James A. L. Franks1

#4855, (September 1897 - )
Last EditedFeb 18, 2006
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Tucker1 b. c 1878
Birth*September 1897 Alabama, USA2 
Cen-Enum*2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James A. L. Franks", son of John Franks, born AL as well as parents, white, male, age12, single, can read and write, attending school, working as a general laborer on the home farm. Living with parents and 5 brothers.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin town, Page 12B, Image 24 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 7A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

James B. Franks1

#2274, (circa 1827 - )
Last EditedJul 9, 2004
Father*Elisha Franks1 b. 1802, d. Oct 1859
Mother*Panina (?)1 b. c 1805
Birth*circa 1827 Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*circa 1849 Principal=Eliza J. (?)2 
Cen-Head*30 December 1850 District 14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; James B. Franks, head of HH #569, age 23, farmer, born AL, living with wife, Eliza J. and next door to his parents, Elisha and Panina.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Resident=Eliza J. (?)2 
Cen-Enum30 December 1850 District 14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Eliza J. Franks, age 25, born Missouri, cannot read or write, living with husband, James B.; Principal=Eliza J. (?), Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18502 
Cen-Head*27 June 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James B. Franks", HH No. 261, white, male, age 33, farmer, born AL, real estate worth $500, personal estate $250, cannot read or write, living with his wife and two sons.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Resident=Eliza J. (?), Resident=Chasteen Franks, Resident=Elijah Franks3 
Cen-Enum27 June 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Eliza Franks", white, female, age 32, born AL, cannot read or write, living with husband and two sons.; Principal=Eliza J. (?), Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18603 
Cen-Enum27 June 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Chasteen Franks", white, male, age 8, born AL, attended school, living with his parents and brother.; Principal=Chasteen Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18603 
Cen-Enum27 June 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Elijah Franks", white, male, age 6, born AL, attended school, living with his parents and brother.; Principal=Elijah Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18603 

Family

Eliza J. (?) b. 1825
Marriage*circa 1849 Principal=Eliza J. (?)2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Researcher Dick D. Fox, Information given by Ellen Franks to Dick Fox., http://lockhart1957.tripod.com/index-GEN.html
  2. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 14, page 337.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  3. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Eastern District, Aston's Store, P. 39,
    Image 39 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  4. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Eastern District, Aston's Store, P. 29,
    Image 29 at www.ancestry.com.

James Franklin Franks1,2

#152, (20 October 1868 - 20 January 1905)
Last EditedFeb 16, 2003
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 Franks3 b. 13 Sep 1843, d. 12 Mar 1930
Mother*Mary Ann Langston3 b. 12 Mar 1842, d. 21 Jul 1909
Birth*20 October 1868 Arkansas, USA4,5 
Cen-Enum*20 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=AR Izard Co Census 1870, Witness=John Wesley Franks1 
Cen-Enum*1 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=AR Izard Co Census 1880, Witness=John Wesley Franks6 
Marriage*June 1888 Principal=Nancy Eveline Hargis2,5 
Cen-Head*18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "James F. Franks", HH #209, white, male, born Oct. 1868, age 31, married 12 years, born AR, father AL, mother AR, farmer, can read, write and speak English. Owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with wife and 5 children and adjacent to his parents and 2 married siblings.; Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 1900, Resident=Nancy Eveline Hargis, Resident=Daughter Franks, Resident=Mattie S. Franks, Resident=John H. Franks, Resident=Mary A. Franks, Resident=Dollie E. Franks5 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Nancy E. Franks", wife of James F. Franks, white, female, born July 1868, age 31, married 12 years, has had 5 children, all living. Born AR, also parents, can read, write, and speak English. Living with husband and 5 children.; Principal=Nancy Eveline Hargis, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; (Name unreadable), daughter of James F. Franks, white, female, born Aug. 1888, age 11, born AR, as were parents, can read, write and speak English.
Living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=Daughter Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; Mattie S. Franks, daughter of James F. Franks, white, female, born April 1892, age 8, born AR, as were parents, can read, write and speak English.
Living with parents and 4 siblings. Attended school 3 months.; Principal=Mattie S. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "John H. Franks", son of James F. Franks, white, male, born Oct. 1894, age 5, born AR, as were parents. Living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=John H. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; Mary A.Franks, daughter of James F. Franks, white, female, born Sept 1896, age 3, born AR, as were parents. Living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=Mary A. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Dollie (Name not clear) E. Franks, daughter of James F. Franks, white, female, born Nov 1899, age 6 months, born AR, as were parents.
Living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=Dollie E. Franks, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19005 
Death*20 January 1905 Union, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA4,2 
Burial*January 1905 Union Cemetery, Union, Fulton County, Arkansas, USA2 

Family

Nancy Eveline Hargis b. 26 Jul 1868, d. 11 Nov 1938
Marriage*June 1888 Principal=Nancy Eveline Hargis2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Submitted by Leona J. Headley
    http://www.cotagesoft.com/~lheadley/FAMILY/LANGSTON.htm. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:1W4N-LH8, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  4. [S25] Ancestry.com, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1955308&id=I3166. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [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.
  6. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Newburg Township, page 9.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.

