I have been looking for more information about my great times 4 grandfather was Alexander Fraser b. 1728, Scotland; wife Marion Campbell; married about 1761, and he died 1803 in Pictou County, N.S. What was the person like, and what did he do, any thing will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Lorie
The gravestone of Alexander Fraser (and his wife Marion Campbell) is in the Alma Cemetery according to the cemetery transcriptions of John MacKay; this transcription record also identifies Alexander Fraser as the "1st settler M.R. [i.e. Middle River]".
There is some information about the Alexander Fraser who came on the Hector and settled at Middle River, in "A History of Pictou County" by Rev. George Patterson. There is a digital copy of this book in the St.FX Digital Collection at the following URL:
The information about Alexander Fraser is in the Appendix on page 284 of the digital version in the St.FX collection; however, if you are looking for the information in the hardcopy reprint (Belleville, Ontario: MIKA STUDIO, 1972) the information is on page 453. I don't know why this discrepancy exists.
I'm also interested in information about this family. A man named Hugh Fraser was the great great grandfather of BOTH my grandmother and grandfather. The Hugh Fraser I'm interested in was the father of Isabella Fraser (my grandfather's great-grandmother) and Alexander Fraser (my grandmother's great-grandfather). Anyone know if this Hugh Fraser is the son of Alexander Fraser 1728? There are so many Frasers with same same first names in Pictou County around that time -- and there were even three Hugh Frasers on the Hector. Trying to put the puzzle together.
FYI: You can find information on Alexander Fraser 1728 and his family in "Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector."