Frazer, John (2), Dd

Frazer, John (2), D.D.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Ireland in 1803. He was a descendant of the celebrated Scotch Frazer family, which gave so many distinguished officers to the British army. At the age of seventeen he sailed to the United States and entered the woods of Maine as a lumberman. In 1831 he joined the New York Conference, and began his itinerant career on the shores of lake Champlain. For twenty-five years he continued to preach in that region, then embraced in the Troy Conference. His sppointments were Middlebury, Poultney, and Grand Isle in Vermont; Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Lansingburg, and two terms as presiding elder in New York. In 1856 failing health induced him to remove to Ohio, where he joined the Ohio Conference, and was stationed as presiding elder three years each in Columbus and Zanesville. In 1866 he was transferred to the Southern Illinois Conference, and stationed first at Alton, then at Brighton, and last at Lebanon, where he died, February 17, 1871. Dr. Frazer was a man of the purest character, a scorner of all hypocrisy and double-dealing; thoroughly read in theology, was powerfully fluent, and an eminently successful revivalist. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, page 231.

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