CANEY FORKS FRANKS FAMILY

These three men are believed to be Franks men from Marion County, Alabama. If you can identify them, please contact me. And if you have pictures of other Franks men or women who belong to the Caney Forks Franks clan, I would like to post them on my web page.

Dick D. Fox

dickdfox@yahoo.com
1512 Parkview Drive
Lockhart, TX 78644
United States


THE FRANKS FAMILY OF CANEY FORK, TENNESSEE

Revised 13 Dec 2003
Dick D. Fox
Lockhart, Texas
dickdfox@yahoo.com

   THE CANEY FORK FRANKS FAMILY OF TENNESSEE

A large colony of Franks settled near the Caney Fork River
which is located near the county line between White and Warren
Counties.  Most of these Franks were born in North Carolina,
South Carolina or Georgia.  One or two were born in Tennessee,
probably in East Tennessee.  They began arriving in the Caney
Fork area in the early 1800's and by the 1820's, most were
beginning to sell their land and move to Marion County,
Alabama, where Chickasaw land was beginning to be settled by
white settlers.  A few years later, more Chickasaw land was
opened up across the state line in Itawamba County, Mississippi
and many of the Franks of Marion County moved to Itawamba
County, often moving back and forth between the two
neighboring counties.  There are still several Franks families
living in these two counties today.

This is an attempt to compile the scant record that these men and
women left as they moved with the frontier.  It is a working
document and includes both factual  information (census, land,
marriage and cemetery data) and speculation.

If readers respond to this document with corrections, additions or
new speculations, I will issue it periodically to the group. Dick
Fox, dickdfox@lycosmail.com.  A link to this document is also
posted on my web page but may not be up to date.
http://members.tripod.com/~dickdfox/index-caneyfork.html
http://members.tripod.com/~dickdfox/index-dickdfox.html

I have included all Franks men who left a written record in White
or Warren Counties, Tennessee or who were heads of household
in the 1830, 1840 or 1850 Marion County Alabama or Itawamba
County, Mississippi censuses.

The Franks men are listed in alphabetical order.  At the end, I
have listed a few Franks women, but data on the women is very
sparse.  Use your browser to search for an individual.

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ANTHONY FRANKS
1839 Itawamba Co, MS Tax List: Anthony Franks.
No other record of Anthony Franks.
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ARTHUR FRANKS
1840 Itawamba:Tax List: Auther Franks
1841 Itawamba State Census: Arther Franks, 1 in fam, p2
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BENJAMIN FRANKS (1822 AL)
**13 Apr 1841, Itawamba: Benjamin Franks m Levicy Rowdon.
**1841 Itawamba State Census: Bj. Franks, 1 in fam, p2.
**1846 Itawamba Tax List: Benjr Franks.
**1850 Caldwell Co, TX Census: Benjamin Franks 28 AL, Martha A. 24 MS, John
B. 5 TX, Lemuel A 3 TX, Daniel 1 TX. I have this Benj. F. Franks in 1860 in
Atacosa Co., TX (Cassie)
**Note: From name of wife, this is probably not the same Benjamin Franks.
**Note: Also in Caldwell Co,: John Franks 26 AL, Nancy 25 AL
**He was not on1860 Caldwell, TX census; nor was John.
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CHARLES FRANKS #1 (B: ca 1775-1794)
**1800 age 6-25 ?, 1810 age 16-35 ?
**1820 White,TN Census: Charles (26-45) 000010-10100, p344
**1830 Census.  Charles would be 36-55 and his wife would be
26-36.  There is a Charles Franks in Marion, AL but he is
younger, at age 20-30 and there is a son 15-20 who was not in
the 1820 census, 00011-00101.  See Charles #2 below.
**1840 Census.  Charles would be 46-65 and his wife would be
36-46.  There is a Charles Franks in Itawamba, MS  but he is
younger, at age 20-30.  See Charles #3 below.
**1850 Census.  Charles would be 56-75 and his wife would be
46-56.  There is a family that matches this description in Marion
County:  Charles 56 NC, Nancy 50 SC, Tabitha 20 AL, William
C. 15 AL, John 14 AL, Caroline 11 AL.
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CHARLES FRANKS #2 (B: ca 1800-1810)
1830 Marion, AL Census: Charles (20-30) 00011-00101 This
man is younger than the Charles in the 1820 White, TN census.
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CHARLES FRANKS #3 (ca 1809-1814 TN)
According to Bob Franks, Charles is a son of John Franks #1.
**1820 Census:  Age 6-11, John Franks #1 (White Co, TN) had a
son age 0-10.
**1830 Census: Age 16-21
**1839 Itawamba MS Tax List: Charles Franks (Not on 1838 or
**1840 List)
**1840 Itawamba Census: Charles (20-30) 40001-10001
**1850 Itawamba Census:  Charles 36 TN Blacksmith, Kizzy
? 38 TN, Jane 14 AL, James W or N 13 AL, Alex? 11 MS, John
J 10 MS, Elijah G 8 MS, Matilda K. 7 MS Josiah 3 MS, Pomp ?
2 MS, Jasper G 2 mos MS
**1860 Itawamba Census: Charles 51, Kisiah 52 TN, James
H. 23 AL, Alexander 21 MS, John J. 18 MS, Elijah 17 MS,
Matilda 15 MS, Josiah 13 MS, Eleven 11 MS, Green 9 MS,
Nancy 7 MS, Benjamin F 5 MS, Lemuel Watson 19 Farm
Laborer.
**Note:Matilda m Lemuel Watts 18 Jun 1865.  Fr. Mary Frederick
mlbfred@bellsouth.net  .... Her gr gr grandchildren live in Marietta, MS.
and she gave me a picture of Josephine, dau. of Matilda & Lemuel.
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ELIJAH FRANKS #1
This Elijah Franks probably never appeared on a White County
Tax List.  He was drafted during the war of 1812 probably in
1814 and died in New Orleans in 1815.  His son Josephus was
born about 1814 and filed for Elijah's Bounty Land rights as his
only heir.  This was in 1855 in Pontotoc County, MS when
Josephus was 41.  Assuming Elijah was 20 when he was drafted,
his birth year would have been 1794.  He could have been as
young as 18 based on the age of other draftees.  However, Verna
Ashley reported that Elijah was a peace officer "a few years
before his death".
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Notes from V. Ashley:
ELIJAH FRANKS born 1790 in North Carolina lived next door to JOSHUA GANN
born 1790 in Tennessee in 1850 Marion County, Alabama.  He was by occupation
a blacksmith.  His wife, NANCY, was born 1796 in North Carolina.  One son,
PETER born 1824, his second son, MICHAEL V. born 1825 in Alabama.  Marion
County and Itawamba County, Mississippi join each other at the border
between the two states.  MARY GANN-FRANKS marriages appear in the records of
Itawamba County, Mississippi.
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ELIJAH S. FRANKS #2
**1820 White Co, TN Census: Elijah Franks #2 age 16-26
000100-20010 p346
**White Co, TN, 11 Dec 1822, Lewis Franks to John Benjamin,
Davis Cochran, John Lyon, John McLemore, 3 3/4 acres, $125,
land on Caney Fork next to Peter Franks, signed Lewis Franks,
Witnesses: Elijah Franks and Elisha Franks.
**White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1812-1820), Elijah
Franks appointed road overseer from Franks ferry to top of bluff.
Joseph Franks to supply list of hands.
**1830 Census:  Elijah is in 1830 Marion Census & has
added 3 sons, 320001-021001.
**1840 Census:  Cannot find Elijah, age 42-43.
**1850 Census:  Elijah now 53 is back in the Marion Census,
Elijah 53 NC, Nancy 54 NC, Charity 27 TN, Peter 26 TN,
Michael V. 25 TN, George I 21 AL, John S. 20 AL, Sarah Jane
17 AL.  At least two of his daughters and one or two of his sons
have left home.  Based on the age of his children, Elijah left TN
for AL between 1825 and 1829.
**1860 Marion, AL Census, Elijah S. 62 NC (Farmer
$500/$400), Nancy 65 NC, John 14 AL, William D. 12 AL,
George 30 AL ($100/$300), Micheal 32 AL ($300/$400) ....
[William D. 12 and John 14 may be the sons of Lemuel B.
Franks.  Lemuel Franks would have been 40 in 1860, see 1850
Marion Co Census.]
**Based on census reports, Elijah's children were:
A daughter born 1810-1820
A daughter born ca 1820
Lemuel B.  born ca 1820
Charity    born ca 1823
Peter      born ca 1824
Michael    born ca 1825
A son      born 1825-1830
A daughter born 1825-1830
George     born ca 1829
Sarah Jane born ca 1833
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ELIJAH S. FRANKS #3
(Son of Elisha Franks #1)

1830 Census ? Elijah S. was 7.
1840 Census ?  Elijah S. was 17.

1850 Marion Co, AL Census, Elijah S. 27 TN, Sarah 26 TN,
Nancy A. 9 AL, Henrietta S. 7 AL, Elisha F. 6 AL, Passina E. 4
AL, Mary I 2 AL, William H. 6/12 AL, p 168-566-581.

Elijah S. and Sarah's sons were:
1. Elijah E.
2. William Henderson
3. Isaac Jones
4. Robert (C.R.'s father)
5. John S.
6. James M.
7. Henry Columbus.

C.R.'s grandfather was Elijah. C.R.'s grandmother was Penina
(who was blind). Elijah's home was on Luxapillila Creed near
Twin.  Elisha lived at Pearce's Mill, bought land Dec 18, 1851
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ELISHA FRANKS #1
White Co, TN, 11 Dec 1822, Lewis Franks to John Benjamin,
Davis Cochran, John Lyon, John McLemore, 3 3/4 acres, $125,
land on Caney Fork next to Peter Franks, signed Lewis Franks,
Witnesses: Elijah Franks and Elisha Franks.

1830 Marion Census: p165 Elisha Franks 80-90
11001000001-111010001

It is possible that Elisha Franks (b ca 1800) is the younger man
(age 20-30) in this census.  An Elisha Franks appears on the
White, TN tax lists of 1822 and 1823.  Elisha Franks (age 30-40)
is in the 1840 Census.  Elisha (age 50 NC) is in the 1850 Census.
I do not have a record after 1850.

From Mike Chapman:
ELISHA FRANKS
b. ca 1800 in NC d. Oct 1860 (disease of the spleen) m. Panina
or Pinava b. ca 1805 in NC  Children: 1. Elisha D. m. Fairby? 2.
Elijah S. b. Dec 17, 1822 m. Sarah Francis White 3. Priscilla m.
William Warren 4. James B. b. ca 1827 m. Eliza J. b. ca 1825 5.
Nancy C. b. 1829 6. Isaac T. b. ca 1822 7. Eli A. b. ca 1833
(tombstone says 1830) d. Aug 10, 1884, m. Matilda Lowe
Atkins b. ca 1832, d. Jul 15, 1912  8. Alvin J. b. ca 1836 9.
Elizabeth b. ca 1838  10. Berthana Penina b. ca 1842  11. Hiram
b. ca 1845

From Ellen Franks Aslel@aol.com
Elisha FRANKS b ca 1800 in North Carolina married Panina ? b
ca 1805. Their children:
1. Elisha D. FRANKS b 1820 in TN m Pheriba ?
2. Elijah S. FRANKS b 1822 in TN m Sarah Francis WHITE
3. Priscilla FRANKS b 1826 in TN m William WARREN
4. James B. FRANKS b 1827 in AL m Eliza J. ?
5. Eli A. FRANKS b 1830 m Matilda LOWE
6. Nancy C. FRANKS b 1830 in AL
7. Isaac T. FRANKS b 1832 in AL
8. Alvin J. FRANKS b 1836 in AL
    Alvin is buried near his son Eli in Center Church Cemetery, Briillante, Alabama
9. Elizabeth FRANKS b 1838 in AL
10. Bethana Penina FRANKS b 1842 in AL

From KAY G.KLWRAGEG@aol.co :

There are a set of books, WARREN COUNTY TENNESSEE PLAT BOOK 1, 2, 3, 4 (Nona
Williams, R.O.F.E. Publications, PO Box 3793, Santa Cruz, CA 95063-3793).
Of these, books 3 and 4 are negative for FRANKS, though I think that "Franks
Ferry Road" still appears in one of them.