James Henry Franks1,2

#3072, (1876 - )
Last EditedDec 27, 2002
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*1876 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "James H. Franks", son of Isaac L., age 4 , 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. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Tory Crook at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tory&id=I6102. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

James Ira Franks1

#2487, (14 October 1889 - 11 May 1960)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Birth*14 October 1889 1 
Marriage* Principal=Merta E. (?)1 
Death*11 May 1960 1 
Burial*May 1960 Mantachie Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; James is buried beside Merta (assumed wife) and Mercer Franks (brother? sister?).1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 226. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

James Ira Franks1

#3292, (14 October 1889 - 11 May 1960)
Last EditedFeb 21, 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*14 October 1889 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 
Marriage* Principal=Mertie Turner2 
Death*11 May 1960 Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA1 
Burial*May 1960 Manthachie Cemetary, 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.
  2. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 44.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

James Lemuel Franks1,2

#3416, (September 1868 - 1917)
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*Jeremiah M. Franks2 b. 1847
Mother*Nancy Cagle2 b. 1848
Birth*September 1868 Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "James L. Franks", white, male, age 11, son of Jerry M. Franks, born AL, father AL, mother GA.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1880, Witness=Jeremiah M. Franks2 
Marriage*25 November 1888 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Rebecca Murphy1 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1900 Principal=Unknown Franks3 
Death*1917 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Family

Rebecca Murphy b. 1868, d. 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, MS, Itawamba County, District 3, Enum. District 11, p. 36. Image #36 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  3. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, MS, Itawamba County, District 2.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

James M. Franks1,2

#2096, (1840 - 2 February 1863)
Last EditedJul 1, 2004
Father*Lemuel Franks2 b. 1795, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Mother*Unknown (?)3 b. bt 1791 - 1800, d. c 1840
Birth*1840 Marion County, Alabama, USA2 
Cen-Enum*3 November 1850 Beat #5, Marion County, Alabama, USA; James, 10, male, born AL, living with parents and 12 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Witness=Lemuel Franks2 
Military*15 December 1862 Alabama, USA; James grew up in northwest Alabama. Marion County is located in the hill country of Alabama. There were few plantations in the county and accordingly few slaves. Slavery was not an issue here and the many small farmers had nothing to gain in a victory for slavery and many people in the area were against slavery.
Like many young men from Marion County, he joined the Union Army of the United States. James Franks enlisted with Company A, First Alabama Regiment of the Alabama Cavalry Volunteers on December 15, 1862 at Glendale, Mississippi (near Corinth), along with his brothers, William, Peter and Jeremiah. He was mustered into service on December 31, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi. He only served for two months before he died on February 2, 1863, in the army hospital at Corinth.4,1 
Death*2 February 1863 Army Hospital, Corinth, Mississippi, USA4 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (Civil War Soldier Database). Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  2. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Beat #5, page 218.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S25] Ancestry.com, Chad D. Baus <e-mail address> , Sept. 2002.

James M. Franks1

#3174, (1868 - )
Last EditedJan 1, 2003
Father*Smith Franks1 b. c 1835
Mother*Kaziah C. Gann1 b. 1844
Birth*1868 Mississippi, USA1 
Cen-Enum*11 June 1880 Monroe Township, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA; "James M. Franks", son of Smith Franks, white, male, age 12, single, works on farm, born AL, parents born AL. Living with parents and 5 siblings.; Principal=AR Sevier Co Census 1880, Witness=Smith Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Sevier County, Monroe Township, p. 46C. Image #11 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.

James M. Franks1

#3443, (30 June 1878 - 4 December 1938)
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*30 June 1878 Tennessee, USA1 
Marriage* Principal=Ada Ranier1 
Death*4 December 1938 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Citations

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

James M. Franks1

#4809, (1867 - )
Last EditedJul 9, 2004
Father*Joseph Franks1 b. 1829
Mother*Lucinda J. (?)1 b. 1844
Birth*1867 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*10 June 1870 Western District, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James M. Franks", white, male, age 3, born AL. Living with parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1870, Witness=Joseph Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Western District, p. 15, Image 15 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

James M. Franks1

#4844, (circa 1864 - )
Last EditedFeb 7, 2006
Birth*circa 1864 Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*circa 1883 USA; Principal=Mary C. (?)1 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1900 Principal=(?) Franks2 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1900 Principal=(?) Franks2 
Census*8 June 1900 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James M. Franks, HH #117, born Oct. 1864, age 35, married 18 years, born Al, parents born TN, farmer, can read but not write, owns his farm, free of mortgage. Living next to several Franks families. Living with him: -
Mary C., wife, born May 1857, age 43, married 18 years, has had 7 children, with 5 living, born AL, parents born AL.
Belle D., daughter, born April 1885 in AL, age 15.
Hosea E., son, born Aug. 1887 in AL, age 15.
Cora E., daughter, born Dec 1889 in AL, age 10.
William, son, born Feb. 1894 in AL, age 6.
Roy, son, born March 1896 in AL, age 4.
Also, 2 neices, age 10 and 6 are living with them.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1900, Resident=Mary C. (?), Resident=Belle D. Franks, Resident=Hosia Franks, Resident=Cora E. Franks, Resident=Willie Franks, Resident=Ray Franks2 
Cen-Enum2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Hosea Franks", son of James M. Franks, single, white, male, age 21, born AL as well as parents, can read and write, is working as a general laborer on the home farm. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Hosia Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 
Cen-Head*2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James M. Franks" HH of Family #220, white, male, age 46, married 27 years, born AL, father born AL, mother MS, speaks English, cannot read or write, farmer on a general farm, renting his farm. Living with his wife and four children, close to Cleveland and John Franks.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1910, Resident=Mary C. (?), Resident=Hosia Franks, Resident=Cora E. Franks, Resident=Willie Franks, Resident=Ray Franks1 
Cen-Enum2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Mary C. Franks", wife of James M., age 53, white, female, born AL as well as parents, married 27 years, has had 7 children with 5 currently living, cannot read or write.; Principal=Mary C. (?), Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 
Cen-Enum2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Cara Franks", daughter of James M. Franks, born AL as well as parents, white, female, age17, single, can read and write, attending school, working as a general laborer on the home farm. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Cora E. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 
Cen-Enum2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Willie Franks", son of James M. Franks, born AL as well as parents, white, male, age16, single, can read and write, attending school, working as a general laborer on the home farm. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Willie Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 
Cen-Enum2 May 1910 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Ray Franks", son of James M. Franks, born AL as well as parents, white, male, age14, single, can read and write, attending school, working as a general laborer on the home farm. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Ray Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 

