Nehemiah Franks Sr.

Nehemiah Franks Sr. (abt. 1725 - 1799)

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Nehemiah Franks Sr.
Born about in Charlotte, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 2 Jan 2019 | Created 10 Jan 2013
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Nehemiah Franks Sr. was a Civil Servant in the American Revolution

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Biography

Nehemiah Franks Sr. was a US Southern Colonist.

Nehemiah was born June 20, 1725 in Charlotte, Virginia. The son of Robert Franks and Sarah Marshall. An alternate birth date & place from another source is of 1715 in Hampton, VA.

Nehemiah Franks married Mary Peake about 1751, in Laurens District, South Carolina.

Nehemiah Franks went into service in South Carolina. Ancestor #: A041867. He was ranked as Civil Service, & Patriotic Service. [1] Service Description: 1)Petit Juror; Furnished Supplies.* US Sons of the American Revolution

US Sons of the American Revolution
US Sons of the American Revolution Membership-Robert Franks

FRANKS, NEHEMIAH, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 2545) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1776 C. or later.

FRANKS, NEHEMIAH, PLAT FOR 110 ACRES ON LITTLE RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JONATHAN DOWNS. 12-13-1784.

FRANKS, NEHEMIAH, PLAT FOR 340 ACRES ON MAHARGS CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ROBERT HANNA. 12-16-1784.

FRANKS, NEHEMIAH, PLAT FOR 80 ACRES ON BRANCH OF LITTLE RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JONATHAN DOWNS. 12-17-1784.

1790 Tax List

He is still living in Laurens county, SC in the 1790 Census where he is listed with 2 males 16 years or older (himself included) 1 male 16 years or younger and four females and 9 slaves.[2]

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The 1800 census

Information in columns, left to right:

Column Title
1 Name of the head
2 Number of free white males under age 10
3 Number of free white males of age 10 and under 16
4 Number of free white males of age 16 and under 26
5 Number of free white males of age 26 and under 45
6 Number of free white males of age 45 and over.
7 Number of free white females under age 10
8 Number of free white females of age 10 and under 16
9 Number of free white females of age 16 and under 26
10 Number of free white females of age 26 and under 45
11 Number of free white females of age 45 and over.
12 Number of all other free persons
13 Number of slaves
Franks in the 1800 Census for Laurens County.


Death

Nehemiah Franks passed away November 6, 1799.[3]

Funeral

Nehemiah Franks' funeral, held on Thursday, 7 November 1799, was documented in the journal of Rev. Francis Asbury. It was officiated by Asbury and Rev. Jesse Lee. The following passage is taken from Journal of Rev. Francis Asbury: Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Volume II, pp. 431,432, with original punctuation excepting boldface of the Franks name:

"Thursday, 7. We rode sixteen miles in haste to attend the funeral of Nehemiah Franks, an aged man, who, we hope, died in the Lord: Jesse Lee preached the funeral sermon; after which I made an improvement upon Joseph's prophecy, Gen. xl, 24: "And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will surely visit you." I made some observations on his typical and gracious character; his early piety, his persecution from his brethren, his scenes of adversity, imprisonment, exposure to death, and slavery; his piety in prosperity and worldly honour; an example for us; how God visited the Israelites, and how he hath visited the people of America.

Saturday and Sunday. Quarterly meeting at Bramblett's; I made a discourse upon Titus ii, 3; we had a good season. I only gave an exhortation on the Sabbath. We are now at the widow Bramblett's, ten miles from the widow Frank's [sic]." -Funeral information added by descendant Joyce Henley, on 7 May 2017.

Sources

  1. Hendrix & Lindsay, Jury Lists of South Carolina 1778-1779, PP 76, 81, 92; Salley & Wates, Stub Entries To Indents, Books U-W, P 263, Liber W. #452
  2. "United States Census, 1790", database with images, FamilySearch
  3. Family History information as gathered by Mary Atkins, Sunday, March 22, 2015.


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 29 Mar 2018), "Record of FRANKS, NEHEMIAH", Ancestor # A041867.

See Also:

  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • D A R
  • South Carolina Department of Archives & History - [1]
  • [2] : accessed 27 December 2015), Nehemiah Frank,
  • US Sons of the American Revolution - [3]


Acknowledgments

Thank you to Melinda Gibbens for creating Franks-1086 on 20 Jul 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Melinda and others.

