Note: N41 Henry Francis (Jr.)
Son of Henry Francis who was born 1734 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania and died at the battle of Shallowford in NC 6 Feb 1780. and Lea Hood who was born abt 1738 in VA.
Henry Francis (the Younger) born 1 Apr 1755 VA died 28 June 1840 Johnson Co. AR
Henry Francis Jr was with his father when his father was shot and Henry Jr. killed the man who shot his father. There is a website for the battle Shallowford on the web just type in Battle of Shallowford in your search engine.
Also if you type in Henry Francis in your search engine you can also find more information on him.
married 2 Jan 1798 to Elizabeth Pearl
Elizabeth abt 1790;
Pearl F. abt 1799;
Date of death written up in Pioneers and Makers Of Arkansas. States he is the Hero of the Battle on Kings mountain (North Carolina)
MARRIAGE: from Lincoln County Ky book.
possibly 3 Jan 1798
Rebecca Hobson "wife of Henry Francis", no date given in source, this was in Land grant Claims 1783-1850 Northumberland.
Also Another Henry Francis in New Kent where children of Henry Francis and Ann were baptized ca 1750.
Compiled by James A Larry 1985
Henry Francis, son of Henry and Leah Francis, was born 1 April 1755 and died on 28 June 1840 in Johnson County, Arkansas. He was buried in Spring Hill Graveyard. He married Elizabeth Pearl on 2 Jan 1798 in Lincoln County Ky. Abstract from National Archives Pension File: Henry Francis VA R3739.
Henry Francis gave deposition for pension in circuit court of Johnson County, Arkansas 12 Sep 1837. he was a resident of said county. He was 82 years on the first day of April Last.
Henry was born in the State of Virginia in the year 1755. He enlisted as a volunteer in the State of Virginia, Wythe County. Since the war he has resided in Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas. He lived in Arkansas for the last 7 years prior to deposition. He joined a volunteer commanded by Issac Campbell Captain. Henry doesn't remember the exact time of service due to infirmative of age, but served 2 years and 2 or 3 months. He was in the Battle of Shallow Ford on the Yadkin River, North Carolina. His father was in the same Battle and was only a few steps away when his father was killed. he though the battle was fought in 1780, but not positive. He doesn't recall the company ever being attached to any regiment. He did not receive a written discharge. Capt Campbell ran during the battle. Major Cloyd commanded at Shallow Ford.
Henry didn't give his rank but in a deposition by another person, he refers to Henry as a Major.
The pension was denied.
Henry appears on the tax rolls in Pulaski Co., Ky in 1800. he was appointed a Major in 1st Batt 44th KY Regt., in Pulaski Co., in 1802
female Elizabeth abt 1790
male Pearl F. abt 1798
female Charity. abt 1800
1810 Census of Pulaski Co., Kentucky
3 males under 10 4 females under 10
1 male under 16 1 female under 16
1 male under 26 1 female under 26
1 male over 45 1 female under 45
1 female over 45
1820 Census Lincoln Co., Kentucky Henry Francis
In October 1831, Robert Crawford and Elizabeth his wife purchased some land in Pope County Arkansas with Henry Francis as a witness.
It would appear that Henry Francis was married before his marriage to Elizabeth Pearl.
Henry Francis was buried near Horsehead Creek next to his daughter and son in law.
From Pat Palmer :
Rebecca Hobson, "wife of Henry Francis". No date given in source. Source is land grant claims 1783-1850 North Umberland.
Another Henry in New Kent where children Henry Francis and Ann were baptized Ca 1750.
Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas. J.Shinn 1908 page 277.
On June 28, 1840 in Johnson County, Arkansas the death of Major Henry Francis was noted, he being then eighty-three years of age, and, what is more to the purpose, the last of the King's Mountain heroes. Major Francis was a citizen of patriotic tendencies and a warm friend of the old pioneers, Samuel Adams, Sr., and John Williamson. What his family connections were I do not know, but he doubtless left a family whose descendant may be found in Johnson County.
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