Family

Mary C. (?) b. c 1857
Marriage*circa 1883 USA; Principal=Mary C. (?)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin town, Image 24 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 7A. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

James Marion Franks1

#3048, (circa 1853 - )
Last EditedNov 24, 2002
Father*Benjamin F. Franks1 b. 1822, d. 6 Jun 1864
Mother*Martha P. Spears1 b. 1826
Birth*circa 1853 1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Tory Crook at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tory&id=I13532. . Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

James Morrow Franks1,2

#2466, (5 January 1880 - 12 September 1947)
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Father*Peter F. Franks3 b. 1845, d. 5 Apr 1910
Mother*July Ann Pace3 b. 1843, d. 17 Apr 1896
Birth*5 January 1880 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1,2 
Marriage*14 January 1900 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Rose Lean Murphy1,2 
(Witness) Death6 October 1906 Principal=Rubie Lee Franks3 
(Witness) Death5 November 1910 Principal=Bassie Irene Franks3 
(Witness) Death7 October 1919 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Rose Lean Murphy1,2 
Marriage*14 December 1921 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Ovie Buse1 
Death*12 September 1947 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1,2 
Burial*September 1947 Keys Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; She is buried beside James M. Franks (assumed husband).2 

Family

Rose Lean Murphy b. 16 Feb 1885, d. 7 Oct 1919
Marriage*14 January 1900 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Rose Lean Murphy1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 143. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.
  3. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

James Roe Franks1

#2170, (30 October 1911 - 8 March 1990)
Last EditedFeb 2, 2002
Birth*30 October 1911 1 
Death*8 March 1990 1 
Burial*March 1990 Oxford Cemetery, Izard County, Arkansas, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, Gary Wiles (e-mail address) , 15 Nov, 2000 - Izard County Cemetery Lookups.

James W. Franks1

#5099, (June 1879 - )
Last EditedFeb 24, 2006
Father*Elisha F. Franks1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Delila (?)1 b. Jan 1835
Birth*June 1879 Alabama, USA1,2 
Census9 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Elisha F. Franks", HH #134, age 34, married, farming, born AL, parents born TN. Living beside his sister, Tennessee and his mother, Sarah. Living with him:
Dilley, female, age 43, wife, housekeeping, born GA, father born SC, mother born NC.
Martha Jane, age 11, daughter, assisting mother, born AL, father born AL, mother GA.
Wm. Henry, age 10, son, assisting mother, born AL, father born AL, mother GA.
Mary F., daughter, age 9, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA.
John Robert, son, age 4, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA.
James W., son, age 1, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA.; Principal=Elisha F. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18801 
Marriage*1900 Principal=Lillie L. (?)2 
Census*20 June 1900 Pearce's Mill, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "James Franks", HH #224, born June 1879, age 20, not married a year yet,, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, can read and write, renting his farm. Living close to his father. Living with him:
Lillie L., wife, born May 1881, age 19, not married a year yet, no children, born AL, father born GA, mother AL, cannot read or write.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1900, Resident=Lillie L. (?)2 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Township 11, Range 15, p. 15B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Pearce's Mill, Precinct #11, p. 12B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

James William Franks1

#3288, (26 January 1863 - 29 February 1940)
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*26 January 1863 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 
Marriage*27 December 1884 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Penima S. Guess1 
Death*29 February 1940 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Walked from his farm house into Mantahachie one day, having the sudden need to purchase a gun for his grandson, Bumel. Fell dead in his yard upon returning with the rifle. Bumel's son Jimmy posesses the rifle today.
1 
Burial*March 1940 Keys Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Family

Penima S. Guess b. c 1867, d. 22 Jan 1923
Children

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.

