William Henry Franks

23 March 1803–8 November 1883 (Age 80)
Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Franks was born on 23 March 1803, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Nehemiah Franks Jr., was 26 and his mother, Jane Simmons, was 27. He married Ellen Powers in 1833, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 8 November 1883, in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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William Henry Franks
Ellen Powers
Marriage: 1833
Delphine Ann Franks
Sarah Franks
Judith P Franks
Nancy A Franks
John L Franks
Isabelle Mary Burns
Catherine H Franks
Charles A Franks
Margaret Ellen Franks
Robert James Franks

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  • Marriage
    1833South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 19
    On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called "the rising." The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Frank .English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Frankish, an ethnic name from Middle English frankys ‘French, Frenchman’ (Old English frencisc), for someone from France.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Henry Franks in household of Joseph Mcateir, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Henry Franks in entry for Isabella Burns, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
    • Wm H Franks, "United States Census, 1850"

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