Rhoda Francis Freestone

24 December 1844–30 April 1924 (Age 79)
Huntersville, Hardin, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda Francis

When Rhoda Francis Freestone was born on 24 December 1844, in Huntersville, Hardin, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Freestone, was 49 and her mother, Ann Fall, was 32. She married Major John Wesley Vance on 17 November 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Marion Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 30 April 1924, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Major John Wesley Vance
Rhoda Francis Freestone
Marriage: 17 November 1859
James Wesley Vance
Rhoda Fransis Vance
George Frank Vance

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 16
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Friston or Freston (both Suffolk), Frieston (Lincolnshire), or possibly Friston (Sussex).

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

    Story Highlight

    Angelia Vail Vance

    “Sister, thou wast mild and lovely, Gentle as the summer breeze, Pleasant as the air of evening When it floats among the trees” Angelia Vail Vance was the fourth of six children born to Gamaliel a …

    Sources (21)

    • Rhody Freestone in household of Thomas Freestone, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rhoda Freshstone in entry for James Wesley Vance and Louise Anna Heidel (md.1927), "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Rhoda Freestone in entry for Rhoda Francis Beck (d.1937), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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