Frances Elizabeth Serjeant 1824 - 1896

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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, 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, 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 Allen on 1 Jun 18502 and in Lewis, Clay, Indiana on 1 Jun 18701.

She died on 4 Oct 1896 in Clay, Indiana and is buried at at Peavey Cemetery, Howesville, Clay, Indiana. In 1841, she travelled from London, England to New York, New York, USA arriving on 15 May.


  1. James was born in 1777
  2. Ann M was born c. 1784


  1. Mary Ann was born on 24 Dec 1842
  2. James E was born c. 1846
  3. Charlotte Maria was born on 7 Feb 1847
  4. John W was born c. 1853
  5. George H was born c. 1856
  6. Elisabeth M was born c. 1858
  7. Samuel was born c. 1860
  8. Henry H was born c. 1863


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.


Frances Elizabeth Sergeant - headstone

Frances Elizabeth Sergeant - headstone

Frances Serjent - obituary

Frances Serjent - obituary

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. US Census 1870 - Findmypast (was age 46)
  2. Us Census 1850 - Findmypast (was age 25)

To be done

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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