Frierson, John A.
1804–18 May 1844. U.S. surveyor, politician. Born in South Carolina. Moved to Muscatine Co., Iowa Territory, 1837. Elected to represent Muscatine, Louisa, and Slaughter counties in first Iowa territorial legislature, 1838–1839. Appointed brigadier general in Iowa territorial militia, 9 Jan. 1839. Appointed department surveyor for Iowa Territory, 1839. Surveyed site for capital of Iowa Territory, beginning June 1839. Elected to represent Johnson Co. in Iowa territorial legislature, Aug. 1839. Married Harriet Wheeler Robbins, 28 Sept. 1839, in Adams Co., Illinois. Moved to Scott Co., Iowa Territory, by 1840. Went to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Nov. 1843, to assist JS and Latter-day Saints in petitioning Congress for redress for wrongs committed against them in Missouri. Moved to Quincy, Adams Co., by 1841, where he died.
Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846;
Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845
History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July
1843–29 February 1844
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22
Letter from Joseph L. Heywood, 23 October 1843
Memorial to the United States Senate and House of
Representatives, 28 November 1843, John Frierson Copy