  • " ID: P3103

" Death: 06 Jun 1725 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Birth: 1684 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Name: ? Robert Franks III " Event: jr Aka (Facts Pg) " Will: Proved 2-26-1726 recorded 3-9-1726 WestmorelandCo, Va deeds and wills Book # 8 Page 77 17 Nov 1725 " Title: Jr. " Sex: M Father: ? Robert Frank b: 1648 in England Mother: ? Elizabeth _____ b: 1655 in England

Marriage 1 ? Sarah Marshall b: 1680 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Married: 1700 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Children 1.  ? Elizabeth Frank b: 1704 in Westmoreland Co, VA 2. Thomas Frank b: 1705 in Westmoreland Co, VA 3. Sarah Frank b: 1708 4. Robert Frank b: 1710 in Westmoreland Co, VA 5. Samuel Franks b: 1719 6. Margaret Franks b: in Westmoreland Co, VA 7. Nehemiah Franks b: 1715 in Hampton, Elizabeth, VA

" Sex: M Father: ? Robert Frank b: 1648 in England Mother: ? Elizabeth _____ b: 1655 in England

Marriage 1 ? Sarah Marshall b: 1680 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Married: 1700 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Children 1.  ? Elizabeth Frank b: 1704 in Westmoreland Co, VA 2. Thomas Frank b: 1705 in Westmoreland Co, VA 3. Sarah Frank b: 1708 4. Robert Frank b: 1710 in Westmoreland Co, VA 5. Samuel Franks b: 1719 6. Margaret Franks b: in Westmoreland Co, VA 7. Nehemiah Franks b: 1715 in Hampton, Elizabeth, VA " Death: 06 Jun 1725 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Birth: 1680 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Name: ? Sarah Marshall " Sex: F


Father: ? Thomas Marshall b: 1648 in Charles Co, MD Mother: ? Jane _____ b: 1651 in Charles Co, MD

Marriage 1 ? Robert Franks III b: 1684 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Married: 1700 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Children 1.  ? Elizabeth Frank b: 1704 in Westmoreland Co, VA 2. Thomas Frank b: 1705 in Westmoreland Co, VA 3. Sarah Frank b: 1708 4. Robert Frank b: 1710 in Westmoreland Co, VA 5. Samuel Franks b: 1719 6. Margaret Franks b: in Westmoreland Co, VA 7. Nehemiah Franks b: 1715 in Hampton, Elizabeth, VA " Birth: 1648 in Charles Co, MD " Name: ? Thomas Marshall " Sex: M " Death: 31 MAY 1704 in Washington Par, Westmoreland Co, VA


Father: ? William Marshall II b: 1607 in Farmington, Devon, England Mother: ? Margaret Bayne b: 1614 in Niddlerdale, York, England

Marriage 1 Martha Jane Sherwood b: 1662 in Sittenbourne, Old Rappahannock, VA c: 1662 in Old Rappahannock Co, VA " Married: 30 Apr 1690 in Richmond, Wise, VA Children 1. Mary Iva Marshall b: 1697 in Washington Par, Westmoreland Co, VA 2. John Marshall b: 1700 in Washington Par, Westmoreland Co, VA

Marriage 2 ? Jane _____ b: 1651 in Charles Co, MD " Married: 1668 in Charles Co, MD Children 1. Richard Marshall b: 1669 in Charles Co, MD 2. Thomas Marshall b: 1678 in Westmoreland Co, VA 3.  ? Sarah Marshall b: 1680 in Westmoreland Co, VA 4. Elizabeth Marshall b: 1683 in Washington Par, Westmoreland Co, VA 5. Alexander Marshall b: 1685 in Henry Co, VA 6. William Marshall b: 1686 in Washington Par, Westmoreland Co, VA " Name: ? William Marshall II " Death: bef Dec 1673 in Charles Co, MD " Birth: 1607 in Farmington, Devon, England " Sex: M " Birth: 1607

Father: ? William Marshall b: Bef. 1587 in Pateley Bridge, York, England Mother: _____ (Marshall I) _____ b: bef 1591 in Pateley Bridge, York, England

Marriage 1 Catherine Payne b: 1624 in Charles Co, MD " Married: 1656 in Charles Co, MD " Children 1. William Marshall III b: 1658 in Allens Fresh, Charles, MD 2. Joshua Marshall b: 1660 in Charles Co, MD 3. Elizabeth Marshall b: 15 Apr 1667 in Charles Co, MD

