2. Nancy Francis
Nancy (William F., Martin, Solomon Jr., Solomon Sr., Thomas) was born around 1848 in Henry County, Virginia, according to census records, but nothing more has been identified about her. She lived with William while in Cooke County, Texas, and was found on the 1870 Cooke County census, but was not living with them at the time of the 1880 Arkansas census. It’s not known at this time if she stayed in Texas, traveled to Arkansas separately, or died during the 1870s.
3. John Harrison
John (William F., Martin, Solomon Jr., Solomon Sr., Thomas) was born on 26 Apr 1851 in Henry County, Virginia.
4. Solomon Washington
Born around 1856 in Virginia, according to census records. He is four in the 1860 Cabell County, West Virginia, census, but he does not appear in the 1870 Cooke County, Texas, census. He either died young during the 1860’s, or stayed in West Virginia with others. He does not appear in any other census records, and nothing more has been identified about him.
5. Thomas Michael
Born in Apr 1857 in Virginia, according to census records, Thomas married B. Francis Sanderson on 25 Dec 1879 in Washington County, Arkansas. Francis (Bunie or Fanny as she was known in younger days) was born in Sep 1865 in TN, where both parents were born. According to census records, Thomas, a farmer, and his wife Fanny, appear to have had at least two sons and two daughters. They stayed in Washington County at least until the 1930 census when they were located in the Yell district of Benton County, Arkansas. In 1930, Thomas was 73, still a farmer, while Fanny (now listed as a respectable Francis) was 68. Thomas died on 1 Jun 1931 in Benton County, Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Death Index 1914-1950)
1. Lonnie Oscar (b. 7 Feb 1881, Arkansas; d. 31 Oct 1949, Arkansas)
2. Ollie Alexander (b. 16 Mar 1883, Arkansas; d. 1944, Arkansas)
3. Hetta (b. Oct 1899, Arkansas)
4. Gertie M. (b. 1903, Arkansas)
Lonnie and Ollie registered for the draft on 12 Sept 1918. Lonnie, 37, was a farmer married to Rue Mina, and they had two children. He was medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair. Ollie, 35, was a farmer in Gentry, and married to Lottie. He was medium height and build, with gray eyes and light hair.
Lonnie Oscar and Ruey Mina Draper
1. Penelopy O. (1908, Arkansas)
2. Sherman O. (1914, Arkansas)
3. Margarette (1921, Arkansas)
Ollie Alexander and Lottie E. Draper
1. Floy A. (b. 1911, Arkansas)
2. Harman A. (b. 1913, Arkansas)
3. Roland A. (b. 1919, Arkansas)
4. Adine (b. 1921, Arkansas)
5. Ollie A. Jr. (b. 1925, Arkansas)
6. Benjamin Franklin
Born 6 Jun 1860 in Virginia, Ben married his first wife, Mattie, in mid 1880s Arkansas, where they had one son (according to census records). Mattie was born in March 1868 in TN. Her father had come from Virginia, and her mother from Kentucky, but nothing more is known about her parents. By 1900 they were living and farming in Los Angeles County, California, and in 1910 Ben was living in the Norwalk area of Los Angeles County without Mattie or Charles, but Mattie and Charles cannot be found in the census records for 1910. In 1920, at the age of 60, he had remarried Alwilda Smith, who was born on 27 Jun 1879 in Georgia. Her father was born in Georgia, and her mother, Sarah Jones, was born in 1852 in Georgia. Ben died on 16 Sep 1941 in Los Angeles at the age of 81, while Alwilda died on 10 Jun 1967 at 88.
1. Charles Alexander (b. 10 May 1887, Robinson, County, Arkansas; d. 18 Jul 1951, California)
Charles registered for the draft on 6 Jun 1917 in Artesia, Los Angeles County, California. At 30, Charles was married and worked as a rural Mail Carrier in Artesia. He was medium height and stout, with brown eyes and hair. Charles appears in the 1920 and 1930 census records living with wife, Mary E., in Long Beach. By 1930 he does not appear to have any children.
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