Frances Fender

26 June 1811–6 December 1882 (Age 71)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Fender was born on 26 June 1811, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Nimrod Fender, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Jane Sumner, was 45. She married Alexander Beasley on 28 March 1828, in Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 6 December 1882, in Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Alexander Beasley
Frances Fender
Marriage: 28 March 1828
Ephraim Beasley
Alexander Beasley
Sarah Beasley
Solomon Beasley
John T. Beasley
Elizabeth Beasley
Thomas Beasley
Mary A. Beasley
Isaac Beasley
Cynthia Jane Beasley
Frances Matilda Beasley
Martha Ellen Beasley

Spouse and Children

28 March 1828
Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Marion, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 5

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from fend, a shortened form of defend, thus ‘defender’.2 South German: from Alemannic Venner ‘flag bearer’, ‘ensign’ or Fähndrich, which has the same meaning ( see Fenrich ).3 South German: variant of Fendler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Benstog in household of Alexander Benstog, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frances Beasley in household of Alax Beasley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Beasely in household of Alexander Beasely, "United States Census, 1870"

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