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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Family Time Line

Major Humphrey Drewry
1761–1844
Frances Simmons
1769–1825
Marriage: 8 February 1787
Susan Drewry
1787–1842
Elizabeth Ann Drewry
1809–1829
Nancy Drewry
1790–1861
Frances Jane Simmons Drewry
1792–1844
Francis James Simmons DREWERY
1792–
Humphrey Drewry
1794–1847
Margaret Peggy Drewry
1795–1870
Jesse Drewry
1795–
Edwin H Drewry
1797–1849
Samuel Drewry
1800–1862
Joseph Handy Drewry
1802–1837
John Drewry
1805–1848
James Drewry
1808–1878

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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World Events (8)

1775

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

1776

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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