George Frank

29 October 1795–30 May 1854 (Age 58)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George

When George Frank was born on 29 October 1795, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Martin Frank, was 43 and his mother, Mary Barbara Boss, was 28. He married Catherine Hardsaw on 20 October 1822, in Harrison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Heath, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1840 and Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 30 May 1854, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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George Frank
Catherine Hardsaw
Marriage: 20 October 1822
Catherine Frank
Eli Frank
Eliza Jane Frank
Julia Ann Frank
John Lewis Frank
William Thomas Frank
Andrew Jackson Frank
Martin Frank
George Washington Frank
Christena Frank
Ambrose Frank

Spouse and Children

20 October 1822
Harrison, Indiana, United States


+6 More Children

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    Mary Barbara Boss




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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 4

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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Sources (3)

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

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