THE FRANKS FAMILY

Section 1: White Co, TN Deeds & Land Records Section 2: White Co, TN Court Minutes Section 3: Warren Co., TN Deeds Section 4: Old Letter from C.R. Franks of Marion Co., ALabama
Section 1: WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEEDS

Deed Book F, p 286, 21 Oct 1818, Henry FRANKS to Lemuel FRANKS, 20 acres, $40, land surveyed 17 Dec l818, signed Henry FRANKS (seal), witnesses William Lawrence and Ezekiel Elledge, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book 6, p 112, 16 Dec 1820, Henry FRANKS to Joseph Clark, 50 acres on Caney Fork, 8300, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book G, p 210-211, 7 Nov 1821, James FRANKS to Samuel GANN, 10? acres, $76, signed James FRANKS (seal), witnesses John W. GANN and Lemuel x FRANKS, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book G, p 273, 8 Nov 1821, Joseph FRANKS to Joel SMITH, ll 1/4 acres, $100, land on north side of Caney Fork, signed Joseph FRANKS (seal), witnesses John W. SMITH, Turrell x Hallfore, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book 6, p 274-275, 5 Nov 1821, Joseph FRANKS to Joel SMITH, 50 acres, 8l00, signed Joseph FRANKS, witnesses Joshua Fox, Turrell x Hallfore and John W. SMITH, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book 6, p 275-276, 8 Nov 1821, Joseph FRANKS to Joel SMITH, 145 1/2 acres, 8300, signed Joseph FRANKS, witnesses Joshua Fox, Turrell x Hallfore and John W. SMITH, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book G, p 408, 11 Dec l822, Lewis FRANKS to John Benjamin, Davis Cochran, John Lyon, John McLemore, 3 3/4 acres, 8125, land on Caney Fork next to Peter FRANKS, signed Lewis FRANKS, witnesses Elijah FRANKS and Elisha FRANKS, LDS Film 0507~08. 17 Feb l831, Jacob FRANKS to William FISHER, Deed Book H, p 270- 17 Feb l831, Jacob FRANKS to William Fl ? , $225, signed Jacob x FRANKS and Joseph x Clark, agent for Jacob FRANKS, witnesses Wilson Upchurch and Daniel Walling, LDS Film 0507~08. Deed Book H, p 278- 17 Feb l831, Jacob FRANKS Jr. to William FISHER, 10 acres, 637.50, signed Jacob x FRANKS Jr. and Joseph x Clark, agent for Jacob FRANKS Jr., witnesses Wilson Upchurch and Daniel Walling, LDS Film 0507908. Deed Book H, p 326-327, Sep l829, Samuel GANN to James Holland, 30 acres, 9150, 10 acre tract on Caney Fork, entered 25 Oct 1814, certificate 13~38, warrant 595, granted to James FRANKS, 20 acre tract entered 26 Sep l81i by James FRANKS, signed Samuel x GANN (seal), witnesses Joseph Upchurch and Henry Warren, LDS Film 0507908.

Land Record of Joseph Franks

Recorded January 8th 1812(?) The State of Tennessee, To all to whom these presents shall come - GREETING. Know ye, That by virtue of part of Certificate No. 65, dated the 21st day of July 1808, obtained from the board of Commissioners for West Tennessee by Thomas Dillon and entered on the 18th day of September 1808 by No. 788. There is granted by the said STATE OF TENNESSEE, unto Joseph Franks assignee of the said Thomas Dillon a certain Tract or Parcel of LAND, containing Fifty acres lying in White County in the first District, second range and ninth Section. Beginning at a hickory standing one hundred and sixty poles West of the Section line and sixty-three poles South of the four mile tree, in the range line, dividing the first and second Ranges, running thence South eight degrees West bordering on the Hickorynut mountain sixty three and a fourth poles to a beech, thence North ten degrees West down the Cany fork river one hundred twenty six and a half poles to a poplar. Thence with a bluff of said river North eighty degrees East sixty three and a fourth poles to five dogwoods growing from one root at the foot of Hickory-nut mountain, thence with a spur of said mountain South ten degrees East one hundred twenty five and a half poles to the Beginning-Surveyed the 12th of March 1810 by Turner Lane DS With the hereditaments and appurtenances to HAVE and to HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of LAND with its appurtenances to the said Joseph Franks and his heirs forever. In Witness Whereof, Willie Blount Governor of the State of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Knoxville the twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one ...(missing) ...

