Martha Ann Frazier

about 1820–after 1880 (Age 60)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Frazier was born about 1820, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, William Frazier, was 33 and her mother, Zilpha Hayes, was 29. She married John Wilson Douglas in 1835, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Mount Erie, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died after 1880, at the age of 61.

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John Wilson Douglas
Martha Ann Frazier
Marriage: 1835
George W Douglas
Jemima Douglas
Caleb Douglas
Lydia Douglass
George J. Douglas
Elizabeth A. Douglass
Jonathan M. Douglass
Zilpha Douglass
Mary Ellen Douglass
S. Douglass
Sarah Douglas
Tamer Jane Douglas
Matilda M Douglass

Spouse and Children

    John Wilson Douglas



Wayne, Illinois, United States



    Jemima Douglas


    Caleb Douglas


    Lydia Douglass


    George J. Douglas


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 12

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 19

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish and northern Irish Fraser .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • M Douglass in household of G W Douglass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Douglas in household of Jonathen Douglas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha A Turner in household of John Turner, "United States Census, 1860"

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