Jennie Frances Daniels

Brief Life History of Jennie Frances

When Jennie Frances Daniels was born on 9 February 1853, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Daniels, was 43 and her mother, Sophia Ann Claflin, was 38. She married Charles Randolph Willett on 14 October 1880, in Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 December 1889, in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 36.

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Charles Randolph Willett
Jennie Frances Daniels
Marriage: 14 October 1880
Randolph Stuyvesant Willett
Jennie Randolph Willet

Sources (8)

  • Jeanie F Daniels in household of Saml Daniels, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie Frances Daniels, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Jennie F. Daniels in entry for Randolph S. Willett, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

World Events (7)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

Name Meaning

English, Irish (Cork), North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Daniel , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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