William Lemuel Franks1,2

#1977, (circa 1859 - )
Last EditedJul 3, 2004
Father*Lewis Franks1,2 b. bt 1829 - 1831, d. 4 Apr 1870
Mother*Anny (?)1,2 b. c 1831
Birth*circa 1859 Mississippi, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*17 July 1860 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William Franks, age 1, born MS, living with parents and 3 brothers.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 1860, Witness=Lewis Franks2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:ah6912&id=I0260. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  2. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Union Township, Benbrook Mills Post Office, p. 87.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.

William M. Franks1,2

#2098, (March 1841 - 27 December 1911)
Last EditedJan 30, 2006
Father*Lemuel Franks2 b. 1795, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Mother*Hulda Jane Gann2 b. 1810
Birth*March 1841 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*3 November 1850 Beat #5, Marion County, Alabama, USA; William, 7, 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; "William Franks", white, male, age 18, farm laborer, born AL, living with his mother and 5 siblings.; Principal=AL Marion Co Census 1860, Witness=Hulda Jane Gann3 
Marriage*circa 1862 Principal=Margaret Caroline McGowen4 
Military*15 December 1862 Alabama, USA; William grew up in northwest Alabama, following in his father's footsteps as a farmer. As he approached his twenty-first birthday, the political troubles of the U.S. had erupted into the secession of the southern states from the Union. Marion County is located in the northwestern 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 viclory for slavery and many people in the area were against slavery.
At this time, William had dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion and stood five feet nine inches tall. Like many young men from Marion County, he joined the army of the United States. William 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, James, Peter and Jeremiah. He was mustered into service on December 31, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi. During the war he suffered many hardships. His military medical records show that he was treated from February 27 to March 31, 1863 for Rubeola and from April 8 to April 17, 1863 for pneumonia at the General Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi. Earlier, on February 2, 1863, William's older brother James, died in the army hospital at Corinth. In November of 1863 he fought at the Battle of Camp Davies near Corinth. He was listed as present on all muster rolls during his tenure. Later in November of 1863 he was detached from service at the Corinth refugee camp, and was entered on the mustered-out roll dated December 22, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. His tenure of service was one year. 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.





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Census*1 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=AL Marion Co Census 1870, Resident=Margaret Caroline McGowen, Resident=James William Franks, Resident=Nancy E. Franks, Resident=Laura Jane Franks7 
Death*27 December 1911 Itawamba county, Mississippi, USA1 
Burial*December 1911 Walton Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Family

Margaret Caroline McGowen b. May 1843, d. 1909
Marriage*circa 1862 Principal=Margaret Caroline McGowen4 
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. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Marion County, Beat #5, page 218.. 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. 62,
    Image 28 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  4. [S25] Ancestry.com, Posted by Chad D. Baus at
    http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankshaus&id=I886
  5. [S25] Ancestry.com, Chad D. Baus <e-mail address> , Sept. 2002.
  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. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion Co., Western District, p. 80. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

William Martin Franks1

#4908, (1906 - 1969)
Last EditedSep 4, 2005
Birth*1906 1 
Burial*1969 McNeil Cemetery, Caldwell County, Texas, USA1 
Death*1969 1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcaldwe/mcneil.txt (cemetery listing). Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

William Mc. Franks1

#1966, (November 1859 - before 1860)
Last EditedJan 13, 2002
Father*Jacob Franks1 b. c 1824
Mother*Margaret J. (?)1 b. c 1825
Birth*November 1859 Arkansas, USA; This date based on 1860 census stating he was 8 months old.1 
Cen-Enum*13 July 1860 Union Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Wm. Mc. Franks, age 8 months, born in AR, living with parents and 7 siblings.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18601 
Death*before 1860 This is an assumption since he doesn't appear in the 1870 census.1 

Citations

  1. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Union Township, Benbrook Mills Post Office, p. 80.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.

