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George Washington Francis
and Melvina Smith

Family of George Washington Francis and Melvina Smith
George Washington Francis and Melvina Smith Family and Left Back: Neice, Vina Jent; d/o Sylvester Jent and Lucinda Smith
Melvine Smith Francis at Home on Big Smith Branch
Dudley Coal Co Basketball Team: L-R Front; Curt Francis, George Francis, and Noah Francis. (Brothers. Sons of George Washington Francis) L-R Back; Trapper John Smith, Henderson Smith, and Hiram Smith. These Photos Belong to FB Francis.
George Washington Francis b 27 Dec 1869, d 9 June 1914; s/o Samuel "Red" Francis Jr and Jane Kelly. George Washington Francis m. 15 May 1890 Knott Co KY to Melvina Smith b 3 Apr 1869 KY d 14 June 1956; d/o William Med Smith and Martha Ashley. Children of George Washington Francis and Melvina Smith;

1. Harrison Samuel Francis b 7 Mar 1891 Knott Co KY d 6 Aug 1972 in Knott Co KY; m. 14 Mar 1914 to Lorraine Raney Ritt Blair b 3 Apr 1899 Defeated Creek, Knott Co KY d 5 Nov 1969 Defeated Creek, Knott Co KY; d/o Alamander "Bud" Blair and Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Back.

2. John Ashley Francis b 1 Nov 1891 Knott Co KY d 17 Apr 1973 Knott Co KY; m. 29 Jul 1912 (1) to Allie Fair Smith (aka Alafair) b 21 Apr 1891 d 3 Aug 1973; d/o William M Smith and Matilda Amburgey. John Ashley Francis m. (2) to Ida Pratt b Sept 1899; d/o Wilburn B Pratt and Lucinda Maggard. John Ashley Francis m. (3) to Mary Smith b 11 Apr 1895 d 1 or 2 Feb 1972 Knott Co KY; d/o Jordan Smith and Mary Ann Combs.

3. Granville C Francis b May 1894 KY d 1938.

4. Martha Jane Francis b 11 Dec 1898 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 16 Feb 1972; m. 11 Mar 1918 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY to Simeon "Sim" Blair; b 1893 Cody, KY; s/o Hiram Blair.

5. Kelly Francis b 1901 Knott Co KY d 27 Jun 1964 Perry Co KY; m. Ethel Breeding b 4 Mar 1906; d/o William "Big Will" Breeding and Jane Adams. (Thanks to Polly Jackson for corrections to this family in our guestbook on 8 July 2008).

6. Curtis Francis (s/o Sally Jent) b 1901 d 8 Jan 1966 Letcher Co KY; buried Jent Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. Volina Combs b 1906 d 8 Oct 1977 buried Jent Cemetery, Letcher Co KY.

7. Lucinda Francis b 3 Feb 1903 Knott Co KY d 3 Nov 1949; m. 2 Nov 1920 Knott Co KY to Solomon Caudill b 1 Mar 1901 Carbon Glow, Letcher Co KY d 14 Oct 1941 Kodak, Perry Co, KY; of hemorrhage due to gastric ulcer; buried Smithsboro, Knott Co KY; occupation, coal miner; military service, Veteran WWI; s/o Henry H Caudill and Ellen Caudill.

8. Noah Francis b in 11 Mar 1905 Knott Co KY d 12 Aug 1945 Knott Co KY; buried Carr Memorial Cemetery, KY

9. George Washington Francis Jr b 1910 Perry Co KY d 27 Feb 1983 Knott Co KY m. Emma Dixon.

Melvina Smith and George W Francis are Great Grandparents of Yvette Blair and Jennings Bryan "JB" Francis. Thanks to Jennings Bryan "JB" Francis For Submitting These Photos and Information on This Family.

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