Peter Martin Frank

1 January 1784–1 January 1869 (Age 85)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Martin

When Peter Martin Frank was born on 1 January 1784, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Martin Frank, was 32 and his mother, Mary Barbara Boss, was 16. He married Hannah Louise Stockinger about 1815, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 January 1869, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Peter Martin Frank
Margaret Rickard
Marriage: 2 June 1835
Peter Martin Frank
Annie Phoebe Frank

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 2
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State
Age 5
On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
Age 24
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

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

Possible Related Names

Di Franco

Sources (8)

  • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1850"

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