Frances Fanny Beckham

about 1734–
Ireland

The Life of Frances Fanny

Frances Fanny Beckham was born about 1734, in Ireland. She had at least 5 sons with Samuel Edmund Collins. She died in Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Edmund Collins
1718–1796
Frances Fanny Beckham
1734–
Henry Collins
1754–
Robert Collins
1758–
William Collins
1756–
Abraham Collins
1760–
Zachariah A. Collins
1762–1824

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Henry Collins

    Male1754–Male

    William Collins

    Male1756–Male

    Male1758–Male

    Abraham Collins

    Male1760–Male

    Male1762–1824Male

World Events (6)

1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 42

Georgia is the 4th state.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 61

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Beckham, from the Old English byname Becca ( see Beck 4) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs. Samuel Edmund Collins - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mrs. Samuel Edmund Collins

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