22nd Legislature (1891) - Joseph Francis, postoffice Prairie Lea, nativity Alabama, age 55 (born circa 1836), farmer.
Biographical sketch, Joseph Francis, pp. 8-9. "For some years he served in the Texas Legislature." (Footnote 58: "District #91 for the 22nd Legislature of 1891.") Son of George Francis and Margaret Ann Rector Francis. Joseph Francis fought with Sibley's Brigade in 1862 in New Mexico. Texas Historical Commission. [Historic Marker Application: George Francis Home and Dublin Plantation], text, 8/23/1968, crediting Texas Historical Commission.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Military Service Notes
Confederate States Army, Corporal, Company A, 4th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, enlisted 8/27/1861. Joseph Francis, postoffice in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, death date 1/9/1922. Pension File No. 37883, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
Census of 1850 - Joseph Francis, Caldwell County, age 15, born circa 1835 in Alabama, son of George and Margaret A. Francis.
Census of 1860 - Joseph Francis, postoffice Prairie Lea, Guadalupe County, age 24, born circa 1836 in Alabama, farmer.
Census of 1870 - Joseph Francis, postoffice Seguin, Guadalupe County, age 35, born circa 1835 in Alabama, farmer.
Joseph Francis, marriage to Bettie Smith 3/4/1874 in Guadalupe County.
Census of 1880 - Joseph Francis, Guadalupe County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Alabama, farming, wife Elizabeth, sons Cidney, Edward, and Wm. A., daughter Carrie Lee.
Census of 1900 - Joseph Francis, Guadalupe County, age 64, born September 1835 in Alabama, farmer, wife Elizabeth, son William.
Census of 1910 - Joseph Francis, Guadalupe County, age 74, born circa 1836 in Alabama, widowed, living in household of son William A. Francis.
Census of 1920 - Joseph Francis, Sr., Staples, Guadalupe County, age 84, born circa 1836 in Alabama, widowed, living in household of son William A. Francis.
FamilySearch. 1850186018701880190019101920Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
Joseph Francis (1835-1922), burial in Happle Cemetery, Staples, Guadalupe County.
Find a Grave.
Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen Dead: Prairie Lea Mourns Passing of Joseph Francis," 1/16/1922, Staples, Tex. Francis died 1/9/1922, "aged 86 years and 4 months . . . a pioneer Texan and historical figure in the development of the Southwest."
San Antonio Express.
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