wing, after the War of 1812, stayed in this area and helped map the northwestern part of Ohio. He apparently traveled up and down the west side of the state ---- was the first settler in Putnam County on land he had mapped. Eleanor was the first white woman in the area. For this reason, I really don't think she came from the east.

There was a large Frazee family down around Cincinnati -- in Clermont County. Eleanor was a common name in that branch of the Frazee family ---- as well as Phebe, Eleanor's granddaughter's name. It seems the Frazee family had traveled from the east down to Clermont County, which was a well-traveled route at that time. That may have even been the route Henry Wing traveled.

So far I haven't been able to find enough information to verify this.

There was a Fort Jefferson in Darke Co. which might have been where they were married --- but it had been abandoned by the time they were married. Since her brother also came to Putnam County, he could have brought Eleanor with him and she and Henry could have been married just about anywhere along the way. The history book says they were married at Ft. Jefferson and came "down the Blanchard River" to the Maumee where they settled. I wonder if that might be backwards and they came down the Maumee to the Blanchard River. Or they may even have been married at Fort Jennings in Putnam County.

Anyone have any other thoughts?????


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