Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Frances Maitland Kenan

Female 1773 - 1833  (60 years)


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  • Name Frances Maitland Kenan  [1
    Born 24 Jul 1773  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Nov 1833  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004791  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father William Kenan,   b. Bef 1749, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Capt. Thomas A. Marshall,   b. 27 Oct 1761, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1817, Washington, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1790  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. General Thomas (Gen) Marshall,   b. 13 Apr 1793, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1853, Lewis County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. John Morris Marshall,   b. 1 Jan 1795, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1859, Mason County, Kentucky. on farm on Mill Creek Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Mary Keith Marshall,   b. 13 Jan 1797, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1887, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Elizabeth Colston Marshall,   b. 17 Mar 1801, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1874, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Lucy Ambler Marshall,   b. 30 Dec 1802, Washington, Mason, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1858, Vicksburg, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. James William Marshall,   b. 9 Mar 1807, Washington, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1877, Tollsboro, Kentucky. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Colonel Charles Alexander Marshall,   b. 2 May 1809, Walnut Grove, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Walnut Grove, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F03572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      Here, "Aunt Fanny," during the sixteen years of her widowhood, entertained her relatives with profuse hospitality, and Judge J. J. Key, Dr. J. A. McClung and Martin P. Marshall made the old residence a home for all who were of their blood. It was sometimes called the "Federal Hill," on account of the political proclivities of Capt. Marshall and his chosen friends.

      (f) Aunt Fanny was a short, stout woman, and full of life and energy. She gathered into her large drawing-room the intelligent, the beautiful and the chivalrous of the West. Many interesting and memorable events transpired under her roof, and make her a historic character. In my early days, when homeless and parentless, I found a welcome and motherly attention on "The Hill." Though Aunt Fanny's temper was terrible in threats, she seldom struck a blow. When I would steal her preserves, her short, heavy form would rise on tiptoe, her head would shake, and her trembling fore-finger would point upon my crouching figure, and wrath and threats would pour as a river; and the next moment the poor orphan child would be led to her larder and treated to delicacies. Her table was prodigal in its abundance, and the more company she had the better she was satisfied. Capt. and Mrs. Marshall lie side by side in the "Hill" cemetery. His epitaph reads:

      (g) Thomas Marshall, son of Thomas and Mary Marshall, was born the 27th of October, 1761, and after serving his friends, his family, his country and himself, departed this life the 19th day of March, 1817. To all, especially to the widows and orphans of the poor, to one as a friend, and to the other as a benefactor. To his memory his affectionate widow and children have constructed this monument.

      Aunt Fanny was raised an Episcopalian,--was somewhat inclined to the Baptists, but joined the Presbyterian Church, that she might be with her friends. She joined the church in 1818, and from that day her house was the home of all Presbyterian ministers. Her epitaph reads:

      Erected to the memory of Mrs. Frances Marshall, who died November 19, 1833, in the 61st year of her age. During the vicissitudes of a long life, chequered, as is the lot of humanity, with much of happiness and more of sorrow, the character of the deceased remained the same. An affectionate wife, a fond mother, an humble but ardent Christian, a warm-hearted and devoted friend, she will long be remembered in that extensive circle of friends and relatives who, for many years met at her hospitable board, and to whom her house was a home. In the bosom of that numerous connection, who had known her worth and shared her affection, she expired calmly, cheerfully, happily, in the full hope of a joyful resurrection.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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