(Henry is the 6th great-grandfather of the children of David Lee Francis)
Generation No. 1
1. HENRY1 FRANCIS was born Abt. 1730, and died Aft. May 25, 1760. He married ANNE BASSETT Bef. May 18, 1756 in [Probably] St. Peter’s Parish, Talleysville, New Kent Co., Va1. She was born Abt. 1730, and died Aft. May 24, 1760.
Notes for HENRY FRANCIS:
The Colonial Records of New Kent County were destroyed by a fire in 1787, which was set by John Price Posey, for which he was hanged. The records for New Kent between 1787 and 1864 were burned at the time the village of New Kent Courthouse suffered a disastrous fire. The records for New Kent since 1864 are intact and are in good condition. [They include,]
The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, 1684 to 1786, edited by Dr. C.C. Chamberlayne, 1937, and published by Virginia State Library. These records are online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~vanewken/#records, and were used to verify the baptism dates of the children of Henry Francis and Ann Bassett.
St. Peter’s Church at Talleysville was established in 1678 and built in 1701. It was enlarged in 1740 by the addition of a tower and vestry room and in the 1760s by the building of a north wing, believed to have been torn down in 1854. Martha Dandridge Custis, who lived in White House on the Pamunkey, worshiped here at the time of her marriage to George Washington [ on January 6, 1759].
Notes for ANNE BASSETT:
Possible candidates for Anne’s parents are John or Jonathan Bassett and Elizabeth Unknown.
Baptisms at St. Peter’s Parish registry of Jno. Bassett and Eliza. are:
“Wm. son of Jno Bassett born 7br 17th, 1725″
“Anne ye Daugh: of Jno Bassett born July ye 17th. 1726″
“Ellenor Daughter of Jno. & Eliza. Bassett born Decr ye 7th, 1729.”
Sources: (1) http://www.rootsweb.com/~vanewken/stpete_toc.html
More About HENRY FRANCIS and ANNE BASSETT:
Marriage: Bef. May 18, 1756, [Probably] St. Peter’s Parish, Talleysville, New Kent Co., Va1
Children of HENRY FRANCIS and ANNE BASSETT are:
2. i. NATHANIEL BASSETT2 FRANCIS, b. May 18, 1756, St Peter’s Parish, Talleysville, New Kent Co., VA; d. Abt. 1829, Goshen, Franklin Co., TN (near Cowan).
ii. JOHN BASSETT FRANCIS, b. April 19, 1756.
Notes for JOHN BASSETT FRANCIS:
Listed in New Kent County Land Tax, 1782 with 152 Acres.
More About JOHN BASSETT FRANCIS:
Baptism: May 23, 1756, St Peters Parish, Talleysville, New Kent, VA2
iii. CALEB FRANCIS, b. March 06, 1758.
More About CALEB FRANCIS:
Baptism: Aft. March 06, 1758, St Peters Parish, Talleysville, New Kent, VA3
iv. THOMAS FRANCIS, b. May 24, 1760.
Notes for THOMAS FRANCIS:
Thomas, is presumed the son of Henry Francis and Anne Bassett.
Although Nath’l listed in the batism record as father of Thomas, I believe this is (1) a common error, or (2) a relative of Anne Bassett. Baptism reads: “1760. Thomas Son of Nath’l Bassett & Ann Francis born May 24.” St. Peter’s Parish Records. JSF
More About THOMAS FRANCIS:
Baptism: May 24, 1760, St Peters Parish, Talleysville, New Kent, VA4
Generation No. 2
2. NATHANIEL BASSETT2 FRANCIS (HENRY1) was born May 18, 1756 in St Peter’s Parish, Talleysville, New Kent Co., VA5, and died Abt. 1829 in Goshen, Franklin Co., TN (near Cowan)6. He married ELEANAH ADCOCK November 11, 1786 in Buckingham Co., VA7. She was born Abt. 1765 in Lunenburg, Buckingham Co., VA, and died Abt. 1835 in Franklin Co., TN. Nathaniel is the 5th great-grandfather iof the children of David Lee Francis (b. 1938).
Notes for NATHANIEL BASSETT FRANCIS:
“Nathaniel Francis” on Halifax Co. Tax Lists from 1782 until 1801.
“Nathaniel Francis” on the Buckingham County, Tax List in 1787.
According to descendants of the Buckingham County Nathaniel Francis, he left Buckingham County in 1787 for Hancock County, Georgia where he drew blanks in the 1805 land lottery. The name appeared on the Buckingham County, Virginia Tax List from 1811 until 1818 when he moved to Franklin County, Tennessee.
From: The Pioneer Francis Family Website, David H. Francis, 2002, at http://www.geocities.com/pioneerfamily/index.html
I have the names of six of the children of Nathaniel Francis. They were John B. Francis, Joseph A. Francis, William A. Francis, Byrd Francis, Miles Francis, and Lawson Francis.
William A. Francis, according to later Census information, was born in Virginia (1797).
Byrd, born in 1801, listed the place of his birth in Census records [Bollinger Co., MO] as Georgia.
Miles Francis, born 1811, listed the place of his birth in Census records as Virginia.
This information, alongside the Tax List information mentioned earlier, allows us to establish fairly closely, the movement of Nathaniel Francis. He died in Franklin County, Tennessee prior to 1830.”
From: The Pioneer Francis Family Website, David H. Francis, 2002, at http://www.geocities.com/pioneerfamily/index.html
At 1830, Franklin Co., Tennessee Cesus lists (pgs 76a – 77b]:
Lawson [or Lucin or Lucian], Bird (Byrd), John, Joseph and William as Heads of Households.
Following Posted by Jean, at Francis Family Website, March 19, 2004:
“According to the book “Our Francis Family and Relatives” by Eula DeRee Francis Coalston (available on microfilm from LDS file) on page 2 : “He” (referring to Nathaniel Francis) “is buried in the Goshen Presbyterian Cemetery, and thanks to Opal Geffroy of Malvern, AR by the time this book is published there will be a tombstone in the cemetery bearing his name and that of Leeann ….” The book was published in 1989. Page 39: (edited) Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located off 64 Hwy between Winchester and Cowan, TN. …The congregation has established a new cemetery, but the old cemetery was cleaned and restored in 1953.”
More About NATHANIEL BASSETT FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. 1829, Goshen Presbyterian Cemetery, Between Cowan & Winchester TN
Census: 1782, Halifax Co., VA8
Military service: Abt. 1776, Patriot Soldier, Revolution9
Residence: Abt. 1818, Franklin Co., TN
More About ELEANAH ADCOCK:
Burial: Goshen Presbyterian Cemetery, Between Cowan & Winchester TN
More About NATHANIEL FRANCIS and ELEANAH ADCOCK:
Marriage: November 11, 1786, Buckingham Co., VA10
Children of NATHANIEL FRANCIS and ELEANAH ADCOCK are:
i. JOHN BASSETT3 FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1788, Lunenburg, Buckingham Co., VA11; d. 1856, Piney Creek, Clark Co., AR12; m. JUDITH RAGLAND, Abt. 1812, Buckingham Co., VA; b. Bet. 1790 – 1800.