INDEX Vol. 1:  FRANKS, 25 (FRANKS' ferry road); Elisha (1824, 50 A on CANEY
FORK of Sink Creek, e.s. of the branch), 99; Jacob, 28 (Surveyor, Stone
River, 1824 -1825); Lemuel, 101 (1824, 20 A on CANEY FORK, NE corner of a 20
A survey)

INDEX Vol. 2:  FRANKS, Elisha, 125  (1826 Arthur Davis 100 A Cany Branch of
Sink Crk, S. boundary .... Elisha Franks) ; Franks Ferry 20, 153 [not
abstracted]; Franks Ferry Road, 37[not abstracted]
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Notes from V. Ashley:
ELISHA FRANKS appears in the White County records as a workman off the road
on 21 of October 1822.  Other's assigned to the crew were JOHN and ELIJAH
FRANKS.  They were to work from FRANKS Ferry Road to Rock Island.  On 25
November 1822 when BURRELL MANNING sold LEWIS FRANKS 3  3/4 acres of land on
the Caney Fork listed as running down the river South 85 degrees West 60
poles.  ELISHA DENTON FRANKS and ELIJAH FRANKS were his witnesses.
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ELISHA D. FRANKS #2 (1820)
He was the son of ELIJAH FRANKS #1.

1850 Marion Co, AL census: Elisha 29 TN, Periba 30 TN, Allen
T 9 AL, Roxey Ann 5 AL, Malvina 2 AL, p109-5-5.

Note: Allen Franks m. Sarah Ann Thomas 26 Feb 1858.
Note: Center Methodist Cemetery, Marion Co, AL: Elisha D.
Franks (1 Dec 1820 - 25 Jun 1904), Fairby Franks age 84, 23
Jun 1902.
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FREDERICK FRANKS
1800 Rowan Co, NC Census:
Frederick Franks (16-26) 20100-10100-00 Rowan 345
Frederick Franks (16-26) 10100-10100-00 Rowan 341
Also in 1800 Rowan: Jacob 16-26 Rowan 341, Martin 45+
Rowan 398, William 26-45 Rowan 408, William Jr. 26-45
Rowan 398 and William Sr. 26-45.

Frederick Franks was on the 1812 or 1814 Warren County, Tax
List.

From Jerry W. Murphy  ...  jwmurphy@netease.net:  "This was
Frederick Franks, the oldest son of Jacob Frank and Susannah
Roan. If I'm not mistaken, Frederick last appears in the tax
records of Cabarrus or Rowan County, North Carolina in 1804.
So he probably started his westward movement about that time.
He can be found in Hardin County, Tennessee after 1812. I
believe the Jacob Franks found on the 1820 Bedford County,
Tennessee census is his brother who also later appears in Hardin
County. If one looks at the old records of Bedford County they
show many of the early settlers came from Rowan, Mecklenburg
and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina."
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HARVEY FRANKS
Tennessee Records:
White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1817-1819), Harvey
Franks, juror, Jan 1818.
White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1817-1819), John Young
vs Harvey Franks, suit dropped.
White County Court Minutes Books: Harvey Franks, juror, Jan
1818, p136.  No other records of a Harvey Franks.  Possibly this
should have been Henry.
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HENRY FRANKS
1790 Census:  Georgia ?

1800 Census Greenville Co, SC
Henry (26-45) 10010-10100 Greenville 251
Jacob (45+) 02101-10001 Greenville 251
Kay Gunn writes to Cassie:  "Yes, They (Henry and Jacob) are
part of the migratory group of Franks, first of Cumberland
County, North Carolina and then of Wake County, North
Carolina.  Their deeds in Greenville County are about 1802-1809
(Selling).  However, part of their group's numbers were already
in Tennessee by 1800 (of record) and possibly before that.  The
Greenville deeds use "Jacob Sr and plain Jacob.  Its a matter of
deduction that Jacob Sr. would be the father of the
Cumberland-Wake County Franks and that Henry was a son
among others."

1810 Census:  White or Warren County, Tennessee?

White Co, TN County Court Minutes, 21 Oct 1818, Henry
Franks to Lemuel Franks, 20 acres $40, land surveyed 17 Dec
1818.  signed Henry Franks (seal), witnesses: William Lawrence
and Ezekiel Elledge.

White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1817-1819), Henry
Franks indebted to State for $250 to assure appearance in court
for State vs S.K. Charles.

1820 White County, TN age 45+ 100011-01110 p344
Henry is over 45.  His wife is 26-45.

16 Dec 1820 Henry Franks to Joseph Clark, 50 acres on Caney
Fork, $300.

White County Court Minutes (1812-1820)
HENRY FRANKS, exempt from poll tax, page 226.

White County Court Minutes (1817-1819)
HENRY FRANKS indebted to State for $250 to assure
appearance in court for State vs S.K. Charles, page 262.

White County Court Minutes (1817-1819)
- Deed for 20 acres, HENRY FRANKS to LEMUEL FRANKS
acknowledgd 21 Oct 1818, page 257.

Henry Franks was exempted from paying a poll tax in 1812-1820
Court Minutes Book.  Assuming this was in 1812 about the time
that Henry arrived in White County, his birth year would have
been 1772 or earlier.

From Verna Ashley: "Henry had a drinking problem and the
church admonished his wife Nancy to do something about it.
Lemuel was a deacon or something. Finally, Henry and Nancy
were both dismissed."

From Verna Ashley: "Henry Franks in 1814 or 1815 took into
his home a Benton orphan and promised to teach him to read an
write, etc. This tells me that a daughter or his wife was a
Benton."

1830 Census:  I did not find Henry in the 1830 census of White
County or Marion Co, AL.  I have always assumed that Henry
died before the Franks migration from Middle Tennessee to
Marion, AL and Itawamba, MS or at least before the census was
taken.  A Henry Franks age 60-70-000010001-000100001 does
appear in the 1830 St. Francis, AR census, but his wife is older
than the wife shown in the 1820 census would have been.

A Henry Franks is listed on the tax list of Izard County, AR in
1844 and 1845..  Other familiar names on those lists were
Lemuel and  Jacob plus Samuel and Thomas. were on the 1843
list.  Lemuel born 1785 GA bought or received land from a
Henry Franks in White County, TN in 1818.
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This information added 10 June 2005
From: Larry & Charlotte Webb 
Subject: Re: Henry Franks of Caney Fork
Dick,
My name is Larry Webb from Mississippi. You can find Henry Franks in the
1830 and 1840 census of Tuscaloosa County, AL. Henry and several other
families including Jesse Webb and Ezekiel Elledge migrated from White
County, TN in the early 1820's to Tuscaloosa County, AL. They owned land in
both Tuscaloosa and Pickens counties. All these families seemed to have been
very close as they usually settled next to each other. Henry Franks was
murdered on July 17, 1841 by Stephen Elledge according to an article in an
early Alabama newspaper. The Governor of Alabama issued a reward for Stephen
Elledge who was said to be about 40 years old. Stephen was probably a
brother to Ezekiel Elledge and had likely come from White County as well.

Hope this helps,
Larry Webb
Lncwebb@direcway.com

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From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
        1804   5 Nov. - Greenville Co., SC Deed G, 367-368
                   JACOB FRANKS of the State of Tennessee and County
                   of Blount to JAMES FRANKS of the county of Greenville,
                   State of South Carolina, for $500, part of tract of land
                   that was granted to Joseph McDaniel adjoining land of
                   HENRY FRANKS, plat bearing date 2 May 1791...
                   (signed)  JACOB [x] FRANKS
                   Wit:  HENRY FRANKS, JOHN FRANKS [I]
                   Proved by the oath of HENRY FRANKS in Greenville Dist.
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Notes from V. Ashley:
HENRY FRANKS lived in the Horseshoe Bend and was a poll tax payer in 1812.
He asked the county to excuse him from paying taxes in the year of 1813.
Exceptions were granted to older persons usually by age 50.  HENRY was most
likely the eldest of these eight men.  JAMES BENTON was bound to HENRY for a
bond of $400 in 1815.  He was to be taught to read the sacred scriptures and
to write a legible hand and upon arriving at age 21 years give him one horse
and saddle not under the value of $80 and a suit of clothes exclusive of his
wearing apparel.

The land which HENRY owned was sold to LEMUEL FRANKS for $40 for the 20
acres in October 1818.  Persons who witnessed this transaction were WILLIAM
LAWRENCE and EZEKIAL ELLEDGE who lived in Warren County, TN.  HENRY and his
wife, NANCY, later appear in the Primative Baptist Church records of the
Caney Fork District, Warren County, Tennessee in the early 1820's.
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ISAAC FRANKS #1 (ca 1807 TN)
Isaac is probably the son of Joseph Franks.

1820 Census: Age 13.  White Co, TN, Joseph had 3 sons age
10-16

1830 Census: Age 23.  Marion Co, AL, Joseph had 1 son age
20-25.

1840 Census: Age 33.  Neither Joseph or Isaac are found.

1850 Itawamba, MS Census:  Isaac 43 TN, Tynse 28 TN,
William 3 MS, Sarah 7 months MS, Rebecca 83 NC

8 Mar 1852, Itawamba Deed Book, James Ballard grantor, Isaac
Franks grantee.

10 Sep 1853, Itawamba Deed Book, Isaac Franks to Samuel A.
Barnes.

1853 Itawamba, MS State Census: Isaac Franks 2 male 2 female,
p10; Isaac Franks Sr. 3 male 2 female, p10.

8 Mar 1855, Itawamba Deed Book, Isaac Franks to David
Hiden.

25 Dec 1856, Itawamba Deed Book, Isaac Franks to Samuel A.
Barnes.

1 Jan 1858, Itawamba Deed Book, Isaac Franks to John
Mangram.

The Rebecca Franks in the 1850 census is Isaac's mother,
Rebecca Jones Franks, widow of Joseph Franks.
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ISAAC FRANKS #2
4 Jul 1850, Itawamba County, MS: Isaac Franks married
Elizabeth Gann.

1850 Census: ?

1853 Itawamba, MS State Census: Isaac Franks 2 male 2 female,
p10; Isaac Franks Sr. 3 male 2 female, p10.

1860 Census: ?
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JACOB FRANKS #1
Based on 1830-1840 census data, Jacob was born ca 1740-1750.

1790  Georgia ? Age 40-50

1800 Census Greenville Co, SC
Henry (26-45) 10010-10100 Greenville 251
Jacob (45+) 02101-10001 Greenville 251
Kay Gunn writes to Cassie:  "Yes, They (Henry and Jacob) are
part of the migratory group of Franks, first of Cumberland
County, North Carolina and then of Wake County, North
Carolina.  Their deeds in Greenville County are about 1802-1809
(Selling).  However, part of their group's numbers were already
in Tennessee by 1800 (of record) and possibly before that.  The
Greenville deeds use "Jacob Sr and plain Jacob.  Its a matter of
deduction that Jacob Sr. would be the father of the
Cumberland-Wake County Franks and that Henry was a son
among others."