James William Franks1

#4744, (March 1863 - 1945)
Last EditedFeb 23, 2006
Father*Eli Alvin Franks1 b. 1833, d. 10 Aug 1884
Mother*Matilda (?)1 b. Jun 1830
Birth*March 1863 Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jame William. Franks", white, male, age 18, 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*24 November 1889 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Principal=Emma Jane Homer3,4 
Census*8 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=AL Marion Co Census 1900, Resident=Emma Jane Homer, Resident=Lillie Franks, Resident=Nellie E. Franks, Resident=Larken C. Franks, Resident=Albert Franks, Resident=Elijah Robert Franks3 
Census*3 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=AL Marion Co Census 1910, Resident=Emma Jane Homer, Resident=Lillie Franks, Resident=Larken C. Franks, Resident=Albert Franks, Resident=Daisy Franks, Resident=Ila Franks, Resident=Ollie D. Franks, Resident=Ida Franks5 
Death*1945 Witness=Emma Jane Homer6,7 
Burial*1945 Mt. Olive Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Listed as Jim Franks. Buried with Emma Franks (wife).7 

Family

Emma Jane Homer b. Oct 1874, d. 1952
Marriage*24 November 1889 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Principal=Emma Jane Homer3,4 
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.
  3. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin Town, p. 7A.
  4. [S25] Ancestry.com, Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Guin, Precinct #15, Sheet 13B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  6. [S44] Email Message, from Rick Franks to Pat Balkcom (e-mail address), 23 June 2004. Rick's great grandfather is James William Franks.
  7. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Transcription of Cemetery Stones at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Marion County, AL
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/marion/cemeteries/mtolive.txt. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

Jane Franks1

#1642, (circa 1830 - )
Last EditedFeb 6, 2002
Birth*circa 1830 2 
Married Name15 March 1849 Gentry1 
Marriage*15 March 1849 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Married by D. Buchanan, JP.; Principal=G. B. Gentry2 

Citations

  1. [S67] Jordan Dodd et al, compiler, Early American Marriages: Mississippi, 1825-1850 (Bountiful, Utah: Precision Indexing Publishers), Database found at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Mississippi Marriages 1825-50.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Itawamba County, MS Marriage Book 3. page 100. Posted at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/statecen.html. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

Janey Franks1

#3417, (1874 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*Jeremiah M. Franks1 b. 1847
Mother*Nancy Cagle1 b. 1848
Birth*1874 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "Janey Franks", white, female, age 6, daughter of Jerry M. Franks, born AL, father AL, mother GA.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1880, Witness=Jeremiah M. Franks1 
Married Name Webb2 
Marriage* Principal=Joe N. Webb2 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, MS, Itawamba County, District 3, Enum. District 11, p. 36. Image #36 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Jasper Franks1

#1933, (1853 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*(?) Franks1 d. b 1870
Mother*(?) Unknown1 b. 1825
Birth*1853 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*29 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Jasper, age 17, "at home", born in AR, cannot read or write. Living with widowed mother (assumed) and 5 siblings.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18701 

Citations

  1. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Table Rock Township, page 4.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

Javon Franks1

#3324, (1863 - )
Last EditedFeb 20, 2003
Father*Charles Franks1
Mother*Susannah H. McVay1 b. 31 Oct 1833, d. 26 Jan 1900
Birth*1863 1 

Citations

  1. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 151.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

Jay V. Franks1

#2524, (3 October 1863 - 22 April 1938)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Birth*3 October 1863 1 
Death*22 April 1938 1 
Burial*April 1938 Sandy Springs Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Jay is buried beside Susan S. Franks, who may be his mother.1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 443. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Jennie C. Franks1

#4763, (1878 - )
Last EditedJun 27, 2004
Father*Allen T. Franks1 b. bt 1841 - 1843
Mother*Melvina (?)1 b. 1846
Birth*1878 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jennie C. Franks", white, female, age 2, daughter of Allen, born AL, parents born AL, living with parents and 6 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1880, Witness=Allen T. Franks1 

Citations

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

Jeremiah Franks1

#127, (circa 1791 - before 1870)
Last EditedSep 4, 2005
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsJ Balkcom Tree (Maternal) - Ancestors of Zela (Franks) Balkcom
Descendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Birth*circa 1791 Georgia, USA; In the 1800 Rutherford County, North Carolina census, there is a Peter Franks and a Henry Franks listed on the same page as John Fisher (Jeremiah's future father-in-law). Based on the census figures, Jeremiah could have been the son of either Peter or Henry. The 1850 census lists Jeremiah's birthplace as Georgia. Also in the 1880 Izard County, AR census, Oliver lists his father's birthplace as Georgia. A land deed in 1856 states Jeremiah was 63, so he may have been born in 1793.2 
Marriage*circa 1815 Possibly North Carolina or Tennessee, USA; Mourning Fisher was the daughter of John Fisher and Elizabeth Tubb. They lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina before moving to the Caney Fork River area in Tennessee where the Franks were living.; Principal=Morning Fisher3 
LandMarch 1822 Warren County, Tennessee, USA; to Peter Bain of Warren County for $200. This land was on the Caney Fork, and bounded William English. Witnesses were Samuel Gann and Alexander McWhorter, acknowledged 2 Jul 1811, registered 19 Nov. 1822.4 
Land2 October 1824 Warren County, Tennessee, USA; to Peter Bain of Warren county for $40. The land was on the dry branch of the Caney Fork. The deed was witnessed by Alexander McWhorter and Archibald Bain, acknowledged 7 April 1828 and registered 6 June 1828.5 
Immigration*between 1827 and 1830 Alabama, USA; The date that they left Tennessee is based on the birthdates of Elizabeth and David (1850 census states Elizabeth was born in TN and David in AL).
According to Sheila Brennan, a descendant of Lemuel Franks (son of Jeremiah), several of the Franks were in the War of 1812 and went with Andrew Jackson to fight at the Battle of New Orleans. The army passed through Northern Alabama and this may have influenced the family to migrate there several years later.
      