Marriage 2 _____ (Marshall) _____ b: 1609 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Married: 1625 in Pateley Bridge, York, England Children 1. Edith Marshall b: 21 Jul 1625 in St Peter, Pateley Bridge, Leeds, York, England 2. Dorothy Marshall b: 18 Sep 1626 in Pateley Bridge, York, England 3. George Marshall b: 20 Feb 1629 in Pateley Bridge, York, England 4. Grace Marshall b: 25 Mar 1629 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Death: 1653 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Birth: Bef. 1587 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Name: ? William Marshall " Sex: M

Father: ? Robert Marshall b: 1560 in Pateley Bridge, York, England Mother: ? Elizabeth Myer b: Bef. 1571 in Pateley Bridge, York, England

Marriage 1 _____ (Marshall I) _____ b: bef 1591 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Married: Bef. 1607 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Children 1.  ? William Marshall II b: 1607 in Farmington, Devon, England 2. Thomas Marshall b: 1616 in Palsey Bridge, York, England 3. Helen Marshall b: 1619 in Palsey Bridge, York, England

Marriage 2 Jane Inman b: 1591 in St Olave's, York, England " Married: 07 Feb 1625 in Palsey Bridge, York, England " Birth: 1560 in Pateley Bridge, York, England " Name: ? Robert Marshall " Sex: M Father: + _____ Marshall b: abt 1530 in Pateley Bridge, York, England

Marriage 1 ? Elizabeth Myer b: Bef. 1571 in Pateley Bridge, York, England Children 1.  ? William Marshall b: Bef. 1587 in Pateley Bridge, York, England 2. Matthew Marshall b: 05 Jun 1597 in St Peter, Leeds, York, England Robert Frank" ID: P3105 " Death: 22 Feb 1726 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Birth: 1648 in England " Name: ? Robert Frank " Sex: M Father: ? Robert Frank b: 1625 in England Mother: ? Elizabeth Woodbridge b: 1625 in England

Marriage 1 ? Elizabeth _____ b: 1655 in England " Married: 1680 in VA " Children 1. Frances Frank b: 1688 2. Mary Frank 3.  ? Robert Franks III b: 1684 in Westmoreland Co, VA 4. Sarah Frank 5. Elizabeth Frank 6. Thomas Frank " ID: P944 " Death: 1685 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Event: Arrival 1651 VA " Birth: 1625 in England " Name: ? Robert Frank " Sex: M Father: ? Henry Franks b: 1600 in England Mother: ? Elizabeth _____ b: 1600 in England

Marriage 1 ? Elizabeth Woodbridge b: 1625 in England " Married: 1650 in Westmoreland Co, VA Children 1.  ? Robert Frank b: 1648 in England " ID: P605 " Death: 1650 in Westmoreland Co, VA " Birth: 1600 in England " Name: ? Henry Franks " Sex: M

Father: +_____ Frank b: abt 1570 Mother: _____ _____

Marriage 1 ? Elizabeth _____ b: 1600 in England Children 1.  ? Robert Frank b: 1625 in England FAMILY TRRE



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I have changed the father to reflect the husband of his mother.
posted by Robin Lee
The father on this profile is incorrect. It should be Robert Frank, the husband of Sarah Marshall. The current father shown was 100 years old when he was born....may be his grandfather.
posted by Robin Lee
The name comes up more times as Franks than it does as Frank. And Nehemiah Franks-1025 has been on WikiTree since 2013.
posted by Mary Atkins
Franks-1025 and Frank-2912 appear to represent the same person because: same
posted by Marlena Fryman
Franks-1086 and Franks-1025 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate.
posted by Mary Atkins
There seem to be some illogical dates - parents seem to have died about 5 years before this son was born. I had detached him because of the illogical dates, but added the son back. I merged the parents because I had been added to their trusted lists and the merges had reached the 30 day default.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Franks-1494 and Franks-1086 merged on 21 Feb 2016,
posted by Eddie Pike
Franks-1494 and Franks-1086 appear to represent the same person because: And we need to merge these two Nehemiah's as well. Thanks very much, Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
Hey Melinda,

I would like to add our mutual ancester, Nehemiah Franks to the US Southern Colonies Project.

Also, I just found some orphaned profiles that seem to match our Nehemiah and his possible spouse, Mary Peake. What do you think? Are you aware of a child - Sarah? I notice there is an SAR application for this other Nehemiah Franks.

Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden

Nehemiah is 20 degrees from Greg Clarke, 15 degrees from George Hull and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.