William Nelson Franks1

#3392, (August 1875 - February 1941)
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Father*Peter F. Franks1 b. 1845, d. 5 Apr 1910
Mother*July Ann Pace1 b. 1843, d. 17 Apr 1896
Birth*August 1875 1 
Marriage*18 August 1896 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA; Principal=Sarah Emma Murphy2,1 
(Witness) Death23 February 1897 Principal=Son Franks1 
Death*February 1941 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA1 

Family

Sarah Emma Murphy d. 1942
Children

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.

William O. Franks1

#5188, (September 1893 - )
Last EditedFeb 24, 2006
Father*William H Franks1 b. Jan 1869
Mother*Emily F. Williams1 b. Nov 1874
Birth*September 1893 Alabama, USA1 
Census15 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=William H 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.9. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.

William Samuel Franks1,2

#1882, (15 May 1880 - )
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Father*George Washington Franks3 b. 22 Dec 1855, d. 29 Apr 1942
Mother*Amy Ann Francis Taylor3 b. 4 Dec 1860, d. 21 Feb 1943
Birth*15 May 1880 Izard County, Arkansas, USA; 1880 census states he is 17 days old on June 1. Jeanie Jackson states his birthdate is 31 May.1,4,2 
Cen-Enum*1 June 1880 Enumeration District 81, Guthrie Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William, son of George Franks, born May 1880, is 17 days old, born in AR, fathr in MS, mother in AR.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 18804 
Marriage* Principal=Phoebe Wood5 
Cen-Enum*15 June 1900 Enumeration District 158, Guthrie Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; William S., son of George W. Franks, born May 1880, age 20 last birthday, born in AR, father in MS, mother in AR, working as a farm laborer, can read and write.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19002 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, From Ancestry gedcom by Jeanie Jackson (e-mail address) updated 15 Nov 2001. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  2. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Guthrie Township, page 10.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  3. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Guthrie Township, p. 11B.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  4. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard County, Guthrie Township, page 27.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.
  5. [S87] Izard County Historical Society, History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas (Padukah, Kentucky: Turner Company, 2001), P.111.. Hereinafter cited as History and Families of Izard County, Arkansas.