1810  ? White County, Tennessee Age 60-70

1820 White County, TN age 45+ 300001-13010 p344
Jacob is over 45 (70-80) and his wife is 26-45 (45-50).  There
are 7 children in the household under 16.

1830 Marion Co, AL Census (01120010001-1100201) Jacob #1
is now age 80-90 and his wife is age 45-50).  There also is a man
age 40-50 in the household and two women 20-30.  The three
"sons" in the 1820 census are now in the 10-15 and 15-20 age
brackets.

White Co, TN, 17 Feb 1831, Jacob Franks to William Fisher, ?,
$225, signed Jacob x Franks and Joseph x Clark, agent for Jacob
Franks, witnesses Wilson Upchurch and Daniel Walling.

1840 Itawamba County Census (000110010001-100010001)
Jacob has moved to Itawamba, MS and is age 90-100 and his
wife is 60-70.  There is also an adult man in his household age
40-50.  If this man were married, his wife would be the age
20-30 woman in the household.

1850 Census.  Jacob probably died before 1850.  The man in his
1840 household would now be 50-60 (probably closer to 60) and
his wife would be 30-40.

Tax Records:  Jacob is not on the 1811 White Tax list but he
does appear in 1812-1824.  Beginning in 1814, he is shown as
Sr. when a second Jacob appears on the list.  He is never listed as
having paid a white poll tax which means that he was probably
over 50 in 1812 (birth year = 1772 or earlier).  Jacob owns 50
acres in 1824.
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From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
        1804   5 Nov. - Greenville Co., SC Deed G, 367-368
                   JACOB FRANKS of the State of Tennessee and County
                   of Blount to JAMES FRANKS of the county of Greenville,
                   State of South Carolina, for $500, part of tract of land
                   that was granted to Joseph McDaniel adjoining land of
                   HENRY FRANKS, plat bearing date 2 May 1791...
                   (signed)  JACOB [x] FRANKS
                   Wit:  HENRY FRANKS, JOHN FRANKS [I]
                   Proved by the oath of HENRY FRANKS in Greenville Dist.
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From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
NOTE:  It LOOKS LIKE the John Franks who was in Blount Co, TN by 1801 could
very likely have been the John (I) Franks who witnessed the 1804 Greenville
Co., SC deed of Jacob Franks.  There was enough time (5 Nov 1804 to 26 Nov
1804) for John to have been away from Blount Co. (as far away as Greenville
Co., SC) and yet have returned to Blount by 26 Nov. 1804. My OPINION is that
this is what happened, but I'm afraid that conventional proof of it does not
exist, as no signature could be found of a John (I) Franks in Blount
1801-1819.
             One thing is sure, and that is that there were TWO DIFFERENT
JOHN-S FRANKS, one in Blount by 1801 and perhaps remaining there at least
through March 1818, and ANOTHER JOHN FRANKS who appeared on the White Co.,
TN tax lists by 1812 and was still in White Co. in 1818.
             I have in times past spoken of "TWO WAVES" of migration among
the Cumberland Co. - Wake Co., NC Franks.  In my mind's eye, post-NC,
post-GA, and PRE-Greenville Co., SC land sales (1802-1809), John & a Jacob
Franks (Sr? Jr?) were of record in Blount Co., TN, but that there was a
return in some of their numbers back into Greenville Co., SC to "assist" in
selling family lands in that county.  Remember that only HENRY & JACOB
FRANKS were listed on the 1800 Census of Greenville Co., SC.  The Greenville
Co.,
SC deeds of sale demonstrate Jacob Franks SR - AND - Jacob Franks, also John
Franks.
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Notes from V. Ashley:
JACOB FRANKS who lived in White County in 1811 was born 1755-1775.  JACOB,
HENRYand LEMUEL FRANKS were listed as persons south of the French Broad
(River?) in 1809, which indicates these men may have left their home state
together.   JACOB, SR. and JACOB, JR. lived at the western tip of the
Horseshoe Bend.  JACOB, Sr. lived near Halley's Bluff.  He sold a tract of
40 acres with a ten acre tract on the water for which WILLIAM FISHER paid
his $225.  Vouching for the sale were WILSON UPCHURCH and DANIEL WALLING.
Disposal of their land occurred of February 1831.  JOSEPH CLARK acted as an
agent in the sale of JACOB, JR.'S land.  A tract of ten acres which he sold
for $37.50.
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JACOB FRANKS #2 (1760-1770)
Jacob Franks #2 is on the 1840 Marion Census only.  He is age
70-80 (1760-1770).  So, he is 10-20 years older than Jacob #3
and his family composition is different.  He is listed as Jacob jr.
by the census taker.  Jacob "Sr." is still living but in Itawamba
County.  It is also possible that the younger man in this
household is really Jacob.

It is possible that Jacob #2 and Jacob #3 are the same person, but
the reported ages are different as is the family composition.

Tennessee records are included under Jacob #3 and Jacob #1.
===
From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
        1804   5 Nov. - Greenville Co., SC Deed G, 367-368
                   JACOB FRANKS of the State of Tennessee and County
                   of Blount to JAMES FRANKS of the county of Greenville,
                   State of South Carolina, for $500, part of tract of land
                   that was granted to Joseph McDaniel adjoining land of
                   HENRY FRANKS, plat bearing date 2 May 1791...
                   (signed)  JACOB [x] FRANKS
                   Wit:  HENRY FRANKS, JOHN FRANKS [I]
                   Proved by the oath of HENRY FRANKS in Greenville Dist.
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JACOB FRANKS #3 (1780)
Jacob Franks #3 is in the 1830 Marion Census age 40-50
(1780-1790).  I have designated the Jacob Jr. in the 1840 Marion
Census as Jacob #2 as he appears to be an older man.  Jacob #3
is in the Marion census age 70 (1780).

1820 White County, TN age 26-45 110010-20010 p344.  This
Jacob was born 1775-1794.  If the dates are accurate, this is
Jacob #3.

1830 Census: Jacob #3, 0010001-121101.  This Jacob is age
40-50 and his wife is age 30-40. .  The elder son in the 1820
census would now be 20-26.  There are two possibilities, Jacob
20-30, 10001-0001 and Charles 20-30, 00011-00101.  Charles is
less likely because there are some older children in his household,
a boy 15-20 and a girl 10-15.  There were younger children in
the elder Jacob's household in 1820 but no woman of an age to
be a daughter in law.

1840 Marion Census: Jacob #2, 0211010001-11100101.  The
census taker listed him as Jacob Jr. I have designated him as
Jacob #2.

1850 Marion County Census: Jacob 70 NC, Sally 48 NC,
William 8 AL
Lucinda Sarah Ann 18 TN, Mary S. 11 AL, Sarah M. White
(sd) 18 AL.  The latter is a step-daughter and Sally is probably a
second wife.  This might account for Jacob#3's absence from the
1840 Census.
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JACOB  #4 (b 1804-1805 TN or SC)
1820 Age 5 ? 1830 Age 15 ? 1840 Age 25 ?

1850 Itawamba County Census: Jacob 45 TN Farmer (Listed as
SC in 1860), Nancy 37 TN (Listed as KY in 1860), Rachel 17
AL (may have m. F.M. Turner 12 Feb 1852 Itawamba), Sarah
15 AL (may have m. Samuel Thomas 24 Sep 1852), Joseph 13
AL, William 11 AL, Lucinda 9 AL, Charles 7 AL (may have m.
Susana McVay 7 Dec 1862)
James 3 AL, p395-238-238 (Next door to Abner Markham and
his wife Sarah Franks)

1860 Itawamba County Census: Jacob 56 SC Farmer $ -- $ 186,
Nancy 45 KY, Lucinda 19 AL, Charles 16 AL (his wife? buried
Sandy Springs Cem 10/31/33 - 1/26/1900 wife of Charlie),
James 14 MS, John C 11 MS

1870?
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JACOB FRANKS #5 (1824 TN)
He may be the son of Lemuel #1, but no proof.  His listed birth
state in 1850-1860 census is TN and in 1870 census is AL.

1830 age 6.  Lemuel Franks #1 was in Marion County and he
had two sons in the 5-10 year bracket.

1840 age 16.  Lemuel Franks #1 may have been in Searcy
County, AR and he had one son in the 10-15 year bracket.

1850 Izard, AR Census: Jacob 26 TN, Margaret G 25 KY,
Sarah I. 8 AR, Thomas 5 AR, Andrew I 3 AR, Martha E 9 mos
AR

1860 Izard, AR Census: Jacob 36 TN, Margaret 35 KY, Thomas
14 AR, Andrew 12 AR, Martha 10 AR, F.W. 6 AR, A.R. 5 AR,
Wm. Mc. Franks 8 mos AR, 309-372

1870 Izard, AR Census: Jacob 47 AL, Margaret 46 KY, Audry J
21 AR, Martha A 18 AR, Mariah 17 AR, Fredrick 15 AR Allen
P 13 AR, Mary F 11 AR, Redmon 9 AR, Susan 5 AR, Union
Township p17-121-124, Farmer $2000/$428.

[ Jacob's oldest son Thomas has his own household in the 1870
Izard, AR Census: Thomas 24 AR, Mary E. 24 TN, Isaac 3 AR,
Martha A 1 AR, Union Township, p15-105-107, carpenter,
$-/$325]
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JAMES FRANK #1 (1780-1790)
White County, TN, 7 Nov 1821, James Franks to Samuel Gann
10? acres, $76, signed James Franks (seal), witnesses John W.
Gann and Lemuel x Franks.

A land transaction confirms that James entered land in 1811:
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 l811 by James
FRANKS, signed Samuel x GANN (seal), witnesses Joseph
Upchurch and Henry Warren, LDS Film 0507908.

White County Minutes (1817-1819)
- JAMES FRANKS, juror, 22 Jan 1819, page 321.
- JAMES FRANKS, juror,20 Apr 18191 page 344.

1820 White, TN Census: James FRANK (26-45) 12001-2021.
(Is this James Frank or Franks?)

1830 Census:  James Franks now 40-50 is on the 1830 Marion,
AL census, 0110201-00100001.  His wife is 50-60 and there are
two men in his household age 20-30.
===
From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
        1804   5 Nov. - Greenville Co., SC Deed G, 367-368
                   JACOB FRANKS of the State of Tennessee and County
                   of Blount to JAMES FRANKS of the county of Greenville,
                   State of South Carolina, for $500, part of tract of land
                   that was granted to Joseph McDaniel adjoining land of
                   HENRY FRANKS, plat bearing date 2 May 1791...
                   (signed)  JACOB [x] FRANKS
                   Wit:  HENRY FRANKS, JOHN FRANKS [I]
                   Proved by the oath of HENRY FRANKS in Greenville Dist.
===
Notes from V. Ashley:
JAMES FRANKS received a grant for land in 1811.  SAMUEL GANN in 1829 sold
the JAMES FRANKS tract to JAMES HOLLAND.  Located in the first district on
the north side of the Caney Fork.  A second ten acres which he had granted
to him in 1814.  It states it followed the meanders of the mountain.  The
price was $150.  JAMES FRANKS was often a witness for other family members.
He was born 1786 in Georgia he stated in DeSota County, Louisiana in 1850.
His wife, ELIZABETH was born 1800 in Georgia.  Living with them were sons,
both born in Tennessee.  JACOB T. FRANKS born in 1814 and JOHN A. born 1823.
Another son, JAMES M. FRANKS born 1826 in Alabama.
===
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JAMES FRANKS #2 (ca 1810)
James was living in Izard County, Arkansas at the time of the
1850 census, leading me to believe that he might be related to
Lemuel Franks #1.

1830 ? James was age 20.  Lemuel Franks #1 was in Marion, AL
and  had one son of 15-20.

1840 ? James was age 30.  Lemuel Franks #1 may have been in
Searcy, AR.  There was no one by the name of Franks age about
30 recorded in the census.

1850 Izard Co, AR Census: James 40 TN, Louisa 28 NC, Nancy
A 8 MS, Thomas L. 5 AR, Madison 3 AR, Hugh? 1 AR
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JAMES B. FRANKS #3 (ca 1827 AL)
1850 Marion Co, census:  James B. 23 AL, Eliza 25 MO, p168-569-584.
-----
Fr: "Dee G. Sullins, Jr" dsullins@mindspring.com  While not absolutely
certain, I believe James B. FRANKS m Eliza Jane Sullins (b. 6 Feb 1823 Boone
Co., MO).  Her parents were James H. Sullins and Martha Clemontine Burleson
Sullins.  This family moved fr Boone Co to Marion Co, AL c 1830.  In my
family history there is mentioned that Eliza Jane married a FRANKS.
 ------
Fr: "Sonny Franks" slnc@bellsouth.net James B. Franks in 1860 Marion Co
census, p 653 w/ 2 children Chasteen and Elijah. Was in Civil War, but don't
know if he survived.   Nothing after 1860.

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JEREMIAH FRANKS (ca 1791-1792 GA)
Jeremiah was b ca 1791- 1792 in Georgia.

ca 1814-1815.  Jeremiah married  Mourning Fisher, daughter of
John Fisher and Elizabeth Tubb.  John Fisher was born in
Halifax County, Virginia and  lived in Rutherford County, NC
before moving to the Caney Fork area.  From an unreferenced
note:  John Fisher is in the 1800 Rutherford County, North
Carolina census and on the same page are Peter Franks
(30101-03001) and Henry Franks (12010-40010).  Note that
Jeremiah at age 8-9 could have been either Peter or Henry's
household in 1800.

Jeremiah's first child was born in Tennessee 22 Oct 1815.

Jeremiah  received a grant of 5 acres from Joseph Franks in
White County., TN in 18--.  He also owned land in Warren
County., TN which he sold in 1822 and 1824.  His sons were
named Oliver, David and Lemuel.

1820 Census.  Jeremiah was about 28 and his wife was about 26
in 1820.  Although he owned land in both White and Warren
Counties about 1820, he was not on the census of either county.
At that time, he had one young son (age1) and  at least one
daughter (age 4 or 5) and possibly two other daughters age (0-5).

Warren County, TN Deed Book (1820-1824), 10? 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 1811, registered 19 Nov 1822.

Warren County, TN Deed Book (1826-1828), 30 Jan 1824,
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,
ack 7 Apr 1828, reg 6 Jun 1828.

Warren County, TN Deed Book (1826-1828),  2 Oct 1824,
Jeremiah Franks of Warren County to Peter Bain* of Warren
County, 10 acres, $40, land on dry branch of Caney Fork, signed
Jeremiah x Franks (seal), wit Alex McWhorter, Archibald Bain*,
ack 7 Apr 1828, reg 9 Jun 1828.

* Note on Bain records

I was looking at your entries about the Franks at Caney Fork. The 
Peter Bain mentioned there, who purchaed the land from Jeremiah 
Franks, was my third great grandfather.
 
I have only one Franks in my database, and coincidentally there is 
marriage to a Bain;
 
DAVID BAIN b 1787 Fluvanna Co, VA to MARY "POLLY" FRANKS.
 
I do not have any further info except that David Bain was the son of 
Robert Edwin Bain and Rachel Flaker Bain, the parents of the above 
mentioned Peter Bain, therefore was Peter's brother. I also have that 
David Bain died before 1863 in AL.
 
L Green nusong@vfr.net

1830 Census of Marion County, AL, p165 Jeremiah Franks
(30-40) 010001-122001.

1840 Census of Itawamba County., MS, p158 #16, Jeremiah and
Mourning are age 40-50, 0200001-0012101.  Note that
Jeremiah's eldest daughter Fannie, born 1815 TN, is m. to Isaac
Williams and living outside Jeremiah's home and his eldest son
of Oliver, b 1819 TN,  is m. to Cynthia Gann daughter of John
W. Gann and Mourning Franks and is living in Itawamba County
and living in Itawamba County.

1850 Marion, AL Census: Jeremiah 59 GA, Mourning 57 NC,
Alva M. 25 TN, Elizabeth 23 TN, David 20 AL and Lemuel 16
AL.  Based on the age of his children, Jeremiah left TN for AL
between 1827 and 1830.

1860 Fulton, AR Census.  Jeremiah is living with his son.
Lemuel 26 AL, Martha 22 AL, George W. 5 MS, Mandy 1 AR,
Jeremiah 68 GA, Mourning 67 NC, Farmer $600 $360

Index to the Tract Book for Izard and Stone Counties in
Arkansas:
Jeremiah Franks 1860 Sec. 18 Twp. 18N Range 9W

Jeremiah and Mourning's children:
1. Fanny B:22 Oct 1815 D:22 Mar 1895 Caldwell County, TX
M:Isaac Williams
2. Oliver B: Jan 1819 TN D:1900's OK M: Cynthia Gann 13
Mar 1938 Itawamba
3. A Daughter B:1815-1820
4. A Daughter B: 1820-25
5.Alva M. B:1824-1825 TN
6. Elizabeth B:1821 or 1826-1827 TN D:29 Apr 1895 Fulton
County, AR M:Samuel Rader 11 Jul 1854 Desoto County, MS
7. David B: 1830 AL D: 13 Jan 1863(?) Little Rock
8. Lemuel B:1833-1834 AL D:15 Aug 1873 Little Rock M:
Martha E. Rader 19 Oct 1854 Desoto County, MS

Tracing Jeremiah:
Dick Fox  ... dickdfox@lycosmail.com
Rosalie Guthrie ... rguthrie4@juno.com
Larry Rader llrader3@gte.net are tracing Jeremiah.
===
From KAY G.KLWRAGEG@aol.co :

TENNESSEE LAND GRANTS - surnames E and F (Byron Sistler &
Associates 1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN 37212)
KG NOTE:  HUGE LIST OF FRANKS' LAND GRANTS, WHICH CAN THEN BE INDIVIDUALLY
ORDERED - IN THE FULL - FROM TN LIB.  OF THESE, "JEREMIAH":
FRANKS, Jeremiah (W) [Warren Co.] 1821, 24.5a , G dist [TN General
                                  Grants], bk R, p. 789, g#15468
FRANKS, Jeremiah (W), 1821, 24a, MTN dist [Mountain Dist.], bk 9,
                                  p. 181, g#15468
FRANKS, Jeremiah (W), 1823, 10a, G dist, bk W, p 631, g#19419
FRANKS, Jeremiah (W), 1823, 10a, MTN dist, bk 7, p 199, g#19419

Some of this seems to mean that Jeremiah's land was listed doubly, both as
"General Tennessee Grants" and as grants specific to "Mountain District" -
this because the acreage, years & and grant nos. are identical.

Being in the "Mountain District" would have put Jeremiah close to my Gunters
in Warren Co., at least, close to Augustus Gunter and Claiborne Gunter.
Neighbors!  The "association" between the lines continues, in my own case,
from Augustus (1) Gunter down into the life of his grandson, William T.
Gunter in Bridgeport, Jackson Co., AL, where William was administrator of
the estate of deceased Benjamin Franks, JP, after the latter man's death
c1853, and where Benjamin's widow, Elizabeth (Vaught) Franks was living in
the household of William T. Gunter, 1860 Cen. Jackson Co.  William T. Gunter
was born in Warren Co., TN 1817, son of John G. Gunter (b. NC 1793), son of
Augustus Gunter (b. 1760-70).
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JESSE FRANKS (1801 SC)
1810 age 9 ?, 1820 age 19 ?,
1830 White County, Tennessee Census: Jesse (30-40)
210001-0100100001.
1840 age 39 ?, 1850 age 49 ?

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1824-1827), Jesse
Franks, juror (p19), also appears on pages 50, 99, 170, 400, 447,
504, 525.

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1835-1841), many
references of Jesse Franks in this ledger.

1860 White County, TN Census:  Jessee Franks 59 SC, Mary
Polly 57 TN, Peter 25, Mary 27, Noah Brown 14, Ellen Brown,
#484-476.

From a document on this Forum sent by
John.Stippick@stoneweb.com  .... Jacob Franks m "Flora" and
were parents of Joseph Franks m. Rebecca Jones and were the
parents of Jesse Franks m. Polly and were the parents of Henry
Melvin Franks.
Sent by cassie@iicountry.net: Jesse Franks b. 1801 in SC, and d.
?; m. Mary (Polly) Moore, dau. of Samuel Moore and Nancy
Denton. She was b. 1803 in TN; Known children:
From Verna Ashley:  "Jesse Franks married Mary "Polly"
Moore, daughter of Samuel Moore born ca. 1780."
1. John W. Franks b. 1824, 2. Henry Franks b 1825; d ?; m
Dicey Witt, Mar 9, 1851, White County, TN, 3. William Franks,
b. 1829; d.?, 4. Mary (Polly) Franks, b. 1833, 5. Peter B.
Franks, b. 1835

The Henry Franks above is the one who moved his family to
Coryell County, TX.

John W. Franks above m. Martha Holder, Oct 26, 1847. White
County., TN. They had a son Spencer Franks., b. 1847.

William Franks above b. 1829; m. Eliza Holder. They had son
Francis Marcon Franks b. July 26, 1852; d. Dec 7, 1932.

Peter B. Franks above b. 1835 m. Amanda E. Moore, Mar 15,
1866 in White County., TN. dau. of Madison Moore and
Elizabeth Cole. They had:
1. Braxton B. Franks b. 1867
2. Almedia Franks b. 1870.
===
Notes from V. Ashley:
JESSE FRANKS becomes the last family in District 4.  His land description
was simply described as bounded on the south by the Caney Fork on the north
and west by M. L. MOORE'S land and on the east by widow TEMPLETON'S land.
Taxes for the Insurrection in 1862 were for 200 acres of land.  JESSE FRANKS
died in 1865.

