Jonathan Hall Francis

Brief Life History of Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall Francis was born on 20 February 1775, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States as the son of Susannah Wyckoff. He married Francinia Berry Francis on 19 November 1795, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Eagle Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States in 1820 and Eagle Township, Ross, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 August 1840, in Ross, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Pike Run Cemetery, Eagle Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hall Francis
1775–1840
Francinia Berry Francis
1778–1860
Marriage: 19 November 1795
John Francis
1796–1882
Mary Paula "Polly" Francis
1798–1885
Mary Adams Francis
1799–1860
Charlotte Charity Francis
1804–1885
William Berry Francis Sr.
1806–1848
Fanny Francis
1809–
Nancy Francis
1810–1864
David Francis
1813–
Delilah Francis
1814–1880
Jesse R Francis
1817–1898
Samuel Francis
1819–1904
Jonathan Francis
1821–1844

Sources (5)

  • Jonathan Hall, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Jonathan Hall Francis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Francis in entry for John Francis, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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World Events (8)

1776

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

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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Ohio History

According to the state of Ohio centennial history, volume 2, pages 478-479, written by Holcomb Bennett in 1902, He states: "Jonathan Francis, cut the first white oak tree ever felled by a white man on …

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