John T. Franks1

#3165, (1845 - 1888)
Last EditedJan 6, 2003
Father*Leven Franks b. 1807
Mother*Mary Cook b. 1808, d. a 1870
Birth*1845 1 
Cen-Enum*9 November 1850 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; "John Franks", age 5, white, male, born MS. Living with Leven and Mary Franks (assumed parents) adn 7 siblings.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1850, Witness=Leven Franks1 
Cen-Enum*28 June 1860 Marion County, Alabama, USA; "John T. Franks", white, male, age 15, born MS, attended school, farm laborer. Living with Levin and Mary Franks (assumed parents) and 5 other children.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Leven Franks2 
Marriage*14 April 1876 Texas, USA; Principal=Isabella McElhaney3 
Death*1888 DeSoto Parish, Louisianna, USA; Witness=Isabella McElhaney3 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Mississippi, Itawamba County, District #7, p. 424. Image #94 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  2. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Eastern District, Aston's Store P. O., p. 654B. Image 40 at www.ancestry.com.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Rita Thompson
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2047301&id=I78. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

John W. Franks1

#5191, (May 1882 - )
Last EditedFeb 24, 2006
Father*Isaac J. Franks1 b. May 1854
Mother*Nancy A. (?)1 b. Oct 1851
Birth*May 1882 Alabama, USA1 
Census16 June 1900 Pearce's Mill, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Isaac Franks", HH #174, born May 1854, age 46, married 30 years, born AL, father born TN, mother born AL, farmer, cannot read or write, owns farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Nancy A., wife, born Oct. 1851, age 48 married 30 years, has had 12 children, 9 living, born AL, father born NC, mother born SC, cannot read or write.
James A., son, born April 1872, age 28, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, can read and write.
Isaac L., son, born Feb. 1880, age 20, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, can read and write, attended school 3 months.
John W., son, born May 1882, age 18, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, can read and write, attended school 1 month.
Dee, son, born March 1887, age 13, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, can read but not write, attended school 5 months.
Howard, son, born May 1889, age 11, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, can read but not write, attended school a half of a month.
Bertha, daughter, born Jan. 1898, age 2, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Isaac J. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19001 

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Pearce's Mill, Precinct #11, p. 10. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

John W. Franks1

#5234, (circa 1861 - )
Last EditedMar 5, 2006
Father*Jacob F. Franks1 b. c 1830
Mother*Elizabeth McWilliams1 b. c 1840
Birth*circa 1861 Mississippi, USA1 
Census21 July 1870 Athens P.O., Henderson County, Texas, USA; "Jacob Franks", HH #189, age 35, born MS, farm laborer, cannot read or write. Living with him:
Elizabeth, age 30, born MS, keeping house, cannot read or write.
Smith, male, age 13, born MS, cannot read or write, farm laborer.
Tennessee, male, age 11, born MS, cannot read or write.
John W., age 9, born MS.
Sarah A., age 7, born MS.; Principal=Jacob F. Franks, Principal=TX Henderson Co Census 18701 

Citations

  1. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Henderson County, Athens P.O., p. 24-25. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

John W. D. Franks1

#4784, (1856 - )
Last EditedJul 1, 2004
Father*Alvin J. Franks1 b. 1836, d. b 1899
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1 b. 1834
Birth*1856 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*23 July 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "John W. D. Franks", white, male, age 4, born AL, living with parents and 2 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Alvin J. Franks1 
Census1 August 1870 Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Alvin Franks", HH #591, age 33, male, farmer, real estate $100, personal estate $100, born AL, cannot read and write. Living with him:
Eliz. Franks, age 31, female, keeping house, born AL.
John Franks, age 14, born AL.
M.J. Franks, age 12, female, born AL.
James Franks, age 10, born AL.
Henry Franks, age 8, born AL.
Paulina Franks, age 6, born AL.
Alvin Franks, age 2, born AL.; Principal=Alvin J. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18702 

Citations

  1. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Eastern District, Aston's Store, P. 86,
    Image 52 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  2. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Western District, p. 80. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

