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    J. N. FRAZIER, general merchant in Conover. Mr. Frazier was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, Aug. 27, 1818, where he was brought up to farm labor; in 1828, he came to this county and continued farm pursuits until 1836; in the mean time he received a moderate education; about 1836-7, he engaged in the carpenter's trade, which he continued until 1859, when he carried a stock similar to that which he now carries in Conover; he continued his business in Fletcher until 1862, when he removed to where he now is, having an investment in goods and property, of about $5,000; Mr. Frazier, since his majority, has held the most prominent offices of Brown Township. Aug. 29, 1841, he married Rhoda V. Brecount, who was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, and is two years his junior; their children are four in number of whom all are living, viz., Sarah P., Solomon G., Anna A., and Franklin B., of whom all, save the youngest, are now married. The father of J. N., Benjamin Frazier, was born in Burlington Co., N.J., about 1788, where he was brought up to the blacksmith's trade, which was his chief occupation during life. During the war of 1812, he married Beulah Norcross, who was a native of New Jersey, and six years his junior; in 1814, they emigrated to Ohio, and located in Centerville, Washington Township, Montgomery Co., where they remained a number of years; they afterward removed to Shelby Co., Ohio, where they died, Mr. Frazier at the age of 70 years, and Mrs. Frazier attaining 88 years; eight children were born to them, of whom all are now living; seven are married and have families.

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