More About JOHN BASSETT FRANCIS:
Burial: 1856, Francis Cem., aka Kirksey Cem., Clark Co., AR13
Census: 1830, Western Dist., Franklin Co., TN14
Land: 1845, Grant, Lee Co., MS
Moved: Abt. 1844, Itawamba Co., MS15
More About JOHN FRANCIS and JUDITH RAGLAND:
Marriage: Abt. 1812, Buckingham Co., VA
3. ii. BYRD DALE FRANCIS, b. 1790, Hancock Co, GA; d. Aft. 1860, Bollinger Co., MO.
4. iii. JOSEPH ADCOCK FRANCIS, b. May 11, 1792, Lunenburg, Buckingham Co., VA; d. September 03, 1878, Fulton, Itawamba Co., MS.
5. iv. WILLIAM ALVAH FRANCIS, b. December 18, 1797, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. April 11, 1848, Buckingham Co., VA.
6. v. MILES SANFORD FRANCIS, b. August 25, 1811, Buckingham Co., VA; d. April 30, 1891, Bollinger Co., Mo.
vi. LAWSON FRANCIS, b. 1816, Buckingham Co., VA; d. March 16, 1856, Cape Girardeau, MO; m. FRANCES ABIGAIL SCHELL16, December 29, 1850; b. February 27, 1828, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. December 29, 1850, Cape Girardeau, MO.
Notes for LAWSON FRANCIS:
Note: If this Lawson is a child of Nathaniel Francis and Eleanah Adcock, his mother would have been 60 at his birth – not likely.
Census, 1830, Western Dist., Franklin Co., TN , Pg. 76a and 76b, lists:
Lawson Or Lusin (Head of Household)
1 age 10 – 15
1 aged 15 – 20
No adult white male listed.
1 aged 20 – 30
1 aged 60 – 70
Total of 4 people listed (no slaves).
More About LAWSON FRANCIS:
Census: 1830, Franklin Co., TN17
More About LAWSON FRANCIS and FRANCES SCHELL:
Marriage: December 29, 1850
Generation No. 3
3. BYRD DALE3 FRANCIS (NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born 1790 in Hancock Co, GA18, and died Aft. 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO19. He married MARTHA NUNNALLY20 1821 in VA or TN21. She was born Abt. 180022, and died Bef. 1859 in Bollinger Co., MO.
More About BYRD DALE FRANCIS:
Census: 1830, Franklin Co., TN23
More About BYRD FRANCIS and MARTHA NUNNALLY:
Marriage: 1821, VA or TN24
Children of BYRD FRANCIS and MARTHA NUNNALLY are:
7. i. WILLIAM A.4 FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1826, TN.
ii. BYRD L. FRANCIS, b. November 11, 1830; m. SARAH CRITES.
More About BYRD L. FRANCIS:
Military service: Bet. 1861 – 1865, Union Vet. at 189025
iii. LETHA JAN FRANCIS, b. June 06, 183726.
4. JOSEPH ADCOCK3 FRANCIS (NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born May 11, 1792 in Lunenburg, Buckingham Co., VA, and died September 03, 1878 in Fulton, Itawamba Co., MS. He married SARAH RAGLAND May 13, 1815 in Buckingham Co., VA. She was born July 26, 1798 in Buckingham Co., VA, and died April 26, 1884 in Mooreville, Lee Co., MS27. Joseph Adcock Francis is the 4th great-grandfather of the children of David Lee Francis (b. 1938)
More About JOSEPH ADCOCK FRANCIS:
Burial: September 1878, Keys Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS
Census: 1830, Franklin Co., TN28
Military service: 1812, Soldier29
Residence: April 25, 1820, Franklin Co., TN where first son was born
More About SARAH RAGLAND:
Burial: April 1884, Keys Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS
Census: 1830, West. Dist., Franklin Co., TN30
More About JOSEPH FRANCIS and SARAH RAGLAND:
Marriage: May 13, 1815, Buckingham Co., VA
Children of JOSEPH FRANCIS and SARAH RAGLAND are:
8. i. WILLIAM RAGLAND4 FRANCIS, b. February 19, 1816, VA; d. June 23, 1897.
ii. JOSEPH A. FRANCIS31, b. July 07, 1817, VA; d. January 11, 1895, Itawamba Co., MS; m. REBECCA UNKNOWN, Abt. 1830; b. March 23, 1818, TN; d. January 25, 1896, Itawamba Co., MS.
More About JOSEPH A. FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. January 11, 1895, New Chapel Cem., Itawamba Co., MS
Census: 1880, Beat 5, Lee Co., MS32
Occupation: 1880, Farmer, Beat 5, Lee Co., MS
More About REBECCA UNKNOWN:
Burial: Abt. January 25, 1896, New Chapel Cem., Itawamba Co., MS
More About JOSEPH FRANCIS and REBECCA UNKNOWN:
Marriage: Abt. 1830
9. iii. NANCY W. FRANCIS, b. November 02, 1818, Franklin Co., TN; d. August 1915, Franklin Co., TN.
10. iv. JOHN ADCOCK FRANCIS, b. April 25, 1820, Franklin Co., TN; d. Aft. 1882, Independence, AR.
v. SALLY B. FRANCIS, b. February 28, 1822, Franklin Co., TN33.
11. vi. NATHANIEL T. FRANCIS, b. Bet. July 01, 1822 – 1823, Winchester, Franklin Co., TN; d. March 02, 1908, Itawamba Co., MS.
vii. MARTHA JANE FRANCIS, b. March 14, 1825, Franklin Co., TN34.
viii. CLEMENZA FRANCIS, b. November 02, 1826, Franklin Co., TN34.
ix. PRUDENCE FRANCIS, b. May 04, 1828, Franklin Co., TN34.
x. EDWARD W. FRANCIS, b. March 08, 1830, Franklin Co., TN34.
xi. JULIA ANN FRANCIS, b. June 08, 1832, Franklin Co., TN34.
12. xii. JAMES BYRD FRANCIS, b. April 08, 1834, Franklin Co., TN; d. August 13, 1921.
xiii. ELIZA FRANCIS, b. May 31, 1836, Franklin Co., TN34.
xiv. LUCINDA FRANCIS, b. June 19, 1838, Franklin Co., TN34.
xv. MARGARET FRANCIS, b. November 03, 1840, Franklin Co., TN34.
5. WILLIAM ALVAH3 FRANCIS (NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born December 18, 1797 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died April 11, 1848 in Buckingham Co., VA35. He married MARY MAGDALINE GARRETT May 13, 1815 in Buckingham Co., VA36. She was born June 17, 1798 in Buckingham Co., VA36, and died May 14, 1878 in Itawamba Co., MS.