John Wesley Franks1

#134, (13 September 1843 - 12 March 1930)
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
RelationshipGranduncle of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Father*Oliver Franks b. Jan 1819, d. a 1900; "Franks, John Wesley, of Salem, Ark. was born Sept. 13, 1843 at Pikesville, Marion Co., Ala., the son of Oliver Franks, who was the son of Jerry and Morning Franks of N.C..."2
Mother*Cynthia Gann b. Oct 1822, d. a 1900; "Franks, John Wesley....Maiden name of Subject's mother was Cyntha Gann, daughter of John Gann, who lived in Ala..."2
Birth*13 September 1843 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA3,4,5,1,2 
Census3 November 1850 Beat #5, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of HH #9, age 31, farmer, real estate 200, born TN, living with wife and 6 children. Also living nearby are other Franks and Gann families;
"Syntha Franks", age 28, born TN, living with husband, Oliver and 6 children, read/write no;
"Mourning E. Franks", age 11, born MS;
"William D. Franks", age 9, born MS;
"John W. Franks", age 5, born AL;
"Fany C. Franks", age 2, born AL;
"Jeremiah T. Franks", age 3, born AL;
"Rachel M. Franks", age 6 months, born AL.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AL Marion Co Census 18506 
Census18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of HH#245, age 41, farmer, real estate 500, personal estate 500, born TN, read/write no. Living with his wife and 7 children.
"Synthia Franks", age 36, born TN;
"William Franks", age 18, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"John Franks", age 16, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"Jeremiah Franks", age 14, born AL, attended school;
"Fanny Franks" age 12, born AL;
"Isaac Franks", age 8, born AL;
"Nancy Franks", age 6, born MS;
"Joshua Franks", age 11 months, born MS;
"Robert H.", 5, born in Arkansas.
The family lived next door to Oliver's parents and his brother Lemuel.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AR Fulton Co Census 18605 
Milit-Beg*6 July 1862 Richwoods, Stone County, Arkansas, USA; He enlisted in Co. I, 27th Ark., Infantry at age 18. This unit was formed at this time from the northern counties of the state. It was placed in Colonel R. H. Shaver's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department and was under the command of General James R. Shaler.7,8 
Milit-Int*15 September 1863 Pine Bluffs, Arkansas, USA; On October 14, 1863, he was sent to military prison at St. Louis, Missouri and later transferred to Camp Morton, Indiana.7,9 
Milit-End*20 May 1865 when he was released on oath of allegiance at the end of the war.7 
Marriage*circa 1866 Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Mary Ann Langston10,11 
Cen-Head*20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; John Franks, head of HH#163, age 25, farmer, arried, personal estate work 250, born in MS, cannot read and write. Living with his wife, 3 stepchildren, and 3 children.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1870, Resident=Mary Ann Langston, Resident=Rebecca Jane Denton, Resident=Samantha Matilda Denton, Resident=Lemuel Jefferson Denton, Resident=Martha A. Franks, Resident=James Franklin Franks, Resident=Cynthia Catherine Franks12 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Mary Franks, wife of John, age 26, housekeeping, born in AR, cannot read or write. Living with her husband, 3 children and 3 more children from her previous marriage.; Principal=Mary Ann Langston, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Rebecca Jane, age 9, born AR, cannot read or write. Listed under Franks, not sure if this means she took on the name of her stepfather, John Wesley Franks.; Principal=Rebecca Jane Denton, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Samantha, age 9, born AR. Listed under Franks, not sure if this means she took on the surname of her stepfather, John Wesley Franks.; Principal=Samantha Matilda Denton, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Lemuel J., age 7, born AR. Listed under the Franks name, not sure if this means he took on the surname of his stepfather, John Wesley Franks.; Principal=Lemuel Jefferson Denton, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Martha Franks, age 4, born AR. Living with parents, Mary and John, 2 siblings, and 3 stepsiblings.; Principal=Martha A. Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; James F. Franks, age 1, born AR, living with parents John and Mary, and 2 siblings and 3 stepsiblings.; Principal=James Franklin Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Cen-Enum20 August 1870 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Cintha Franks" age 2 months, born AR. Living with her parents, John and Mary, and 2 siblings and 3 stepsiblings.; Principal=Cynthia Catherine Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187012 
Occupation*1873 Flat Rock, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; was a trustee and helped establish the Flat Rock Methodist Church.9 
Cen-Head*1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; John, head of HH#67, age 36, married, farmer born in AL, father in TN, mother in MS. Living with his wife, 7 children, and one stepdaughter.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1880, Resident=Mary Ann Langston, Resident=Martha A. Franks, Resident=James Franklin Franks, Resident=Cynthia Catherine Franks, Resident=Alice Virginia Franks, Resident=William Henry Franks, Resident=Sarah E. Franks, Resident=Robert Landerson Franks, Resident=Samantha Matilda Denton11 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Mary, wife of John Franks, age 39, keeping house, born in AR, father in AR, mother in TN. Living with John, their 7 children, and her daughter from an earlier marriage.; Principal=Mary Ann Langston, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Samantha, stepdaughter of John Franks, age 19, single, born in AR as were parents.; Principal=Samantha Matilda Denton, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Martha, age 13, daughter of John Franks, single, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=Martha A. Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; James, son of John and Mary Franks, 11, single, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=James Franklin Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Catherine, daughter of John and Mary Franks, age 10, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=Cynthia Catherine Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Allis", daughter of John and Mary Franks, 8, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=Alice Virginia Franks11 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Henry, son of John and Mary Franks, age 6, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=William Henry Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Sarah, daughter of John and Mary Franks, age 4, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=Sarah E. Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Enum1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Robert, son of John and Mary Franks, age 2, born in AR, father in AL, mother in AR.; Principal=Robert Landerson Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 188011 
Cen-Head*18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "John W. Franks", HH #207, white, male, born Sept. 1843, 56, married 33 yrs, born AL, father TN, mother AL, can read, write, and speak English, owns his own farm, has a mortgage. Living with wife, 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter. Three grown and married children of his are living in the adjacent farms.; Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 1900, Resident=Mary Ann Langston, Resident=Sarah E. Franks, Resident=Robert Landerson Franks, Resident=Laura B. Franks, Resident=Nora B. Franks13 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Mary Franks", wife of John W., white, female, born March 1842, age 58, married 33 years, has had 11 children, 10 living. Born AR, father AR, mother TN, can read, write, and speak English. Living with husband, 3 children, and one granddaughter and next door to 3 other of her married children. The granddaughter, although listed as a Franks, is probably the daughter of one of Mary's children by Jonathan Denton. All 8 of the children by John are living. She states thought that she has lost a child.; Principal=Mary Ann Langston, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 190013 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Sarah E. Franks", daughter of John W. , born April 1877, age 23, single, born AR, father AL, mother AR, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents, 2 siblings, and one niece.; Principal=Sarah E. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 190013 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Robert L. Franks", son of John W. , born June 1878, age 21, single, born AR, father AL, mother AR, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents, 2 siblings, and one niece. Working as a farm laborer.; Principal=Robert Landerson Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 190013 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Laura B. Franks", daughter of John W. , born July 1882, age 17, single, born AR, father AL, mother AR, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents, 2 siblings, and one niece.; Principal=Laura B. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 190013 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Nora B. (writing unclear) Franks", granddaughter of John W. , born June 1889, age 11, single, born AR, father AR, mother AR, can read, write, and speak English. Living with grandparents, attended school for 3 months.; Principal=Nora B. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 190013 
Death*12 March 1930 Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, USA1 
Burial*March 1930 Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, USA4 

