Sally Francis

Femaleabout 1731–1814

Brief Life History of Sally

Sally Francis was born about 1731, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1814, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84.

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Sources (3)

  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998

World Events (3)

1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

Age 45

North Carolina is the 12th state.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Franceis, modern French François, from Latin Franciscus, originally ‘Frank’, though later used to denote a Frenchman. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Francesco and Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Franc , and also their derivatives, e.g. Croatian Francišković (see Francisco 4).

English: ethnic name from the Old French adjective Franceis ‘French’ (see 1 above).

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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