I do not *know* the parents of Stephen's father, Garret. There are theories. When Stephen states "claimant's father," I do not know if he is talking about Lydia Frazee, or her deceased husband, John Frazee (1790-1852). Since neither has previously turned up while researching the Duryea family tree, I have to search both Lydia and John until I find the link. John Frazee was famous in his day. He was a sculptor, artist, and architect. Perhaps his best known work is his design of the Custom House in New York City.
|picture from bc.edu|
The marriage of Reuben Frazee and Jane may not have been too happy. I love these little tidbits. (The strange f is s.)
|New Jersey Journal 4 September 1793 viewed at genealogybank.com|