Was born in Pictou County, ,Nova Scotia, in 1832. He came to the United States and settled in Boston, Massa­chusetts, in 1848, thence going to Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, in 1851.  There he resided, until, coming to this State, in 1860, he took passage on the steamer “Ariel” to Panama, thence on the steamer “Golden Age” to San Francisco, where he arrived in August of that year.  On the 25th of that month he came to this County, settling at Columbia, where he has since resided.  Here he mined for about six months, and then (on April 1, 1861) was appointed Agent for the New England Water Company, which posi­tion he has held down to the present time.  Mr. Fraser married Rebecca S. Kelly, in Bath, Maine, on May 23, 1860, and has had seven children, six of whom are now living.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 356-357.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton