Walter B. Franks1

#5204, (March 1893 - )
Last EditedFeb 24, 2006
Birth*March 1893 Alabama, USA1 
Census20 June 1900 Pearce's Mill, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Elisha F. Franks", HH #222, born March 1844, age 56, married 31 years, born AL, parents born TN, farmer, owns his farm free of mortgage, cannot read and write. Living close to some of his children. Living with him:
Delila., wife, born Jan. 1835, age 65, married 31 years, has had 5 children, 4 are living, born GA, parents born SC, cannot read and write.
Marrtha J., daughter, born Mar. 1869, age 31, single, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farm laborer, can read and write.
Walter B., nephew, born March 1893, age 7, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Elisha F. 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. 12B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

Walter Jack Franks1

#3378, (1905 - )
Last EditedDec 31, 2005
Father*Samuel Mansfield Franks b. 8 Feb 1880, d. 11 Aug 1946
Mother*Isabelle Thomas b. 18 May 1887, d. 16 Sep 1971
Birth*1905 Mississippi, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Walter Robert Franks1,2,3

#101, (17 December 1891 - 17 August 1968)
Last EditedDec 5, 2002
RelationshipUncle 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*Robert Henry Franks b. 27 Sep 1866, d. 3 Aug 1929
Mother*Laura Alice Wolverton b. 27 Feb 1869, d. 29 Dec 1917
Birth*17 December 1891 Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA 
Cen-Enum*12 June 1900 Dwelling #58, Newburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; born in Dec 1891 in AR, both parents from AR. He is listed as "Robert W."; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19004 
Cen-Enum*19 April 1910 Enumeration District 54, Newhope Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; 18, single, born in AR, parents born in AR, working as a farm laborer on the home farm, can read and write.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19105 
Marriage*circa 1918 Principal=Pearl A. (?)6 
Cen-Head*20 February 1920 Enumeration District 24, Arlie, Childress County, Arkansas, USA; Walter B., living next door to William B. Franks, his brother. He is renting HH#86, is 28, married, can read and write, and was born in AR as were his parents, farmer.; Principal=TX Childress Co Census 1920, Resident=Pearl A. (?) 
Death*17 August 1968 7 
Burial*August 1968 Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA; Section 4, Row 8.7 

Citations

  1. [S14] Handwritten list by unknown family member, dated 1871, Compiler (held by) Researcher Lola Mae (Wells) McTaggert.
  2. [S44] Email Message, Rosalie Guthrie to Pat Balkcom, (e-mail address), 29 April 2001.
  3. [S72] The Sayre Sun, Sayre, Oklahoma, "W. B. Franks Rites Are Held on Saturday", April 15, 1965 issue.. Hereinafter cited as The Sayre Sun.
  4. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansa, Izard County, Newburg, Enumeration District 164.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  5. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Newhope Township, p. 3A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  6. [S29] U.S. Census 1920, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Childress County, Precinct #3, Page 4A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1920.
  7. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcollin/memorial_names.pdf. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

Wanda Jeanne Franks

#123, (11 February 1930 - 11 December 2012)
Jeanne Franks c1944
Last EditedJan 27, 2014
RelationshipSister 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 John and Elizabeth Carder
Descendants of James McKamie
Descendants of John McAdams and Rebecca Hill
Descendants of Charles and Mary Woolverton
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Barrett Franks b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 8 Apr 1965
Mother*Flora B. Carder b. 9 Nov 1888, d. 20 Aug 1988
Birth*11 February 1930 Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA 
Census7 April 1930 209 South Austin, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; "William B Franks", head, owned home, value $2000, owned radio set, age 43, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas, managing furniture store (along with brother Nath who lived nearby);
"Flora", wife (supplied census information), age 41, born Arkansas, father born Tennessee, mother born Arkansas;
"Lloyd", son age 17, single, born Arkansas, laborer in furniture store;
"O. B.", son age 10, born Texas;
"Melba", daughter age 8, born Texas;
"Harold", son age 5, born Oklahoma;
"Eulon R.", son age 3, born Texas;
"Wanda J.", daughter age 2 months, born Texas.
Living adjacent were Barrett's and Flora's son Eck and wife Mildred, and Barrett's brother Nath and family.; Head of Household=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder1
Census12 April 1940 303 South Wall, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA;
Flora provided the information, see attached census sheet. The family rented, paying $10/month, had lived in Shamrock in 1935, years of education not listed.
"William Barrett Franks", head, age 53, born Texas, occupation carpenter, building construction, employed 27 weeks in 1939, income $486;
"Flora", wife, age 51, born Arkansas;
"Melba", daughter age 18, not employed so far this year, seeking work, had done some work as a housekeeper in a private home in the prior year;
"Harold", son age 15, born Oklahoma, attending school;
"Eulon Ray", son age 12, born Texas, attending school;
"Wanda Jean", daughter age 10, attending school.

Their son Raymond Lloyd and wife Mary lived in the same house, listed as a separate household.; Head of Household=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder2
Married Name Williams 
Marriage* Principal=Everett Newell Williams 
Death*11 December 2012 Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA; "WANDA JEANNE WILLIAMS passed away December 11 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. She was born February 11, 1930 in Shamrock, TX. She is the eleventh child of Mr. & Mrs. William Barrett Franks. She was a very active charter member of Central Assembly of God Church for 60 years.

She dedicated her entire life and heart to the Lord. She was a devoted wife and mother with a heart of gold. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grands, working in the yard and reading.

Survived by: son, Tony Williams; daughter, Renee and husband Paul Couchenour. Grandchildren: Eric Couchenour; John Pate and fiancée Karen; Ric Williams and wife Cami; Jeff Williams; and six great grandchildren. Sister-in-law, Frankie Franks; Brother-in-law, Arlice Williams, Brother-in-law Joe Miller, and Sister-in-law Opal Franks, numerous nieces and nephews and blessed with a multitude of friends."3 

Citations

  1. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, ED 242-7, image 18. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.
  2. [S150] U.S. Census of 1940, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Wheeler County, Shamrock City Precinct 4, ED 242-9A, image 6. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census of 1940.
  3. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Obituary of Wanda Jeanne Williams, www.tributes.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Watson Franks1

#2501, (11 November 1868 - 9 September 1945)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Birth*11 November 1868 1 
Death*9 September 1945 1 
Burial*September 1945 Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 396. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Wiley Lander Franks1,2

#5212, (August 1899 - )
Last EditedFeb 26, 2006
Father*Meredith C. Franks1 b. May 1872
Mother*Martha J. Green (?)1 b. Aug 1874, d. bt 1900 - 1904
Birth*August 1899 Alabama, USA1 
Census8 June 1900 Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Meredith Franks", HH #125, born May 1872, age 28, married 10 years, born AL, parents born AL, farmer, cannot read or write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Martha J., wife, born August 1874, age 25, married 10 years, has had 2 children, both living, born AL, parents born AL, not read or write.
Flora E., daughter, born Sept. 1892, age 7, born AL, parents born AL, at school.
Wiley L., son, born Aug. 1899, age 9 months, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Meredith C. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19001 
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 19102 

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Guin, Sheet 7B. 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.

Will Franks1

#2514, (28 December 1868 - 15 March 1937)
Last EditedApr 3, 2002
Birth*28 December 1868 1 
Death*15 March 1937 1 
Burial*March 1937 Sandy Springs Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Will is buried beside John T. Franks, who may be his brother.1 

Citations

  1. [S69] Betty Burton-Cruber, compiler, Cemetery Markings - Itawamba County, Mississippi (Amory, MS: Amory Advertiser, 1978), p. 439. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Markings of Itawamba County, Mississippi.

William Franks1

#1866, (1891 - )
Last EditedDec 31, 2001
Father*(?) Franks1 d. bt 1900 - 1910
Mother*Martha (?)1 b. 1860
Birth*1891 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*22 April 1910 Enumeration District 46, Bryan Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William, son of Martha Franks, living with his widowed mother and sibllings, 19, single, laborer at a lumber yard, born in AR as where his parents, can read and write.; 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.

William Franks1

#1936, (1860 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*(?) Franks1 d. b 1870
Mother*(?) Unknown1 b. 1825
Birth*1860 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*29 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William, age 10, born in AR, cannot read or write, living with widowed mother 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.

William Franks1

#2420, (between 1791 and 1800 - )
Last EditedMar 19, 2002
Birth*between 1791 and 1800 1 
Marriage* Principal=Unknown (?)1 
Cen-Head*between 1 June 1830 and 1 June 1831 Marion County, Alabama, USA; William Franks, living next to Lewis and Elijah Franks, in the same age bracket, so may be brothers. Living in his house were:
Males 0-4: 1
5-9: 2
30-39: 1
Females: 0-4: 1
20-29: 1; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18301 

Family

Unknown (?) b. bt 1801 - 1810
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, Marion County, AL, p. 446-447.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.

William Franks1

#3106, (2 August 1869 - 14 November 1871)
Last EditedMar 25, 2005
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*Jeremiah Thomas Franks2 b. 6 Feb 1848, d. 21 Mar 1927
Mother*Mary Rebecca Rader2 b. 8 Oct 1850, d. 17 Nov 1904
Birth*2 August 1869 1 
Death*14 November 1871 Witness=Jeremiah Thomas Franks, Witness=Mary Rebecca Rader1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from Larry Rader (e-mail address) to Patricia Balkcom, 22 March 2005. Larry is great grandson of Jeremiah Daniel Rader.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, E. D. #126, Judicial Precinct #7, P. 213B, Image 18 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

William Franks1

#4748, (April 1871 - )
Last EditedFeb 5, 2006
Father*Eli Alvin Franks1 b. 1833, d. 10 Aug 1884
Mother*Matilda (?)1 b. Jun 1830
Birth*April 1871 Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "William Franks", white, male, age 7, born AL, working as farm laborer, father born TN, mother GA. Living with parents and 9 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1880, Witness=Eli Alvin Franks1 
Census7 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=John Wesley Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19002 

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.

William Franks1

#5090, (circa 1862 - )
Last EditedFeb 4, 2006
Father*Eli Franks1 b. c 1835
Mother*F. (?)1 b. c 1840
Birth*circa 1862 Alabama, USA1 
Census1 August 1870 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Ely Franks", HH No. 590, white, male, age 35,farmer, real estate worth $200, personal estate $100, born AL, living close to Sarah Franks (widow) and George Franks, and next to Alvin Franks. Living with him:
F. Franks, female, age 30, keeping house, born AL.
N. Franks, female, age 10, born AL, cannot read or write.
Wm. Franks, male, age 8, born AL, attended school.
Ely Franks, male, age 6, born AL, attended school.
Paulina Franks, female, age 4, born AL.
A.J. Franks, male, age 2, born AL.; Principal=Eli Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18701 

Citations

  1. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Western District, p. 80. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

William A. Franks1

#4781, (1858 - )
Last EditedJul 1, 2004
Father*Isaac T. Franks1 b. c 1832
Mother*Eliza J. (?)1 b. 1840
Birth*1858 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*23 July 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "William A. Franks", white, male, age 2, born AL, living with parents and sister.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Isaac T. Franks1 

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.

William A. Franks1

#4805, (1858 - )
Last EditedJul 9, 2004
Father*Joseph Franks1 b. 1829
Mother*Lucinda J. (?)1 b. 1844
Birth*1858 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*10 June 1870 Western District, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Wm. A. Franks", white, male, age 12, born AL, attended school. 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.

William Arthur Franks1

#3364, (15 May 1900 - 21 January 1986)
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Father*Thomas Walker Franks1 b. 30 Jun 1878, d. 5 Jul 1947
Mother*Sarah Jane Sheffield1 b. 3 Mar 1875, d. 20 Mar 1964
Birth*15 May 1900 1 
Marriage* Principal=Mary Eva Guess1 
Death*21 January 1986 1 

Citations

  1. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 63.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

William Barrett Franks

#14, (6 January 1887 - 8 April 1965)
William Barrett Franks c1914
Last EditedOct 7, 2017
RelationshipFather 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
Descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann
Descendants of John and Elizabeth Carder
Descendants of James McKamie
Descendants of John McAdams and Rebecca Hill
Descendants of Charles and Mary Woolverton
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Robert Henry Franks b. 27 Sep 1866, d. 3 Aug 1929
Mother*Laura Alice Wolverton b. 27 Feb 1869, d. 29 Dec 1917
Birth*6 January 1887 Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*8 June 1900 Dwelling #58, Newburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; born Jan. 1869 in AR, both parents born in AR, working as a farm laborer, and son of Robert H.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1900, Witness=Robert Henry Franks2 
Marriage*2 June 1907 Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Flora Carder, age 18, and W. Barrett Franks, age 20.; Principal=Flora B. Carder3,1 
(Witness) Deathcirca 14 June 1908 Wideman, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Zella Ruth Franks4 
Census19 April 1910 Enumeration District 54, Newhope Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "William B. Franks", head, living in HH#48 on Wiseman Road next door to his parents, age 23, married 3 years, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, farmer on a general farm on his own account on a rented farm, reading/writing. William and Flora had three children, two living.; Principal=Flora B. Carder, Resident=Zela Naomi Franks, Resident=Escal Earl Franks5 
Military*5 June 1917 Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA; "William Barrett Franks" registered for the World War I draft, age 30, farmer (self employed) in Wellington, Texas, dependents wife and four children, brown eyes, black hair6
(Witness) DeathFebruary 1919 Principal=Lola Laura Frances Franks4 
(Witness) DeathJuly 1919 Family history states that Jewel died from eating too many green apples.; Principal=Jewel Juanita Franks4 
Census*20 February 1920 Enumeration District 24, Arlie, Childress County, Texas, USA; "Willlam B. Franks", living in HH#85, renting, with wife, four children, and his brother Nath. Married, can read and write. Born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, farmer. Living next door to him is another brother, Walter R. (Robert Walter). Their father, Robert Henry, is living nearby in Collingsworth County.; Principal=Flora B. Carder, Resident=Zela Naomi Franks, Resident=Escal Earl Franks, Resident=Raymond Lloyd Franks Sr., Resident=O.B. Franks, Resident=Nathan Thompson Franks7 
Census7 April 1930 209 South Austin, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; "William B Franks", head, owned home, value $2000, owned radio set, age 43, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas, managing furniture store (along with brother Nath who lived nearby);
"Flora", wife (supplied census information), age 41, born Arkansas, father born Tennessee, mother born Arkansas;
"Lloyd", son age 17, single, born Arkansas, laborer in furniture store;
"O. B.", son age 10, born Texas;
"Melba", daughter age 8, born Texas;
"Harold", son age 5, born Oklahoma;
"Eulon R.", son age 3, born Texas;
"Wanda J.", daughter age 2 months, born Texas.
Living adjacent were Barrett's and Flora's son Eck and wife Mildred, and Barrett's brother Nath and family.; Principal=Flora B. Carder, Resident=O.B. Franks, Resident=Melba Nell Franks, Resident=William Harold Franks, Resident=Eulon Ray Franks, Resident=Wanda Jeanne Franks, Resident=Raymond Lloyd Franks Sr.8
Occupation*1940 Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; Carpenter, building construction. Iinformation in census suggests that Barrett and son Lloyd worked together.; Principal=Raymond Lloyd Franks Sr.9 
Census*12 April 1940 303 South Wall, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA;
Flora provided the information, see attached census sheet. The family rented, paying $10/month, had lived in Shamrock in 1935, years of education not listed.
"William Barrett Franks", head, age 53, born Texas, occupation carpenter, building construction, employed 27 weeks in 1939, income $486;
"Flora", wife, age 51, born Arkansas;
"Melba", daughter age 18, not employed so far this year, seeking work, had done some work as a housekeeper in a private home in the prior year;
"Harold", son age 15, born Oklahoma, attending school;
"Eulon Ray", son age 12, born Texas, attending school;
"Wanda Jean", daughter age 10, attending school.

Their son Raymond Lloyd and wife Mary lived in the same house, listed as a separate household.; Principal=Flora B. Carder, Resident=William Harold Franks, Resident=Eulon Ray Franks, Resident=Wanda Jeanne Franks, Resident=Melba Nell Franks9
Occupation1942 Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; "William Barrett Franks" age 55, employed by Art Fleming, Shamrock Coop (Gin) at 118 S Madden St, Shamrock.10,11
Event-Misc*1957 Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; 50th Wedding Anniversary; Principal=Flora B. Carder 
Death*8 April 1965 Hensley Nursing Home, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Witness=Flora B. Carder1 
Burial*10 April 1965 Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 

Family

Flora B. Carder b. 9 Nov 1888, d. 20 Aug 1988
Marriage*2 June 1907 Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Flora Carder, age 18, and W. Barrett Franks, age 20.; Principal=Flora B. Carder3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S72] The Sayre Sun, Sayre, Oklahoma, "W. B. Franks Rites Are Held on Saturday", April 15, 1965 issue.. Hereinafter cited as The Sayre Sun.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansa, Izard County, Newburg, Enumeration District 164, sheet #3.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  3. [S23] Izard County, Arkansas, Izard County Marriage Books, 1889-1902, FamilySearch Website, familysearch.org. Hereinafter cited as Izard County Marriage Books.
  4. [S15] Interview with Flora Carder Franks (Sayre, Oklahoma), by Pat Balkcom. Unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  5. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Newhope Township, p. 3A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  6. [S164] "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZXM-27F); Family History Library; 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, William Barrett Franks, Collingsworth County, Texas. Hereinafter cited as "World War I Draft Registration Cards."
  7. [S29] U.S. Census 1920, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Childress County, Precinct #3, Page 4A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1920.
  8. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, ED 242-7, image 18. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.
  9. [S150] U.S. Census of 1940, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Wheeler County, Shamrock City Precinct 4, ED 242-9A, image 6. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census of 1940.
  10. [S165] "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP58-GZV); National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C., USA, William Barrett Franks, 1942. Hereinafter cited as "World War II Draft Registration."
  11. [S73] The Sayre Journal, Sayre, Oklahoma, "Mrs. Franks, 99, and still at home" article, November, 1987. Hereinafter cited as The Sayre Journal.

William C. Franks1

#2220, (1835 - )
Last EditedFeb 9, 2002
Father*Charles Franks1 b. 1794
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. 1800
Birth*1835 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*13 November 1850 Beat #3, Marion County, Alabama, USA; William C. Franks, male, age 15, born AL, living with parents, Charles and Nancy, and 3 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18501 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 13, Beat 3, page 184.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.

William D. Franks1

#2247, (1846 - )
Last EditedJun 27, 2004
Father*Lemuel B. Franks1 b. 1820
Mother*Eliza A. (?)1 b. 1825
Birth*1846 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*11 November 1850 District #14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; William D. Franks, age 4, born AL, living with parents, Lemuel and Eliza, and 1 brother.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Witness=Lemuel B. Franks1 
Cen-Enum*21 June 1860 Aston's Store P. O., Marion County, Alabama, USA; "William D. Franks", white, male, age 12, attended school, born AL. Living with Elijah and Nancy Franks, who I believe to be his grandparents (it has not been established yet that their son was Lemuel B., father to William D.). Also living with them are two other sons of Elijah and William's brother, John. It is possible that John and William have been orphaned through disease or the civil war. Neither parents are found in this or later censuses.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Elijah S. Franks2 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 14, page 256.. 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. 30,
    Image 30 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.

William David Franks1,2

#133, (September 1841 - )
Last EditedFeb 26, 2017
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 Franks3 b. Jan 1819, d. a 1900
Mother*Cynthia Gann3 b. Oct 1822, d. a 1900
Birth*September 1841 Mississippi, USA4,1,2,3 
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 18502 
Marriage*1859 Principal=Virginia A. (?)5,6 
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 18601 
Cen-Head*31 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).; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1870, Resident=Virginia A. (?), Resident=Cynthia Elizabeth Franks7 
Cen-Enum31 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Virginia A.", living with Wm. D. Franks, and 9-old Cynthia E., is 27, born in TX, cannot read or write, keeping house.; Principal=Virginia A. (?), Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18707 
Cen-Enum31 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Cintha E.", age 9, born in AR and living with Wm. D. and Virginia A. Franks, who are presumably her parents.; Principal=Cynthia Elizabeth Franks, Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18707 
Cen-Head*17 June 1880 Enumeration District 28, Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "W. D. Franks", HH #336, white, married, male, age 38, farmer, born MS, parents born TN, living with wife and daughter and a few houses from his aunt Frances (sister of Oliver).; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1880, Resident=Virginia A. (?), Resident=Cynthia Elizabeth Franks4 
Cen-Enum17 June 1880 Enumeration District 28, Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "V. A. Franks", wife of W. D. Franks, age 38, keeping house, born TX, father born TN, mother's birthplace not given. Living with husband and one daughter.; Principal=Virginia A. (?), Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 18804 
Cen-Enum17 June 1880 Enumeration District 28, Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "C. E. Franks", daughter of W. D. and V. A. Franks, age 17, born AR, father, born MS, mother TX. Living with parents.; Principal=Cynthia Elizabeth Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 18804 
Land*5 February 1896 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; This was a cash entry sale at the Batesville Land Office for 240 acres containing the South West Quarter of the South East quarter of Section 32, and the South East Quarter of the South West Quarter of Section 32, and the north half of the South west Quarter of Section 32, and the North half of the South East Quarter of Section 31, in Township 19N, of Range 9W of the 5th Meridian. The Document #18551.5, and the Accession #AR0840_.13.8 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1900 Principal=Unknown Franks6 
Cen-Enum9 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Oliver Franks", head of family #127, in HH #119, white, male, born Jan 1819, age 81, male, married 62 years, born TN, father GA, mother NC, cannot read or write English, in a house. Appears he is living with wife, and his son and daughter-in-law in their house (William David).; Principal=Oliver Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19006 
Cen-Enum9 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Cintha Gann", wife of Oliver, white, female, born Oct. 1822, age 77, married 62 years, born TN, parents NC, cannot read or write English, living with husband and son, William and his wife.; Principal=Cynthia Gann, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19006 
Census*9 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "William Franks", HH # 119, white, male, Sept. 1841, age 58, married 40 years, born MS, parents TN, farmer, 0 months unemployed, cannot read or write English, own farm with a mortgage. Living with wife and parents.; Enumerator=TX Caldwell Co Census 1900, Resident=Virginia A. (?), Resident=Oliver Franks, Resident=Cynthia Gann6 
Cen-Enum9 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Virginia A. Franks", wife of William, white, female, born July 1841, age 58, married 40 years, had two children, none now living, born TX, parents TN, cannot read or write English. Living with husband and his parents.; Principal=Virginia A. (?), Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19006 

Family

Virginia A. (?) b. 27 Jul 1841, d. 30 Jul 1933
Marriage*1859 Principal=Virginia A. (?)5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Beat #5, page 219.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  3. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:M1HQ-J2, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  4. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, Texas, Enum. Dist. 28, p.40
    Image #40 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  5. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://members.tripod.com/~dickdfox/index-dickdfox.html
    Dick D. Fox's homepage. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  6. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, E. D. #126, Judicial Precinct #7, P. 211B, Image 14 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  7. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Table Rock Township, page 6.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.
  8. [S24] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records.

William E. Franks1

#1938, (May 1870 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2003
Father*(?) Franks1 d. b 1870
Mother*(?) Unknown1 b. 1825
Birth*May 1870 Arkansas, USA1 
Cen-Enum*29 August 1870 Table Rock Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William E., age 3 months, born in AR, living with widowed mother 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.

William H Franks1

#5186, (January 1869 - )
Last EditedFeb 24, 2006
Birth*January 1869 Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*1 May 1892 Marion County, Alabama, USA; Principal=Emily F. Williams2,1 
Census*15 June 1900 Pearce's Mill, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "William H. Franks", HH #167, born Jan. 1869, age 31, married 8 years, born AL, father born AL, mother born GA, farmer, cannot read or write, owns farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Emily, wife, born Nov. 1874, married 8 years, has had 3 children, all living, born AL, parents born AL, cannot read or write.
Willliam O., son, born Sept. 1893, age 6, born AL, parents born AL.
Jettie C., daughter, born Dec. 1895, age 4, born AL, parents born AL.
Frank C., son, born June 1898, age 1, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1900, Resident=Emily F. Williams, Resident=William O. Franks, Resident=Jettie C. Franks, Resident=Frank C. Franks1 

Family

Emily F. Williams b. Nov 1874
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Pearce's Mill, Precinct #11, p.9. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Alabama Marriages 1807-1902 Database. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

William H. Franks1

#2262, (July 1850 - )
Last EditedJan 30, 2006
Father*Elijah S. Franks1 b. 17 Dec 1822, d. bt 1870 - 1880
Mother*Sarah Francis White1 b. 1824
Birth*July 1850 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*30 December 1850 District 14, Marion County, Alabama, USA; William H. Franks, age 6 months, born AL, living with parents, Elijah S. and Sarah, and 5 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1850, Witness=Elijah S. Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 14, page 337.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.

William H. J. Franks1

#2281, (1842 - )
Last EditedFeb 17, 2002
Father*Jacob Franks1 b. 1780
Birth*1842 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*12 November 1850 Beat #3, Marion County, Alabama, USA; William H. J. Franks, age 8, born AL, living with father, Jacob Franks. Not clear if Sally Franks, Jacob's wife is mother or stepmother.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18501 

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, District 13, Beat #3, page 183.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.

William Harold Franks1

#119, (23 May 1924 - 11 September 2008)
Harold and Frankie Franks
Last EditedJun 15, 2015
RelationshipBrother 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 John and Elizabeth Carder
Descendants of James McKamie
Descendants of John McAdams and Rebecca Hill
Descendants of Charles and Mary Woolverton
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Barrett Franks1 b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 8 Apr 1965
Mother*Flora B. Carder1 b. 9 Nov 1888, d. 20 Aug 1988
Birth*23 May 1924 Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1 
Census7 April 1930 209 South Austin, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA; "William B Franks", head, owned home, value $2000, owned radio set, age 43, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas, managing furniture store (along with brother Nath who lived nearby);
"Flora", wife (supplied census information), age 41, born Arkansas, father born Tennessee, mother born Arkansas;
"Lloyd", son age 17, single, born Arkansas, laborer in furniture store;
"O. B.", son age 10, born Texas;
"Melba", daughter age 8, born Texas;
"Harold", son age 5, born Oklahoma;
"Eulon R.", son age 3, born Texas;
"Wanda J.", daughter age 2 months, born Texas.
Living adjacent were Barrett's and Flora's son Eck and wife Mildred, and Barrett's brother Nath and family.; Head of Household=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder2
Census12 April 1940 303 South Wall, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, USA;
Flora provided the information, see attached census sheet. The family rented, paying $10/month, had lived in Shamrock in 1935, years of education not listed.
"William Barrett Franks", head, age 53, born Texas, occupation carpenter, building construction, employed 27 weeks in 1939, income $486;
"Flora", wife, age 51, born Arkansas;
"Melba", daughter age 18, not employed so far this year, seeking work, had done some work as a housekeeper in a private home in the prior year;
"Harold", son age 15, born Oklahoma, attending school;
"Eulon Ray", son age 12, born Texas, attending school;
"Wanda Jean", daughter age 10, attending school.

Their son Raymond Lloyd and wife Mary lived in the same house, listed as a separate household.; Head of Household=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder3
Marriage*1942 Principal=Frankie L. Beaty4 
Death*11 September 2008 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA4,5 
Burial* Grand View Memorial Park, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA4 

Citations

  1. [S15] Interview with Flora Carder Franks (Sayre, Oklahoma), by Pat Balkcom. Unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  2. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas, ED 242-7, image 18. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.
  3. [S150] U.S. Census of 1940, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Wheeler County, Shamrock City Precinct 4, ED 242-9A, image 6. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census of 1940.
  4. [S155] Newspaper Published Obituary , William Harold Franks, Houston Chronicle, September 19, 2008. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Published Obituary.
  5. [S152] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.

William Henry Franks1,2

#155, (29 October 1873 - 24 October 1945)
Last EditedJun 15, 2015
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*29 October 1873 Newberg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA1,2,4 
Cen-Enum*1 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=AR Izard Co Census 1880, Witness=John Wesley Franks5 
Marriage*November 1895 Newberg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Sarah Rosie Jane Smith1,2,6 
(Witness) Death8 October 1896 Newberg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Son Franks6 
Cen-Head*18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "William H. Franks", HH #208, white, male, born Oct. 1873, age 26, married 4 years, born AR, father AL, mother AR, farmer, can read, write, and speak English. Owns his farm, free of mortgage. Living with wife and daughter and adjacent to his parents and also a married brother and sister and their families.; Principal=Sarah Rosie Jane Smith, Resident=Beulah May Franks2 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Sarah R. J. Franks", wife of William H. white, female, born June 1877, age 22, maried 4 yrs, has had 2 children, 1 living. Born AR,parents also. Can read, write, and speak Englsih. Living with husband and daughter.; Principal=Sarah Rosie Jane Smith, Principal=AR Fulton Co Census 19002 
Cen-Enum18 June 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas, USA; "Bula Franks", daughter of William H. Franks, female, white, born July 1898, 1 year old, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas; Principal=Beulah May Franks2 
Occupation*1906 a farmer in Arkansas until about 1907 when he moved the family to Cloves, NM to attempt homesteading. About a year later he returned to Arkansas.6 
(Witness) Death1907 Principal=Floyd Franks6 
(Witness) Death16 February 1927 Principal=Nora R. Franks6 
Occupation William at one time workeed fot the railroad where he injured his foot and afterwars had to hve a built up shoe and walked with a limp. He still lead an active business life and owned several farms around Wynnewood in Garvin Co., OK and had a principal interest in a bank there. W.H., as he was called, like to buy and sell mules. He would lend an unbroken team to the sharecropers on his land wher they would break them to work. In the fall he would seel them through the mule market in St. Louis for a higher price.6 
Death*24 October 1945 Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA; of heart failure4 
Burial*October 1945 Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA1,7 

Family

Sarah Rosie Jane Smith b. Jun 1877, d. 11 Mar 1946
Marriage*November 1895 Newberg, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Principal=Sarah Rosie Jane Smith1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Sharon Scott @ e-mail address 20 Mar 2002
    . Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  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. [S40] FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org), compiler, "Church of LDS Ancestral File - Submitted"; AFN:1W4N-LLV, Ancestral File Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Church of LDS Ancestral File."
  4. [S87] Izard County Historical Society, History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas (Padukah, Kentucky: Turner Company, 2001), P.111. Submitted by Ralph D. Wilson.. Hereinafter cited as History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas.
  5. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Newburg Township, page 9.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  6. [S87] Izard County Historical Society, History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas, P.111.
  7. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Maple Grove Cemetery Listings at: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ok/county/seminole/maple2.htm. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