Notes for WILLIAM ALVAH FRANCIS:
On 1830 Census, Western Dist., Franklin Co., TN, family listed for William Francis is as follows:
2 under age 5,
1 aged 5 – 10
1 aged 30 – 40
2 aged 5 to 10 years
1 aged 30 – 40
1 female slave under 10 yrs. of age
Total in household = 8.
More About WILLIAM ALVAH FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. April 11, 1848, Goshen Presbyterian Cemetery in Goshen, Franklin Co., TN
More About WILLIAM FRANCIS and MARY GARRETT:
Marriage: May 13, 1815, Buckingham Co., VA36
Child of WILLIAM FRANCIS and MARY GARRETT is:
13. i. JACOB HOUSTON4 FRANCIS, b. June 13, 1836, Franklin Co., TN; d. February 05, 1925, Hopkins Co., TX.
6. MILES SANFORD3 FRANCIS (NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born August 25, 1811 in Buckingham Co., VA, and died April 30, 1891 in Bollinger Co., Mo36. He married LEANNA MILLER Abt. 1831 in Franklin Co., TN37. She was born May 29, 1819 in TN38, and died June 15, 1876 in Bollinger Co., Mo39.
More About MILES SANFORD FRANCIS:
Burial: Aft. April 30, 1891, Shell Cemetery, Marble Hill, MO40
Census: 1860, Bollinger Co., Mo41
Occupation: 1880, Farmer, Lorance, Bollinger Co., MO42
Residence: Bef. 1852, TN
More About MILES FRANCIS and LEANNA MILLER:
Marriage: Abt. 1831, Franklin Co., TN43
Children of MILES FRANCIS and LEANNA MILLER are:
i. MARY E.4 FRANCIS, b. 1833, TN.
More About MARY E. FRANCIS:
Census: 1860, Bollinger Co., Mo44
ii. MILES SANFORD FRANCIS, b. December 03, 1838, Franklin Co., TN45; d. March 12, 1875; m. DRUCILLA SHEARING; b. 183946.
iii. ELIZA FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1840, TN47.
iv. BAXTER FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1842, TN48.
v. WILLIAM L. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1844, TN.
vi. JOHN B. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1846, TN.
vii. SARAH FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1850, TN.
viii. ANTHONY D. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1852, MO.
ix. GEORGE W. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1854, MO49.
More About GEORGE W. FRANCIS:
Census: 1860, Bollinger Co., Mo50
Occupation: 1880, Farmer, Lorance, Bollinger Co., MS51
x. LOUSTER P. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1857, MO.
xi. REBECCA FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1859, MO; d. Aft. June 1929, Possibly, Bollinger Co., MO; m. UNKNOWN HAHN.
More About REBECCA FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Bollinger Co., Mo52
Generation No. 4
7. WILLIAM A.4 FRANCIS (BYRD DALE3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1826 in TN. He married NARCISSUS CRITES. She was born Abt. 1830 in MO53.
Notes for WILLIAM A. FRANCIS:
1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO lists
3 469 479 Francies, William A. age 34 M, Farmer. Persnl Prop. 500 Real Est. 500 b. Tennessee.
4 469 479 Francies, Narcissus 30 F b. Missouri, could read/write.
14 469 479 Francis, Cyntha age 15 F, b. Tennessee, could read/write.
5 469 479 Francies, Michal age 12 M, b. Missouri, could read/write.
8 469 479 Francies, Martha J age 12 F, b. Missouri, could read/write.
6 469 479 Francies, Peter age 11, M, b. Missouri, could read/write.
7 469 479 Francies, William age 10 M, b. Missouri could read/write.
9 469 479 Francies John 5 M Missouri could read/write.
10 469 479 Francies Araminta 2 F Missouri
11 469 479 Francies Henry 1 M Missouri
12 469 479 Francies Burd. 70 M Georgia could read/write.
13 469 479 Myers Elisabeth 16 F . Domestic b . Tennessee could read/write.
More About WILLIAM A. FRANCIS:
Census: 1860, Bollinger Co., Mo53
Children of WILLIAM FRANCIS and NARCISSUS CRITES are:
i. CYNTHIA5 FRANCIS, b. 1845, TN; m. THOMAS SHELTON, March 19, 1874, Bollinger Co., MS54.
More About CYNTHIA FRANCIS:
Census: 1860, Bollinger Co., Mo55
More About THOMAS SHELTON and CYNTHIA FRANCIS:
Marriage: March 19, 1874, Bollinger Co., MS56
ii. MICHAEL FRANCIS, b. 1848.
iii. MARTHA J. FRANCIS, b. 1848.
iv. PETER FRANCIS, b. 1849.
v. WILLIAM FRANCIS, b. 1850.
vi. JOHN FRANCIS, b. 1855.
vii. ARMINTA FRANCIS, b. 1858.
viii. HENRY FRANCIS, b. 1859.
8. WILLIAM RAGLAND4 FRANCIS (JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born February 19, 1816 in VA57, and died June 23, 189758. He married MARGARET MCILHERAN February 12, 184059. She was born in Franklin Co., TN60, and died Bef. 1880 in TN [presumably]61.
Notes for WILLIAM RAGLAND FRANCIS:
The “minute books” of the county court prior to year 1832 have been lost or destroyed. The officers of this court are a county judge and the magistrates of the several civil districts of the county. Prior to 1868 the county court was presided over by one of their number elected as chairman, and since that date by a judge elected by the people This court continued to hold its sessions up to and including the June term, 1863, when, on account of the war, it suspended action until April, 1865, since which time it has held its regular sessions. J. N. McCutcheon served as judge of the county court from 1868 to 1870, and Judge J. W. Williams, the present incumbent, has held the office ever since. There are no records of the circuit court in the county prior to the fourth Monday of January, 1824, when the court was held by Judge Nathaniel W. Williams. Nathaniel Hunt, Esq., was then the high sheriff and James Fulton attorney-general, and Jonathan Spyker clerk. Judge Williams served one year, and was succeeded by Judge Charles F. Keith, who served until 1830, when he was succeeded by Judge J. C. Mitchell, who served a series of years. On the 26th day of January, 1825, Robert L. Mitchell, then seventy years of age, appeared and flied an affidavit, attesting his services in the war of the Revolution. In January, 1829, Samuel Suddarth was tried for manslaughter, found guilty, and sentenced ” to be forthwith branded on the brawn of the thumb of the left hand with the letter M in the presence of the court, and that he be imprisoned in the jail of the county six months, and to pay the costs of this prosecution, and to remain in jail until the same be fully paid.”