His son and executor, WILLIAM FRANKS, reported to the court he was late in
reporting his father's estate inventory.  Soldiers had seized and destroyed
his papers.  Further he offered to get proper vouchers for the same which
had been destroyed.  He could verify these under oath if nessary.  MARY
MOORE FRANKS, JESSE'S widow, on 11 May 1869 could not pay her taxes of $7.40
on 85 acres of land.  MARY FRANKS does not appear in the 1870 census.
===

From Ralph Franks of Lebanon, TN (does not have eMail)
Descends from the Franks of Caney Fork, TN.
"Your (Cassie's) name and Address were recently shared with me by CAROLYN
WEEKLY of McAllen, TX
Ralph is a great-great grandson of JESSE FRANKS and MARY (Polly) MOORE
FRANKS, great grandson of WILLIAM FRANKS and ELIZA HOLDER FRANKS, grandson
of FRANCIS MARION FRANKS and MARTHA ANDERSON FRANKS, and youngest son of
JESSE HERMAN FRANKS and LURA MAE KEATHLEY FRANKS.   "I have done a good bit
of FRANKS research and have learned a great deal, but the FRANKS history
sure seems to have a lot of Dead-Ends that I can't seem to work out of.  For
example, in the very early 1800's, JOSEPH, ELIJAH, HENRY, LEMUEL, JACOB,
PETER, JAMES, JEREMIAH, and JOHN showed up from _____? and from 1810 to 1822
they received 21 land grants totaling 453 acres.  These Grants were all in
very close proximity to each other along the CANEY FORK RIVER in the
Southwest corner of White County, TN.  After that, from 1827 to 1858,  Jesse
received 6 grants totaling 735 1/2 acres in the same area as the others.
Then somewhere along the way, all of the Franks except JESSE left the area
and where they went I have no Idea.  I have long suspected that part or all
of them went to Texas.  My primary reason for this is that over the years,
Texas has  seemed to hold a great deal of
attraction to many of Jesse's descendants, especially the areas of Fannin
and Coryell counties."
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JOHN FRANKS #1 (1782-1790 GA/TN)
1810.  I have an unreferenced note that there was a John Franks
in the 1810 Rowan County, NC census.

1820 White County, TN Census: p??? age 26-45 100010-43010

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1824-1827), Deed
conveyed, John Franks to Jame Holland, 20 acres,

1830 Marion, AL Census: John age 40-50, 1000101-10100

1840 ?

1850 Itawamba County, MS Census: John 60 GA, Jane 57 TN,
Ly--sa 24 TN, Nancy 22 TN, John W. 18 AL, Andrew 17 AL,
Elijah 16 TN.  The ages and birth places of his children indicated
that he moved from TN to AL between 1828 and 1832.

1860 Itawamba Census: John 78 TN Farmer $400 $300
Illiterate, Jane 70 NC

White County Court Minutes (1824-1827)
- Deed conveyed, JOHN FRANKS to James Holland, 20 acres,
p. 365.

Data on John Franks of Blount Co, TN:
===
Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com
JOHN FRANKS IN BLOUNT CO., TN

1800    Tax List, Capt. Caldwell's Co. - John Franks 0 land 1 wp
1801     Tax List, Capt. Kelly's Co. - John Franks 150 A 1 wp
1801     24 Feb - Court Mts 1795-1804, p. 237 - serves on jury
1802     22 June [survey date Land Grant] State of TN Grant,
1803    26 May - Court Mts 1795-1804, p. 406 - jury service
===
From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
NOTE:  It LOOKS LIKE the John Franks who was in Blount Co, TN by 1801 could
very likely have been the John (I) Franks who witnessed the 1804 Greenville
Co., SC deed of Jacob Franks.  There was enough time (5 Nov 1804 to 26 Nov
1804) for John to have been away from Blount Co. (as far away as Greenville
Co., SC) and yet have returned to Blount by 26 Nov. 1804. My OPINION is that
this is what happened, but I'm afraid that conventional proof of it does not
exist, as no signature could be found of a John (I) Franks in Blount
1801-1819.
             One thing is sure, and that is that there were TWO DIFFERENT
JOHN-S FRANKS, one in Blount by 1801 and perhaps remaining there at least
through March 1818, and ANOTHER JOHN FRANKS who appeared on the White Co.,
TN tax lists by 1812 and was still in White Co. in 1818.
             I have in times past spoken of "TWO WAVES" of migration among
the Cumberland Co. - Wake Co., NC Franks.  In my mind's eye, post-NC,
post-GA, and PRE-Greenville Co., SC land sales (1802-1809), John & a Jacob
Franks (Sr? Jr?) were of record in Blount Co., TN, but that there was a
return in some of their numbers back into Greenville Co., SC to "assist" in
selling family lands in that county.  Remember that only HENRY & JACOB
FRANKS were listed on the 1800 Census of Greenville Co., SC.  The Greenville
Co.,
SC deeds of sale demonstrate Jacob Franks SR - AND - Jacob Franks, also John
Franks.
===
From: Kay G. KLWRAGEG@aol.com :
        1816  27 Aug [Survey date of grant to JOHN FRANKS]
                  State of TN Land Grant, Book U, 39 #17821
                  Grant to JOHN FRANKS, assignee of Thomas McNutt...
                  10 acres in WHITE COUNTY, TN ON WATERS OF CANEY
                  FORK IN THE GREENBRIAR BEND, bounds...post in said
                  FRANKS' field...to the beginning, including the
improvement
                  WHERE SAID FRANKS NOW LIVES.
                  Reg'd.  8 Aug 1822.
===
Notes from V. Ashley:
JOHN FRANKS paid poll tax in 1812 in DANIEL NEWMAN'S company.  A resident of
Warren County, Tennessee in September 1824 when he sold his land in the
Greenbrier Bend of the Caney Fork.  JAMES HOLLAND was the purchaser of the
ten acres located in the western tip of end.  THOMAS GANN and the river
given as points for locating his land.  His witnesses for his sale were
AMBROSE and WILSON UPCHURCH who also lived in Warren County.  Neighbors of
JOHN FRANKS in 1820 were JONATHAN Scoggins, Daniel Clark and William
Shirlock.  John was born 1755-1775.

A younger JOHN FRANKS lived near the WILHITE and BROYLES families who had
come from Madison County, Virginia by way of North Carolina and Greene
County, Tennessee to White County.  A suit was filed against LUKE
DERIN/DEARING by JOHN FRANKS.  Saturday morning 21 April 1821 at Sparta,
RHODA FRANKS and THOMAS HOOD had to make restitution to him.  THOMAS HOOD
and his wife in 1830 were between 80-90 years old.  They appear in the Wake
County, North Carolina census records for 1790.  Hillsborough District.

JOHN FRANKS in 1820 stated he was born between 1794-1804.  RHODA FRANKS in
1840 was a widow born in 1790-1800, and lived in the second district.
BENJAMIN MARRS was her next door neighbor in 1830 also WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH
and HUGH DYER.  RHODA FRANKS born 1795 in North Carolina and a son named
ABROSE born 1828 in Tennessee.  These two persons went to live in Pine
Bluff, Arkansas before 1850.  RHODA and an unknown.    Franks  children:

    1.  ELIZABETH FRANKS married ISAIAH STACEY on 17 September 1840 in White
County,  William Little performed the ceremony.  Their children:
        1.  ELIZA JANE STACEY born 1843.
        2.  COLEMAN G. STACEY born 1846.  A COLEMAN G. STACEY was married to
EMMA SWAFFORD on 31 December 1895 in White County.
        3.  SARAH ANN STACEY born 1849.
    2.  ALLISARA J. FRANKS married 25 January 1846 to SMITH NEMORE by Joel
Whitely, Esq..
    3.  THOMAS S. FRANKS married 26 May 1854 CATHARINE JACKSON.
Numerous Jackson families lived in Overton County, Tennessee.  President
Andrew Jackson had no children of his own.
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JOHN FRANKS #2 (1794-1804)

1820 White, TN Census: John Franks (16-26) 000100-10100

1830 Census.  John would be 26-36 and his wife would be
26-36.  No one of this description is found in White or Warren,
TN or Marion, AL

1840 Census: The only John Franks who is "Head of
Household" is a boy 10-15 in Itawamba County, MS,
031-00112001.  The eldest woman in this household is 50-60.
She is older than the eldest woman with John in either the 1820
or 1830 censuses.

From Verna Ashley: "A John Franks died before 1850 leaving a
widow, Rhoda, and a number of children. She and Thomas
Hood were involved in a lawsuit. By 1850, she was living at Pine
Bluff, Arkansas with youngest son named Ambrose."

Mary Nell Franks cherokee@usit.net wrote:

     I do not think....at this time that the John Franks of Edgefield Dist.,
SC was
part of this family...but I'm still working on proof of his heritage.

     But I have no reason to not believe what is in the Carolina Eliza
McClendon -
Nicholas Gower Bible...

     The daughter of John Franks and Sarah Bird Franks (mar Edgefield, SC
1808 and
were in Lawrence Co., TN) 1826.....   Carolina Eliza Franks was born
6/21/1818
BLOUNT CO. TN....

     I think that the second John Franks in Blount Co., TN that appears
about 1810 is
her father.  Also I think the second John Franks in Warren Co., TN for a
short
period about 1820 was this same family.

     Another reason I feel that the second John Franks in Blount Co. was of
this
family is..... if you check the 1805-    records in Blount Co. there is a
George
Rogers and several others who moved on to Lawrence Co., TN.  I think that my
John Franks met these people there.... His oldest son John Wesley married
the
daughter of George Rogers...   There is immediate relationships between John
Franks and George Rogers in 1826 Lawrence Co., TN... until John Franks died
1838
and about this very same time George Rogers moved on to Tippah Co., MS.

     Mary Nell Hollis Franks

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JOHN FRANKS #3 (1824 AL)

1850 Caldwell County, TX Census: John Franks 26 AL, Nancy
25 AL. Note: Also in Caldwell Co, Tx Benjamin Franks 28 AL,
Martha A. 24 MS, John B. 5 TX, Lemuel A 3 TX, Daniel 1 TX.

This John is included because of the likelihood that he is the
brother of Benjamin and the possibility that both are from
Marion/Itawamba.

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JOSEPH FRANKS (1755-1770)

From Verna Ashley: "Joseph Franks was born between
1755-1765 and married Rebecca Jones born 1756. She was alive
in 1850 Itawamba County, MS Lemuel and Lewis Jones witness
for Joseph's land transactions in Wake County, North Carolina
and they were neighbors."

From a document on this Forum sent by:
John.Stippick@stoneweb.com  .... Jacob Franks m "Flora" and
were parents of Joseph Franks m. Rebecca Jones and were the
parents of Jesse Franks m. Polly and were the parents of Henry
Melvin Franks.

1790  Age 20-30 ...  1800 ? Age 30-40 ? ... 1810 Age 40-50 ?

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1811-1812), Elijah
Franks appointed constable.

Warren County Deed Book (1814-1818), Joseph Franks from
Willie Blount (p262), Joseph Franks to Charles Sulivan (p263).

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1817-1819), Jul
1818, Lemuel Franks, road overseer, Joseph Franks house to
Caney Fork.

Warren County Deed Book (1818-1822), John Fisher to Thomas
Taylor, witnessed by Joseph Franks.

Warren County Deed Book (1820-1824), Nov 1822, Joseph
Franks of White County to Lewis Franks, 5 acres, $260.

White County, TN County Court Minutes (1812-1820), Elijah
Franks appointed road overseer from Franks ferry to top of bluff.
Joseph Franks to supply list of hands.

1820 White County, TN Census:  030201-00001 p355, Joseph
age 45+ = b. before 1775, Woman age 45+ = b. before 1775, 2
Men age 18-26 = b. 1794-1802, 3 men age 19-16 = b.
1804-1810

White County, TN, 5 Nov 1821, Joseph Franks to Joel Smith
145 1/2 acres, $300, signed Joseph Franks, witnesses Joshua
Fox, Turrell x Hallfore and John W. Smith.

White County, TN, 8 Nov 1821, Joseph Franks to Joel Smith,
50 acres, $100, signed Joseph Franks, witnesses: Joshua Fox,
Turrell x Hallfore and John W. Smith.

White County, TN, 8 Nov 1821, Joseph Franks to Joel Smith,
11 1/4 acres, $100, land on north side of Caney Fork, signed
Joseph Franks, witnesses Joshua Fox, Turrell x Hallfore and
John W. Smith.