Family

Mary Ann Langston b. 12 Mar 1842, d. 21 Jul 1909
Marriage*circa 1866 Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Mary Ann Langston10,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:M1HQ-LD, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  2. [S82] Bobbie Jones McLane, compiler, An Index to the Three Volumes, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans
    (n.p.: Arkansas Ancestors, 1988), P. 25. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans.
  3. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, House #67, Newburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  4. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, OakLawn Cemetery Listings at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/ok/murray/oaklawn/oaklawn_eh.htm. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  5. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Fulton County, Union Township, Union Post Office, p. 35.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  6. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Beat #5, page 219.
  7. [S26] Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/27infcoi.html
  8. [S82] Bobbie Jones McLane, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans, P. 25.
  9. [S87] Izard County Historical Society, History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas (Padukah, Kentucky: Turner Company, 2001), P.111. Submitted byVirgie Faye Franks daughter, Janett S. Tetrick.. Hereinafter cited as History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas.
  10. [S26] Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line, Submitted by Leona J. Headley
    http://www.cotagesoft.com/~lheadley/FAMILY/LANGSTON.htm
  11. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Newburg Township, page 9.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  12. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Union Township, Pineville Post Office, p. 23.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.
  13. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansas, Fulton County, Cleveland Township, E.D. #24, Sheet #15. Image #29 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  14. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LG2.
  15. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LH8.
  16. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LJG.
  17. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LKN.
  18. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LLV.
  19. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LM3.
  20. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LN9.
  21. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-LPH.

John Wesley Franks1

#4743, (March 1861 - )
Last EditedFeb 5, 2006
Father*Eli Alvin Franks1 b. 1833, d. 10 Aug 1884
Mother*Matilda (?)1 b. Jun 1830
Birth*March 1861 Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "John Wesley Franks", white, male, age 19, born AL, working as farm laborer, father born TN, mother GA. Attended school, living with parents and 9 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1880, Witness=Eli Alvin Franks1 
Marriage*circa 1884 Principal=Matilda (?)2 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1900 According to the census, John and Matilda had 4 children with one deceased.; Principal=(?) Franks2 
Census*7 June 1900 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "John Franks", HH # 97, living close to other siblings and mother , born Mar. 1861, age 39, married 16 years, born AL, father born TN, mother born GA, farmer, can read but not write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Matilda, wife, born Jun 1860, age 39, married 16 years, has had 4 children, 1 deceased, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write.
Cora, daughter, born July 1887, age 12, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 5 months, can read and write.
Bertha H., daughter, born April 1891, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 5 months, can read and write.
Sarah J., daughter, born Mar. 1893, age 7, born AL, parents born AL.
William, brother, born April 1871, age 29, single, born AL, father born TN, mother born GA, farmer, canread and write, renting his farm.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1900, Resident=Matilda (?), Resident=Cora Franks, Resident=Bertha J. Franks, Resident=Sarah J. Franks, Resident=William Franks2 

Family

Matilda (?) b. Jun 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Beat 1, Pikeville, ED 245, p. 100B, Image 14 @ www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

Johnnie B. Franks1

#5178, (circa 1904 - )
Last EditedFeb 23, 2006
Father*Jessie Rufus Franks1 b. 12 Mar 1863, d. 19 Jun 1942
Mother*Arminda Ella Homer1 b. Mar 1873, d. 12 Jul 1953
Birth*circa 1904 Alabama, USA1 
Census26 April 1910 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jessie R. Franks", head of HH #76, age 46, married 23 years, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, cannot read and write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Armandia E., wife, age 37, married 23 years, has had 9 children, 8 living, born AL, parents born US, can read and write.
Rosa A., daughter, age 19, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, not attending school, can read and write.
Nancy J., daughter, age 16, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, not attending school, can read and write.
Dorah E., daughter, age 15, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, attending school, can read and write.
Lela M., daughter, age 12, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Buddie L., son, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Johnie B., son, age 6, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Birt, son, age 5, born AL, parents born AL.
Lloyd, son, age 2, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Jessie Rufus Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Pikeville, Beat #16, Sheet 4B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Johnny Franks1

#3439, (circa 1871 - circa 1875)
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*Samuel H. Franks1 b. 15 Jun 1849, d. 28 Aug 1920
Mother*Cynthia Wiginton1 b. 6 Jun 1845, d. 15 Jul 1925
Birth*circa 1871 Tennessee, USA1 
Death*circa 1875 McNairy County, Tennessee, USA; Witness=Samuel H. Franks, Witness=Cynthia Wiginton1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Joseph Franks1

#3095, (December 1878 - )
Last EditedDec 11, 2002
Birth*December 1878 Arkansas, USA1 
Marriage*1900 Principal=Annie O. (?)1 
Cen-Head*8 June 1900 Caldwell County, Arkansas, USA; "Joseph Franks", HH #112, white, male, born Dec. 1878, age 21, married within last year, born AR, parents AR, farmer, 0 months unemployed, can read, write, and speak English, renting a house. Living with his wife and next door to several of the Williams.; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1900, Resident=Annie O. (?)1 
Cen-Enum8 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Annie O. Franks", wife of Joseph, white, famale, born Sept. 1879, age 20, married within last year, born TX, father Ireland, mother TX, can read, write, and speak English.; Principal=Annie O. (?), Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19001 

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, E. D. #126, Judicial Precinct #7, P. 211A, Image 13 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

Joseph Franks1

#4800, (1828 - )
Last EditedJul 3, 2004
Birth*1828 Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, District 14, p. 260-1, Image 8 at www.ancestry.com.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.