THE FRANKS FAMILY

Section 2: WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE COURT MINUTES

*** LDS film 00248666. (1812-1820) *** JOSEPH FRANKS Esqr Justice, page 1. JOSEPH FRANKS to Joseph Clark, deed for 50 acres, page 2. JOSEPH FRANKS ferry, page 3. George W. Raymond vs Issd. JOSEPH FRANKS, In Trespass, suit dropped, page 16. JOSEPH FRANKS tp Issd. The Chairman of White County Court. Deed of conveyance for 2 acres of land - being the public square in town of Petersburg on Caney Fork, page 18. JOSEPH FRANKS, deed of conveyance ·for 30 acres, 3 rods and 34 poles of land, page 19. JOSEPH FRANKS esq to furnish list of hands to work on road from Sparta to top of Sum spring Mountain, page 128. JOSEPH FRANKS, juror, page 346. JOSEPH FRANKS, WILLIAM FISHER roads., page 422. HENRY FRANKS, exempt from poll tax, page 226. ELIJAH FRANKS appointed road overseer from FRANKS ferry to top of bluff. JOSEPH FRANKS to supply list of hands, page 9. *** LDS film 00248624 (1806-1811) *** JOSEPH FRANKS pages 3, 75, 80, 89, 97, 103, 112, 117, 137, 149, 162, 196, 199, 202,216, 218, 219, 222, 236, 237, 252, 253, 259, 276. WILLIAM FISHER, page 202 Anthony Street vs Martin Trap. In this suit Robert Harris and JOSHUA GAHN surrendered their principal in discharge of themselves, August 1809, page 111. *** LDS film 0024864 (1811-1812) *** ELIJAH FRANKS appointed constable, page 146. JOSEPH FRANKS, pages 78, 146, 245. *** LDS film 0024867 (1817-1819) *** HARVEY FRANKS, juror, Jan 1818, paqe 136. John Young vs HARVEY FRANKS, suit dropped, page 139. LEMUEL FRANKS, road overseer, Jul 1818, JOSEPH FRANKS house to Caney Fork, page 194 WILLIAM FRANKS, juror, 24 Apr 1818, page l80. WILLIAM FRANKS, juror, 22 Jul 1818, page 216. Deed ·for 20 acres, HENRY FRANKS to LEMUEL FRANKS acknowledgd 21Oct 1818, page 257. HENRY FRANKS indebted to State f·or $250 to assure appearance in court for State vs S.K. Charles, page 262. JAMES FRANKS, juror, 22 Jan 1819, page 321. JAMES FRANKS, juror,20 Apr 18191 page 344. *** LDS film 0024868 (1824-1827) *** SAMUEL GANN ·Fined $5 for ·failing to appear as juror, l3 Apr 1824. LDS film 6024868, page 7 JESSE FRANKS, juror,.page 1·9. JESSE FRANKS, pages 50, 99, 170, 400, 447, 504, 525. WILLIAM GANN, petitioner ·for; a.road to connect Sequache road with Iron Works Road, April 1824, page 35. State vs DANIEL GANN and Henry Saints, 19 Apr 1826. LDS ·Film 0024868, page 353. Deed for 10 acres, James Williams to James Holland, proven by oath of SAMUEL GANN and JOSHUA GANN, page 365. Deed conveyed, JOHN FRANKS to James Holland, 20 acres, page 365. Deed ·for 5 acres, Peter Franks to James Knowls, proven by oath of Matthias Hutson and DANIEL GANN·page 366. State vs DANIEL GANN for an affray, $5 fine, 12 Jul 1826, page 378. DANIEL GANN delivered schedule of property and took oath for insolvent debtors and was discharged out of custody of sheriff, page 382. THOMAS GANN appointed overseer of road from Sparta to Murfreesborogh, from Hopkins ferry to Kentucky road, 16 Oct 1826, page 416. Jailor allowed $1.375 for confinement of DANIEL GANN in common jail, 8 Jan 1827, page-449. THOMAS GANN appointed overseer of road, 13 Jan 1827, page 478. *** LDS film 002486R (1835-1841) *** JOSEPH F. FRANKS, assigned to road work, pages 103. JOSEPH F. FRANKS, page 388. JESSE FRANKS, many references.