William Sterling Franks1

#1943, (22 March 1875 - 21 April 1965)
Last EditedJan 23, 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*Isaac Lemuel Franks1 b. 14 Mar 1852, d. 10 Jul 1932
Mother*Mary Louise Shipley1 b. Apr 1853
Birth*22 March 1875 Arkansas, USA2,1,3 
Cen-Enum*3 June 1880 Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas, USA; "William S. Franks", son of Isaac L., age 6 , born AR, father born AL, mother TN. Living with parents and 3 siblings.; Principal=AR Conway Co Census 1880, Witness=Isaac Lemuel Franks2 
Marriage*1897 The 1900 census stated they had been married 3 years.; Principal=Dona E. Reed3,4 
Cen-Head*13 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "William Franks", head of HH #178, white, male, born Mar 1875, married 3 years, age 25, born AR., father born MS, mother MO, farmer, employed all year, can read, write, and speak English, renting his farm. Living with wife and daughter.; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1900, Resident=Dona E. Reed, Resident=Curtis Charles Franks3 
Cen-Enum13 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Dona E. Franks", wife of William, white, female, born June 1877, age 22, married 3 years, has had 1 child, is living, born TX, father AL, mother TX, cand read, write, and speak English. Living with husband and son.; Principal=Dona E. Reed, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19003 
Cen-Enum13 June 1900 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Charles C. Franks", white, male, son of William, born Jan. 1898, age 2, born TX, father AR, mother TX. Living with parents.; Principal=Curtis Charles Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19003 
Cen-Head*25 April 1910 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "William S. Franks", HH #91, male, white, age 35, married 13 years, born AR, father TN, mother MO, can read and write English, farmer in general farming, renting his farm, farm schedule #80. Living with wife and son and one property away from his parents.; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1910, Resident=Dona E. Reed, Resident=Curtis Charles Franks5 
Cen-Enum25 April 1910 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Donnie E. Franks", wife of William S., female, age 32, married 13 years, has had 1 child, living, born TX, father born TX, mother AL, living with husband and son.; Principal=Dona E. Reed, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19105 
Cen-Enum25 April 1910 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Curtis C. Franks", son of William S., male, age 12, single, born TX, father AR, mother TX.; Principal=Curtis Charles Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19105 
Cen-Head*8 January 1920 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "William Franks", head of HH #39, home owned with a mortgage, white, male, age 44, married, can read and write, born AR, parents US, farmer on his own account. Living with wife and son. Brother-in-law, George F. Reed (age 35, widowed, born TX, father TX, mother AL, is a barber) and niece, Dorothy (age4, born TX, parents TX) are living with them. Living close to his parents, Isaac and Louise.; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1920, Resident=Dona E. Reed, Resident=Curtis Charles Franks6 
Cen-Enum8 January 1920 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Doria Franks", wife of William Franks, white, female, age 42, married, can read and write, born TX, father TX, mother AL. Living with husband and son, and her widowed brother, George, and his daughter Dorothy, are living with them.; Principal=Dona E. Reed, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19206 
Cen-Enum8 January 1920 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Curtis Franks", son of William, white, male, single, age 22, born TX, father born AR, mother TX, factory salesman.; Principal=Curtis Charles Franks, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19206 
Cen-Head*April 1930 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Willliam S. Franks", HH #110, owns his farm, white, male, age 55, married, first married age 22, can read and writ English, born AR, father MS, mother MO, general farmer, currently working, living with wife, mother-in-law, Sarah Reed, and a boarder named Irwin Stokes. Son, Charles, is living next door.; Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 1930, Resident=Dona E. Reed, Resident=Sarah (?)4 
Cen-EnumApril 1930 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Donie Franks", wife of William S. Franks, white, female, age 53, married, first married at age 20, can read and write English, born TX, father born TX, mother AL, can read and write English. Living with husband, mother, and a boarder.; Principal=Dona E. Reed, Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19304 
Cen-EnumApril 1930 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Sarah Reed", mother in law of William S. Franks, white, female, age 83, widow, can read and write English, born AL, parents born AL. Living with daughter and son in law.; Principal=Sarah (?), Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19304 
Cen-EnumApril 1930 Caldwell County, Texas, USA; "Lilly Franks", wife of Charles C., white, female, age 26, married at age 18, can read and write Engllish, born NC as well as parents, working as a laborer, living with husband and son.; Principal=Lilly (?), Principal=TX Caldwell Co Census 19304 
Death*21 April 1965 1 
Burial*April 1965 Jeffrey Cemetery, McMahon, Caldwell County, Texas, USA1 

Family

Dona E. Reed b. 14 Jun 1877, d. 23 Dec 1933
Marriage*1897 The 1900 census stated they had been married 3 years.; Principal=Dona E. Reed3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/caldwell/cemetery/jeffery.txt. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  2. [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.
  3. [S33] U.S. Census 1900, ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, E. D. #126, Judicial Precinct #7, P. 214B, Image 20 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1900.
  4. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, Lockhart, District #14, Precinct #4, Sheet #6A. Image #11 at www.ancestry.com.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.
  5. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, Justice Precinct #7, E.D. 35, p. 275A. Image 11 at www.ancestry.com.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  6. [S29] U.S. Census 1920, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Caldwell County, Justice Precinct #7, E. D. #63, p. 250A. Image #5 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1920.

William V. Franks1

#5216, (circa 1904 - )
Last EditedFeb 25, 2006
Father*Christopher Columbus Franks1 b. 1 Jun 1881, d. 16 Jun 1965
Mother*Mertie (?)1 b. 11 Aug 1888, d. 21 Mar 1937
Birth*circa 1904 Alabama, USA1 
Census27 April 1910 Winfield, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Christopher Franks", HH #146, age 29, married 7 years, born AL, parents born AL, general farmer, can read and write, owns his farm free of mortgage. Living with him:
Myrtie, wife, age 25, married 7 years, had 3 children, 2 living, born AL, parents born AL, can read and write.
William V., son, age 5, born AL, parents born AL.
Ada, daughter, age 3, born AL, parents born AL.; Principal=Christopher Columbus Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19101 

Citations

  1. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, AL, Marion County, Winfield, Precinct #14, Sheet 8B. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

William W. Franks1

#3047, (circa 1851 - )
Last EditedNov 24, 2002
Father*Benjamin F. Franks1 b. 1822, d. 6 Jun 1864
Mother*Martha P. Spears1 b. 1826
Birth*circa 1851 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.

Willie Franks1

#4847, (February 1894 - )
Last EditedFeb 7, 2006
Father*James M. Franks1 b. c 1864
Mother*Mary C. (?)1 b. c 1857
Birth*February 1894 Alabama, USA2 
Census8 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=James M. Franks, Principal=AL Marion Co Census 19002 
Cen-Enum*2 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=AL Marion Co Census 1910, Witness=James M. Franks1 

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.

Willis W. Franks1

#4761, (1874 - )
Last EditedJun 27, 2004
Father*Allen T. Franks1 b. bt 1841 - 1843
Mother*Melvina (?)1 b. 1846
Birth*1874 Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*14 June 1880 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA; "Willis W. Franks", white, male, age 6, son 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.

Winnie Franks1

#3396
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Father*William Nelson Franks1 b. Aug 1875, d. Feb 1941
Mother*Sarah Emma Murphy1 d. 1942

Citations

  1. [S86] Itawamba Historical Society - Bob Franks, editor, An Itawamba Sampler (Matachie, MS: Matachie Printing, 1990), p. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Itawamba Sampler.

Woodrow Wilson Franks1

#3374, (30 March 1913 - 19 February 1970)
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*30 March 1913 1 
Marriage* Principal=Annie Lee Reynolds1 
Death*19 February 1970 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.

Zela Naomi Franks

#5, (23 May 1908 - 18 January 1995)
Last EditedJul 25, 2016
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*William Barrett Franks b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 8 Apr 1965
Mother*Flora B. Carder1 b. 9 Nov 1888, d. 20 Aug 1988
Birth*23 May 1908 Wideman, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Father William Barrett Franks, Mother Flora Carder, both born Izard County, Arkansas.2,1 
Cen-Enum*19 April 1910 Enumeration District 54, Newhope Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; "Zela N.", daughter of William Barrett Franks, age 1 yr, 11 months, born in AR, parents born in AR.; Principal=AR Izard Co Census 19103 
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=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder3 
Cen-Enum*20 February 1920 Enumeration District 24, Arlie, Childress County, Texas, USA; Zela, daughter of William B. Franks, age 11, single, attended school, can read and write, born in AR as were her parents.; Principal=TX Childress Co Census 19204 
Census20 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.; Head of Household=William Barrett Franks, Principal=Flora B. Carder4 
Married Name24 December 1926 Balkcom 
Marriage*24 December 1926 Texola, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Principal=Euel E. Balkcom 
Census4 April 1930 Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Zela furnished family information to the census taker.
"Euel E. Balkcom", male age 26, living on a farm, born in Texas, parents born in Alabama, occupation farmer;
"Zela Balkcom", wife age 22, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas;
"Robert L. Balkcom", son age 2 years 6 months.; Head of Household=Euel E. Balkcom, Resident=Robert Loren Balkcom5
Census*9 April 1940 South Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "Euel E. Balkcom", head, age 36, renting, monthly rental $10, lived in Erick on April 1, 1935, employed as truck driver state highway dept all 1939, income in 1939 $1200, worked 60 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940, completed 8th grade of school;
"Zela N. Balkcom", wife (marked as supplying census information), age 31, completed 3 years high school;
"Robert L. Balkcom", son, age 12, attending school, completed 5th grade;
"Donald R. Balkcom", son, age 8, attending school, completed 2nd grade;
K. Paul Balkcom, son, age 7 months.
No house number was listed. From the sequence of other house numbers the Balkcom house may have been 224 or 226. Other sources say the house was on the corner of Pine Avenue and Third St.; Head of Household=Euel E. Balkcom, Resident=Kenneth Paul Balkcom, Resident=Robert Loren Balkcom6
Death*18 January 1995 405 N 3rd, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Zela died of a possible heart attack after a short illness. She was living independently in her home, with occasional help from her son Loren who lived in Sayre also. The funeral was held at the Church of the Nazarene and she was buried in the Sayre-Doxey Cemetery on January 21.     7 
Burial*21 January 1995 Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 

Family

Euel E. Balkcom b. 14 May 1903, d. 1 Oct 1981
Marriage*24 December 1926 Texola, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Principal=Euel E. Balkcom 
Children

Citations

  1. [S207] Zela Franks, Delayed Certificate of Birth (12 February 1970), Arkansas State Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
  2. [S5] Birth certificate of son Gerald.
  3. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, Arkansas, Izard Co., Newhope Township, p. 3A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.
  4. [S29] U.S. Census 1920, www.ancestry.com, Texas, Childress County, Precinct #3, Page 4A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1920.
  5. [S84] U.S. Census 1930, ancestry.com, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Richland Township, hh38, Enum District 5-18, Sup District 8, Ancestry.com image page 4. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1930.
  6. [S150] U.S. Census of 1940, www.ancestry.com, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Erick City, ED 5-13, image 9. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census of 1940.
  7. [S152] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, Zela Balkcom. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.

Zella Ruth Franks1

#107, (23 May 1908 - circa 14 June 1908)
Last EditedNov 16, 1999
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 Franks1 b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 8 Apr 1965
Mother*Flora B. Carder1 b. 9 Nov 1888, d. 20 Aug 1988
Birth*23 May 1908 Wideman, Izard County, Arkansas, USA1 
Death*circa 14 June 1908 Wideman, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; Witness=Flora B. Carder, Witness=William Barrett Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Interview with Flora Carder Franks (Sayre, Oklahoma), by Pat Balkcom. Unknown repository (unknown repository address).

James Frazier1

#3567, (circa 1824 - )
Last EditedMar 10, 2003
ChartsDescendants of John and Elizabeth Carder
Birth*circa 1824 1 
Marriage* Principal=Jane Carder1 

Family

Jane Carder b. c 1832
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Jeff Hendricks at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhendri771&id=I003. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Lydia A. Frazier1

#3568, (10 April 1855 - )
Last EditedMar 13, 2005
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Elizabeth Carder
Father*James Frazier1 b. c 1824
Mother*Jane Carder1 b. c 1832
Birth*10 April 1855 Monroe County, Kentucky, USA2 
Married Name28 November 1876 Carder3 
Marriage*28 November 1876 Monroe County, Kentucky, USA; Principal=William Carder3 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Jeff Hendricks at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhendri771&id=I003. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Monroe County, KY Births at http://www.gentrails.com/kymonroeco/births/1860/1860a.jpg. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Barbara Kersey at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1605459&id=I0207 Her source Monroe County, KY Marriages Records 1874+.

Nancy J. Frazier1

#3550, (1852 - )
Last EditedMar 10, 2003
ChartsDescendants of John and Elizabeth Carder
Birth*1852 1 
Married Name Carder1 
Marriage* Principal=Samuel Carder1 
Census27 August 1870 Precinct 7, Monroe County, Kentucky, USA; "Samuel Carder", white, male, Head of Household #22, age 66, farmer, born TN, real estate worth $1300, personal estate $746, cannot read or write living next to his son, Jesse.
Living with him:
Isabel, age 48, female, keeping house, born KY, cannot read or write.
Samuel, age 26, farmer, male, personall estate worth $247, born KY.
Nancy F., age 18, female, born KY, cannot read or write.
Clifton T., age 1, male, born KY.
Nancy and Clifton are Samuel Jr.'s wife and child.; Principal=Samuel Carder, Principal=Ky Monroe Co. Census 18702 
(Witness) Death27 November 1874 Monroe County, Kentucky, USA; Principal=Clifton T. Carder3 
Census9 June 1880 Union, Monroe County, Kentucky, USA; "Samuel Carder", white, male, Head of Household #12, age 34, farmer, married, born Ky, parents born TN.
Living with him:
Nancy F., age 29,wife, born KY, parents born KY.
Josh B., age 9, son, attended school, born KY.
Loving M., son, age 3, born KY.

