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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Family Time Line

William Henry Franks
1803–1883
Ellen Powers
1813–1896
Marriage: 1833
Delphine Ann Franks
1827–1890
Sarah Franks
1839–
Judith P Franks
1834–1908
Nancy A Franks
1838–1938
John L Franks
1843–
Isabelle Mary Burns
1845–1923
Catherine H Franks
1847–1900
Charles A Franks
1850–1928
Margaret Ellen Franks
1854–1931
Robert James Franks
1856–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1833South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1804
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Frank

    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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