Frances HOPE 3
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Frances married Edmund WHITNEY, son of Edmund WITNEY and Mary SEYMOUR, on 26 October 1840 in Bowdon, Cheshire, England.1 (Edmund WHITNEY was born on 24 June 1818 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England 8 and died about 1850 6.)
Edmund and Frances were married in the parish church in the Parish of Bowdon in the County of Chester on October 26, 1840. His surname on the marriage certificate is shown as Witney, their age as "full age", his occupation as Labourer, their residence at time of marriage as Altrincham. His father is shown as Edmund Witney, occupation Labourer. Her father is shown as William Hope, occupation Labourer. They signed their names by making their mark, x.
Frances next married Thomas NIGHTINGALE before 1856.2 (Thomas NIGHTINGALE was born on 10 August 1815 in , , , England,4 9 died on 28 August 1879 in , Harrison Co., Iowa 10 and was buried in 1879 in Soldier Valley Cemetery, Jackson Twsp., Harrison Co., Iowa 11.)
1856 Iowa State Census
1 Marriage Certificate - Edmund Witney (6012513, Repository: Altrincham, England). Certified copy of a register of Marriages in the Registration District of Altrincham dated October 30, 1996. Vol. 19, page 4, 4th quarter 1840
2 Transcribed by Cindy Bou (Posted on link from Harrison County, IA GenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/index.htm). Children listed in this census all should have the surname WHITNEY and are the offspring of the first marriage of Frances Hope to Edmund Whitney.
3 Federal Census - 1850, Bloomfield, Exxex County, New Jersey, page 173.
4 Ronald W. Whitney, Formula 8870 (Birth date extrapolated from date of death and age in years, months and days at death , , Repository: http://www.rootsweb.com/~hcpd/formula.htm). Warning, this calculation depends on the accuracy of the original method used to establish age at time of death.
5 Veterans Records - Oliver Whitney, Sworn Statement. Indicates that his mother died in 1877. Copies of documents from the National Archives.
6 Harrison County (Iowa) History 1891, Page 908. in biography for Isaac Whitney.
7 Cemetery Inscriptions List, Volume I, Book VI, Page 63, Jackson & Little Sioux Township Cemeteries. Harrison County, Iowa Cemetery Records published by Harrison County Genealogical Society. "Sect. 2 row 16, NIGHTINGALE, Frances w/o TA d. July 15 1877 55y3m18d.
8 Birth & Baptism Registers, Chinnor Baptisms (Witney) - Taken from a copy of a transcript of the original registers in the library of the Society of Genealogists, London, England.
9 Transcribed by Cindy Bou (Posted on link from Harrison County, IA GenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/index.htm). Birth year based on this census would be about 1819. Children listed in this census all should have the surname WHITNEY and are the offspring of the first marriage of Frances Hope to Edmund Whitney.
10 Cemetery Inscriptions List, Volume I, Book VI, Page 63, Jackson & Little Sioux Township Cemeteries.
11 WPA Graves Registration Project (Repository: Genweb site on the Internet), Page 107, Harrison County, Iowa.