Ann (Nancy) Lloyd Franklin

Brief Life History of Ann (Nancy) Lloyd

When Ann (Nancy) Lloyd Franklin was born on 14 October 1771, in Charles, Maryland, United States, her father, Francis Boucher Franklin, was 29 and her mother, Chloe Cornish, was 27. She married John Downing Franklin in 1792, in Charles, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 18 September 1850, in Preston, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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Col John Scott Fairfax
Ann (Nancy) Lloyd Franklin
Marriage: 1805
Col. Francis Boucher Franklin Fairfax
Elizabeth Lloyd Fairfax
George Washington Fairfax
Chloe Ann Fairfax

Sources (4)

  • Will of Ann Cornish, Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999;
  • Petition regarding estate of John Downing Franklin, Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999;
  • Will of Ann L. Fairfax, Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999;

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Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .

History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.

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

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