1830 Marion County, AL Census: 010010001-0000001, Joseph
age 60-70 = b. 1760-1770, Woman 40-50 = 1780-1790
(Younger than the 1820 "wife"), Man age 20-30 = b. 1800-1810
(Possibly Isaac 1807), Man age 5-10 - b. 1820-1825

Joseph's nearest neighbors are Jacob 20-30, Charles 20-30 and
Josephus 30-40.

1840 Census: Joseph is not found.

1850 Census: According to Verna Ashley, Rebecca Jones
Franks, widow of Joseph, is living with her son Isaac in
Itawamba County. Isaac 43 TN (b. 1807) plus wife and 2
children and Rebecca 83 NC (b. 1767)

From Verna Ashley: "The microfilm of early White County,
shows Joseph Franks b.1755-65; he accepted the guardianship of
one Joseph Franks son of Polly and Elijah Franks. Elijah had
been appointed a peace officer a few years prior to his death.
Furthermore, Joseph operated a ferry across the Caney Fork."

White County Court Minutes (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.

White County Court Minutes (1811-1812): ** JOSEPH
FRANKS, pages 78, 146, 245.

White Court Minutes (1812-1820): ** JOSEPH FRANKS Esqr
Justice, page 1. ** JOSEPH FRANKS to Joseph Clark, deed for
50 acres, p2. ** JOSEPH FRANKS ferry, page 3.** George W.
Raymond vs Issd. JOSEPH FRANKS, In  Trespass, suit
dropped, page 16. ** JOSEPH FRANKS to 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.

White County Court Minutes (1817**1819)
**LEMUEL FRANKS, road overseer, Jul 1818, JOSEPH
FRANKS

White County Court Minutes (1835-1841): - JOSEPH F.
FRANKS, assigned to road work, pages 103., - JOSEPH F.
FRANKS, page 388.
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Notes from V. Ashley:
"JOSEPH FRANKS had asked for  and received permission from the State of
Tennessee to operate a ferry across the Caney Fork in October of 1809.  This
would also be a tobacco weighing station.  He donated two parcels of land.
The first to be a town square of two acres.  The second contained 30 acres,
3 rods and 34 poles of land on which a town named Petersburg was to b e
built.  ..........The town of Petersburg had several names before its demise
near the end of the Civil War.........."

"Across the river in Warren County, JOSEPH FRANKS bought a parcel of land in
1810 from the land granted to EPHRAIM DANIEL for military service.
Sharing the same military grant was ABEL HUTSON.  A salt petre ine was a
part of the small property.......

In 1810 JOSEPH FRANKS was appointed as a justice of the peace for White
County.  ELIJAH FRANKS also served during this period and paid a poll tax in
1812.  ELIJAH died in 1816 leaving a son, JOSEPH, and a widow, named POLLY.
JOSEPH FRANKS assumed guardianship of the younger JOSEPH.  Neither POLLY nor
JOSEPH, her son, appears in the 1820 census records.
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JOSEPH F. FRANKS

White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1835-1841),  Joseph F.
Franks assigned to road work.

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JOSEPHUS FRANKS #1

1800 0-10 ?, 1810 10-20 ?, 1820 20-30 ?

1830 Marion AL Census: Josephus (30-40) 000101-20101 p175

1840 age 40-50 ?, 1850age 50-60 ?

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JOSEPHUS FRANKS #2 (1815)
1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census: Josephus 35 Farmer $400 TN,
Julia 26 TN, Mary 11 MS, William 9 MS, Benjamin 7 MS,
Elijah 5 MS, Lycurgus 3 (m) MS, Martin 2 MS

In 1855, Josephus filed for the bounty land due his father Elijah
who died in 1815 during the War of 1812.  See Elijah #1

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JOSIAH FRANKS (ca 1835 TN)

16 Jul 1850, Itawamba County, MS, Josiah Franks married
Hannah Hopper.

1850 Census ? Age 15.

1860 Itawamba, MS Census: Josiah 25 TN Farmer, Hannah 30
TN, Lydda C. 9 MS, Mary E. 7 MS, Rhoda A. 3 MS, Thomas
H. 8 mos MS

If the age and birth state are accurate, Josiah Franks' family
came to the Itawamba area from Tennessee at a later date than
other Franks.

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LEMUEL FRANKS #1

This is speculation, but I believe this is the Lemuel Franks who
appears on the 1840 Searcy County, AR and 1850 Izard County,
AR censuses.

White Co, TN, 21 Oct 1818, Henry Franks to Lemuel Franks,
20 acres $40, land surveyed 17 Dec 1818.  signed Henry Franks
(seal), witnesses: William Lawrence and Ezekiel Elledge.

White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1817-1819), Jul 1818,
Lemuel Franks, road overseer, Joseph Franks house to Caney
Fork.

1820 Census:  Not Found.  Lemuel would have been 35 and his
wife would have been 30.  Based on an 1830 Marion census,
they would have at least two daughters age 5-10 and one son
5-10 and one son 0-5.  None of the Franks who made the 1820
White census have this family composition.

White County, TN, 7 Nov 1821, James Franks to Samuel Gann
10? acres, $76, signed James Franks (seal), witnesses John W.
Gann and Lemuel x Franks.

Warren County, TN Deed Book (1826-1828), 17 Jan 1824,
John Gann Senr of Warren to Lemuel Franks, 20 acres, $200,
land on south side of Caney Fork near where Lemuel Franks
lives, signed John x Gann Senr, witnesses Thomas Gann and
William Upchurch, ack ?3 Jan 1826, reg 28 Aug 1826.

1830 Census of Marion County page 165 Lemuel Franks 40-50
(45) and his wife is 30-40 (1211001-200201).

1840 Census of Searcy County, AR.   Lemuel is 50-60 (55) and
his wife is 30-40 (00110001-002001).  The age of his wife does
not match the 1830 Marion Census and it does not match the
1850 Izard Census.  At least 3 of the sons from 1830 would have
left home.

1850 Census of Izard County, AR.  Lemuel is 65 and from GA.
Nancy is 60 and from VA.  There are no children in the
household.  Lemuel's age is consistent for the 3 censuses.

1860 Census of Parker County, Texas.
L Franks 74 W M farmer GA
M Fanks 72 W F domestic VA [I assume that M is a misread of N for Nancy.
Dick Fox]

From: Larry Lawrence 

You will find Lemuel in Parker County in 1860  Sheet 463B, Dwelling 640,
Family 645.  The URL for online viewing is
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txparker/census/1860parker48_76.txt .  Lemuel
entered land on Walnut Creek in 1850's.
I am descended from William Lawrence of the 1818 Deed (witness) in White
Co., TN, of 1850 Izard County, AR (Rocky Bayou) along with James Lawrence
(relation unknown) whose wife was Cynthia Franks (Goodspeed History of Izard
County), daughter of Lemuel and Nancy Franks.  James Lawrence was in Marion
Co., AL in 1830 near Lemuel.  William is also missing in 1820, but James is
a widower in Lincoln Co., TN. If I find more specifics, I'll let you know.
Larry

There are other Franks in Izard County.  James is 40 and from
TN.  He fits in Lemuel's 1830 household (age 20).  Jacob is 26
from TN.  He would have been 6 in 1830 and fits in Lemuel's
household.  He would have been 16 in 1840 and also fits in
Lemuel's household.

Berry Franks age 60 SC and his family are also on the 1850
Izard Census and I have not found him elsewhere.  He has a
younger wife (35) and several young children (9 months to 21
years).  His children's ages indicate that he was in AL by at least
1829 and arrived in AR between 1848 and 1849.

Jeremiah Franks, also born in GA, and who was about Lemuel's
age and who named one of his sons Lemuel moved to Fulton
County, AR in the 1850's.  His land in Fulton was near Izard
and actually became part of Izard in the 1860's.

Lemuel Franks first appears on the White, TN tax lists of
1811-1822 but not later years.

White County Court Minutes (1817-1819) - LEMUEL
FRANKS, road overseer, Jul 1818, JOSEPH FRANKS house to
Caney Fork, page 194   (Note: This could be either Lemuel.)

White County Court Minutes (1817-1819) - Deed for 20 acres,
HENRY FRANKS to LEMUEL FRANKS acknowledged 21Oct
1818, page 257. (Note: This could be either Lemuel.)
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Notes from V. Ashley:
LEMUEL, JOHN and JEREMIAH FRANKS stated they were born in Georgia in 1850.
JACOB, JOSEPH and PETER FRANKS were in Wilkes and Franklin County, Georgia
before 1786 when JACOB appraised the estate of ELISHA THURMOND with BURRELL
POPE, BARNEY POPE and THOMAS WOOTEN.

BURRELL POPE had married PRISCILLA WOOTEN.  He was born 1752 in Virginia and
died in Wilkes County, Georgia in a part that is now Oglethorpe County.Their
daughter ANN POPE born  1780 married NOAH HILL born 1771, the son of ABRAHAM
HILL born 1732 in Chowan County, North Carolina.  Abraham moved to Wake
County, North Carolina in 1785.  JACOB FRANKS received a 640 acres land
grant in 1782 in the same county.  JACOB, JOSEPH and PETER FRANKS paid taxes
in Wilkes County, Georgia between 1792 and 1794.

LEMUEL, "LUM" FRANKS was a poll tax payer in 1812.  He and his family lived
in Izard County, Arkansas in 1850.  LEMUEL was born 1785 in Georgia.  NANCY,
his wife, was born 1797 in Virginia.  She was most likely his second wife,
as JAMES FRANKS lived nearby and he said he was born 1810 in Tennessee.
JAMES lived in Alabama in 1842 and was in Arkansas by 1845.

LEMUEL and SAMUEL GANN witnessed for the land JAMES FRANKS sold in White
County in 1822 to JOHN W. GAWN (sic).  A second son of LEMUEL, JACOB FRANKS
born 1824 in Tennessee with his wife, MARGARET born 1825 in Kentucky lived
in the area.  Both JAMES II and JACOB had sons named THOMAS.
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LEMUEL FRANKS #2

1820 Census:  Like his namesake, Lemuel #1, this Lemuel did
not appear on the 1820 Census.  If I have correctly identified him
from the 1850 Census, he would have been 25 in 1820.  From
the 1830 Census, Lemuel would have been 20-30 (25) in 1820,
his wife would have been 20-30.  They would have had two
daughters age 5-10.  They could have been missed by the census
taker or living with his family or hers.  If  they were living with
his family, the only Franks who was included in the 1820 Census
and who had the right composition would be Peter
(000011-30011)

1830 Marion, AL Census: p166 Lemuel Franks Jr. 30-40
(000001-21201).  Lemuel would have been 35 based on the
1850 Census and his 1850 wife would have been 30.

1840 Census:  There are two "Heads of Households" in the 1840
Marion Census, but they are both too young: page 51 Lemuel
20-30 (12012-3) and also page 51 Lemuel 10-15 (121-10011).

1850 Census of Marion County  Lemuel's age in this census (55)
matches the 1830 Census but the age of Hulda (40) is younger
than the 1830 wife; possibly a second wife.  None of the children
except daughter Marilla (23) and possibly daughter Syntha (20)
would have been born in 1830.  Lemuel 55 NC, Hulda (Gann)
40 TN, Marilla 23 AL, Syntha 20 AL, Martha 18 AL, Barsella
or Mary Ella 14 AL, Sarah 12 AL, James 10 AL, Matilda 8 AL,
William 7 AL, Catherine 6 AL, Peter 5 AL, Jeremiah 3 AL,
Samuel 2 AL and Martha C. 8 mos AL.