SOURCE: Goodspeed’s History of Franklin Co., TN
The most dramatic and most lasting of all the historic episodes in the history of Franklin County, was the killing of Tom Taul and the trial of Rufus K. Anderson as the murderer. In this case the sheriff summoned, in all, 168 men to appear in court, all of whom were examined touching their qualifications to act as jurors in the cause, and out of this number “twelve good and lawful men” were found competent to try the prisoner. The killing took place in 1829 and the trial in 1830, but the social and political estrangements which they brought still linger here. Rufus K. Anderson was the son of Col. Wm. P. Anderson, of whom mention has been made in connection with the settlement of the county. The Andersons were wealthy and aristocratic. Thomas P. Taul was the son of Col. Micah Taul, who had been a colonel in the war of 1812 and a member of Congress from Kentucky. Coming to Tennessee, he located at Winchester, and soon took rank among the first lawyers of the State, and he and Hopkins L. Turney were then the leading members of the Winchester bar. Tom Taul is said to have been the most brilliant young lawyer in Tennessee at that time. He married Miss Caroline, the accomplished daughter of Col. Wm. P. Anderson, and sister of Rufus K. In a few years Mrs. Taul died of consumption, childless. On her death bed she gave her property to her husband by a deed. After her death the Andersons claimed that Taul had never been kind to her and that he had coerced the deed. Rufus K. Anderson, a young man of the highest notions of civil life, had gone to Alabama before his sister’s marriage and before Col. Taul moved to Tennessee, and had never seen his brother-in-law, Tom Taul. After the death of his sister, he returned to Winchester, and asked to have Tom Taul pointed out to him, which being done, he walked across the street to where Taul was standing, and shot and killed him. The trial came off in less than a year and Col. Taul employed Col. Sam Laughlin, a most powerful prosecuting lawyer, and other lawyers of distinction to prosecute Anderson, who was defended by Hon. Felix Grundy ,Hopkins L. Turney and other distinguished lawyers. By the time the trial came on the whole county was divided under the respective banners of the contending parties. The jury returned a verdict of “not guilty.” Whether the verdict was just, or whether the jury was led to commit an error, will never be known with certainty.
The State of Tennessee vs. John Farris, was an action brought against the defendent at the June term of 1830, for killing his slave named James. The trial took place at the July term following. One hundred and thirty-four men were brought into court and examined before twelve “good and lawful men ” could be found competent to act as jurors. Able counsel was employed by the defendant, and the jury returned a verdict into court of ” not guilty.” The foregoing causes have been mentioned because of their historic importance. There have been other murder trials, and many important civil cases, which might be mentioned if space permitted.
The first records found of the chancery court are its proceedings in 1834, when L. M. Bramlett was chancellor. For a number of years following, this court was held at Winchester, for Franklin and Coffee Counties. Bloomfield L. Ridley was chancellor from 1842 up to the late late civil war, as shown by the records. Only one session of this court was held between 1861 and 1866. At the August term, 1865, John P. Steele presided as chancellor, and served as such until 1870, since which time Hons. A. S. Marks, John W. Burton and E. D. Hancock, have filled the office of chancellor, in the order named.
Early in September, 1860, while court was in session at Winchester, two or three public meetings of a political nature were held, and speeches were made by M. Turney, A. S. Colyar, T. W. Newman, H. T. Carr, Jesse Arledge, Dr. B. W. Childs and others. Much excitement prevailed, and the following was offered by H. T. Carr:
” Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting, that in the event of any one of the Southern States, or more, should, under the grievous wrongs now pressed upon by the sectional States of the North, secede from the Union, we hold it to be our duty to sympathize with, aid and assist our Southern brethren if an attempt is made to coerce them into submission. “
Pending the discussion of the resolution the meeting adjourned without action thereon. The citizens of Franklin County were mostly extremely Southern in sentiment, and as soon as South Carolina and other States seceded from the Union, were anxious that Tennessee should do likewise.
The most intense excitement prevailed, and early in the spring of 1861 companies began to form and drill for the contest; and soon Capt. Miller Turney’s Company C, Clem Arledge’s Company F, Capt. Jos Holder’s Company I and Capt. N. L. Simpson’s Company D, of Col. Peter Turney’s First Regiment Tennessee Infantry, were completely organized and ready for the service. These companies were led with their regiment into the Confederate service long before Tennessee seceded from the Union. Then followed Capt. A. S. Marks’ Company E, Capt. James Engle’s Company I and Capt. Thomas H. Finch’s Company D, all of the Seventeenth Regiment Tennessee Infantry. Many joined the Forty- first Regiment Tennessee Infantry, some Joined Forrest’s cavalry, and mane others joined other commands. Including all of the foregoing, together with the recruits that subsequently joined these and other commands, it is safe to say that the county furnished over 8,000 soldiers for the Confederate Army.
The first command of Federal troops that made its appearance in this county was that of Gen. Lytle, who came here in the spring of 1862, with a small command from General Mitchell’s division, then encamped at Huntsville. He was in search of Terry’s Texas Rangers, who were encamped at Goshen. The day after the arrival of the Federal troops Col. Cox came in on the Decherd road with a squad of rangers. A sharp skirmish ensued, in which one ranger was killed. Col. Cox then retired, and two days later Gen. Lytle returned with his command to Huntsville. Soon thereafter Gen. Negley, with his command, passed through Winchester, on his way to Chattanooga Gen. Buell’s army advanced to Decherd, but retired therefrom when he fell back toward the Ohio River in August, 1862. On July 2, 1863, the army of Gen. Rosecrans took possession of Winchester and in force occupied all the surrounding country. Gens. Rosecrans, Garfield, McCook and others had their headquarters at private houses in the town. The provost-marshal occupied the old office of Dr. Wallis Estill, and Rosecrans’ staff occupied the building of the Mary Sharp College. The Normal School building (then Carrack Academy was used as a hospital; and when Winchester was in the rear of Bragg’s army almost every available house was used as a hospital. Briggs & Herrick kept a store in Winchester while it was under Federal rule, and were allowed to sell goods to the citizens. Rosecrans was here about six weeks, during which time all the forage in the surrounding country was gathered in for the support of his army. Soon after the Federal Army left, a company of citizens galloped into town and gutted the store of Briggs & Herrick, carrying away nearly all its contents. Gen. Slocum and his command occupied the town a short time thereafter, and Gen. Sherman’s army passed through Winchester, on its way to Chattanooga, in the winter of 1863-64.
Franklin County was directly on the line of the contending armies, and consequently her citizens suffered greatly from the ravages of war. No great battles were fought, nor were any extensive fortifications made within the county, and strangers passing through it now could not observe that there had ever been a war here.
More About WILLIAM RAGLAND FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Franklin Co., TN63
Elected: Aft. 1865, County Trustee, Franklin Co., TX64
Occupation: 1880, Franklin Co., TN65
Residence: 1858, Franklin Co., TN
More About WILLIAM FRANCIS and MARGARET MCILHERAN:
Marriage: February 12, 184066
Children of WILLIAM FRANCIS and MARGARET MCILHERAN are:
i. SARAH E.5 FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1847, TN67.
More About SARAH E. FRANCIS:
Residence: 1880, Franklin Co., TN
14. ii. NATHAN FRANCIS, b. August 23, 1858, Franklin Co., TN.
iii. MARGARET FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1860, TN68.
More About MARGARET FRANCIS:
Residence: 1880, Franklin Co., TN
iv. ROBBERT FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1863, TN69.
