Frances Simmons

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Simmons was born on 3 May 1769, in Southampton, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, John SIMMONS, was 18 and her mother, Lucy THORPE, was 20. She married Major Humphrey Drewry on 8 February 1787, in St. Luke's Parish, Southampton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 27 October 1825, in Southampton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Drewry Family Cemetery, Drewryville, Southampton, Virginia, United States.

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Major Humphrey Drewry
Frances Simmons
Marriage: 8 February 1787
Susan Drewry
Elizabeth Ann Drewry
Nancy Drewry
Frances Jane Simmons Drewry
Francis James Simmons DREWERY
Humphrey Drewry
Margaret Peggy Drewry
Jesse Drewry
Edwin H Drewry
Samuel Drewry
Joseph Handy Drewry
John Drewry
James Drewry

Sources (10)

  • Francis Simmons Drewry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Frances Simmons in entry for Humphrey Drury, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Fran's Simmons in entry for Humphrey Drewry, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


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

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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