Frances Deliah Penn

1823–1902 (Age 79)
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Frances Deliah

When Frances Deliah Penn was born in 1823, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Penn, was 35 and her mother, Mary Chitwood, was 25. She married Eldridge G. Davidson in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Randol Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 October 1902, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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Eldridge G. Davidson
Frances Deliah Penn
Nancy Jane Davidson
Sarah J. Davidson
Lucy Adeline Davidson
Mary Ann Davidson
Ellen A Davidson
William Green Davidson

Spouse and Children

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States


    Nancy Jane Davidson


    Sarah J. Davidson


    Lucy Adeline Davidson


    Mary Ann Davidson


    Ellen A Davidson


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 12

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from various places, for example Penn in Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire, named with the Celtic element pen ‘hill’, which was apparently adopted in Old English.2 English: metonymic occupational name for an impounder of stray animals, from Middle English, Old English penn ‘(sheep) pen’.3 English: pet form of Parnell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Davidson in household of Eldrige Davidson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances D Davison in household of Eldridge G Davison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis Davidson in household of E G Davidson, "United States Census, 1880"

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