John Simon Fraser is my great-great grandfather on my father's side.John Simon Fraser and Sarah Burke(McMilnor?) were the parents of Christopher Finlay Fraser and Cecilia Fraser.Christopher (b.1839) was a well known lawyer in Brockville (you can Google him) and Cecilia was my great-grandmother.She married a Thomas Quinn and one of their children,John Archibald Quinn,was my grandfather.He married a Lena Wooten and they had 2 children,one of which was my Dad Eugene Quinn,born 1909 in Douglas Arizona!
Apparently they all had large families,10 children or so in the John Fraser family and in the Thomas Quinn family.So the extended family tree stretches out quite a bit.
I would like to trace my Fraser lineage back as far as I can.I would like to find out more about John S. Fraser's parents.I could not find anything thing on Simon Fraser or Ann McRae.Does anyone have any info on them,and who their parents were,especially in the Fraser line?
I saw somewhere that John Fraser was a shoemaker,and was a Scottish highlander.
There is a biography of Christopher Finlay Fraser in the Dictionary of Canadian Biographies.