Tax Lists of White County: A second Lemuel Franks appears on
the White Co, TN tax list of 1817.  This is the only year that I
have found with two Lemuels on the list.

Lemuel Franks fought in the War of 1812.  He entered from
Sparta, TN in Jan 1814 when he was 18-19.  Jeremiah Franks
testified that he knew Lemuel.  His testimony led me to believe
that they knew each other in Tennessee but were not brothers.

Taken from the web page of Bob Franks, these are the children
of Lemuel Franks and Hulda Gann.  The census of 1830
indicates several older children if this is the same Lemuel.
**William, b. March 1841, Marion County, Alabama; d. Dec
27, 1911, Itawamba County, Mississippi. **Matilda , b. 1842,
Marion County, Alabama. **Peter , b. 1843, Marion County,
Alabama; d. Apr 05, 1910, Itawamba County, Mississippi.
**Peter , b. 1844, Marion County, Alabama. **Jeremiah, b.
1847, Marion County, Alabama.
**Samuel , b. Jun 15, 1849, Marion County, Alabama; d. Aug
28, 1920, Itawamba County, Mississippi. **Martha, b. Abt.
1850, Marion County, Alabama. **John, b. 1851, Marion
County, Alabama; d. 1926, Itawamba County, Mississippi.
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LEMUEL B. FRANKS (1820 TN)

1850 Marion Co, AL Census:  Lemuel B. 30 TN, Eliza A. 25
TN, John I 5 AL, William D. 4 AL, p 128-22-23, Blacksmith
$150.

Lemuel B. Franks was probably the son of Elijah Franks and
probably died in the 1850's.  At least his children were in Elijah's
household in the 1860 Census.

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LEVIN FRANKS (1807-1808 SC)

Levin was killed by Jayhawkers during the Civil War.

1850 Itawamba, MS Census: Levin Franks 42 SC farmer $150,
Mary 41 TN, Jacob 20 AL (Jacob F. m. Elizabeth McWilliams 5
Jul 1855), Charles 16 AL (killed Civil War), Smith 14 AL
(Sidney Smith Franks m. K.C. Gann 17 Mar 1859 Itawamba,
MS Moved to Sevier, AR and McCurtain, OK.  Had sons John
Henry, Charles S, James M. and George L), Tyrissa 12 MS
(Tyrissa Jane m. William Shue),  Mary 10 MS (Mary Ann m.
William Nanna), William 8 MS (William Henry m. Margaret
Cook), John 5 MS (John T. m. Isabella McElhaney,  Lydia 2
MS (Lydia Catherine m. Andrew Cook).

5 Dec 1852 Itawamba, MS, Archebald Taylor to Leven Franks.

1Nov 1858, Itawamba, MS, Elevin Franks to Whitfield Leak.

1860 Marion, AL Census:  Levin Franks 53 SC Farmer $800
$450, Mary 52 TN, Tyrissa J. 21 MS, Polly A. 18 MS, William
H. 17 MS, John T. 15 MS, Lydia C. 12 MS, Nancy E. 9 MS,
Mary 88 NC.

Levin's daughter Sarah A. Franks born 1829 m. William
McNiece 26 Mar 1850.

Leven Franks information: Mildred Travis, Star Rt 2, HC 53
Box4390, Hemphill, TX 75948 and Shirley Custar, Rt 2 Box
300, Okemah, OK 74869

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LEWIS FRANKS (1790-1800)

Lewis Franks appears on the 1821-1823 tax lists of White Co,
TN.  Assuming he is a young man, he was probably born about
1800.

1820 Census:  He is not on the 1820 census.

White Co, TN, 11 Dec 1822, Lewis Franks to John Benjamin,
Davis Cochran, John Lyon, John McLemore, 3 3/4 acres, $125,
land on Caney Fork next to Peter Franks, signed Lewis Franks,
Witnesses: Elijah Franks and Elisha Franks.

Warren County Deed Book (1820-1824), Nov 1822, Joseph
Franks of White County to Lewis Franks, 5 acres, $260.

Warren County Deed Book (1820-1824), Lewis Franks to John
Cochran.

1830 Marion Co, AL Census: 110001-110101 ... Lewis and is
wife are both in the 30-40 bracket.  Lewis's closest neighbors are
William and Elijah all about the same age.

1840 Marion Co, AL Census: Lewis (20-30) 11011-0111
The Lewis on this census is only 20-30 and his wife is 15-20.  I
will designate this Lewis as Lewis #2. (See GROUP 3).

1850 Marion Co, AL Census:  Lewis is listed as age 30 but I
believe this should be 50 ... Lewis 30? NC, Disa 60 GA , Joseph
21 AL, Matilda Chuk 22 AL, p227 59-59 $150

In the 1860 Itawamba census, this same Lewis is listed at 61 and
his wife is 70.  In 1870, he's back in Marion County and is now
60 and his wife is 79.  Lewis is from NC and his wife is from
GA or NC.  Anyone tracing Lewis Franks?  Good luck!

Lewis sold 3 3/4 acres of land to John Benjamin, Davis Cochran,
John Lyon and John McLemore on 11 Dec 1822.  The land was
next to property of Peter Fanks and was witnessed by Elisha and
Elijah Franks.

Wilburn M. Franks (NIBROC@prodigy.net) is tracing Lewis
Franks and Lewis Franks Jr.
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Notes from V. Ashley:
LEWIS FRANKS may have been a son of JOSEPH FRANKS.  He was appointed
Overseer of the workers assigned to work the road from FRANKS Ferry to the
Cross Roads Landing to Rock Island in October of 1822.  The MAGOWNS, GANNS,
SHORTS and three other FRANKS men JOHN, ELISHA and ELIJAH were among the
workers.  A LEWIS FRANKS married WINNY SHARPE in Maury County, TN on 17
November  1818.  They were living in McNairy County, Tennessee in 1850.
LEWIS gave his age as born in 1795 in South Carolina.  WINNY was born 1800
in North Carolina.  They were parents of daughters and only one son is
known, JAMES FRANKS born 1846.  This county is close to the Hardin County,
Tennessee, Marion County, Alabama and Itawamba County, Mississippi FRANKS
families.
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LEWIS FRANKS  #2 (1810-1820)

1840 Marion County, AL Census: Lewis (20-30) 11011-0111
This man is younger than the Lewis found in other census
reports.  No other record.

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LEWIS FRANKS #3 (ca 1829)

1850 Marion Co, AL Census: Lewis 21 AL, Anna 22 AL,
p113-54-54

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OLIVER FRANKS (1819)

Oliver Franks is the son of  Jeremiah Franks and Mourning
Fisher.

1830 Oliver (age 11) is in his father Jeremiah's home.  His age is
listed as 0-10 years.

1838:  Oliver marries Cynthia Gann in Itawamba County, MS on
March 13.  Cynthia is the daughter of  John W. Gann and
Mourning Franks.  The Ganns path from Caney Fork to Marion,
AL and Itawamba, MS is similar to the Franks' path.

1840 Itawamba County, Mississippi Tax List: Jeremiah and
Oliver Franks

1840 Itawamba, MS Census:  Oliver Franks (20-30) 00001-1001

1841 Mississippi State Census- Itawamba County: Page 3
Jeremiah Franks 9 in family, Page 3 Oliver Franks 3 in family.

21 Nov 1842, Itawamba, MS, Oliver Franks grantor, Thos. H.
Winkler grantee.

1850 Marion, AL Census: Oliver 31 TN, Syntha 28 TN,
Mourning E. 11 MS, William D. 9 MS, John W. 5 AL, Jeremiah
S. 3 AL, Fany C. 2 AL, Rachel M. 6 mos AL, p109-9-9 $200

Desoto County, Mississippi Land Record: 9 Feb 1856, Oliver
Franks bought former Chickasaw land in Desoto County from
Richard E. Orne for $500 described in the Chickasaw Survey as
the southwest quarter of Section 1, township 6 of Range 9 west
of the basis meridian. Oliver sold this land within the year, but I
have misplaced the record.

1860 Fulton Co, AR Census:
Oliver 41 TN, Synthia 36 TN, William 18 MS, John 16 AL,
Jeremiah 14 AL, Fany 12 AL, Isaac 8 AL, Nancy 6 MS, Joshua
4 MS, p 35 245-108 Union Township 18 Jun 1860

1829-1866 Izard County, Arkansas Tax Records:
Oliver Franks 1865 Sec. 04 Twp. 10W Range 17N
Oliver Franks 1865 Sec. 33 Twp. 10W Range 18N
Oliver Franks 1866 Sec. 04 Twp. 10W Range 17N
Oliver Franks 1866 Sec. 33 Twp. 10W Range 18N

Index to the Tract Book for Izard and Stone Counties in
Arkansas: Oliver Franks 1857 Sec. 04 Twp. 18N Range 9W

1870 Izard Co, AR Census: Oliver 51 TN, Cyntha 47 TN,
Geramiah 19 TN, Mornen 18 TN, Mornen 32 MS, Lemuel 18
AL, Nancy E. 16 MS, Joshua M. 11 AR, Martha A. 8 AR,
Robert H. 5 AR, Table Rock, p4 21-21 Farmer $500 $428

1880 Izard Co, AR Census: Oliver 61 TN/GA/NC, Sinthy 58
TN/NC/TN, Robert H. 14 AR/TN/TN, Manda J. 21 AR/AL/MS
Niece (d/o Lemuel), Virginia A. 4 AR/AL/MS Niece (d/o
Amanda), p4 dwelling 31 Union Township

1900 Caldwell County, Texas Census: Oliver Franks Jan 1819
TN/GA/NC, Cyntha Oct 1822 TN/NC/NC

1910 Census: Oklahoma or Texas ?

Note: Oliver and Cynthia's children:
1. Mourning Elizabeth  B:1838-1839 Itawamba, MS  D:1899
Caldwell Co, TX  M:Robert L. Guthrie Izard Co, AR
2. William David  B:Sep 1841 Mississippi  M:Virginia A
3. John Wesley  B:13 Sep 1843 Marion Co, AL  D:12 Mar 1930
Sulphur, OK M:Mary Langston
4.Jeremiah T.  B:Feb 1848 Marion Co, AL  M:Mary Rebecca
Rader
5. Fanny C.  B:22 Mar 1847 Marion Co, AL  D:30 Dec 1928
Marshall County, OK  M:Alfred Armfield Clark
6.Rachel M.  B:1849-1850 Marion Co, AL  D:1860's
7.Isaac Lemuel  B:14 Mar 1852 Desoto or Itawamba Co, MS
D:10 Jul 1932 Caldwell Co, TX  M:Mary Louise Shipley
8.Nancy E.  B:1853-1858 Desoto or Itawamba Co, MS  D:1913
Caldwell Co, TX  M:James Henry Hager
9.Joshua Martin B:1858-1859 Arkansas  D:1876-1877
10.Martha A.  B:1861-1862 Fulton or Izard Arkansas
D:1870-1871
11.Robert Henry  B:Sep 1865 Fulton or Izard Arkansas
M:Laura Walberton

Dick Fox  ... dickdfox@lycosmail.com... and Rosalie Guthrie ...
rguthrie4@juno.com ... are tracing Jeremiah.

