John Joseph Francis was born in March 1847 in North Carolina. He died August 14, 1903 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.
His parents were Hilman Francis (1820-) and Mary (1828-), both born in North Carolina. They took on the last name of Francis because its meaning is the same as "free man". There were seven children in this family and they lived at Hallville, Indiana, which is not on the current map of Indianapolis.
John married Minerva Ella Lucas #45940647 on November 10, 1878 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. They had 12 children: Augusta, John, Lillie B., Elmer, Kate, Jessie, Josie, Maud Lennie, Ernest, George Lloyd, Ota W. "Olie , and Mavola Golden.
Minerva Lucas Francis (1850 - 1922)*
Katherine Wagner (1877 - 1942)*
Ernest Thornton Francis (1887 - 1923)*
Note: burial: AUG 17,1903
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec: D, Lot: 2837
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45940626