Joseph Allen Franks1,2

#1976, (circa 1856 - 27 September 1880)
Last EditedJul 3, 2004
Father*Lewis Franks1,2 b. bt 1829 - 1831, d. 4 Apr 1870
Mother*Anny (?)1,2 b. c 1831
Birth*circa 1856 Mississippi, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*17 July 1860 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Joseph A. Franks, age 4, born Ms, living with parents and 3 brothers.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1860, Witness=Lewis Franks2 
Death*27 September 1880 Sharpe County, Arkansas, USA1,2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:ah6912&id=I0259. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  2. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Union Township, Benbrook Mills Post Office, p. 87.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.

Joseph Franks Esq.1,2

#2432, (between 1761 and 1770 - )
Last EditedOct 17, 2002
Birth*between 1761 and 1770 2,3 
Occupation14 October 1806 White County, Tennessee, USA; "Ordered by Court that Joseph Franks, Isaac Taylor, Sur. Nicholas Robertston, William Irwin, David Golleher and Sion Pearson be a Jury of view, to mark and lay off a road the nearest and best way from the Rock Island ford on the Caney fork of Cumberland River to this County Line, so as to intersect the Caney Fork Road which leads from Alexanders to Carthage near about Nicholas Robertsons blacksmith shop on the said road and report the same to our next Court"1 
Occupation11 May 1809 White County, Tennessee, USA; "Ordered by the Court that Joseph Franks be admitted to keep a public Ferry on the Caney fork opposite where he the said Franks now lives, he having given bond and security as the law in such cases requires."1 
Occupation*13 May 1812 White County, Tennessee, USA; "Elijah Franks this day was appointed Constable in and for the County of White and took oath to support the Constituion of the State of Tennessee and the oath of office, who together with Joseph Franks and Robert Armstrong, entered into bond, conditioned, as the law requires."; Principal=Elijah Franks1 
Occupation*3 November 1815 White County, Tennessee, USA; "Ordered by Court that William Hawkins be appointed Overseer of the road leading from a branch near where John Williams formally lived to Jno Knowles Sr., and keep the same in repair as the law requires, &c. and Joseph Franks Esqr. assign a list of hands to work thereon."1 
Cen-Head*1820 White County, Tennessee, USA; "Joseph Franks" with -
Males: 1 (over 45)
2 (16-26)
3 (10-16)
Females: 1 (over 45); Principal=TN White Co Census 18203 
Cen-Head*between 1 June 1830 and 1 June 1831 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Joseph Franks, living next to Charles and Josephus Franks (sons?). In his house are 4 people:
Male 5-9: 1
Male 20-29: 1
Male 60-69: 1
Female 40-49: 1; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18302 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, White County, TN Minute Books posted at http://www.tngenweb.org/white/. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  2. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, Marion County, AL, p. 450-451.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.
  3. [S47] U.S. Census 1820, unknown url, Posted online at the White County Genweb. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1820.

Joseph Robert Franks1,2,3

#1877, (21 September 1891 - )
Last EditedJan 14, 2002
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Father*George Washington Franks2 b. 22 Dec 1855, d. 29 Apr 1942
Mother*Amy Ann Francis Taylor2 b. 4 Dec 1860, d. 21 Feb 1943
Birth*21 September 1891 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA2,3 
Cen-Enum*15 June 1900 Enumeration District 158, Guthrie Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Joseph R., son of George W. Franks, age 8 last birthday, born Sep. 1891 in AR, father in MS, mother in AR, attended school 2 months.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19003 
Marriage*before 10 May 1910 Arkansas, USA; Principal=Mary L. Hamilton2 
Cen-Enum*10 May 1910 Enumeration District 46, Guthrie Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Joe R., son of George W., 18, married in the last yr., born in AR, father in MS, mother in AR, working as a farmer laborer, can read and write. Living with his parents, siblings, and wife.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19102 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, From Ancestry gedcom by Jeanie Jackson (e-mail address) updated 15 Nov 2001. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  2. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Guthrie Township, p. 11B.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  3. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Guthrie Township, page 10.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

Joseph Valentine Franks1,2

#3073, (1878 - )
Last EditedApr 10, 2004
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Father*Isaac Lemuel Franks1 b. 14 Mar 1852, d. 10 Jul 1932
Mother*Mary Louise Shipley1 b. Apr 1853
Birth*1878 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Joseph V. Franks", son of Isaac L., age 2 , born AR, father born AL, mother TN. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=AR Conway Co Census 1880, Witness=Isaac Lemuel Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Conway County, Lick Mountain, E.D. #41, p. 343A, Image 24 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  2. [S44] Email Message, KristyMW [e-mail address] - Kristy White, March, 2004. This is her 2nd great-grandfather.

