Frances Marie (Fannie) Wilkins

30 March 1855–16 January 1914 (Age 58)
Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Frances Marie (Fannie)

When Frances Marie (Fannie) Wilkins was born on 30 March 1855, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Nathan Salmons Wilkins, was 23 and her mother, Sarah B. Finn, was 18. She married Joseph Cotton Hobdy on 11 September 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 4 West, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 4, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 16 January 1914, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Greenlawn And Shady Rest Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Cotton Hobdy
Frances Marie (Fannie) Wilkins
Marriage: 11 September 1883
Mary Francis Hobdy
Anna Thomas Hobdy
Nathan Wilkins Hobdy

Spouse and Children

11 September 1883
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Francis Hobdy


    Anna Thomas Hobdy


    Nathan Wilkins Hobdy


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
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Age 17

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Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Story Highlight

Frances Marie (Fanny) Wilkins

Frances Marie was born in Simpson Co. Kentucky March 30 1855 and headed for Texas in May of that year to join Wilkins family in Bastrop Co. Texas. Her Father died on the way in Arkansas. Mother Sar …

Sources (3)

  • Fanny F Wilkins in household of James H Wilkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Fannie W Hobdy in household of Joseph C Hobdy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie Hobdy in household of Joseph C Hobdy, "United States Census, 1900"

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