Frances Smith

F, b. circa 1800
     Frances Smith was born circa 1800 in New Jersey.1 She married Charles Copes, son of Charles Copes and Louisa Wessells, on 1 September 1824 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Osborn.2 Frances Copes and Charles lived in 1868 at 121 Marion avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 Frances Copes lived in January 1877 at 121 Marion Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 She appeared in the census enumerated on 26 August 1850 in Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the household of Charles Copes. Charles Copes appeared as a 40 year-old male born in Virginia whose occupation was listed (incorrectly) as a Sergeant. He owned $1,300 worth of real estate. Sraneri(?) Copes, the name is uncertain due to bad handwriting, is listed as a 40 year old female born in New Jersey. Charles F. Copes is recorded as a 19-year-old male born in Pennsylvania and employed as a ship joiner. Also living with them was a Ellen Geinger, a 25-year-old female born in Ireland.4 Frances Smith appeared in the census enumerated on 2 June 1860 in Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the household of Charles Copes. She was recorded as being a 60-year-old female who was born in New Jersey5.

Family

Charles Copes b. 1798, d. 27 Nov 1860
Child
  • Charles F. Copes b. c 1830, d. 11 Aug 1911

Citations

  1. [S688] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, page 7, dwelling 53, family 56, line 18, age given as 60, birthplace as New Jersey.
  2. [S1256] Copes entry, Philadelphia Marriages 1804-1868: volume 1, folio 7, no. 4, page 43 FHL microfilm 0381275.
  3. [S923] Gopsill's Philadelphia City and Buisness Directory, 1868-1869, 402, recorded as a widow. FHL microfilm 1000896.
  4. [S169] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwalk, 5th ward, page 386, dwelling 763, family 810.
  5. [S688] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, page 7, dwelling 53, family 56, line 18, the field for "Color" has a dash in it, without identifying it's meaning.

Mary Ann Stover

F, b. 13 December 1812, d. 3 November 1883
FatherMathias Stover
     Mary Ann Stover was born on 13 December 1812 in Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Mathias Stover. Mary Ann Stover married Jonas Fretz, son of John Fretz and Susannah Haldeman, on 28 September 1841.2 Mary Ann Stover died on 3 November 1883 at age 70 years, 10 months and 21 days.2
      She appeared in the census enumerated on 5 June 1880 in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as the wife of the head of the household. She was recorded as being a 68-year-old married white female who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. Her occupation was given as "keeping house"3.

Family

Jonas Fretz b. 7 Jul 1815
Children
  • Amanda C. Fretz b. 9 Oct 1844
  • Harvey Fretz b. 18 Nov 1846
  • Anna Malinda Fretz b. 8 Dec 1847, d. 16 Mar 1852
  • Susanna Fretz b. 13 Mar 1855, d. 23 Mar 1855

Citations

  1. [S696] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Solebury Township, enumeration district no. 165, supervisor's district no. 4, page 14, dwelling 142, family 159, line 36, age given as 68, birthplace as Pennsylvania.
  2. [S8] A. J. Fretz, A Brief History of John & Christian Fretz, 344.
  3. [S696] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Solebury Township, enumeration district no. 165, supervisor's district no. 4, page 14, dwelling 142, family 159, line 36.