1843-?

1843, Guilford, Connecticut.

Daughter of Richard D. Coan, Frances belonged to the Protestant Episcopal denomination. In 1864, she was appointed by the American Missionary Association to teach freed slaves in Norfolk, Virginia. The Association’s schools were directed by Henry C. Percy, whom Frances married in 1866.

After leaving Norfolk, Percy lived in New Haven, Connecticut for some years. After her husband died in 1898, she moved to New York City and lived with her son and only child, Richard T. Percy, the organist at the Marble Collegiate Church. Percy’s works include:

  1. As Swiftly, Silently Draws the Night
  2. O Father, Hear My Morning Prayer