Nehemiah Franks Jr.

Nehemiah Franks Jr. (1778 - 1859)

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Nehemiah Franks Jr.
Born in Laurens County, Ninety-Six District, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in South Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Laurens County, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Aug 2013
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Biography

He was the son of Nehemiah Franks.

He lived in Laurens county in the 1810 Census.[1]

He is living in Laurens County with his growing family in 1820.[2] Again in 1830,[3] again in 1840.[4] He also appears in 21 Slave Schedules for 1850.[5]


"Franks, N. advertised a warning concerning a note given by him to Philip Rutledge of Greenville. Apparently the merchandise he purchased from Mr. Rutledge was not sound property and he will only honor the note if compelled by law.[6] Nehemiah was born in 1778. He was the son of Nehemiah Franks and Mary Peake. He passed away in 1852.[7] An alternate date of birth date of Nehemiah Franks Jr. could be December 3, 1776. An alternate date death date could be July 27, 1859.

Death

"Franks, Nehemiah lived a few miles from Laurens Courthouse and died very suddenly on July 27, 1859. He took a nap in the afternoon with no one but a little slave attending him as the family was at Church when he experienced unusual symptoms of pain and disease and a nearby neighbor was sent for. Before the arrival of his neighbor however he had died."[8]

The Frontice Piece pages in the Franks family bible lists his cause of death as Cancer.Franks Family bible

His death date is listed in 1852 on the Find A Grave memorial, however he is listed in the Laurensville Herald as posting a notice in 1855; his death is listed in the Herald in 1859. Some more research is needed to define the correct date. could be a transcription error somewhere?

Edgefield Advertiser, Wednesday, August 10, 1859: "SUDDEN DEATH. -- An old citizen of this district, Mr. Nehemiah Franks, who lived a few miles above this place, died very suddenly on the 27th ultimo. He was a hale old man, and had laid down in the afternoon to sleep, with no one but a little negro attending him as the family was attending church, when unusual symptoms of pain and disease being exhibited, the nearest neighbor was sent for. Before the arrival of any white person, however, he, with a few short strugges and moans as of intense pain, had died. It is supposed he had a disease of the heart. Truly, in the midst of life we are in death -- Laurensville Herald"

Nehemiah was born sometime between 1776 and 1778. The DAR records and Bible Records show that he was born 3 December 1778. His Find A Grave Memorial has he was born 3 December 1776. He was the son of Nehemiah Franks and Mary Peake. He passed away 23 March 1852 according to the Bible Records, and 27 July 1859 according to the Laurens County, South Carolina News, Laurensville Hearld. Unless this is 2 different Nehemiah Franks, there are wrong records somewhere. [9]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1810", database with images, FamilySearch
  2. "United States Census, 1820", database with images, FamilySearch ([1] : accessed 27 December 2015), Nehemiah Franks, 1820.
  3. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ([2] : accessed 27 December 2015), Nehemiah Franks, Laurens, South Carolina, United States; citing 249, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 169; FHL microfilm 22,503.
  4. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ([3] : accessed 27 December 2015), Nehemiah Franks, Laurens, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 28, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 513; FHL microfilm 22,510.
  5. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch ([4] : accessed 27 December 2015), Nehemiah Franks, Laurens county, Laurens, South Carolina, United States; citing line number 35, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,828.
  6. Laurens County, South Carolina News,Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2, 1855 - 1859, Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library, Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy
  7. Family History information as gathered by Mary Atkins, Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  8. Laurens County, South Carolina News, Laurensville Herald 8/5/1859, p2 , 1855 - 1859, Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library, Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy TrailsGenealogy Trails.
  9. Family History information as gathered by Mary Atkins, Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  • Laurensville Herald, p.2, August 5, 1879[5]
  • Frontice Piece pages of the Franks Family Bible, Personal Papers and Notes of Frances T. Gaulden.[6]
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 9464846, Nehemiah Franks, Franks-Simmons Family Cemetery, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA. Find A Grave: Memorial #9464846
  • DAR
  • SC Dept of Archives & History
  • Laurens County SC News Laurensville Herald
  • Ancestry.com
  • Rootsweb.com

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to Melinda Gibbens for creating Franks-1107 on 15 Aug 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Melinda and others.
  • Thank you to Mary Atkins for creating WikiTree profile Franks-1526 on 4 August 2015. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Mary and others.


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Will of Elizabeth Simmons b uploaded by Mary Atkins

Will of Elizabeth Simmons a uploaded by Mary Atkins
Will of Elizabeth Simmons a uploaded by Mary Atkins

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1810 Laurens, SC uploaded by Mary Atkins

Nehemiah Franks Jr. (1778-1859) death notice, Edgefield Advertiser, 10 Aug 1859
Nehemiah Franks Jr. (1778-1859) death notice, Edgefield Advertiser, 10 Aug 1859

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On 29 Dec 2015 at 23:40 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Mary,

I am wondering why the son is listed as private? I want to work on merging away the duplicates and with this one private, It will hold up the process. Can you open the profile of the son please? Thanks, Mags

On 29 Dec 2015 at 23:35 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Franks-1526 and Franks-1107 appear to represent the same person because: And another duplicates to merge. Thanks again, Mags

On 6 Jan 2014 at 22:02 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

The Children: Nancy, Henry, Charles, Robert (My line) Eppy, Samuel, Benjamin, Pamela, Sallie, and Jane. This was/is a Laurens County, SC Family.

On 6 Jan 2014 at 21:57 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hello, I have a copy of the Frontispiece Pages of the Franks Family Bible. It lists Nehemiahs Birthday as December 3rd, 1776 and has his death (from Cancer) as March 23, 1852. It lists his wife as Jane Simmons, b. February 25, 1783. They had 10 Children. Samuel being one, but I do not see a Marshall, though it only gives first names of the Children.



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