Elizabeth, age 31, female, born TN.
M. S., age 8, female, born TN.
M.B., age 10 months, female, born KY.; Principal=Samuel Carder, Principal=Ky Monroe Co. Census 18804 

Family

Samuel Carder b. 1846
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Jeff Hendricks at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhendri771&id=I003. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Kentucky, Monroe County, Precint 7, p. 4.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Barbara Kersey at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1605459&id=I0207 Her source Monroe County, KY Birth Records 1874+.
  4. [S10] U.S. Census 1880, www.ancestry.com, Kentucky, Monroe County, Union District, p. 2.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1880.

Rebecca Frazier1

#3569, (15 September 1857 - )
Last EditedMar 13, 2005
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Elizabeth Carder
Father*James Frazier1 b. c 1824
Mother*Jane Carder1 b. c 1832
Birth*15 September 1857 Monroe County, Kentucky, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Jeff Hendricks at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhendri771&id=I003. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Monroe County, KY Births at http://www.gentrails.com/kymonroeco/births/1860/1860a.jpg. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

John Freeland1

#4597
Last EditedMar 17, 2004
Marriage*between 1815 and 1817 They eventually separated.; Principal=Mary Galbreath1,2 

Citations

  1. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, Volume 2 (Smyrna, TN: 1991), page 43.. Hereinafter cited as My Findings.
  2. [S44] Email Message, from John Hancock (e-mail address), 22 March 2004.

Leroy K. Frey1

#3659, ( - 1998)
Last EditedMar 15, 2003
Marriage* Principal=Kathryn G. Galbreath1 
Death*1998 1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Lancaster County,PA genweb at http://www.pa-roots.com/~lancaster/court/tax/londonderry1751.html. Taken from Lancaster County Genealogy Project Death Notice Board.
    . Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

Barbara Fulenweider1

#202, (1754 - 1815)
Last EditedJun 3, 2002
Name Variation Fulenwider2 
Married Name Phifer1 
Birth*1754 2 
Married Name3 May 1773 Phifer1,3 
Marriage*3 May 1773 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Caleb Phifer1,3 
Death*1815 2 

Family

Caleb Phifer b. 8 Apr 1749, d. 3 Jul 1811
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt This site states the original source of information is: Vital Records: NC, Rowan Co., Marriages.

Elizabeth Fulenwider1

#1674, (circa 1790 - )
Last EditedDec 16, 2001
Father*John Fulenwider1
Birth*circa 1790 1 
Married Name1 June 1811 Burton1 
Marriage*1 June 1811 North Carolina, USA; Principal=Alfred M. Burton1 

Citations

  1. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 422.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

Esther Fulenwider1

#1507, (1784 - 1846)
Last EditedAug 8, 2001
Father*John Fulenwider1
Birth*1784 1 
Married Name27 August 1805 Phifer1 
Marriage*27 August 1805 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=John Phifer1 
Death*1846 1 

Citations

  1. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.

Henry Fulenwider1

#1503
Last EditedAug 7, 2001
Marriage*7 June 1827 Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Ann Ramsour1 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 32.

John Fulenwider1

#1497
Last EditedAug 7, 2001
Marriage*7 March 1820 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Lavinia Forney1 

Citations

  1. [S53] C. L. Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1877 (original), 1970 (current)), Page 272.. Hereinafter cited as Sketches of Western North Carolina.

John Fulenwider1

#1508
Last EditedDec 31, 2005

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.
  2. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 422.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

John Fulenwider1

#1602, (1756 - 4 September 1826)
Last EditedNov 20, 2001
Birth*1756 1 
Death*4 September 1826 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; The obituary on the 19 Sept. 1826 stated: "Fulenwider, John, aged 70, 4 Sept. 1826 at his seat in Lincoln County."1 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 190.

Mary Fulenwider1

#1672, (circa 1790 - )
Last EditedDec 16, 2001
Father*John Fulenwider1
Birth*circa 1790 1 
Married Name11 May 1813 Burton1 
Marriage*11 May 1813 North Carolina, USA; Mary and her sister Elizabeth married two brothers. Mary and Robert had 11 children.; Principal=Robert Hutchins Burton1 

Citations

  1. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 422.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.