Thomas Francis Jr.

18 May 1774–31 July 1856 (Age 82)
Russell Parish, Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Francis Jr. was born on 18 May 1774, in Russell Parish, Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America as the son of Thomas Francis Sr. and Margaret. He married Jane Hammond about 1800, in Washington, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Letcher, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 31 July 1856, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Knott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Francis Jr.
Jane Hammond
Marriage: about 1800
Rebecca Dianah Francis
Mary Francis
Susannah Francis
Elizabeth Francis
Elizabeth Francis
Virginia Anne Francis
Martha Patsy Francis
Samuel Francis
Sarah A. Francis
Simeon Francis

Spouse and Children

about 1800
Washington, North Carolina, United States



    Mary Francis


    Susannah Francis



    Elizabeth Francis


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 18

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 22

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

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 (2)

  • Thos France, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Francis, "Find A Grave Index"

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