Samuel F. Francis

from 1831 to 1832–
Ohio, United States

The Life of Samuel F.

When Samuel F. Francis was born from 1831 to 1832, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Francis, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Rankin, was 33. He married Arminda “Minnie” Black on 24 October 1860, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Prairie Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Samuel F. Francis
Arminda “Minnie” Black
Marriage: 24 October 1860
Ellen Laverne Francis
Amari Francis
May Francis
Edwin Francis
Alice E. Francis
Eva Francis
William Francis
Wilber Francis
Carrie Francis

Spouse and Children

24 October 1860
Montgomery, Indiana, United States


    Ellen Laverne Francis


    Amari Francis


    May Francis


    Edwin Francis


    Alice E. Francis


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Francis


    Sarah Elizabeth Rankin




    Mary Francis


    Easther Francis


    Edward Francis


    Sarah Francis



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Francis (Old French form Franceis, Latin Franciscus, Italian Francisco). This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Frank’ and hence ‘Frenchman’. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of St. Francis of Assisi ( 1181–1226 ), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. As an American family name this has absorbed cognates from several other European languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 Jewish (American): an Americanization of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Frances in household of Sarah Francis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel F Frances in household of James Wallace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Saml Francis, "United States Census, 1870"

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