Jane Franks

Female1835–1 January 1880

Brief Life History of Jane

Jane Franks was born in 1835, in Alabama, United States as the daughter of John B Franks and Jane Cusick. She married Greenberry Gentry on 15 March 1849, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 January 1880, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 45.

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Greenberry Gentry
Jane Franks
Marriage: 15 March 1849
Doctor Hardy Gentry
Martha Ann Gentry
Rebecca Ann Gentry
Nancy Ann Gentry
Lydia Ann Gentry
Greenberry Gentry

Sources (4)

  • Jane Gentry in household of Greenbery Gentry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Gentry in household of Green B Gentry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Franks, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1849Itawamba, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 11

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 26

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    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.

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