Cen-Head*between 1 June 1830 and 1 June 1831 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Jeremiah Franks, head of HH. Living next door to Elisha Franks. Living in the house are:
Males 5-9: 1 (Oliver)
Males 30-39: 1 (Jeremiah)
Females 0-4: 1 (Unknown)
Females 5-9: 2 (Elizabeth, Alva)
Females 10-14: 2 (Frances, Unknown)
Females 30-39: 1 (Mourning, wife); Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1830, Resident=Morning Fisher, Resident=Frances Franks, Resident=(?) Franks, Resident=Oliver Franks, Resident=(?) Franks, Resident=Alva M. Franks, Resident=Elizabeth Franks6 
Land15 September 1836 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; This consisted of 160 acres in the SE quarter of Section 18 in Township 8 South of Range 9 East in the Chickasaw Meridian. The land office was in Pontotoc and the Certificate # was 3457 and the Accession No. was MS2800_.444. He paid $199.38 at $1.25 per acre.7 
Cen-Head1840 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Jeremiah Franks, head of HH. Two are working in Agriculture.
Living in the house are:
Male 5-9: 2 (David and Lemuel)
Male 40-49: 1 (Jeremiah)
Females 10-14: 1 (Unknown daughter)
Females 15-19: 2 (Alva and Elizabeth)
Females 20-29: 1 (Unknown daughter, wouldn't be Frances as she has married Isaac Willliams and left home)
Females 40-49: 1 (Mourning, wife)

Son Oliver has married Cynthia Gann and they are also living in Itawamba County. Isaac Williams is living next door to Jeremiah.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1840, Resident=Morning Fisher, Resident=David Franks, Resident=Lemuel Franks, Resident=Elizabeth Franks, Resident=Alva M. Franks, Resident=(?) Franks, Resident=(?) Franks8 
Land7 October 1840 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; This was 160 acres of land made available through the treaties with the Chickasaw Indians, dated Oct. 20, 1932 and May 24, 1834 and the Act of Congress of 24th April 1820. His land contained the NE quarter of Sec. 18 in Township 8 South of Range 9 East of the Chickasaw Meridian. The land office was Ponotoc and the Certificate # was 15905 and the Accession No. was MS3050_.423. He paid $19.94 at 12.5 cents per acre.9 
Cen-Head1841 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; having 9 people in his household.10 
Cen-Head*25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Jeremiah Franks, head of HH #194, 59 years old and born in Georgia, farmer. He is living with his wife and four of their children.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Resident=Elizabeth Franks, Resident=David Franks, Resident=Lemuel Franks, Resident=Alva M. Franks, Resident=Morning Fisher11 
Cen-Enum25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Mourning Franks, 57 years old born in North Carolina and living with her husband and four of their children, cannot read or write.; Principal=Morning Fisher, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 185011 
Cen-Enum25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Alva M. Franks, 25 years old born in TN, cannot read or write, living with parents, Jeremiah and Mourning and 3 siblings.; Principal=Alva M. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 185011 
Cen-Enum25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Elizabeth Franks, 23 years old born in TN, cannot read or write, living with parents, Jeremiah and Mourning, and 3 siblings.; Principal=Elizabeth Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 185011 
Cen-Enum25 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; David Franks, 20 years old, born in Alabama, laborer, living with parents, Jeremiah and Mourning, and 3 siblings.; Principal=David Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 185011 
Cen-Enum25 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=Lemuel Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 185011 
Land*1 July 1856 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Jeremiah was listed as 63 years old of Marion County. He bought 120 acres. It was located on the east half of the South East quarter of Section two and the North West quarter of the South West quarter of Section 1, in Township 12 South, Range 13 West in the District of Lands at Huntsville Alabama. This land was made available at a reduced cost according to an of 4th Aug, 1854, in which settlers could only use the land for personal use and could not buy more than 320 acres. The certificate No. was 27513 ans the Accession No. was AL3850_.466. He paid $120.49 at 12 and a half cents per acre.9 
Land13 September 1859 Marion County, Alabama, USA; This was 80 acres made available through the land Act of April 24th, 1820. His land was the SE quarter of the NE quarter and the NE quarter of the SE quarter of Section 18 in Township 12 South of Range 12 West. The land office was in Huntsville, Alabama and the Certificate # was 30755 and the Accession No. was AL 3940_.063.12 
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=Lemuel Franks13 
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=AR Fulton Co Census 1860, Witness=Lemuel Franks14 
Death*before 1870 Arkansas, USA; Possibly Fulton or Izard County. 

