Elizabeth C. FRANCIS: Birth: 4 MAR 1793.
Note: N39 John Francis, Sr. was the first Sheriff of Wayne Co., KY
He had 12 children with Nancy Mounts. John Francis, Jr. was number 7.
He was granted 2000 acres of land in Green Co., KY, which is now Wayne Co., for the aid he gave to the settlers early to the area. He held offices of high Sheriff until 1813 and served several years as Judge of Quarter Sessions Court in Wayne Co., KY. He operated a salt works with Beaty and Slavery to sell salt to the United States Government. One day in drilling, they hit a pocket of oil which sprayed oil all over their salt works, ruining it. Records show John Francis, Sr. sold out real fast to Beaty. Old salt and mill ruins still lie in now Whitley Co., KY. He also was Lt. in Revolutionary War and served under his father, Captain of the Militia from Montgomery, VA, Henry Francis. On way to the Battle of King's Mountain, they engaged in the Battle of the Shallow Ford, NC, where a Tory killed Captain Henry Francis. John thouht he shot the Tory that killed his father, Feb 6, 1860. His brother, Henry Francis, Jr., was only a few feet from his father when he was shot.
John was a lieutenant in the Montgomery County, VA, militia. Hewasin the battles of Camden, Guilford Court House,, and KingsMountainduring the American Revolution. About 1783, he moved to KY.After hismarriage, he moved to Wayne County, KY, where he served as highsherifffrom 1801 until 1813. Later, he served as a judge until hisdeath.It is believed that Frances Morris, who married John Francis,Jr.,and John Morris, who married Jane Francis, were brother andsister.Shortly after John died, his widow Nancy went to GA where sheremained for about 12 years, returning to Wayne County about1849 whereshe lived with her son Elisha at Macedonia until her death.
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