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John Abram DeFrance
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1888
Freestone County
Texas, USA
Death: May 22, 1969
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA

"John attended school at Antioch and Pilot Knob and was the fastest boy on foot at school. At 11 John worked for the community building fence, picking cotton, working in the fields to help support the family. John, at age 18 married Mary M. Moore, daughter of Rezin Bowie Moore May 3, 1908. John was a rancher, farmer and laborer. This couple were parents of 8 children who are all of Fairfield, Texas. These children are...(paraphrase of article)

1) Lillian, born 1909, mar. J.D. Kirgan 1849
2) Johnnie Rezin, born 1912, mar. Mary Chappel 1935; 2nd mar. Edna Mae Howard, 1961
3) Roy, born 1914, mar. Mamie Lucille Metzar 1936
4) Mattie Beatrice, born 1917, mar. J.P. Emmons in 1943
5) Jack Franklin, born 1920, married Sarah Stoffels 1945
6) James Thomas, born 1922, died 1929
7) Will Abram, born 1925 and died 1927
8) Doris Alma, born 1927

.....John Abram was a life long resident of the county. He died May 22, 1969, and is buried at Antioch Cemetery. His wife is still living at their homestead east of Fairfield, Texas. May 18, 1978."

By John H. DeFrance
Freestone County History Book, Vol. 1, page 341-342
 
 
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 Parents:
  Will Abram DeFrance (1853 - 1892)
  Lillie Hall Evans DeFrance (1869 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Margaret Moore DeFrance (1892 - 1981)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian DeFrance Kirgan (1909 - 1993)*
  Johnnie Rezon DeFrance (1912 - 2010)*
  Roy DeFrance (1914 - 2003)*
  Jack Franklin DeFrance (1920 - 1984)*
  James Thomas DeFrance (1923 - 1929)*
  Will Abraham DeFrance (1925 - 1927)*
  Doris Alma DeFrance (1927 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Abram DeFrance (1888 - 1969)
  Parke Walton DeFrance (1891 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Antioch Cemetery
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Harold N. Womble
Record added: Aug 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29007854
John Abram DeFrance
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John Abram DeFrance
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