Jane Frost

15 May 1725–7 June 1790 (Age 65)
Kittery, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Frost was born on 15 May 1725, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, her father, Honorable John Frost, was 44 and her mother, Mary Bray Pepperrell, was 38. She married Captain Andrew Watkins in 1747, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 7 June 1790, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Captain Andrew Watkins
1722–1757
Jane Frost
1725–1790
Marriage: 1747
Dorothy Watkins
1749–1819
Jane Tyler Watkins
1750–1791
Benjamin Watkins
1752–1828

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1747
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    Dorothy Watkins

    Female1749–1819Female

    Jane Tyler Watkins

    Female1750–1791Female

    Benjamin Watkins

    Male1752–1828Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

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World Events (4)

1775

Age 50

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 55

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone of an icy and unbending disposition or who had white hair or a white beard, from Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’, or in the case of the Swedish name from a byname with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jane Frost, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jane Frost, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jane Watkins, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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