The 3rd of 5 children of James Serjeant and Ann Mount, Frances Serjeant, the first cousin five-times-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Chislet, Kent, England on 30 Apr 18241,2,3, was baptised there at St Mary the Virgin on 1 May 1825 was married twice, to John Pool (on 5 Feb 1842 in Allen, Indiana, USA) and John Anderson (on 24 Jul 1881 in Clay, Indiana, USA, following the death of John Pool on 9 Jun 1872). She had 8 children, all with John Pool: Mary Ann, James E, Charlotte Maria, John W, George H, Elisabeth M, Samuel, and Henry H.
During her life, she was living in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 1 Jun 18503 and in Lewis, Clay, Indiana on 1 Jun 18702.
She died on 4 Oct 1896 in Clay, Indiana, USA and is buried at Peavey Cemetery, Howesville, Indiana.In 1841 she travelled from London, England to New York, New York, USA, arriving on 15 May.
Family stories are that Frances Elizabeth Sergeant and John Edward Pool were both from Kent, England, but did not know each other while there. They both sailed on the Wellington from London, England and that's where they met. They arrived in New York on May 18, 1841 and were married on February 5, 1842 in Allen County, Indiana. They moved from there to Clay County, Indiana in 1859, where they owned 80 acres in Howesville. John helped charter the; Presbyterian Church in Howesville.
Death date (4 Oct 1896) has no citations
Marriage date (5 Feb 1842) has no citations
Burial place (Howesville, Clay, Indiana, USA) has no citations
Listed in the residence for 1 Jun 1850, but spouse John Pool is not
Listed in the residence for 1 Jun 1870, but spouse John Pool is not
Census information missing between Census US 1850 and Census US 1870
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