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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Family Time Line

Samuel F. Francis
1831–
Arminda “Minnie” Black
1832–
Marriage: 24 October 1860
Ellen Laverne Francis
1864–1943
Amari Francis
1865–
May Francis
1866–
Edwin Francis
1867–
Alice E. Francis
1868–1925
Eva Francis
1869–
William Francis
1869–
Wilber Francis
1870–
Carrie Francis
1873–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 October 1860
Montgomery, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

    Ellen Laverne Francis

    Female1864–1943Female

    Amari Francis

    Female1865–Female

    May Francis

    Female1866–Female

    Edwin Francis

    Male1867–Male

    Alice E. Francis

    Female1868–1925Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Francis

    Male1789–1845Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Rankin

    Female1799–1876Female

siblings

(9)

    Mary Francis

    Female1821–1859Female

    Easther Francis

    Female1823–1902Female

    Edward Francis

    Male1825–Male

    Sarah Francis

    Female1825–Female

    Male1831–Male

+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.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

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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