Frances Jane Van Hook

Female22 December 1821–11 February 1911

Brief Life History of Frances Jane

When Frances Jane Van Hook was born on 22 December 1821, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Vanhook II, was 20 and her mother, Esther Gaston, was 16. She married Richard J Colyer on 7 April 1842, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Brownsville, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 11 February 1911, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, Saline, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard J Colyer
Frances Jane Van Hook
Marriage: 7 April 1842
James Jesse Colyer
Samuel Colyer
about 1859–
William Thomas Colyer
about 1862–
Edward Colyer
about 1866–
Mary Eliza Colyer
William Benjamin Colyer
George W Colyer
Daniel C. Colyer
Susannah B "Annie" Colyer
Christopher "Kit" Carson Colyer

Sources (14)

  • Frances Raney in household of Boler Raney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frances Vanhook, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Frances VanHook Colyer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1842Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1828: Pulaski, Kentucky, United States Historical Names: 1800: Higgins Station 1828: Adams' Mill 1879: Pulaski Station 1880: Pulaski


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

    Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

    Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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