William Henry Franks1,2,3

#3164, (8 October 1843 - 21 July 1923)
Last EditedFeb 16, 2003
Father*Leven Franks3 b. 1807
Mother*Mary Cook3 b. 1808, d. a 1870
Birth*8 October 1843 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1,2,3 
Cen-Enum*9 November 1850 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; "William Franks", age 8, white, male, born MS. Living with Leven and Mary Franks (assumed parents) adn 7 siblings.; Principal=MS Itawamba Co Census 1850, Witness=Leven Franks3 
Cen-Enum*28 June 1860 Marion County, Alabama, USA; "William H. Franks", white, male, age 17, 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 Franks1 
Military*1862 Charles Franks, W. H. Franks, (brothers) and G.W. Gann are listed as a privates in the 42nd AL Infantry, Co. D. I am assuming this is the correct person, since the company was raised in part from Marion County. This regiment was organized at Columbus, Miss., in May 1862, and was composed principally of men who re-organized, in two or three instances as entire companies, after serving a year as the Second Alabama Infantry. The regiment joined Generals Price and Van Dorn at Ripley in September, and was brigaded under Gen. John C. Moore of Texas. A month later the Forty-second went into the battle of Corinth with 700 men, and lost 98 killed and about 250 wounded and captured in the fighting at and near that place. It wintered in Mississippi, Moore's brigade being re-organized with the Thirty-seventh, Fortieth, and Forty-second Alabama, and Second Texas regiments. It was part of the garrison of Vicksburg, and lost 10 killed and about 95 wounded there, and the remainder captured at the surrender of the fortress. The Forty-second was in parole camp at Demoplis, then joined the Army of Tennessee. It fought with severe loss at Lookout and Mission Ridge, and wintered at Dalton. Gen. Baker of Barbour then took command of the brigade, which was in Clayton's (Stewart's) division, Polk's corps. In the spring the Forty-second fought at Resaca with a loss of 59 killed and wounded. It was then continually skirmishing till the battle of New Hope, where its loss was comparatively light, as it was at Atlanta the 22d of July. On the 28th of July the loss was very heavy, and the ranks of the regiment were fearfully thinned by the casualties of battle. A few days later the regiment was sent to Spanish Fort, where it remained on garrison duty during the fall, and till January 1865. It then moved into North Carolina, and its colors floated in the thickest of the battle at Bentonville, and were furled at the capitulation of that army.

4 
Marriage*26 June 1866 William and his sister, Lydia, married sister and brother, Mary and Andrew Cook.; Principal=Mary Susan Cook1 
Death*21 July 1923 Timpson, Shelby County, Texas, USA1 
Burial*July 1923 Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA1 

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Rita Thompson
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2047301&id=I78. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [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.
  4. [S46] Rootsweb,, http://www.rootsweb.com/~al42inf/index.htm. Hereinafter cited as Rootsweb.

William Henry Franks1

#4767, (1871 - )
Last EditedJun 27, 2004
Father*Isaac J. Franks1 b. May 1854
Mother*Nancy A. (?)1 b. Oct 1851
Birth*1871 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Wm. Henry Franks", white, male, age 9, born AL, parents born AL, son of Isaac J. Franks, living with parents and 4 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1880, Witness=Isaac J. Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Beat 1, Pikeville, ED 245, p. 99B, Image 12 @ www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.

William Henry Franks1

#5096, (circa 1870 - )
Last EditedFeb 4, 2006
Father*Elisha F. Franks1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Delila (?)1 b. Jan 1835
Birth*circa 1870 Alabama, USA1 
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 

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.

William L. Franks1

#5110, (circa 1873 - )
Last EditedFeb 4, 2006
Father*Robert Franks1 b. c 1852
Mother*Francis Ann (?)1 b. c 1846
Birth*circa 1873 Alabama, USA1 
Census14 June 1880 Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Robert Franks", HH #2, age 28, married, farming, born AL, parents born TN, cannot read or write. Living next door to his brother,John S. and his family. Living with him:
Francis Ann, age 34, wife, housekeeping, born AL, father born AL, mother born SC, cannot read or write.
Charles R., age 8, son, born AL, parents born AL.
William L., age 7, son, born AL, parents born AL.
Mary E., age 5, daughter, born AL, parents born AL.
Martha Sarah, age 4, daughter, born AL, parents born AL.
Ider, age 1 month, daughter, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Robert Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 18801 

Citations

  1. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Beat #8, p. 1. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.