Josephine Franks1

#3290, (28 September 1885 - 15 July 1956)
Last EditedFeb 16, 2003
Father*James William Franks1 b. 26 Jan 1863, d. 29 Feb 1940
Mother*Penima S. Guess1 b. c 1867, d. 22 Jan 1923
Birth*28 September 1885 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 
Married Name28 December 1898 Gann1 
Marriage*28 December 1898 Itawamba County, Tennessee, USA; Principal=James Albert Gann1 
Death*15 July 1956 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Posted by Chad D. Baus at
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankshaus&id=I886.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Josephus Franks1

#2434, (between 1791 and 1800 - )
Last EditedMar 31, 2002
Birth*between 1791 and 1800 1 
Cen-Head*between 1 June 1830 and 1 June 1831 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Josephus Franks, living next to Joseph Franks (father?), and Charles Franks (brother?). In his house are:
Male 15-19: 1
Male 30-39: 1
Female 0-4: 2
Female 10-14: 1
Female 20-29: 1; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18301 

Citations

  1. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, Marion County, AL, p. 450-451.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.

Joshua Martin Franks1

#140, (May 1859 - circa 1876)
Last EditedDec 5, 2002
RelationshipGranduncle of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Father*Oliver Franks1 b. Jan 1819, d. a 1900
Mother*Cynthia Gann1 b. Oct 1822, d. a 1900
Birth*May 1859 Mississippi, USA; 1870 census states he was born in AR, the 1860 says MS.2 
Census18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of HH#245, age 41, farmer, real estate 500, personal estate 500, born TN, read/write no. Living with his wife and 7 children.
"Synthia Franks", age 36, born TN;
"William Franks", age 18, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"John Franks", age 16, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"Jeremiah Franks", age 14, born AL, attended school;
"Fanny Franks" age 12, born AL;
"Isaac Franks", age 8, born AL;
"Nancy Franks", age 6, born MS;
"Joshua Franks", age 11 months, born MS;
"Robert H.", 5, born in Arkansas.
The family lived next door to Oliver's parents and his brother Lemuel.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AR Fulton Co Census 18602 
Census29 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of HH# 21, 51 years old, born in Tennessee, farmer, real estate $500, personal property $428, read/write no. Living with his wife and eight children.
"Cyntha", wife of Oliver Franks, age 47, born in Tennessee, keeping house;
"Mornin", 32, born in Mississippi and keeping house. This is interesting as Mourning is also listed in the same census as living with her husband, Robert Guthrie;
"Geramiah", 17, born in Tennessee (??). Working at home;
"Mornin", 18, born in TN (??);
"Lemuel", 18, born in AL, read/write no;
"Nancy E.", 16, born in Mississippi;
"Joshua M.", age 11, born in Arkansas;
"Martha A", 8, born in Arkansas;
"Robert H.", age 5 born Arkansas.
The family next door was headed by Mar Franks, a female age 45. In her household were Jasper, James, Cintha, William, Frannie M, and William E Franks, ages 3 months to 17 years.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AR Izard Co Census 18703 
Death*circa 1876 USA1 

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:M1HQ-C6, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  2. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Fulton County, Union Township, Union Post Office, p. 35.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  3. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Table Rock Township, page 4.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

Josiah Franks1

#1648, (circa 1830 - )
Last EditedFeb 6, 2002
Birth*circa 1830 1 
Marriage*16 July 1850 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Hannah Hopper1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Itawamba County, MS Marriage Book 3. page 261. Posted at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/statecen.html. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.

Joyce Juanita Franks1,2

#2670, (14 March 1922 - )
Last EditedJun 14, 2002
Relationship1st cousin of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Descendants of Charles and Mary Woolverton
Father*Nathan Thompson Franks2 b. 5 Feb 1896, d. 6 Mar 1982
Mother*Beulah Virginia Nunn2 b. 31 Aug 1898, d. 1 Sep 1971
Birth*14 March 1922 Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA1 
Census7 April 1930 203 South Austin, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; "Nath J. Franks", head, age 33, owned home, value $1500, born Texas, parents born Arkansas, manager at furniture store (along with brother Barrett);
"Buelah", wife age 31 (supplied census information), born Arkansas, father born North Carolina, mother born, Tennessee;
"Joyce", daughter age 8, born Texas;
"Ruth", daughter age 4, born Oklahoma.; Head of Household=Nathan Thompson Franks, Principal=Beulah Virginia Nunn3 
Married Name Pressler2 
Marriage* Principal=Frank Pressler2 
Married Name Greenhouse1 
Marriage* Wheeler County, Oklahoma, USA; Principal=Virgil Greenhouse1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, From Linda Boothe (granddaughter of Nath Franks) [e-mail address] to Pat Balkcom, 27 May 2002.
  2. [S74] Beulah Franks, Petition to Determine Fact of Death and Termination of Joint Tenancy P-76-31 (Sayre, Oklahoma), County Clerk Beckham County, Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA. Hereinafter cited as Beulah Franks Probate Records.
  3. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, ED 242-7, image 18. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.