The Franks Family

Section 3: WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEEDS

*** LDS film 00248666. (1812-1820) *** JOSEPH FRANKS Esqr Justice, page 1. JOSEPH FRANKS to Joseph Clark, deed for 50 acres, page 2. JOSEPH FRANKS ferry, page 3. George W. Raymond vs Issd. JOSEPH FRANKS, In Trespass, suit dropped, page 16. JOSEPH FRANKS tp Issd. The Chairman of White County Court. Deed of conveyance for 2 acres of land - being the public square in town of Petersburg on Caney Fork, page 18. JOSEPH FRANKS, deed of conveyance ·for 30 acres, 3 rods and 34 poles of land, page 19. JOSEPH FRANKS esq to furnish list of hands to work on road from Sparta to top of Sum spring Mountain, page 128. JOSEPH FRANKS, juror, page 346. JOSEPH FRANKS, WILLIAM FISHER roads., page 422. HENRY FRANKS, exempt from poll tax, page 226. ELIJAH FRANKS appointed road overseer from FRANKS ferry to top of bluff. JOSEPH FRANKS to supply list of hands, page 9. *** LDS film 00248624 (1806-1811) *** JOSEPH FRANKS pages 3, 75, 80, 89, 97, 103, 112, 117, 137, 149, 162, 196, 199, 202,216, 218, 219, 222, 236, 237, 252, 253, 259, 276. WILLIAM FISHER, page 202 Anthony Street vs Martin Trap. In this suit Robert Harris and JOSHUA GAHN surrendered their principal in discharge of themselves, August 1809, page 111. *** LDS film 0024864 (1811-1812) *** ELIJAH FRANKS appointed constable, page 146. JOSEPH FRANKS, pages 78, 146, 245. *** LDS film 0024867 (1817-1819) *** HARVEY FRANKS, juror, Jan 1818, paqe 136. John Young vs HARVEY FRANKS, suit dropped, page 139. LEMUEL FRANKS, road overseer, Jul 1818, JOSEPH FRANKS house to Caney Fork, page 194 WILLIAM FRANKS, juror, 24 Apr 1818, page l80. WILLIAM FRANKS, juror, 22 Jul 1818, page 216. Deed ·for 20 acres, HENRY FRANKS to LEMUEL FRANKS acknowledgd 21Oct 1818, page 257. HENRY FRANKS indebted to State f·or $250 to assure appearance in court for State vs S.K. Charles, page 262. JAMES FRANKS, juror, 22 Jan 1819, page 321. JAMES FRANKS, juror,20 Apr 18191 page 344. *** LDS film 0024868 (1824-1827) *** SAMUEL GANN ·Fined $5 for ·failing to appear as juror, l3 Apr 1824. LDS film 6024868, page 7 JESSE FRANKS, juror,.page 1·9. JESSE FRANKS, pages 50, 99, 170, 400, 447, 504, 525. WILLIAM GANN, petitioner ·for; a.road to connect Sequache road with Iron Works Road, April 1824, page 35. State vs DANIEL GANN and Henry Saints, 19 Apr 1826. LDS ·Film 0024868, page 353. Deed for 10 acres, James Williams to James Holland, proven by oath of SAMUEL GANN and JOSHUA GANN, page 365. Deed conveyed, JOHN FRANKS to James Holland, 20 acres, page 365. Deed ·for 5 acres, Peter Franks to James Knowls, proven by oath of Matthias Hutson and DANIEL GANN·page 366. State vs DANIEL GANN for an affray, $5 fine, 12 Jul 1826, page 378. DANIEL GANN delivered schedule of property and took oath for insolvent debtors and was discharged out of custody of sheriff, page 382. THOMAS GANN appointed overseer of road from Sparta to Murfreesborogh, from Hopkins ferry to Kentucky road, 