Edwin Frazee, paper maker and farmer, Malone Township, Tazewell County., Ill., was born in Plainfield. N. J., January 21, 1822, son of David and Lovina (Boltz) Frazee, also natives of Plainfield, the father born April 17, 1787, and the mother, September 27, 1790. The paternal grandfather, Jacob Frazee, was also a native of New Jersey.
The parents of our subject spent their entire lives in Plainfield, and there young Edwin attended school, and early began working in the paper mills, a trade he continued to follow in New York. Coming to Tazewell County in 1866, he was employed as a farmhand for two years, and then bought a 100-acre farm in Malone Township for $15 per acre, the only improvement thereon at that time being a log house. The farm is now equipped with fine buildings and all modern appointments, making a splendid home for himself and wife in their old age.
Mr. Frazee was married March 17, 1852, to Miss Anna Eliza Randaugh, who was born in Plainfield, N. J., in March, 1834, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Boyce) Randaugh. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Frazee have three children: Juliana, born July 23. 1853, died May 23, 1876; Jonathan, born July 10, 1862, died August 30, 1866: and Mary Jane, who married R. Moore, a carpenter in Pekin. The couple last named, have two children, Emeline and John Luther. Mrs. Frazee’s father, Samuel Randaugh, was born at Plainfield, N. J., while her grandfather, John Randaugh, came from Scotland at an early day and located in, New York, and is said to have owned at one time the land upon which Trinity Church now stands.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1003