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If you have pictures of Franks born before 1900 and would like to have them posted on the web site, please send them to

Pictured above, Nancy E. Franks Hager (c1853MS-1913TX), widow of James Hager, and her 5 living daughters. This picture was taken ca 1900-1901 shortly after Nancy's arrival in Texas from Arkansas. She moved to Texas to live near her Franks relatives after the death of her husband. Nancy was the daughter of Oliver Franks and Cynthia Gann. She was born in Mississippi, probably Itawamba County and lived also in Desoto County, Mississippi, Izard County, Arkansas, Conway County, Arkansas and Caldwell County, Texas.

Pictured above Isaac Lemuel Franks and his wife Louise Shipley Franks with youngest son Arthur in Caldwell County, Texas in 1903. Isaac Franks (14 Mar 1852 MS - 10 Jul 1932 Caldwell Co, TX) was a son of Oliver and Cynthia Franks Gann and grandson of Jeremiah and Mourning Fisher Franks. His sister Nancy is in the picture immediately above.

Oliver Samuel Franks was born 16 Oct, 1875 in Izard Co, AR married Ada Mae Jenkins of Lockhart, TX. He died 30 Sep 1960 in Wellington TX. She died 1949 in Wellington.

Oliver was the son of Jeremiah T Franks and Mary Rebecca Rader Franks and grandson of Oliver Franks and Cynthia Gann Franks.

Mary Duke Franks

Charles Franks of Itawamba, Mississippi, born c 1815 Tennessee

Mary Elizabeth Franks born c 1871 in Itawamba, Mississippi ... Daughter of Charles Franks

Jacob F. Franks b 7 Aug 1856 is the man sitting on the far right. The man in front is his son in law and the others are probably Franks men. Jacob F. Franks was the son of Isaac Franks and Elizabeth Gann. .

On the right is Sallie Elizabeth Franks B: 3/7/1882 D: 3/26/1940 Chickasaw Co. Ms. She married John William Criddle. On the left is her brother Ollie Franks (probably Oliver L. Franks). The picture is taken in front of Ollie's store. Sallie and Ollie are daughter and son of Jacob F. Franks, above. Pictures provided by Annette Evans, a great-granddaughter of Jacob.

Jeremiah C. Franks (bc 1853 Marion Co, AL dc; 1900/1901 Independence or Izard Co, AR). Jeremiah was the son of Lewis Franks Jr (bc 1832 AL) and his wife Anni. He was the grandson of Lewis Franks Sr (bc 1799) and his wife Dysa. This picture was provided by Mikburn Franks.


These three men are believed to be Franks men from Marion County, Alabama. If you can identify them, please contact Dick Fox Picture courtesy of Sonny Franks 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
1512 Parkview Drive
Lockhart, TX 78644
United States

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