Elizabeth Franks

about 1797–22 September 1846 (Age 49)
Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Franks was born about 1797, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Robert Franks, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Attaway, was 39. She married David Higgins on 23 March 1818, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 September 1846, in Flovilla, Butts, Georgia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Butts, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Higgins
Elizabeth Franks
Marriage: 23 March 1818
Pertillow Higgins
Miss Higgins
Lavenia Higgins
Robert James Higgins
Henry Hitt Higgins
Fleming Greer Higgins
Mary Higgins
Joseph Higgins
David Higgins Jr.
Early H. Higgins
Thomas Jefferson Higgins

Spouse and Children

23 March 1818
Laurens, South Carolina, United States


    Pertillow Higgins


    Lavenia Higgins


    Robert James Higgins


    Henry Hitt Higgins


    Fleming Greer Higgins


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 14

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Frank .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Franks, "Find A Grave Index"

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