Wednesday, January 29, 2020

John Frizzell (1829-1894) My 2C4R

1856 The Home Journal (Winchester TN)

John Frizzell (1829-1894) My 2C4R

1829 Born in Bedford Co TN--Son of Nathan S Frizzell & Mary Jones
1841 Moved to Winchester, TN (Franklin Co)
1854 (23 Jul) Married Matilda Winford in Rutherford Co. TN
1854 Licensed to practice law 1854
Civil War volunteered 1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney's Regiment)
1868 Moved to Nashville TN
1883 Appointed as Referee Judge for East Tennessee
1894 Died and Buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery Nashville TN
President of the Nashville Grand Masonic Lodge.

My Most Recent Common Ancestor with John Frizzell is Nathan Frizzell and Margaret Deason, my 5th Great Grandparents.  While I've not identified a descendant of John among my matches I do have a DNA match at AncestryDNA who descends thru John's sister Martha Jane Frizzell.  That descendant would be my 6th cousin and shares a 12 cM segment.  The shared matches are all Frizzell /Deason descendants which makes it seem likely that the segment is from that couple.  My paternal grandmother who is a Frizzell  / Deason descendant is also buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. 

The Passing of John Frizzell


  1. Good Man Passes Away: Death in Nashville Last Night of Judge John Frizzell, The Journal and Tribune (Knoxville, Tennessee), 01 Dec 1894, Page 1, Column 2; image copy, : downloaded 29 January 2020).
  2. "Local Directory--Masonic" The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee) 05 Apr 1856,  Page 3 Column 3,image copy, : downloaded 29 January 2020) 
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 29 January 2020), memorial page for John Frizzell (8 Sep 1829–30 Nov 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25620994, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Platz (contributor 46865690).
  4. 1860 US Census, Franklin County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 1, page 2, dwelling 12, family 12, Family of John Frizzell; image, : accessed January 29, 2020); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 roll 1249.
  5. Hale, Will T, and Dixon L. Merritt. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 1913. pg. 387, Internet resource.

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