9. NANCY W.4 FRANCIS (JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born November 02, 1818 in Franklin Co., TN70, and died August 1915 in Franklin Co., TN71. She married MITCHELL HOLDER September 04, 1834 in Franklin Co., TN72, son of UNKNOWN HOLDER and UNKNOWN. He was born Abt. 1814 in TN.
More About MITCHELL HOLDER:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer, Franklin Co., TN73
More About MITCHELL HOLDER and NANCY FRANCIS:
Marriage: September 04, 1834, Franklin Co., TN74
Child of NANCY FRANCIS and MITCHELL HOLDER is:
15. i. ELIZABETH5 HOLDER, b. Abt. 1850, TN.
10. JOHN ADCOCK4 FRANCIS (JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born April 25, 1820 in Franklin Co., TN, and died Aft. 1882 in Independence, AR75. He married MARY A. BALDWIN June 30, 1846 in Itawamba Co., MS, daughter of JOHN BALDWIN and MARTHA UNKNOWN. She was born March 1829 in TN, and died Aft. 1880 in Independence Co., AR. John Adcock Francis is the 3rd great-grandfather of the children of David Lee Francis (b. 1938).
More About JOHN ADCOCK FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Union, Independence Co., AR76
Moved: 1874, From Itawamba Co., MS to Independence, AR
Occupation: 1880, Farmer, Union, Independence Co., AR
Residence: Abt. 1844, Itawamba Co., MS77
More About MARY A. BALDWIN:
Census: 1880, Union, Independence Co., AR78
Occupation: 1880, House keeper, Union, Independence Co., AR
More About JOHN FRANCIS and MARY BALDWIN:
Marriage: June 30, 1846, Itawamba Co., MS
Children of JOHN FRANCIS and MARY BALDWIN are:
i. MARGARET LUCINDA5 FRANCIS, m. (1) SAMUEL KIRBY; m. (2) ADOLPHUS TATE.
More About MARGARET LUCINDA FRANCIS:
Residence: April 1938, Cushman, OK79
ii. WILLIAM A. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1847.
iii. SARAH H. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1849.
iv. MARY FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1851.
v. JOHN H. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1853, Itawamba Co., MS79.
More About JOHN H. FRANCIS:
Residence: April 1938, Tigertown, Paris, TX80
16. vi. JESSE MAYFIELD FRANCIS, b. January 26, 1857, Itawamba Co., MS; d. April 02, 1938, Tigertown, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.
vii. NANCY FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1859, Itawamba Co., MS81.
viii. JOSEPH JOHN FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1865, Itawamba Co., MS82.
More About JOSEPH JOHN FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Union, Independence Co., AR83
Residence: April 03, 1938, LeMesa, CA
ix. ELIZABETH H. FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1870, AR84.
x. JAMES NATHANIEL FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1875, AR85.
11. NATHANIEL T.4 FRANCIS (JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born Bet. July 01, 1822 – 1823 in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN, and died March 02, 1908 in Itawamba Co., MS. He married MARY ELIZABETH MALONE September 06, 1849 in Franklin Co., TN86, daughter of UNKNOWN MALONE and UNKNOWN. She was born November 08, 1830 in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN, and died September 09, 1904 in Itawamba Co., MS.
Notes for NATHANIEL T. FRANCIS:
Daughter in law listed in household, Lee Co., MS, 1880 Census:
Name: Fannie W. FRANCIS
Estimated birth year: <1852>
Occupation: At Home
Relation: DauL [daughter in law]
Home in 1880: Lee, Mississippi
Marital status: Married
Head of household: Nathan T. FRANCIS
Father’s birthplace: SC
Mother’s birthplace: AL
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Lee, Mississippi; Roll: T9_654; Family History Film: 1254654; Page: 99C
More About NATHANIEL T. FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. March 02, 1908, Keys Cemetery in Itawamba Co., MS87
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS88
More About MARY ELIZABETH MALONE:
Burial: Abt. September 09, 1904, Keys Cemetery in Itawamba Co., MS
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS89
More About NATHANIEL FRANCIS and MARY MALONE:
Marriage: September 06, 1849, Franklin Co., TN90
Children of NATHANIEL FRANCIS and MARY MALONE are:
i. CORNELIA A.5 FRANCIS, b. 185491.
ii. WILLIAM R. FRANCIS, b. 186092; m. FANNIE W. UNKNOWN; b. 1852, MS.
More About WILLIAM R. FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS
Occupation: 1880, Farm Laborer, Lee Co., MS
More About FANNIE W. UNKNOWN:
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS
Occupation: 1880, At Home
17. iii. JAMES N. FRANCIS, b. December 02, 1863, Ballardsville, Itawamba Co., MS.
iv. ROLLA M. FRANCIS, b. 186893.
v. JOHN B. FRANCIS, b. 1872.
vi. MARY E. FRANCIS, b. 1874.
12. JAMES BYRD4 FRANCIS (JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born April 08, 1834 in Franklin Co., TN94, and died August 13, 1921. He married MARTHEY B. UNKNOWN, daughter of UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN. She was born 1838 in AL.
More About JAMES BYRD FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS95
Military service: April 30, 1862, 43rd Mississippi Regiment, Civil War96
Children of JAMES FRANCIS and MARTHEY UNKNOWN are:
i. EMMER J.5 FRANCIS, b. 1871.
ii. VLIA C. FRANCIS, b. 187697.
iii. WILLIAM D. FRANCIS, b. 1873.
13. JACOB HOUSTON4 FRANCIS (WILLIAM ALVAH3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born June 13, 1836 in Franklin Co., TN, and died February 05, 1925 in Hopkins Co., TX. He married SARAH ELLEN MANN May 06, 1860 in Itawamba Co., MS, daughter of UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN. She was born November 1838 in MS98.
More About JACOB HOUSTON FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS99
Military service: Bet. 1862 – 1863, 43 Mississippi Infantry, Conf. Infantry100
More About JACOB FRANCIS and SARAH MANN:
Marriage: May 06, 1860, Itawamba Co., MS
Children of JACOB FRANCIS and SARAH MANN are:
i. HARRISON5 FRANCIS, b. 1861101.
ii. JACOB FRANCIS, b. 1863102.
iii. RUFUS FRANCIS, b. 1866.
iv. IRA FRANCIS, b. 1867.
v. DELIA FRANCIS, b. 1869.
vi. MARY FRANCIS, b. 1871.
vii. SALLIE FRANCIS, b. 1875.
viii. WILLIAM FRANCIS, b. 1877.
Generation No. 5
14. NATHAN5 FRANCIS (WILLIAM RAGLAND4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1)103 was born August 23, 1858 in Franklin Co., TN. He married LULU WOOD December 25, 1883. She was born in Scottsboro, Ala.
