Mary Jane France

1838–1892 (Age 54)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane France was born in 1838, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Burguess France, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Baker, was 47. She married Asa Calvin Derrick on 25 July 1854, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Fair Garden, Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died in 1892, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 54.

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Asa Calvin Derrick
Mary Jane France
Marriage: 25 July 1854
Julia A Derrick
Quintina Derrick
Thomas B Derrick
N Derrick
Winfield Scott Derrick
Asa L Derrick
Ophela Elizabeth Derrick
Grandville Lloyd Derrick
James Randolph Derrick

Spouse and Children

    Asa Calvin Derrick



25 July 1854
Sevier, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 24

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 French: ethnic name for an inhabitant of France (i.e., of what is now the northern part of the country, where langue d'oïl was spoken). See also Lafrance .2 Czech (Franče): see Franc 4.3 Slovenian: from the personal name France, a vernacular form of Frančišek, Latin Franciscus ( see Francis ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Franea in household of Burgus Franea, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J Derick in household of Asa Derick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Derrick, "United States Census, 1880"

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