For our memorial day camping trip I planned a stop at 2 locations that honor veterans. The first was the grave of Private William Frazier. William Frazier is notorious for being the first white man born in Bedford County PA and a Private in the Revolutionary War.
John Frazer and his wife, Jean, settled in Bedford County in 1758 after the Forbes Army established a military road through the area. The Frazers followed the Virginia troops from Ft. Cumberland and erected a small log cabin. Their son, William, was born in 1759, and is claimed to be the first white child born within the present limits of Bedford County. A memorial for Private William Frazier stands just off of Route 31 in Bedford County. In addition to being the first white man born in Bedford County, Private Frazier was a Private in the Continental Line of the Revolutionary Army. This lone grave site sat virtually unnoticed until this monument was erected by students and faculty of the Schellsburg-Napier High School n 1950 just off Route 31 in Bedford County.