16 Oct 1826, page 416. Jailor allowed $1.375 for confinement of DANIEL GANN in common jail, 8 Jan 1827, page-449. THOMAS GANN appointed overseer of road, 13 Jan 1827, page 478. *** LDS film 002486R (1835-1841) *** JOSEPH F. FRANKS, assigned to road work, pages 103. JOSEPH F. FRANKS, page 388. JESSE FRANKS, many references. WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEEDS (REVISED 4/24/99) Deed Book A (1814-1818), p 262, Joseph FRANKS from Willie Blount, LDS film 0571575 Deed Book A (l814-1818), p 263, Joseph FRANKS to Charles Sullivan, LDS film 0571575 Deed Book C (l818-l820), p 262-263, John FISCHER to Thomas Taylor, witnessed by Joseph FRANKS, LDS film 0571575 Deed Book D (1820-l824), p 385-386, Lewis FRANKS to John Cochran, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book D (1820-1824), p 408-409, Nov l822, Joseph FRANKS of White County to Lewis FRANKS, 5 acres, $260, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book D (l820-1824), p 324-325, l0? Mar 1822, Jeremiah FRANKS of Warren County to Peter Bain, 24 1/2 acres, $200, land on Caney Fork, bounds William English, signed Jeremiah x FRANKS, witnesses Samuel GANN and Alexander McWhorter, acknowledged 2 Jul 1822, registered 19 Nov 1822, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book F (l826-1828), p 28-29, 17 Jan 1824, John GANN Senr of Warren to Lemuel FRANKS, 20 acres, 9200, land on south side of Caney Fork near where Lemuel FRANKS lives, (same description as previous entry), signed John x GANN Senr, witnesses Thomas GANN and William Upchurch, acknowledged ?3 Jan 1826, registered 28 Aug 1826, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book F (1826-l828), p 153-154, 30 Jan l824, William GANN of Warren County to Peter Bain of Warren County, 30 acres, $200, land on Caney Fork, signed William x GANN (seal), witnesses Alexr McWhorter and Jeremiah FRANKS, acknowledged 7 Apr 1828, registered 6 Jun l828, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book F (l826-1828), p 154-155, 2 Oct 1824, Jeremiah FRANKS of Warren County to Peter Bain of Warren County, 10 acres, 840, land an dry branch of Caney Fork, signed Jeremiah x FRANKS (seal), witnesses Alex McWhorter, Archibald Bain, acknowledged 7 Apr l828, registered 9 Jun 1828, LDS film 0571576. Deed Book H, p l95-l96, 24 Nov l829, Thomas GANN of Warren to Samuel GANN of White, 2 tracts of land, 40 acres, $212, first tract 20 acres on Caney Fork at Wells, granted to Ezekiel Waldorf?), certificate 682, entered 17 Nov l814 by number 13854, second tract, 20 acres on Caney Fork, borders Lemuel FRANKS and Henry Warren and includes Lemuel FRANKS improvements, granted under 12 1/2 cent act and entered 3 Jul 1824 by number 306, signed Thomas GANN (seal), witnesses Joshua GANN (his mark) and John GANN (his x mark), acknowledged 7 Jul l834, registered 7 Jul 1834, ref. LDS Film 0572577. Applicant Entry No.Date Survey Book Page Acres Franks, Elisha 238 1824 1827 1 294 50 Franks, Lemuel 306 1824 1825 1 297 20

