Frances Marie Wilkins

Female30 March 1855–16 January 1914

Brief Life History of Frances Marie

When Frances Marie 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, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States. 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 Wilkins
Marriage: 11 September 1883
Mary Francis Hobdy
Anna Thomas Hobdy
Nathan Wilkins Hobdy

Sources (13)

  • Fannie W Hobdy in household of Joseph C Hobdy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miss Fannie M Wilkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Fannie Wilkins Hobdy, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1883Simpson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 8

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 17

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands and southern England): variant of Wilkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    North German and Dutch: variant of Wilkens .

    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 …

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