Kelsey Franks1

#4831, (1903 - 5 August 1957)
Last EditedFeb 4, 2006
Father*Alvin Newton Franks1 b. 30 Apr 1858, d. 22 May 1920
Mother*Sarah S. (?)1 b. Jan 1860, d. 22 Feb 1911
Birth1 May 1900 USA1 
Birth-Alt.*1903 Alabama, USA2 
Census2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Alvin N. Franks", HH #231, age 54, married 26 years, general farmer, cannot read or write, owns his own farm free of mortgage, born AL, parents born AL. Living with him:
Sarah, wife, age 47, married 26 years, has had 9 children, all living, born AL, parents born AL, cannot read or write.
Clifton, son, age 22, farm laborer on the home farm, can read and write, born AL, parents born AL.
Pearl, daughter, age 17, born Al, parents born AL, farmer laborer, can read and write, attended school.
Eva, daughter, age 14, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer on the home farm, can read and write, attended school.l
Ira A., daughter, age 12, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write, farm laborer on the home farm, attended school.
Albert D., son, age 10, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Kelsie, son, age 7, born AL, parents born AL.
Elsie, son, age 5, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Alvin Newton Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19103 
Marriage* Principal=Lena (?)1 
Death*5 August 1957 USA1 
Burial*August 1957 Guin City Cemetery, Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Kelsey is buried with his wife and daughter.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Guin City, AL Cemetery records at
    http://www.guinal.org/PDFs/2002_PDFs/guincitycem.pdf. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  3. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin, Precinct #15, Sheet 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

L.L. Franks1

#2507, ( - 11 July 1944)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Death*11 July 1944 1 
Burial*July 1944 Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 417. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Larken C. Franks1

#4822, (May 1895 - 1949)
Last EditedFeb 5, 2006
Father*James William Franks2 b. Mar 1863, d. 1945
Mother*Emma Jane Homer2 b. Oct 1874, d. 1952
Birth*May 1895 Alabama, USA1 
Census8 June 1900 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James W. Franks", HH # 114, born March 1863, age 37, married 11 years, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, canot read and write, owns his farm, free of mortgage. Living with him:
Emma J., wife, born Oct. 1874, age 25, married 11 years, has had 5 children, all living, born AL, parents born AL, cannot read or write.
Lillie, daughter, born Feb. 1891, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 2 months.
Nellie E., daughter, born Jan. 1893, age 7, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 2 months.
Larkin C., son, born May 1895, age 5, born AL, parents born AL.
William, son, born Dec. 1896, age 3, single, born AL, parents born AL.
Albert, son, born Jan. 1900, age 4 months, born AL, parents born AL.
Elija R. Franks, brother, born June 1876, age 23, single, farm laborer, born AL, parents born AL?, cannot read and write.; Principal=James William Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19001 
Census3 May 1910 Gun, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James W. Franks:, HH # 240, age 47, married 20 years, born AL, parents born AL, general farmer, cannot read or write, owns farm, free of mortgage. Living beside his mother and sister. Living with him:
Emma, wife, age 39, married 20 years, has had 9 children, all living, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write.
Lillie, daughter, age 18, single, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write, attending school.
Larkin C., son, age 14, born AL, parents born AL,farm laborer on home farm, attending school, can read and write.
Lee, son, age 13, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer on home farm, attending school, can read and write.
Albert, son, age 11, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer on home farm, attending school, can read and write.
Daisy, daughter, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, attending school.
Ila, daughter, age 6, born AL, parents born AL.
Ollie D., daughter, age 3, born AL, parents born AL.
Ida, daughter, age less than a year, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=James William Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19103 
Marriage* Principal=Alice Davis2 
Marriage* Principal=Cora Darty2 
Death*1949 2 

Family 1

Cora Darty b. 1906, d. 1977
Child

Family 2

Alice Davis
Child

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 7A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  2. [S44] Email Message, from Rick Franks to Pat Balkcom (e-mail address), 23 June 2004. Rick's great grandfather is James William Franks.
  3. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin, Precinct #15, Sheet 13B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Laura Franks1

#1865, (1883 - )
Last EditedDec 31, 2001
Father*(?) Franks1 d. bt 1900 - 1910
Mother*Martha (?)1 b. 1860
Birth*1883 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*22 April 1910 Enumeration District 46, Bryan Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Laura, daughter of Martha Franks, widowed, had 1 child that is no longer living, 27 years old, can read and write, living with her widowed mother and siblings.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19101 

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Bryan Township, p. 4B.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Laura B. Franks1

#158, (July 1882 - 1913)
Last EditedApr 18, 2007
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Father*John Wesley Franks1 b. 13 Sep 1843, d. 12 Mar 1930
Mother*Mary Ann Langston1 b. 12 Mar 1842, d. 21 Jul 1909
Birth*July 1882 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Laura B. Franks", daughter of John W. , born July 1882, age 17, single, born AR, father AL, mother AR, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents, 2 siblings, and one niece.; Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 1900, Witness=John Wesley Franks2 
Married Name Richardson3 
Marriage* Principal=John Richardson3 
Death*1913 Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:1W4N-LPH, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansas, Fulton County, Cleveland Township, E.D. #24, Sheet #15. Image #29 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Sharon Scott @ e-mail address 20 Mar 2002
    . Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Laura Jane Franks1

#3297, (28 September 1869 - 16 January 1908)
Last EditedFeb 16, 2003
Father*William M. Franks1 b. Mar 1841, d. 27 Dec 1911
Mother*Margaret Caroline McGowen1 b. May 1843, d. 1909
Birth*28 September 1869 Marion County, Alabama, USA1 
Census1 August 1870 Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Wm. Franks", HH #735, age 30, male, farmer, personal estate $100, born AL. Living with him:
Caroline Franks, age 27, female, keeping house, born AL.
James W. Franks, age 6, born AL.
Nancy E. Franks, age 4, female, born AL.
Laura J. Franks, age 2, born AL.; Principal=William M. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18702 
Married Name25 November 1893 Guess1 
Marriage*25 November 1893 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=William R. Guess1 
Death*16 January 1908 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Family

William R. Guess b. 16 Mar 1872, d. 28 Dec 1937
Child

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Posted by Chad D. Baus at
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankshaus&id=I886.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Western District, p. 80. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.
  3. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

