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Jonathan Hall Francis
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1774
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1840
Ross County
Ohio, USA

It's not clear what the relationship was between John Francis, Jonathan Hall and Susannah Wyckoff. What is known is that according to John's pension aplication many years after the war is that at a very early age, during the waining years of the Revolution, Susannah Wyckoff and Jonathan Hall had "taken up keeping house" in John's home while he was in route to Yorktown. Jonathan is also known to have lived with William Francis, brother of John and taken the Francis name as his own. Jonathan married Fanny Francis in Loudoun Co. VA. who is thought to be a daughter of William's. John Francis, Susannah Wyckoff, Jonathan Hall Francis and Fanny, were some of the first settlers east of Chillicothe, settling first in the Scioto flood plain, then moving a little further west near where Londonderry is now.

Johns brother William Francis and his family went further north into Licking Co.
Notes taken from The History of the Francis Family, printed first in the Adelphi Boarder News, then reprinted Nov. 11, 1867 in the McArthur Enquirer.

"In the autumn of 1799 Jonathan Francis and some friends left their families in Loudon Co. VA. and came to the N.W. Territory and came up the Scioto River to within ten miles of Chillicothe they turned to the N.E. coming to an area they called the flats near Londonderry, in Ross Co. and camped there. Jonathan decided to build and settle there while most of the others left him the next day. He made a tent and lived there while he cleared 4 acres of land for planting. Then hearing that a flatboat was coming up the Scioto river he went to meet it to for planting seed. He bought his seed at $4.00 a bushel, planted his four acres and returned to his home in VA. On May 2, 1800 he started back with his family. Arriving at his four acre clearing his first order of business was to build a home. It was a one room log cabin seven miles from the nearest settlement. Once completed her turned to clearing more land. Jonathan and his family lived there for twelve years before moving north to the Pike Run. Here he purchased 300 acres where he lived with his wife Fanny and their 11 children until his death. He served as a Justice of the Peace and a Township Trustee."

Jonathan was also a veteran of the war of 1812. Serving from July 28th to August 20th 1813, in Josiah Kilbourne's Company along with Joshua Speakman, David Willfong (Willsong), Jerimiah Cox, Simon Dixon, John Ratcliff, William Ray, Philip Auganbright, Jacob Dixon and William Wyckoff. 
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  Mary Paula Francis Neace (1798 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Pike Run Cemetery
Vinton County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Byron Anderson
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17725771
Jonathan Hall Francis
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Jonathan Hall Francis
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- Magen Sparks
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
These are ancestors of my grandfather Bert Francis, Williamsport, Oh, Springlawn Cemetery.
- Sue Ann (Thomas) Sowers
 Added: Apr. 1, 2012
Jonathan hall francis was my 5th great grand father
- Tina Francis
 Added: Aug. 1, 2011

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