Any info on Francis Templeton Born abt 1850 in AL, Died abt 1895 in TX?

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Francis married Sarah Smith and they had four children and farmed in TX.  Both died in Texas and all children admitted to Texas State Orphnage in Corsicana, TX.  My grandmother was one of the four children.  Any info appreciated.

Francis was son of David M. Templeton born 1819/1820 in Alabama and Sarah Larkin born abt 1827 in Alabama.
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F. N. Templeton married Sarah Smith 12 Jun 1878 San Jacinto, TX.

Francis Napoleon Templeton in entry for Della Angie Kitterman Texas 1890-1776. Della Angie Kitterman died 28 Dec 1973 at Houston, Harris, TX at the age of 89, estimated birth year 1884. Parents were Francis Napoleon Templeton and Sarah Smith.

United States Civil War Soldiers Index. Francis Templeton, Military Service, rank Private, side Confederate, state of origin Texas, military unit Saufley's Scouting Battalion, Texas Cavalry, company B. in 1864, Francis Templeton was with Steele's Command, Calvary; Terry's Cavalry.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thank you.  I am very grateful for the info.  I have been to Cold Spring, TX in my efforts to learn anything.  Della was my Grandmother's sister.

Do you have any additional information?
I took the information that you provided and entered it at . About 20 items came up about Francis Templeton. Usually the ones at the top of the list are the best, but further down were the military service records, which were interesting.

You couild try that if you like. Also, there isa Templeton Family Genealogy Forum at . has a lot of information, but you have to pay to use their service. I tried it for six months and obtained some good information.
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I've been searching, too, and basically came up with the same information as Frank except I did find a few census records on Heritage Quest:

1860 Polk Co., Texas Census, Swartout P.O.

July 23



D. M. 40; AL farmer 3200 2000
Sarah L. 33; AL
Mary M. 14; AL
Margarit M. 13; AL
Clarissa ? 12; AL
Francis N. 10; AL
Jacob J. 7; TX
Richard H. 4; TX
Leonora J. 2 TX

Jackson Templeton 30; AL labr ________ 4000
Jno Templeton 18; AL labr


1870 Polk Co., TX, Livingston P.O.

September 5

Listed with George (27;TX) & Emma (26;AL) Thompson family:


John 16; TX
Richard 13; TX
Leonora 12; TX
Jonas 4; TX

[Heritage Quest]


groom's name:     F. N. Templeton
bride's name:     Sarah Smith
marriage date:     12 Jun 1878
marriage place:     , San Jacinto, Texas
indexing project (batch) number:     M59083-1
system origin:     Texas-ODM
source film number:     1006955

Citing this Record

"Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Feb 2013), F. N. Templeton and Sarah Smith, 12 Jun 1878.


name:     Della Angie Kitterman
event:     Death
event date:     28 Dec 1973
event place:     Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
gender:     Female
marital status:     Widowed
birth date:     20 Jul 1884
birthplace:     , Texas
father's name:     Francis Napoleon Templeton
mother's name:     Sarah Smith
certificate number:     100840
film number:     2242952
digital folder number:     005145937
image number:     01712
Citing this Record

"Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Francis Napoleon Templeton in entry for Della Angie Kitterman, 1973; citing State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.
by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (82.2k points)

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