Posted By:Margie
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Subject:Re: 1870 census for rabun co
Post Date:March 07, 2005 at 18:51:22
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I believe this family was in Macon Co., NC in 1840. Macon Co. borders Rabun Co., GA to the north. The only census year they are found in GA is 1850.

1840 Census, Macon Co., NC
Roll 364; Page 150
Wm Franks
males under 5: 1 [Joshua]
males 5 & under 10: 1 [Henry]
males 20 & under 30: 1 [William]
females under 5: 3 [Amy, Leanora, Martha]
females 5 & under 10: 1 [Mary E.]
females 20 & under 30: 1 [Phoebe Isabella]

1850 Census, Militia Dist. 436, Rabun Co., GA
Roll M432_81; Page 333
dwelling 256, family 256
William Franks, 36, m, farmer, value of real estate 200, b. NC
Isabella, 40, f, b. NC
Henry, 18, m, farmer
Mary E., 17, f
Amy, 15, f
Leanora, 13, f
Martha, 12, f
Joshua, 10, m
James W., 9, m
William R., 3, m
Garrett B., 8/12, m
[note: the date in 1850 is very difficult to read, but I think it's 29 Oct. There is no place of birth listed for any of the children.]

1860 Census, Dist. 8, Cato PO, Cocke Co., TN
Roll M653_1244; Page 431
16 July
dwelling 868, family 868
Wm Franks, 47, farmer, value real estate 1500, value personal estate 210, b. NC
Pheba, 47, b. NC
Martha, 21, b. NC
Joshua, 19, b. NC, labourer
James, 17, b. NC
Wm R., 12, b. NC
Garrett B., 9, b. NC

1870 Census, Dist. 1, Cocke Co., TN, PO: Big Creek Depot
Roll M593_1519; Page 340
28 July
dwelling 132, family 132
Franks, Wm, 58, farmer, value real estate 800(?), value personal estate 100, b. NC
Pheby, 58, keeping house, b. NC
Garret B., 20, labor on farm, b. GA

Wm R is listed in the 1870 index as also residing in Dist. 1, Cocke Co., TN, and is shown as having been born in NC.

I did not find Garrett Burton in the 1880 index, but there is a William Franks listed in Boston as born 1850 in Georgia.