Frances P. Febiger

Frances P. Febiger (maiden name: Pleasants) was born on January 21, 1835 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Samuel and Mary (Biggs) Pleasants. She married George Lea Febiger as his third wife on November 1, 1855, in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio. Frances gave birth to their first child, Mary Pleasants, on January 19, 1857, but she died later that year on August 16. Their second child and only son, Lea, was born on January 4, 1858. Their last child, Bertha, was born on November 9, 1866.  By 1860, the family was living in Cincinnati, according to the federal census.

Following the war, the family lived in Missouri, before moving to Louisville, Kentucky. The family also lived in New Orleans, New York City, St. Paul, Minnesota, and San Francisco. After her husband's death on January 22, 1891, in New Haven, Connecticut, she began receiving a pension for her own medical conditions, commencing at $30 a month on January 23, 1891. She died on August 12, 1895, and is buried in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband.

Name:Febiger, Frances P.
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  • Pleasants, Frances (alternative name)
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Person 1Person 2NumberRelation Type
Febiger, George LeaFebiger, Frances P.509276application-widow
Febiger, George LeaFebiger, Frances P.349582certificate-widow
Birth date:1835-01-21
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:Cincinnati, OH
Death date:1895-08-12
Death place:New Haven, CT
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Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
Febiger, Frances P.parent ofFebiger, Lea
Febiger, Frances P.parent ofFebiger, Bertha
Febiger, Frances P.parent ofFebiger, Mary
Febiger, Frances P.wife ofFebiger, George Lea

Pension records for George Febiger, RG 15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013 for George L Febiger; George Lea Febiger in the Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934; James Henry Lea and George Henry Lea, The Ancestry and Posterity of John Lea, of Christian Malford, Wiltshire, England, and of Pennsylvania in America, 1503-1906 (Lea Brothers, 1906); "Lea Febiger," U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, accessed through