Frances Dean

1 June 1790–4 September 1887 (Age 97)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Dean was born on 1 June 1790, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Harrison Dean, was 27 and her mother, Charity Beamer, was 28. She married John Jones Jr. on 8 May 1806, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Pipers Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 September 1887, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 97.

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John Jones Jr.
Frances Dean
Marriage: 8 May 1806
Henry Jones
Alexander Jones
Hugh Jones
Abner Jones

Spouse and Children

8 May 1806
Grayson, Virginia, United States


    Henry Jones


    Alexander Jones


    Hugh Jones


    Abner Jones


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 22

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean, Deane, or Deen from this word. In Scotland this is a habitational name from Den in Aberdeenshire or Dean in Ayrshire.2 English: occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official who was the head of a chapter of canons in a cathedral. The Middle English word deen is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .3 Irish: variant of Deane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Branscom in household of James Branscom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Branscome in household of James Branscome, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frances Branscom in household of James Branscom, "United States Census, 1860"

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