Frances Whitney

about 1840–
Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Whitney was born about 1840, in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, Jotham Whitney, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Lucy Smith, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Jotham Whitney
1797–1872
Sarah Lucy Smith
1807–1850
Levi Whitney
1837–1876
Frances Whitney
about 1840–
Leonard Jotham Whitney
1842–1921
Lucy Whitney
1843–1860
Alonzo C Whitney
1845–1862
William Whitney
1846–
Susan Smith Whitney
1848–1923

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863
Age 23
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid
Age 24
St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitney in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island, piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Witney
Widney

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