Jane Frost

Female15 May 1725–7 June 1790

Brief Life History 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 Pepperell, 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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Captain Andrew Watkins
Jane Frost
Marriage: 1747
Dorothy Watkins
Jane Tyler Watkins
Benjamin Watkins

Sources (6)

  • Jane Frost, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Jane Watkins, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"
  • Jane Frost, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    1747Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (19)

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    World Events (4)


    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."


    Age 51

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


    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 who suffers from being cold, or perhaps used in the sense ‘frosty, cold as frost, without warmth of feeling’, or perhaps ‘having the appearance of being covered with frost’ for one with white hair or a white beard. From Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’.

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

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