Roswell Historical Society's archived collection of correspondence letters from Simon Fraser to family members from 1841 to 1898.
Envelope from letter, dated 17 March 1859
Simon Fraser was born in Scotland in 1801. He came to New York with his parents in 1805. He moved to Liberty County, Georgia when he was 21 years old. In 1823, he married Miss Rebecca Daniel of Liberty County. Although Fraser was an ordained Methodist preacher, he never pursued a career in the church. Rebecca died in 1835 after the birth of their fifth child. Fraser moved to Roswell, Georgia in 1839 to become the bookkeeper for the Roswell Manufacturing Company. In 1840, he married Miss Matilda Bradford. They had seven children. His home was on Fraser Street between Alpharetta Highway and Norcross Street. He died in 1881 and is buried in the Old Roswell Cemetery.
A Collection of Letters
The collection contains correspondence from 1841 to 1898. The earlier letters are from Simon Fraser to family members. In his letters, Fraser discusses events in Roswell, Georgia and religious issues. The last letter written by Fraser is dated April 28, 1879. The collection contains correspondence from other family members after his death.
Gary Fraser, great-great grandson of Simon Fraser, donated the collection to the Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library in 2019.