Notes for NATHAN FRANCIS:
NATHAN FRANCIS, the editor and publisher of the Franklin County News, was born August 23, 1858, in Franklin County, Tenn., being one of the family born to the matrimonial union of W. R. Francis and Margaret McIlheran. The father is a farmer of Franklin County; he was born in Virginia. The mother was born in Franklin County, Tenn. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm to the age of fifteen, at which time he entered the State University at Knoxville, Tenn., which he attended one year. He then attended the Winchester Normal School and graduated from that institution. He was elected to the office of clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, efficiently serving in that trust till 1886- one term. For four years he taught school in his county, previous to his term of office. In 1886 he took charge of the News, his first issue being June 4 of this year. Mr. Francis was united in marriage December 25, 1883, to Miss Lulu Wood, of Scottsboro, Ala., the fruits of this union being one daughter, Grace. Both himself and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically he is a firm Democrat. He is an advocate of prohibition, and is a promising young man of the county.
Perhaps no county in the State has ever had, according to its population, such an able bar as Winchester has produced.
The eminent jurist, Judge Nathan Green, came from Virginia when he had reached middle life, and settled on land owned by his uncle, John Faris. He was plain in dress, and not known for two years as anything but a farmer. No little merriment took place one day when Mr. Farris brought Green into court to take charge of and conduct a law suit in which the former was involved. The trial made the lawyer-farmer famous, and he at once stepped to the head of the bar and in a short time became chancellor, and soon thereafter a member of the supreme court, where he so long distinguished himself. This was the home, for many years, of Tom Fletcher, one of the greatest criminal lawyers the State has ever produced. He, like Green, came to the bar in middle. life, after failing as a merchant. He was the author of a paper anonymously written in 1824, styled ‘ The Political Horse Race,” which attracted much attention in the race between Jackson, Clay, Adams and Crawford.
Maj. Edward Venable, who in 1857 was appointed ambassador to Gautemala, and died immediately after reaching that country, was also a prominent member of the Winchester bar. Frank Jones the gifted stumper and brilliant congressman, lived here and was the most popular man of his day. Thomas and Isaacs, brothers-in-law. both marrying the daughters of Col. Bullard, and both at times, in turn, representing the distrct in Congress, lived here and were men of rank. Judge Isaacs was among the ablest lawyers the State ever had. Forrester, a man who made his mark, and was several years a member of Congresswas lived here. James Campbell was a man of great legal reputation with an unblemished life. He also married a daughter of Col. Anderson, and practiced a number of years at the Winchester bar, then went to Nashville, and about 1847 made a visit to the Winchester Springs, where he committed suicide. Hopkins L. Turney, father of Judge Peter Turney, was a self-educated man, and for many years one of the leading members of the Winchester bar. He was a man of fine personal appearance, kind and affable, influential and popular. As a jury lawyer he was rarely equaled. He served in the Legislature, in Congress, and in the United States Senate. Micah Taul, of whom mention has been made, was a man of great learning and eminent as a jurist. While be and Hopkins L. Turney were the leading members of the bar, they were generally employed on opposite sides of the principal trials in litigation. Frank Estill was a very prominent member of the Winchester bar for many years prior to his death, which occurred only a few years ago. A. S. Colyar, now of Nashville, began the practice here about the year 1844. He was a close student, and a man of great firmness, and devoted to his client’s cause, and it is too well known to need further mention. To him acknowledgement is made for much valuable information compiled in the foregoing concerning the Winchester bar and the trial of Rufus K. Anderson.
Judge Peter Turney, who was colonel of the First Tennessee Confederate Infantry, and who since the war has served sixteen years on the bench of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, lives here, and was for many years a member of the Winchester bar. Many other prominent lawyers have been members of this bar, and Felix Grundy, in his day, practiced here. The present members of the bar are ex-Gov. A. S. Marks, Capt. Tom Gregory, T. A. Embry, John Simmons and Estill and Whitaker, whose biographies appear elsewhere in this work. Other members are Scott Davis, Burt Russey, J. B. Ashley, Nathan Francis, Mr. Curtis, Brannon and Thompson, John H. Martin and James Taylor. Senator Isham G. Harris was born, reared and educated in this county. The old log cabin in which he was born is still standing a few miles from the town of Winchester.
More About NATHAN FRANCIS:
Education: Bet. 1873 – 1874, State University at Knoxville, Tenn
Elected: Bet. 1882 – 1886, Circuit Court Clerk, Franklin Co., TN104
Occupation: Bef. 1885, Teacher for 4 yrs., Franklin Co., TN
Religion: Member, Cumberland Presbyterian Church
More About NATHAN FRANCIS and LULU WOOD:
Marriage: December 25, 1883
Child of NATHAN FRANCIS and LULU WOOD is:
i. GRACE6 FRANCIS, b. Aft. December 25, 1883.
15. ELIZABETH5 HOLDER (NANCY W.4 FRANCIS, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1850 in TN. She married UNKNOWN MASON105. He died Bef. 1880.
Child of ELIZABETH HOLDER and UNKNOWN MASON is:
i. MARY E.6 MASON, b. Abt. 1870, TN.
16. JESSE MAYFIELD5 FRANCIS (JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born January 26, 1857 in Itawamba Co., MS, and died April 02, 1938 in Tigertown, Paris, Lamar Co., TX106. He married MARY JANE KIRBY August 31, 1874 in Cushman, Union Twp., Independence Co., AR107, daughter of UNKNOWN KIRBY and UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1857 in IL108, and died Bef. April 1938109. Jesse is he 2nd great-grandfather of the children od David Lee Francis (b. 1938)
More About JESSE MAYFIELD FRANCIS:
Burial: April 03, 1938, Pleasant Hill, Paris, Lamar Co., TX or possibly moved to Francis Fam. Cem., Cushman, Independence Co., AR110
Census: 1880, Union, Independence Co., AR111
Occupation: Farmer, Paris, TX112
Residence: 1879, Lawrence, AR113
More About MARY JANE KIRBY:
Burial: Possibly, Francis Fam. Cem., Cushman, Independence Co, AR
More About JESSE FRANCIS and MARY KIRBY:
Marriage: August 31, 1874, Cushman, Union Twp., Independence Co., AR114
Children of JESSE FRANCIS and MARY KIRBY are:
i. JOHN W.M.6 FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1876, AR115.
More About JOHN W.M. FRANCIS:
Residence: April 03, 1938, Tigertown, Paris, TX116
18. ii. THOMAS GRIFFIN FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1878, AR; d. February 23, 1953, Lamar General Hospital, Lamar Co., TX.
19. iii. ALEXANDER L. FRANCIS, b. July 28, 1879, Lawrence, AR; d. Abt. April 13, 1959, Big Spring, Howard Co., TX.
iv. DOLLY FRANCIS, b. 1882; m. HELTONTOLBERT.
More About DOLLY FRANCIS:
Residence: April 03, 1938, Los Angeles, CA116
17. JAMES N.5 FRANCIS (NATHANIEL T.4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born December 02, 1863 in Ballardsville, Itawamba Co., MS. He married JESSIE CALDWELL October 16, 1890, daughter of JOHN CALDWELL and SALLIE WILLIS. She was born in [of Verona, MS].