Family

Morning Fisher b. 10 Apr 1785, d. bt 1860 - 1870
Marriage*circa 1815 Possibly North Carolina or Tennessee, USA; Mourning Fisher was the daughter of John Fisher and Elizabeth Tubb. They lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina before moving to the Caney Fork River area in Tennessee where the Franks were living.; Principal=Morning Fisher3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:1W4N-KLP, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  2. [S45] U.S. Census 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina, page 110. Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/rutherford/census/ruth1800.txt.
  3. [S82] Bobbie Jones McLane, compiler, An Index to the Three Volumes, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans
    (n.p.: Arkansas Ancestors, 1988), P. 25 "...the son of Oliver Franks, who was the son of Jerry and Morning Franks of N.C...". Hereinafter cited as Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans.
  4. [S48] Researcher Dick D. Fox, His source was the Warren County, TN Deed Book (1820-24)., http://lockhart1957.tripod.com/index-GEN.html
  5. [S48] Researcher Dick D. Fox, His source was the Warren County, TN Deed Book (1826-28)., http://lockhart1957.tripod.com/index-GEN.html
  6. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, pages 431-432.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.
  7. [S24] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov, I have copies of the deeds.. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records.
  8. [S13] U.S. Census 1840, Mississippi, Itawamba County, page 24.
  9. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, I have copies of the deed.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  10. [S26] Genealogy Website, 1841 State Census of Itawamba County, MS. Posted at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/statecen.html
  11. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 14, page 280.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  12. [S24] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov, National Archives records.
  13. [S44] Email Message, from Sheila Brennan to Pat Balkcom, 12 Feb 2003. Sheila is a descendant of Lemuel Franks, son of Jeremiah.
  14. [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.
  15. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://members.tripod.com/~dickdfox/index-dickdfox.html
    Dick D. Fox's homepage.
  16. [S82] Bobbie Jones McLane, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans, P. 25.
  17. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-JJ4.
  18. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-KN4.
  19. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-KPB.
  20. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), "Church of LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:1W4N-K9T.

Jeremiah Franks

#1924, (September 1870 - October 1870)
Last EditedJan 7, 2002
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Father*Lemuel Franks b. c 1834, d. bt 1875 - 1878
Mother*Martha E. Rader b. 1836, d. b 1880
Birth*September 1870 Arkansas, USA; Mortality schedule states he was 2 months old when he died in Oct., however he is not listed on the census taken 31 Aug 1870. 
Death*October 1870 Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Mortality Schedule states he died at age 2 months of hives.; Witness=Lemuel Franks, Witness=Martha E. Rader 

Jeremiah Franks1

#1975, (circa 1853 - )
Last EditedJul 3, 2004
Father*Lewis Franks1 b. bt 1829 - 1831, d. 4 Apr 1870
Mother*Anny (?)1 b. c 1831
Birth*circa 1853 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*17 July 1860 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Jerry Franks, age 7, born AL, living with parents and 3 brothers.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1860, Witness=Lewis Franks1 

Citations

  1. [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.

Jeremiah M. Franks1,2

#2478, (1847 - )
Last EditedJul 1, 2004
Father*Lemuel Franks2 b. 1795, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Mother*Hulda Jane Gann2 b. 1810
Name Variation Jerry Franks3 
Birth*1847 Marion County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*3 November 1850 Beat #5, Marion County, Alabama, USA; Jeremiah, 3, male, born AL, living with parents and 12 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Witness=Lemuel Franks2 
Cen-Enum*11 July 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Jeremiah Franks", white, male, age 12, born AL, living with her mother and 5 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Hulda Jane Gann4 
Military*15 December 1862 Alabama, USA; Jeremiah Franks enlisted with Company A of the First Alabama Calvary of the United States Army on December 15, 1862 at Glendale, Mississippi, along with his brothers, William, James and Jeremiah. Jeremiah served until the end of the war, he later transferred to Company C.
