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DeFRANCE family Mississippi/Louisiana

DeFRANCE family Mississippi/Louisiana

Posted: 14 Feb 2011 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeFRANCE, HOWARD, SESSIONS, MONTGOMERY, McRAVEN, HARDEMAN, SMITH HANKINSON,
Does anyone have additional/corrected information on the following family?

Abram Boone DeFRANCE (1775-1828) married Mary HOWARD (the Widow SESSIONS?) in 1816, Natchez, Adams Co., MS.
Children:
1. Parke Walton DeFRANCE (1817-1885) married 1st SESSIONS, 2nd MONTGOMERY, 3rd ALEXANDER, 4th McRAVEN and may have had children with each of them.
2. Walter DeFRANCE (1822-1885) married 1844, Claiborne Co., MS, Laura HANKINSON
3. Charles Abram DeFRANCE (1826-?) married 1853 in Louisiana, Sallie HARDEMAN.

I am having trouble finding these families in the censuses. I saw an 1845 Warren Co., MS, court document that stated that the brothers in law of Russell SMITH were E. J. SESSIONS, P. W. DeFRANCE, W. DeFRANCE and Chas A. DeFRANCE.

Re: DeFRANCE family Mississippi/Louisiana

Posted: 4 Jun 2011 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
1850 United States Federal Census
Western District, Madison, Louisiana
Name Age
P W Defrance 32 1818 MS
Margaret Defrance 18 1832 MS
Virginia Defrance 11 1839 MS
Abram Defrance 7 1843 MS
Charles Defrance 0 1850 LA

1860 United States Federal Census
Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Ward 6
Name Age
Parke W Defrance 41 1819 MS Attorney
Margaret A E Defrance 28 1832 MS Wife
Virginia Defrance 21 1839 MS Assistanct house keeper
Abram Defrance 19 1841 MS student
Mary J Defrance 7 1853 LA
Howard Mc Defrance 5 1855 LA
Emma E Defrance 2 1858 LA
Bettie D Defrance 7/12 1859 LA

1870 United States Federal Census
Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Ward 2
Name Age
P W Detrance 52 1818 MS
Sarah Detrance 35 1835 MS
Abraham Detrance 27 1843 MS
Mary Detrance 17 1853 LA
Mark Detrance 15 1855 LA
Elizabeth Detrance 9 1861 LA
Joseph Detrance 5 1865 MS
Lucy Lanier 17

1880 United States Federal Census
1st Ward, Richland, Louisiana
Name Age
Park W. Defrance 62 1818 MS
Laura L. Defrance 48 1832 MS
Walter Defrance 15 1865 MS
Eva Defrance 6 1874 TX





Re: DeFRANCE family Mississippi/Louisiana

Posted: 4 Jun 2011 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Go to findagrave.com, there are many more Defrance family members.

Antioch Cemetery
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA

Parke Walton DeFrance, Sr
Birth: Apr. 18, 1891
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1978
Keller, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

Husband of Carrie Adella Tyus DeFrance (1894 - 1974)*

Family links:
Parents:
Will Abram DeFrance (1853 - 1892)
Lillie Hall Evans DeFrance (1869 - 1904)

Children:
Vera Gladys DeFrance Aslin (1915 - 1975)*
Parke Walton DeFrance (1918 - 2007)*

Will Abram DeFrance
Birth: 1853, Mississippi, USA
Death: 1892, Freestone County, Texas, USA

DeFrance, Will Abram Family
By John H. DeFrance
Freestone County History Book, Vol. 1, page 341-342

"Will Abram DeFrance, of French descent was born at Port Gibson, Miss. in 1853. Little is known of his early life. Will came to Texas by way of the Chisholm Trail on a cattle drive. He settled in Fairfield in 1887. He was a tall slender-built man with jet black hair and dark blue eyes. He was a good neighbor and would help folks any way he could.
On March 13, 1888, he married Lillie Hall Evans of Freestone County. Thier sons were John Abram, born in the Antioch Community, Sept. 16, 1889 and Parke Waldon Sr., born at the Robertson Place near Pilot Knob, April 18, 1891.
Will Abram, at age 39 died with pneumonia, and is buried at Antioch 1892. This left his wife and sons to continue a hard and rugged life. Their mother Lillie, died at age 35 in 1904 and her sister Tommie T. Evans was left to raise her sons"....


Family links:
Children:
John Abram DeFrance (1888 - 1969)*
Parke Walton DeFrance (1891 - 1978)*

Spouse:
Lillie Hall Evans DeFrance (1869 - 1904)


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