Notes for JAMES N. FRANCIS:
Francis, James N., of Tupelo, is county superintendent of education for Lee county and is one of the prominent and able educators of his native State, where he has been actively concerned with pedagogic affairs for the past decade and a half.
The paternal great-grandparents of Mr. Francis were of English birth and ancestry, and they came from the “right little, tight little isle” to America in colonial days, taking up their residence in the patrician old commonwealth of Virginia. From the Old Dominion his grandparents removed to Tennessee in 1818, and in the fifties they came thence [from there] to Mississippi, as did also the maternal grandparents. Both the grandparents of Mr. Francis were soldiers in the War of 1812, and his great-grandfathers, Francis and Malone, were patriot soldiers of the Continental line in the War of the Revolution.
The Francis family has been notable for longevity and for numerous progeny in both the direct and collateral lines. The paternal grandparents of Superintendent Francis each lived to the age of eighty-six years, having reared fifteen children–six sons and nine daughters.
James N. Francis was born at Ballardsville, Itawamba county, Miss., Dec. 2, 1863, and is a son of Nathaniel T. and Mary Elizabeth (Malone) Francis, both of whom were born near Winchester, Tenn., the former July 1, 1822, and the latter Nov. 8, 1830. Mrs. Francis was summoned to eternal rest Oct. 9, 1904, and her husband followed March 2, 1906.
After completing the curriculum of the public schools, James N. Francis entered the Winchester normal college at Winchester, Tenn., from which institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1888, coming forth well equipped for the work of the profession in which he has met so much of success. He taught one year in the schools of Winchester, four years in the public schools of Franklin county, Ark., and then returned to Mississippi, where his work in the educational field has covered a period of fifteen years. He was teaching in the public schools of Lee county at the time of his election to the office of county superintendent of education, in 1903, and his administration has been marked by a wise and discriminating policy, by energy and fidelity, through which he has accomplished a work of value in furthering the cause of popular education in his province, while his course has met with unqualified approval in the county.
In politics Mr. Francis is a stanch Democrat; he has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church since he was twenty years of age; and in a fraternal way he is identified with the Woodmen of the World.
On Oct. 16, 1890, Mr. Francis was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Caldwell, daughter of Capt. John Y. and Sallie (Willis) Caldwell, of Verona, Miss., and of the children of this union the following is a brief record:
Olin C. was born Sept. 3, 1891;
Grace Hermione was born Oct. 8, 1893, and died Feb. 1, 1900;
Bonnie Eloise was born Oct. 4, 1895, and died May 25, 1897;
Leona Lowell was born Dec. 26, 1897;
Madie Vera was born Nov. 20, 1899; and
Elaine was born Sept. 7, 1903.
Source: Rowland, Dunbar, ed. Mississippi, Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form, in three volumes. Vol. 3. [Contemporary Biography] Atlanta: Southern Historical Publishing Association, 1907. pages 254-255
More About JAMES N. FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Lee Co., MS117
Education: 1888, Graduate, Winchester Normal College, Winchester, TN
Elected: 1903, County Supt. of Education, Tupelo, Lee Co., MS
Fraternity: Aft. 1883, Woodmen of the World [Masonry]118
Occupation: Bet. 1888 – 1889, Teacher, Winchester, TN
Religion: 1883, Missionary Baptist Church
More About JAMES FRANCIS and JESSIE CALDWELL:
Marriage: October 16, 1890
Children of JAMES FRANCIS and JESSIE CALDWELL are:
i. OLIN C.6 FRANCIS, b. September 03, 1891.
ii. GRACE HERMIONE FRANCIS, b. October 08, 1893; d. February 01, 1900.
iii. BONNIE ELOISE FRANCIS, b. October 04, 1895; d. May 25, 1897.
iv. LEONA LOWELL FRANCIS, b. December 26, 1897.
v. MADIE VERA FRANCIS, b. November 20, 1899.
vi. ELAINE FRANCIS, b. September 07, 1903.
Generation No. 6
18. THOMAS GRIFFIN6 FRANCIS (JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1)119 was born Abt. 1878 in AR120, and died February 23, 1953 in Lamar General Hospital, Lamar Co., TX121.
More About THOMAS GRIFFIN FRANCIS:
Census: 1880, Union, Independence Co., AR122
Residence: April 03, 1938, Paris Tx123
Children of THOMAS GRIFFIN FRANCIS are:
i. JESSE MAYFIELD7 FRANCIS124, b. Abt. 1855; d. Abt. April 03, 1938, Tigertown, TX125; m. EMMA KENNEDY; d. May 18, 1971, East Dallas Hosp., Dallas, TX126.
More About EMMA KENNEDY:
Burial: Pleasant Hill, Paris, Lamar Co., TX
ii. HENRY LEE FRANCIS.
iii. MILDRED FRANCIS.
19. ALEXANDER L.6 FRANCIS (JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born July 28, 1879 in Lawrence, AR127, and died Abt. April 13, 1959 in Big Spring, Howard Co., TX. He married SALLIE WRIGHT HORN Bet. February 02 – 06, 1899 in Baxter Co., AR128, daughter of ALLEN HORN and MARTHA SMITH. She was born Abt. 1880 in Baxter Co., AR129, and died March 24, 1937 in Texas. Alexander is the great-grandfather of the children of David Lee Francis (b. 1938)
More About ALEXANDER L. FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. April 13, 1959, Lakewood Memorial Park [Cem.], Henderson, Rusk Co., TX
Residence: April 03, 1938, Paris TX130
More About SALLIE WRIGHT HORN:
Burial: Lakewood Memorial Park [Cem.], Henderson, Rusk Co., TX
More About ALEXANDER FRANCIS and SALLIE HORN:
Marriage: Bet. February 02 – 06, 1899, Baxter Co., AR131
Children of ALEXANDER FRANCIS and SALLIE HORN are:
i. ALEXANDER7 FRANCIS, b. Bef. 1899; d. Abt. 1899, Died in infancy.
More About ALEXANDER FRANCIS:
20. ii. OSCAR LEE FRANCIS, b. February 15, 1900, OK; d. July 30, 1972, Lakewood Memorial Park [Cem.], Henderson, Rusk Co., TX.
21. iii. ROBERT MAYFIELD FRANCIS, b. October 01, 1905, Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK; d. July 12, 1961, Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX.
iv. WILSON FLOYD FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1907, OK132.
More About WILSON FLOYD FRANCIS:
Residence: 2004, Henderson, Rush Co., TX
22. v. WILLIAM JENNINGS B. FRANCIS, b. October 11, 1907, Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK; d. September 12, 1985, Citizens Genl. Hospital, Greenville, TX.
23. vi. MABLE FRANCIS, b. September 02, 1910; d. March 27, 2001, Elmira, OR.
vii. ROY OTIS FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1916, OK133; d. March 06, 1990.