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PETER FRANKS

1790 Age 15+ ?,

1800 Age 25+ ? A Peter Franks is on the census of Rutherford
County, NC and he is over age 45 (30101-03001).

1810 Age 35+ ?  There is a Peter in the Rowan County, NC
Census

1820 White, TN Census.  Peter (45+) 000011-30011 p346

White Co, TN, 11 Dec 1822, Lewis Franks to John Benjamin,
Davis Cochran, John Lyon, John McLemore, 3 3/4 acres, $125,
land on Caney Fork next to Peter Franks, signed Lewis Franks,
Witnesses: Elijah Franks and Elisha Franks.

White Co, TN County Court Minutes (1824-1827), Deed for 5
acres, Peter Franks to James Knowls, proven by oath of Matthias
Hutson and Daniel Gann. (Does this indicate that Peter Franks
was deceased by this time or had moved?)

Peter has not been found in a later census of TN, AL or MS.
The age 26-45 man and woman in Peter's 1820 household have
not been identified.

There is a Peter Franks in the 1840 Claiborne, LA census, but
this is not the White County Peter.  The Claiborne County Peter
is the son of Andrew.  Younger men in Claiborne include
Josephus and John Franks.  (Reference: Cassie)

Tax List of White Co, TN.  Peter is not on the 1811 list but he is
on the lists of 1812-1823.  He owned 30 acres in 1823.

A note taken from a previous posting on this forum: Peter Franks
m. Elizabeth Richardson in Wake Co, NC in 1780.  They moved
to Wilkes Co, GA in 1785 and later to Rutherford Co, NC in
1800 and White Co, TN in 1820 (reference Randy Franks).
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Notes from V. Ashley:
PETER FRANKS was, perhaps, the eldest of these MN.  A taxpayer in 1812 white
County living in  Daniel Newman's company.  PETER FRANKS married 24 May 1780
to ELIZABETH RICHARDSON in Wake County, North Carolina.  ANDREW FRANKS and
BURL POPE witnessed the marriage.  Guilford County, North Carolina court
records in 1786 state he sold land there on 10 November 1786.  witnesses for
the transaction were JACOB FRANKS and JOHN TAYLOR.  A JOHN TAYLOR married
MARY FRANKS in Wake County, North Carolina 19 May 1786/1798-records do not
agree on the decade-with JOSEPH FRANKS was their security.
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WILLIAM FRANKS (ca 1790-1800)

Tennessee Records: White County Court Minutes Book, William
Franks, juror, 24 Apr 1818 p 180, William Franks, juror 22 Jul
1818, p 216.

1800 Age 0-10?, 1810 Age 10-20, 1820 Age 20-30 ?

1830 Marion Co, AL Census: William (30-40) 120001-10001
p173
===
Notes from V. Ashley:
WILLIAM FRANKS was summoned to serve as a juror on 2 October 1820.  His
other court appearance would come on Friday, 25 January 1822, when he was
indicted with several other FRANKS men for the battering of JOSIAH CAPSHAW.
Although CHARLES FRANKS was the primary person indicted others indicted with
him were JACOB, JOSEPHUS, JOSEPH FRANKS and JOHN MARKHAM.  They were
required to bring in cash the sum of $7.30 each in all the sum of $43.00 and
80 cents, also to pay the witness,   JOHN FISHER, a witness the sum of $7.50
in cash.  CHARLES is not seen again in the records of White County.  JOSEPH
FRANKS born 1796 in Tennessee lived in Natitoches County, Louisiana by 1850.
JOSEPHUS FRANKS born 1801 in Tennessee lived in Bossier County, Louisiana.
JOSEPHUS had sons, CHARLES, ISAAC and JOFUS all born in Louisiana.
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WILLIAM FRANKS #2 (1810)

This William may not be one of the Caney Fork Franks.  His
presence in Izard County indicates that he could be related to
Lemuel Franks #1.  He is the same age as James #2.  Lemuel had
only one son of this age.

1860 Izard, AR Census:  William 50 TN, Martha 37 GA, James
18 AR, Harris 15 AR, Marion 5 AR, Sarah Williams 8 AR,
farmer $500/$400

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WILLIAM FRANKS #3 (1831 AL)

William age 19 is listed in the 1850 mortality schedule (June)  for
Itawamba County.  His parents are not known to me.

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My information on Franks women is very limited.  I have
included only Franks daughters who were out of their father's
household before the 1850 census.  They are in alphabetical
order based on their first name.

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CILDA FRANKS WATTS
1 Dec 1842, Itawamba: Cilda Franks m James L. Watts.
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CYNTHIA FRANKS LAWRENCE
Daughter of Lemuel Franks #1 (b ca 1785) &  wife Nancy.  Wife of William
Lawrence of White Co, TN & Izard Co, AR (Rocky Bayou)
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ELIZABETH FRANKS WHITE
16 Jul 1845, Itawamba:  Elizabeth Franks m Benjamin White.
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FANNY FRANKS WILLIAMS (1815)
Fanny was oldest child of Jeremiah Franks & Mourning Fisher.  B 22 Oct 1815,
m Isaac Williams in either
Itawamba, MS or Marion, AL.  Eventually settled in Caldwell Co, TX.  Fanny d
22 Mar 1895.  She and
Isaac buried in  Hall Cemetery in Caldwell Co.
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HANNAH FRANKS MARKHAM
4 Jul 1849, Itawamba, Hanna Franks m Burton Markham.  William Burton Markham
was s/o Abner Markham & Sarah Franks (ref: Phyllis Markham).
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JANE FRANKS GENTRY
15 Mar 1849, Itawamba, Jane Franks m G.B. Gentry.
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LIDIA FRANKS  WILLIAMS
4 May 1842, Itawamba: Lidia Franks m James C. Williams.
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LUCINDA FRANKS WILLETT (1815)
Lucinda Franks b c 1815, m Absalom Tatom Willett.  May be a sister of Jake
Franks.  In Marion, AL by 1831.  Ref Wanda (jlowery@oakman.tds.net)
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MALINDA FRANKS WATTS (ca 1805 SC)
b: ca 1805
m: Alexander Watts (b1809, d1872 TX)
d: ca 1878 Texas
** 1840 Census.  They were in Itawamba Co.
** 1841 MS state census: Alexander Watts
** 1850 Itawamba, MS census: Alexander Watts 41 TN, Malinda 45 SC, Zachariah
19, Thomas 15, Levingston 11, Lucretia 9, Eliba Allan 7, Alexander Jr. 3,
Nancy Jane 15, Kizziah age ?
** 1860 Census.  In Caldwell Co, TX
** 1870 Census.  In Blanco Co, TX
Information on Malinda Franks from a 1987 letter from Mrs. C.L. Nowotny,  g
grand-daughter.
Tracing: Susan s.tyler1@worldnet.att.net
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MOURNING FRANKS GANN (ca 1800-1805 TN)
Mourning's parents are unknown.  Her age is not consistent from census to
census, but it is unlikely that she was b after 1805.  In all census
reports, she is listed as being born TN.  Probably before the Franks arrived
in the Caney Fork area.  East TN is a possibility for her birth.  She m John
W. Gann in either Warren or White Co, TN c 1818-1820.  First child b before
1820 census.

1820 White County, Tennessee Census:  John Gann
100100-00100.  Mourning's age in this census was 16-26
(1794-1804) and she had her first child.

1830 Marion County, Alabama Census: John W. Gann
120001-210001.  Mourning's age in this census was 30-40
(1790-1800).

1840 Itawamba County, Mississippi Census: John Gann
3110101-0121001.  Mourning's age in this census was 40-50
(1790-1800).

John W. Gann died before the 1850 census, probably after the
family had moved to Desoto Co, MS.

1850 Desoto Co, MS Census: Mourning Gann 45 TN, Jesse 18 AL, Rachel 16 AL,
John 14 AL, James 12 AL, Joshua 12 MS, Martha 8 MS.  William Gann (24 TN)
and Samuel Gann (28 TN) were also living in Desoto Co 1850 in their own
households.

1860 Desoto Co, MS Census:  Mourning Gann 50 TN, J.D. (m) 21 MS, M.E. (f) 18
MS, J.B. Tinkle (m) 24 TN ... William Gann (35 TN), Jesse C. Gann 28 AL,
James Gann 23 AL, John Gann 23 AL also living in Desoto Co 1860 in their own
households.  Sarah Gann 39 AL, wid of Samuel was also in her own house.

1870 Census. Mourning Gann is not found in the census.  She would be about
65-70.  John Gann (35 AL), James Gann (34 AL), M.A. Gann (35 GA ?), William
Gann (46 AL) and West Gann (30 MS) living in Tate County, which I assume was
divided from Desoto County.  All but M.A. Gann are sons of Mourning Franks
Gann.

Mourning Franks and John W. Gann's children:
1. Samuel B. 1820-1822 TN, D: 1850's Desoto, MS, M:Sarah
C. Rader ca 1844.
2. Cynthia B: Oct 1822 TN, D: 1900's TX or OK, M: Oliver
FRANKS, 1838 Itawamba
3. William C. B: 1824-1826 Marion, AL, D:?, M: Eleanor Eliz.
Rader 1847 Desoto, MS.
4. A daughter born ca 1825.
5. Mary "Polly" B: 1828, D: Tate Co, MS, M: Benj.Franklin
Sharpe, Desoto, MS.
6. Jesse C. B:1830-1832 Marion, AL, D:?, M: Martha
Crutchfield, 1853 Desoto, MS.
7. Rachel Jane B: ca 1834 Marion, AL, D: 16 Mar 1916,
M:Samuel Whitsell 1853.
8. John West B: 1835-1837 Marion, AL, D:?, M: Jane
9. James M. B:31 May 1838, Marion, AL, D:23 Jan 1904,
M:Eliza J. Ward 1859 Desoto, MS.
10. Joshua D. B:18 Sep 1840 Itawamba, MS, D:20 Nov 1900,
M: M.Lou Laughlin 1865 Desoto, MS.
11. Martha E. B:1841-1842 MS M:Lafayette Campbell '65.
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RACHEL FRANKS McWILLIAMS
Have in my ancestors Rachel Franks b White Co TN 1807 per 1850 census. She m
Wright McWilliams ca 1830 in what I believe to be Marion Co AL.   [James W.
McWilliams jwmcwms@ktc.com ]
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REBECCA A. FRANKS MANSELL
From: "Billy F. Dillon Sr." 
Rebecca A. Franks, b 1824 AL, m William Mansell.  Their son Robert George
Mansell b 1846 Lamar Co. AL.  Rebecca in 1860 AL Census, Marion Co.
Pikeville PO,  page 518A; Head of Household; Children: Joseph E. 17 (killed
at Chancelorsville VA), Robert G. 14, Sara 8, Harvy 5 all b AL; Harvy m.
Monroe Co, MS. Lemuel Mansell, bro of Robert George Mansell d.  AR c 1890.
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SARAH FRANKS MARKHAM (ca 1799 TN)
First wife of Abner Markham, War of 1812 vet.  On 10 Apr 1871, Abner (84)
testified that he is married, that his wife's name is Sarah Franks and that
they were m. White Co, TN March 1817.
**1820 White Co, TN  Census: Abner Markham 2001-001.
**Abner Markham on 1822 White Co, TN  tax list.
**Abner Markham on 1840 Marion Co, AL census: 21001-1.  Where was Sarah?
**Abner Markham and Sarah on 1850 Itawamba census: Abner Markham 64 GA,
Sarah Markham 51 TN.
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SARAH A. FRANKS McNEECE
26 Mar 1850 Itawamba Co, Sarah A. Franks m William McNeece.  No other
record.
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