Lavern Franks1

#2484, (4 March 1919 - 25 March 1919)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Father*Harlin H. Franks1 b. 3 Sep 1891, d. 2 Sep 1967
Mother*Cordie (?)1 b. 25 Aug 1896
Birth*4 March 1919 1 
Death*25 March 1919 Witness=Harlin H. Franks, Witness=Cordie (?)1 
Burial*March 1919 Keys Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Lavern is buried with her twin sister and also beside Becky and J. L. Franks (unknown relationship).1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 161. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Lealear Franks1

#5129, (December 1885 - )
Last EditedFeb 26, 2006
Father*George J. Franks1 b. Aug 1828
Mother*Mariah Lyons1 b. Dec 1847
Birth*December 1885 Alabama, USA1 
Census7 June 1900 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "George Franks", HH # 95, living beside Alvin Franks, born Aug. 1828, age 71, married 21 years, born AL, parents born NC, farmer, can read and write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Mariah, wife, born Dec. 1847, age 52, married 21 years, has had 2 children, all living (believe this should say 3 children), born AL, father born VA, mother born TN, can read and write.
Nancy, daughter, born Oct. 1883, age 16, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 4 months, can read and write.
Lealear (?), daughter, born Dec. 1885, age 14, farm laborer, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 4 months, can read and write.; Principal=George J. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19001 
Married Namesay 1905 Mayo2 
Marriage*say 1905 Principal=(?) Mayo2 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1910 Principal=(?) Mayo2 
Census2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Mariah Franks", HH #234, age 63, widow, has had 3 children, all living, born AL, father born VA, mother born TN, general farmer, cannot read and write, owns farm free of mortgage. Living with her:
Leliar Mayo, daughter, age 24, widow, no children, born AL, father born TN, mother born AL, can read and write.
Nancy A. Holiday, daughter, age 26, married less than a year, no children, born AL, father born TN, mother born AL.
George C. Holiday, son-in-law, age 27, married less than a year, born MS, father born AL, mother born TN, farm laborer on the home farm, can read write.; Principal=Mariah Lyons, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19102 

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  2. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin, page 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Lealer T. Franks1

#5176, (September 1896 - )
Last EditedFeb 22, 2006
Father*Jessie Rufus Franks1 b. 12 Mar 1863, d. 19 Jun 1942
Mother*Arminda Ella Homer1 b. Mar 1873, d. 12 Jul 1953
Birth*September 1896 Alabama, USA1 
Census2 June 1900 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jessie R. Franks", head of HH #12, born Feb. 1866, age 34, married 12 years, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, can read and write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Armanda, wife, born Mar. 1873, age 27, married 12 years, has had 6 children, 5 living, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write.
Rosie A., daughter, born Nov. 1889, age 10, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 5 months, can read and write.
Nancy J., daughter, born Sept. 1891, age 8, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 5 months.
Dora E., daughter, born April, 1893, age 7, born AL, parents born AL, attended school 5 months.
Lealor T., daughter, born Sept. 1896, age 3, born AL, parents born AL.
Buddie L., son, born Sept. 1899, age 9 months, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Jessie Rufus Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19001 
Census26 April 1910 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jessie R. Franks", head of HH #76, age 46, married 23 years, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, cannot read and write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Armandia E., wife, age 37, married 23 years, has had 9 children, 8 living, born AL, parents born US, can read and write.
Rosa A., daughter, age 19, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, not attending school, can read and write.
Nancy J., daughter, age 16, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, not attending school, can read and write.
Dorah E., daughter, age 15, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer, attending school, can read and write.
Lela M., daughter, age 12, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Buddie L., son, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Johnie B., son, age 6, born AL, parents born AL, attended school.
Birt, son, age 5, born AL, parents born AL.
Lloyd, son, age 2, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Jessie Rufus Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19102 

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Pikeville, Sheet 1B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  2. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Pikeville, Beat #16, Sheet 4B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Lem Franks1

#5222, (circa 1906 - )
Last EditedFeb 26, 2006
Father*Meredith C. Franks1 b. May 1872
Mother*Elizabeth Fawler1 b. c 1872
Birth*circa 1906 Alabama, USA1 
Census2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Meredith C. Franks", HH #227, age 44, 2nd marriage, married 6 years, born AL, parents born AL, general farmer, cannot read ow write, owns own farm free of rent. Living with him:
Elizabeth, wife, age 38, married for the 1st time, married 6 years, has had 1 child, living, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write.
Flora, daughter, age 17, single, born AL, parents born AL, farm laborer on the home farm, can read and write, attended school.
Lander, son, age 10, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write, attended school, farm laborer on the home farm.
Lem, son, age 4, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Meredith C. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin, page 13A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Lemuel Franks1

