My great great grandfather was James Madison Francis, the second child born in Parker County, 27 Jun 1856, probably at Veal Station. His father is listed on his death certificate as A L Francis, and his mother as "Miss Barker".
I cannot find either J M Francis or A L Francis on the 1860 census. James M was living with the John W. Godfrey family in 1870, then later went on to marry my great great grandmother (Sarah Jane Watkins) and have his family.
Can anybody help me with the circumstances surrounding his birth. Could his mother be Angeline Barker Godfrey (John W's wife and Joseph Barker's daughter)? Also, I have seen the name "Leftwich Francis" on lists of early county settlers. Could this be A L Francis?
Thank you in advance for any answers, or pointing me in the right direction!