More About ROY OTIS FRANCIS:
Burial: Quinlan, TX
Generation No. 7
20. OSCAR LEE7 FRANCIS (ALEXANDER L.6, JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born February 15, 1900 in OK, and died July 30, 1972 in Lakewood Memorial Park [Cem.], Henderson, Rusk Co., TX. He married MYRTLE UNKNOWN Abt. 1918. She was born Abt. 1904.
More About OSCAR LEE FRANCIS:
Residence: 1930, Mitchell Co., TX
More About OSCAR FRANCIS and MYRTLE UNKNOWN:
Marriage: Abt. 1918
Children of OSCAR FRANCIS and MYRTLE UNKNOWN are:
i. HOWARD8 FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1922.
ii. MARJORY FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1925; d. Abt. March 18, 1937, London School Explosion, near Henderson TX.
iii. EMMA LOY FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1926; d. Abt. March 18, 1937, London School Explosion, near Henderson TX.
21. ROBERT MAYFIELD7 FRANCIS (ALEXANDER L.6, JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born October 01, 1905 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK, and died July 12, 1961 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX. He married ALMA CORRAL April 19, 1925 in Honey Grove, Fannin Co., TX. She was born November 12, 1903 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX.
More About ROBERT MAYFIELD FRANCIS:
Burial: Abt. July 14, 1961, Hallsville, Harrison Co., Texas134
More About ROBERT FRANCIS and ALMA CORRAL:
Marriage: April 19, 1925, Honey Grove, Fannin Co., TX
Child of ROBERT FRANCIS and ALMA CORRAL is:
i. ECHEA LOIS8 FRANCIS, b. November 11, 1926, Mitchell Co., TX135.
22. WILLIAM JENNINGS B.7 FRANCIS (ALEXANDER L.6, JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born October 11, 1907 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK, and died September 12, 1985 in Citizens Genl. Hospital, Greenville, TX136. He married (1) CHARLOTTE KATHERINE SHOEMAKER. She was born January 01, 1902, and died November 02, 1996 in Hallsville, Harrison Co., TX. He married (2) VESTELL BOX, daughter of JOHN BOX and IDA SMITH. She was born 1922. William is the grandfather of the children of David Lee Francis (B. 1938)
Notes for WILLIAM JENNINGS B. FRANCIS:
Signed S.S. Application as Bryan Francis.
Obituary for William Jennings Bryan Francis:
Rains County Leader
Sept 19, 1985
Funeral services were held for Bryan Francis, 77, Saturday Sept 14, 1985, at Woosley Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Clyde Passons officiating. Burial followed at Woosley Cemetery under the direction of Lybrand Funeral Home of Wills Point. He died in Citizens General Hospital in Greenville Thursday, Sept 12. He was born in Salisaw, Okla., Octo. 11, 1907. He was a farmer and had resided in Point for the last forty years. Survivors include his wife; eleven sons – R.T. Strickland of Bosier City, La; Kenneth Bryan Francis, Marshall, TX; Donald Gene Francis, Hallsville, TX; Otis Henry Francis, Harleton TX; David Lee Francis, Longview; Roland Tillman Francis, Marshall; Newman Earl Francis, Marshall; Norris Keith Francis, Gladewater; Kenneth Wayne Francis, Arlington; James Howard Francis, Point; five daughters – Murl Robbins, Marshall; Cleo Greer, Hallsville TX: Brenda Nill Tucker, Longview; Mildred Darlene Thomas, Kemp TX; Shirley Jean Rigdon, Dallas; two brothers – Floyd Francis, Henderson; Roy Otis Francis, Quinlan; one sister – Mable Shumaker, Elmira, Oregon; and 44 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Source: Web, Woosley Cem. Obits. at http://www.txgenes.com/txrains/Woosleyobits.htm
More About WILLIAM JENNINGS B. FRANCIS:
Burial: September 14, 1985, Woosley Cemetery, West Section, Point, Rains Co., TX
Occupation: November 1936, Shell Pipeline, Hobbs, New Mexico
Residence: June 01, 1971, Point, Rains Co., TX137
More About CHARLOTTE KATHERINE SHOEMAKER:
Residence: June 01, 1971, Hallsville, Harrison Co.,TX138
Children of WILLIAM FRANCIS and CHARLOTTE SHOEMAKER are:
i. BILLY WAYNE8 FRANCIS.
ii. BRENDA FRANCIS.
iii. NEWMAN EARL FRANCIS.
iv. NORRIS KEITH FRANCIS.
v. OTIS HENRY FRANCIS.
vi. ROLAND TILLMAN FRANCIS.
vii. MURLE MARIE FRANCIS, b. October 27, 1928139.
More About MURLE MARIE FRANCIS:
Residence: 2004, Arlington, Texas
viii. RUTH CLEO FRANCIS, b. January 04, 1930140.
ix. BRYAN KENNETH FRANCIS, b. July 13, 1931141; d. June 03, 2004, At Home; m. UNKNOWN.
More About BRYAN KENNETH FRANCIS:
Burial: June 06, 2004, Cave Springs Cemetery, Marshall, Texas142
Cause of Death: Cancer
Medical Information: Altzheimers Disease
x. DONALD GENE FRANCIS, b. May 09, 1935143.
xi. DAVID LEE FRANCIS, b. Abt. 1938; m. (1) RUSTY UNKNOWN; b. October 31; m. (2) WANDA LOU HOLT, Bef. 1962, Texas.
More About DAVID FRANCIS and WANDA HOLT:
Marriage: Bef. 1962, Texas
Children of WILLIAM FRANCIS and VESTELL BOX are:
xii. KENNETH WAYNE8 FRANCIS, b. December 09, 1949, TX.
xiii. MILDRED DARLENE FRANCIS, b. April 15, 1951, TX.
xiv. JAMES HOWARD FRANCIS, b. October 06, 1954, TX.
xv. SHIRLEY JEAN FRANCIS, b. March 16, 1961, Wood Co., TX; m. VERNON MCGEE, July 26, 1990.
More About VERNON MCGEE and SHIRLEY FRANCIS:
Marriage: July 26, 1990
23. MABLE7 FRANCIS (ALEXANDER L.6, JESSE MAYFIELD5, JOHN ADCOCK4, JOSEPH ADCOCK3, NATHANIEL BASSETT2, HENRY1) was born September 02, 1910, and died March 27, 2001 in Elmira, OR. She married FRANK SHOEMAKER Abt. 1928. He was born Abt. 1907.
More About MABLE FRANCIS:
Residence: 1959, Oregon144
More About FRANK SHOEMAKER:
Residence: 1930, Precinct 1, Mitchell Co., TX145
More About FRANK SHOEMAKER and MABLE FRANCIS:
Marriage: Abt. 1928
Children of MABLE FRANCIS and FRANK SHOEMAKER are:
i. DALE ROY8 SHOEMAKER, b. August 02, 1931146.
ii. BO SHOEMAKER.
iii. HAROLD SHOEMAKER.
iv. BILLY SHOEMAKER.