The Franks Family

Section 4: Old Letter from C.R. Franks of Marion Co., AL

This letter was written by C.R. Franks (born 1872) in 1961 when he was 88 or 89 years old. I would like to correspond with anyone with information on the Franks Family of Marion, AL and Itawamba, MS. “All I can say about my Grandfather’s brothers is only from memory as to names spoken of by my father. He said my grandfather had eight brothers, one Charles Franks, Jacob Franks, Elisha Franks, John Franks, Jeremiah franks and Joseph Franks. For descendants of Joseph Franks you might contact Eupal Franks, Hamilton, AL, he is a grandson of Joseph Franks; and for the children of my father’s brothers and sisters, contact Eckford Warren, grandson of Abigail Warren, two of her daughters married one to John Smith and the other to Jeff Smith and moved to Oklahoma about 60 years ago, for Elisha Franks, contact Hoyett Pearce, Hamilton, Alabama’ he is a great-great-grandson of Elisha Franks. The last I know of Harriet Sleety Franks Low was they lived at Spruce Pine, Franklin County, Alabama. Tennessee Franks Westbrooks, contact Emet Westbrooks, Sumiter, Alabama. Isac Lemuel reed and wife Anita Reed, Hamilton, Alabama, Rt. 2. You have my children on a seperate sheet. That’s about all I can give you at this time. You might get additional information by writing V.L. Franks, Russelville, Alabama, and Sam King, Hodges, Alabama, Rt. 2, his mother was a Franks of near Rome, Georgia. This is about all that I can give at this time. The Franks were everywhere in Marion County, Alabama in the 1820’s some of them homesteaded lands in the County in the early Settlement of Alabama Territory and Alabama State, many were with Andrew Jackson in War of 1812 and in the Indian Wars against the Indians and after the battle of New Orleans settled permanently here in 1815. I could get some information of records at Court House and cemeteries if I had a way of getting around or was able to hire a conveyance. The only way of getting from place to place is by my children carrying me around and too the weather is bad for me to get out very much, but I will continue to help when I can under the circumstances. I would appreciate a run down on all the information you have in addition of what is enclosed. I still have a very good memory and am in very good health. I lost my wife September the 19th just past and am now in my daughters Ruth M. Parsons at 3123 Avenue b, Birmingham 8, Alabama, but will be in Hamilton about the 1st of every month and get my mail there and if away will be forwarded to me whereever I may be located. I appreciate your letter and want to cooperate in every way possible. C.R. Franks Post Office Box 395 Hamilton, Alabama” ========== This is the second Letter from C.R. Franks: Hamilton, Alabama January 22nd 1962 Dear Mrs. McAllister, Your letter of December 17th 1961 received some time ago and I am sorry to have delayed so long in answering the same because of flu and other ailments. I am 89 years 4 months and 12 days old. I will give you a run down of bible records of my family as follows: Grandfather Elijah S. Franks born December 17, 1822 Grandmother Sarah Franks born February 19th 1824, one brother Robert White They were married February 3rd 1842. Their children as follows: Nancy Abigail Franks born October 28th 1842, married Warren. Elisa E. Franks born March 19th 1845. Tennessee Elizabeth Franks born November 29th 1846. Mary Jane Franks born July 15th 1848. William Henderson Franks born January 8th 1850. Isaac Jones Franks born may 12th 1851. Robert Franks born December 9th 1852 (my father) John S. Franks born 1854 James M. franks born 1856. Henry Columbus Franks born 1859. Children of Robert Franks as follows: Charles Roberts Franks born September 10th 1872 living at Hamilton, Alabama [Note: this is the writer, C.R. Franks] William E. Franks born November 21st 1873, Guin, Alabama Rt. 2. Elizabeth Franks Cook born 1875 deceased. Matty Franks Conner born 1877 deceased. Ida Franks Conner born 1879 deceased. John C. Franks twin brother of Clovis M. Franks , Grove Hill, Alabama. Nancy Franks Lawson born 1889 lives at Holly Grove, Alabama. My children as follows: My wife, Lona V. Caddell and I married August 12, 1905. Ruth M. Franks Parsons born November 6, 1908 3123 Ave B Birmingham 8, Alabama. Audrey Inez Franks Wigington 1020 Rains Road Memphis 16, Tennessee born Nov. 12, 1920. Charles R. Franks Jr. born Jan. 22, 1914 lives Burlington, North Carolina. Marie L. Franks Stoner born November 12, 1915 13104 Parkland Dr. Rockville, Md. Thomas E. Franks born May 3rd 1919 Winfield, Alabama. James Reynolds Franks born Oct. 8, 1921 died Jan. 9, 1924. My wife - Lona V. Cadell Franks born September 3, 1885 died September 19, 1961 at age 76 wonderful years. Please excuse bad writing and I’M remaining truly yours, C.R. Franks P.O. Box 395 Hamilton, Alabama ========== Dick Fox Tracing Jeremiah and Oliver franks of Marion Co, AL and Itawamba Co, MS.

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