For the first few months of service, the First Alabama Cavalry was headquarted at Glendale, Mississippi. They were largely engaged in successful scouting and foraging expeditions in northern Mississippi and Alabama oweing to their acquaintance with the area. In early May of 1863, Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge in a report to Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut praised the First Alabama Cavalry for bravley charging Colonel Phillip D. Roddy's Confederates at Bear Creek with unloaded muskets. Colonel Florence M. Cornyn, who had been closer to the Alabamians in their baptism of fire than his Brigadier General, was less complimentary in his report: "I ordered a charge by the First Alabama Cavalry, which I am sorry to say, was
not obeyed with the alacrity it should have been. After charging to within short musket-range of the enemy, they halted for a cause I cannot account for, and the enemy escaped into the woods..." What Cornyn probably couldn't understand was that when these men came into musket-range of the Rebel forces and could see the enemy face to face, it came home to them that they weren't fighting some unknown enemy but friends, neighbors and in
many cases members of their own families. Two companies of the First Alabama Cavalry were attached to Colonel Abel D. Streight in his famous charge across Alabama against Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest which ended in a battle near Gasden, Alabama. In October, 1863 the First
Alabama under the command of Colonel George E. Spencer, a force of about 650 men, was ordered to move out of Corinth toward Columbiana, Alabama. It's objective was to destroy the railroad from Line Station to Elyton. However, about 40 miles out of Glendale at Jones' Crossroads (present-day Red Bay, Alabama), the regiment was attacked by 2000 Confederates. During the remainder of 1863 the main body of the First Alabama Cavalry remained in the Memphis, Tennessee area recuperating. From time to time, a regiment, a picked patrol or a company of this unit was sent out on reconnaissance expeditions, sometimes skirmishing with Confederate cavalry patrols. For the first few months of service, the First Alabama Cavalry was headquarted at Glendale, Mississippi. They were largely engaged in successful scouting and foraging expeditions in northern Mississippi and Alabama owing to their acquaintance with the area.
Jeremiah was the only brother who remained in the service after 1863. During the early part of 1864 Jeremiah, along with his fellow men, was sent out on a reconnaissance expedition, sometimes skirmishing with Confederate cavalry patrols. The regiment moved to Atlanta and from there moved into South Carolina with the Third Brigade to the Savannah River encountering the troops of "fighting Joe Wheeler" for two battles in early February of 1865. On March 7, 1865, Jeremiah's company moved into North Carolina stopping at Monroe's Crossroads for the night of March 9th. Jeremiah was awakened from his sleep by whistling bullets and the yelling of the enemy who had charged the camp led personally by General Joe Wheeler. A bloody hand to hand combat that lasted for more than three hours followed. Finally the Fifth Kentucky and the Fifth Ohio came to the rescue and succeeded in driving the enemy from the camp. In July 1865, the First Alabama returned to north Alabama around Huntsville, where they remained until they were mustered out in October of that year.
5,6,7 
Marriage*circa 1867 Principal=Nancy Cagle8 
Cen-Head*21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; "Jerry M. Franks", HH #215, white, male, age 31, married, farmer, born AL, parents TN, living with wife and 3 children.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1880, Resident=Nancy Cagle, Resident=James Lemuel Franks, Resident=Janey Franks, Resident=Bethie Franks9 
Cen-Enum21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "Nancy Franks", white, female, age 32, wife of Jerry M. Franks, keeping house, born GA, parents SC, living with husband and 3 children.; Principal=Nancy Cagle, Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 18809 
Cen-Enum21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "James L. Franks", white, male, age 11, son of Jerry M. Franks, born AL, father AL, mother GA.; Principal=James Lemuel Franks, Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 18809 
Cen-Enum21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "Janey Franks", white, female, age 6, daughter of Jerry M. Franks, born AL, father AL, mother GA.; Principal=Janey Franks, Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 18809 
Cen-Enum21 June 1880 Itawamba County, Alabama, USA; "Bettie Franks", white, female, age 2, daughter of Jerry M. Franks, born AL, father AL, mother GA.; Principal=Bethie Franks, Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 18809 
Burial* Keys Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Gravestone states he was in Co. A of the 1st Ala. Calvary. He is buried next to Bassie and Rubee Lee, daughters of J. M. and R. L. Franks.3 