#144, (circa 1834 - between 1875 and 1878)
Last EditedDec 9, 2017
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Father*Jeremiah Franks1 b. c 1791, d. b 1870
Mother*Morning Fisher1 b. 10 Apr 1785, d. bt 1860 - 1870
Birth*circa 1834 Marion County, Alabama, USA; 1880 Census for sons George and Charles state father was born in MS; however, l900 and 1910 for George say AL.1 
Cen-Enum*25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Lemuel Franks, 16 years old, born in Alabama, living with his parents, Jeremiah and Mourning and 3 of his siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Witness=Jeremiah Franks2 
Marriage*18 October 1854 Desoto County, Mississippi, USA; Lemuel's older sister married "Annie's" father, Samuel Rader.; Principal=Martha E. Rader3 
Land*1 July 1859 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; This was a cash entry sale at the Batesville Land Office for 320 acres containing the south half of the North East quarter, and the North half Quarter of the South East Quarter, of Section 32 and the south half of the North West Quarter, and the north half of theSouth West Quarter of Section 33, in Township 19N, of Range 9W of the 5th Meridian. The Document #11819, and the Accession #AR0670_.24.4 
Migration*1860 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; By 1860, the family left Alabama, and settled in Fulton County, Arkansas. It is reported by descendants of Lemuel Franks, that part of the reason they left Alabama was due to the heavy outbreak of malaria in the area.; Principal=Jeremiah Franks5 
Census18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of HH#245, age 41, farmer, real estate 500, personal estate 500, born TN, read/write no. Living with his wife and 7 children.
"Synthia Franks", age 36, born TN;
"William Franks", age 18, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"John Franks", age 16, farm laborer, born MS, attended school;
"Jeremiah Franks", age 14, born AL, attended school;
"Fanny Franks" age 12, born AL;
"Isaac Franks", age 8, born AL;
"Nancy Franks", age 6, born MS;
"Joshua Franks", age 11 months, born MS;
"Robert H.", 5, born in Arkansas.
The family lived next door to Oliver's parents and his brother Lemuel.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Cen-Enum18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Jeremiah Franks", 68 years old, born in GA, farm laborer. He and his wife Mourning are living with their son Lemuel and his family.; Principal=Jeremiah Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Cen-Enum18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Mourning Franks", 67 years old, born in NC, living with her husband, and son, Lemuel's family.; Principal=Morning Fisher, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Cen-Head*18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Lemuel Franks", head of HH#246, 26 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his wife and two children. His parents are living with him. He is a farmer, with values of real estate of $600 and personal property of $360, cannot read or write. He is living next door to his brother, Oliver.; Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 1860, Resident=Jeremiah Franks, Resident=Morning Fisher, Resident=Martha E. Rader, Resident=George Washington Franks, Resident=Amanda J. Franks6 
Cen-Enum18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Martha Franks", 22 years old, born in AL, cannot read or write, living with her husband, Lemuel, their 2 children, and her in-laws.; Principal=Martha E. Rader, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Cen-Enum18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "George W. Franks", 5 years old, born in Mississippi. Living with his parents, sister, and paternal grandparents.; Principal=George Washington Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Cen-Enum18 June 1860 Union Township, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Mandy Franks", 1 year old, born in AR. Living with her parents, brother, and paternal grandparents.; Principal=Amanda J. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 18606 
Military*24 July 1862 served in Moore's 10th Missouri Regiment, company F as a private. Both Lemuel and his brother, David were in this company. The 10th Infantry Regiment [also called 12th Regiment] was organized in November, 1862. Some of its members were raised in the counties of Chariton, Crawford, and Howard. The unit was assigned to A.E. Steen's, Parson's, and S. P. Burns' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and saw action in Arkansas and Missouri. It lost 11 killed, 41 wounded, and 237 missing at Helena, and after the fight it mustered 236 men. The regiment sustained 34 casualties at Pleasant Hill and 10 at Jenkins' Ferry. During the spring of 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel W.M. Moore, Alexander C. Pickett, and A.E. Steen; Lieutenant Colonel Simon Harris; and Major Elijah Magoffin. Lemuel was captured by the Union army and interred in St. Louis (dates unknown).3,7 
Occupation*after 1865 Fulton county, Arkansas, USA; Following the war, Lemuel returned home to do survey work for the county.7 
Census31 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Wm. D. Franks", head of HH#36, living next door to Lemuel Franks, his uncle, and not far from his father, Oliver, is 29 and married, farmer, born in AL, cannot read or write, value of real estate 160, and personal property 150. Living with his wife and 9 year old daughter (assumed);
"Virginia A. Franks", wife, age 27;
"Cintha E.", age 9, born in Arkansas.; Principal=William David Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18708 
Cen-Head*31 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Lemuel Franks, head of HH#35, age 36, born in AL, farmer, real estate 80, cannot read or write, living with his wife and 5 of his children.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1870, Resident=Martha E. Rader, Resident=George Washington Franks, Resident=Amanda J. Franks, Resident=Mary A. Franks, Resident=Morning Franks, Resident=Lucinda E. Franks8 
(Witness) DeathOctober 1870 Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Mortality Schedule states he died at age 2 months of hives.; Principal=Jeremiah Franks 
Death*between 1875 and 1878 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; According to Sheila Franks Brennan, a descendant of Lemuel, the Little Rock place of death given in the civil war records is incorrect. 
Burial* Viola Cemetery, Viola, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; Lemuel has a Confederate headstone.9 
Probate2 December 1878 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA10 

Family

Martha E. Rader b. 1836, d. b 1880
Marriage*18 October 1854 Desoto County, Mississippi, USA; Lemuel's older sister married "Annie's" father, Samuel Rader.; Principal=Martha E. Rader3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:1W4N-K9T, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
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    Dick D. Fox's homepage. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
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  5. [S44] Email Message, from Sheila Brennan to Pat Balkcom, 12 Feb 2003. Sheila is a descendant of Lemuel Franks, son of Jeremiah.
  6. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Fulton County, Union Township, Union Post Office, p. 35.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  7. [S87] Izard County Historical Society, History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas (Padukah, Kentucky: Turner Company, 2001), P.110.. Hereinafter cited as History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas.
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  10. [S44] Email Message, from Rosalie Guthrie (e-mail address) to Pat Balkcom, 03 Nov. 2002.
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