Family

Nancy Cagle b. 1848
Marriage*circa 1867 Principal=Nancy Cagle8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Chad D. Baus <e-mail address> , Sept. 2002.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Beat #5, page 218.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  3. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 160. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.
  4. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Eastern District, Aston's Store, P. 62,
    Image 28 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  5. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm
  6. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (Civil War Soldier Database). Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  7. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 43. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.
  8. [S25] Ancestry.com, Posted by Chad D. Baus at
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankshaus&id=I886.
  9. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, MS, Itawamba County, District 3, Enum. District 11, p. 36. Image #36 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.

Jeremiah Thomas Franks1,2

#136, (6 February 1848 - 21 March 1927)
Last EditedMar 25, 2005
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*6 February 1848 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Based on the 1870 census, Jeremiah would have been born in 1851 and in Tennessee. The 1860 census puts his birth as 1846 in AL. 1880 census puts birth at 1852 in AL.3,4,5,1,6 
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, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18507 
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, cannot read or write. Living with his wife and 7 children and next door to his brother, Lemuel, and his parents.
"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;
"Fanny Franks" age 12, born AL;
"Jeremiah Franks", age 14, born AL, attended school;
"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.; Head of Household=Oliver Franks, Enumerator=AR Fulton Co Census 18608 
Marriage*6 May 1865 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; There is no marriage certificate available for them as the court house burned during the Civil War and then again later. They probably married in Fulton county, where her father lived, or in Izard county where his father lived. The 1880 census lends a doubt that this was Mary Rebecca Rader as the date of birth, birthplace of Mary and her parents is not accurate.; Principal=Mary Rebecca Rader9,5 
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;; Principal=Oliver Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 187010 
(Witness) Death14 November 1871 Principal=William Franks11 
(Witness) Death15 February 1879 Principal=Amanda Franks11 
Cen-Head*3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Jeremiah Franks", HH #41, white, male, age 38, married, farmer, cannot read or write, born AL, parents TN. Living with wife and 4 children. Appears that living on the same property as brother, Isaac Lemuel, his wife and children.; Principal=AR Conway Co Census 1880, Resident=Mary Rebecca Rader, Resident=Martha E. Franks, Resident=Nancy Eleanor Franks, Resident=Oliver Samuel Franks, Resident=Cynthia Louise Franks12 
Cen-Enum3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Mary R. Franks", white, female, age 27, wife of Jeremiah Franks, keeping house, born TN, parents born TN. Living with husband and 4 children and it appears also living with Jeremiah's brother, Isaac's family. It is interesting that it states her parents and she were born in TN. If this is Mary Rebecca Rader, none of them were born there.; Principal=Mary Rebecca Rader, Principal=AR Conway Co Census 188012 
Cen-Enum3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Cynthia L. Franks", age 2, daughter of Jeremiah, born AR, father AL., mother TN. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Cynthia Louise Franks, Principal=AR Conway Co Census 188012 
Cen-Enum3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Oliver S. Franks", male, age 4, son of Jeremiah, born AR. Father born AL, mother TN. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=Oliver Samuel Franks, Principal=AR Conway Co Census 188012 
Cen-Enum3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Nancy Franks", daughter of Jeremiah, age 9, born AR, living with parents, Jeremiah and Mary R., and 3 siblings. Father born AL, mother TN.; Principal=Nancy Eleanor Franks, Principal=AR Conway Co Census 188012 
Cen-Enum3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "Martha E. Franks", daughter of Jeremiah, age 13, born AR, father born AL, mother TN. Living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=Martha E. Franks, Principal=AR Conway Co Census 188012 
(Witness) Death12 August 1884 Principal=Thomas Franks11 
Migration*1889 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; Rosalie Guthrie states that the Franks and Guthrie families moved from Arkansas to Texas, that Jeremiah (Isaac's brother) travelled by train with Isaac's wife, Lou, as she was pregnant. The rest of the family went by wagon. Brother, William David, had already been living in Caldwell County for about 10 years and Aunt Frances Franks Williams had been there since the late 1850's.; Principal=Isaac Lemuel Franks13 
(Witness) Death27 February 1895 Texas, USA; Principal=Marvin Pirtie Franks11 
Land*20 May 1897 Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Land was bought under Certificate # 18046, Accession # AR0840_.266 at the Batesville Land Office. It consisted of 160 acres - the NE quarter of the NE quarter, the North half of the NW quarter, and tahe SE quarter of the SW quarter of Township 18 North, Range 9 West, of the 5th Meridian in Izard County. The certificate states "Jeremiah Franks of Fulton County", so I am making the assumption that this is the correct Jeremiah.14 
Cen-Head*11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Jerry T. Franks", head of HH #154, white, male, born Feb. 1848, age 53, married 34 years, born AL, parents born AL, farmer, employed all months of the year, can read, write, and speak English, renting his farm. Living with his wife, son and 2 daughters and a boarder "John M. Williams, who is actually related to him through his aunt Frances Franks Williams. Living next door is daughter Nancy and her husband, Joseph Skidmore. It is interesting to note that it is stated that they were married 34 years, which would put the marriage date about 1866. Jeremiah was not listed living with his wife and daughter in 1870, but with his parents. It is possible he was just visiting them at the time, however, this means his wife and daughter were apparently overlooked in the census.l; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1900, Resident=Mary Rebecca Rader, Resident=Voet Embrey Franks, Resident=Fannie Olivia Franks, Resident=Mary Cordelia Franks, Resident=John M. Williams5 
Cen-Enum11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Mary R. Franks", wife of Jerry T., white, female, born Oct. 1850, married 34 years, has had 11 children, 7 living now, age 49, born MS, father MS, mother AL, can read, write, and speak English. Living with husband and son and 2 daughters.; Principal=Mary Rebecca Rader, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Voet E. Franks", son of Jerry T., white, male, born Dec. 1882, single, age 17, born AR, father AL, mother MS, farm laborer, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents and 2 siblings.; Principal=Voet Embrey Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Fannie O. Franks", daughter of Jerry T., white, female, born May 1885, single, age 15, born AR, father AL, mother MS, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents and 2 siblings.; Principal=Fannie Olivia Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Mary C. Franks", daughter of Jerry T., white, female, born March 1891, single, age 9, born AR, father AL, mother MS, can read, write, and speak English. Living with parents and 2 siblings.; Principal=Mary Cordelia Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19005 
Cen-Enum11 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "John M. Williams", born Nov. 1878, in TX, 21, parents born MS. Living as a boarder with Jeremiah T. Franks.; Principal=John M. Williams, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19005 
(Witness) Death17 November 1904 Mannsville, Johnston County, Oklahoma, USA; Principal=Mary Rebecca Rader11 
Death*21 March 1927 Mannsville, Johnston County, Oklahoma, USA; Some sources state Jeremiah died in Ardmore, OK.11 

Family

Mary Rebecca Rader b. 8 Oct 1850, d. 17 Nov 1904
Marriage*6 May 1865 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; There is no marriage certificate available for them as the court house burned during the Civil War and then again later. They probably married in Fulton county, where her father lived, or in Izard county where his father lived. The 1880 census lends a doubt that this was Mary Rebecca Rader as the date of birth, birthplace of Mary and her parents is not accurate.; Principal=Mary Rebecca Rader9,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:M1HQ-NQ, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  2. [S44] Email Message, from Hope McCollum Greco at e-mail address to Pat Balkcom 19 Jan 2001.
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    Rootsweb - Izard Co., AR http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/textindices/A/ARIZARD+2003+7231363496+F
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Jerry Keith Franks1

#2521, (12 December 1954 - 16 December 1954)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Father*Sam Franks1
Mother*Ella (?)1
Birth*12 December 1954 1 
Death*16 December 1954 Witness=Sam Franks, Witness=Ella (?)1 
Burial*December 1954 Sandy Springs Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Jerry's tombstone states he is the son of Sam and Ella Franks.1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 441. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.