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Joseph Francom

Male 1844 - 1892  (48 years)


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  • Name Joseph Francom 
    Born 21 Apr 1844  Saint Luke, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 26 May 1844  Finsbury, Saint Luke, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1892  Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 28 Jul 1892  Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1880 United States Federal Census:
      Joseph Francom, 36, <1844>, ENG, Laborer, Levan, Juab, Utah, Married Martha Francom (35), 8 kids: Martha (12), Joseph W. (10), George (9), Samuel A. (7), Frances A. (5), Mary S. (2), Edith M. (3/12).
    • It appears that Joseph came to America on the Susan Pardew, departing Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 10 Apr 1864 with 18 L.D.S. passengers, 62 days en route, and arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, 11 Jun 1864, with W. Fotheringham and H.A. Dixon. "Jas Francom", age 20 (b. 1844) was on board. (www.ancestry.com) Joseph met his future wife sometime between Jun 29 & Aug 16, 1864, in Wyoming, Nebraska.
    • The Chase company was the first Mormon wagon train to assemble for outfitting at Wyoming, Nebraska Territory, in 1864. Wyoming was a Missouri river port founded in 1855 and used as the principal outfitting place by Mormon companies from 1864 to 1866. It was located 45 miles south of Omaha and 6 miles north of Nebraska City. Mormons were attracted to the port city of Wyoming because of its expansive staging ground, convenient steamboat landing, and distance from Nebraska City. It was just far enough away from the rough elements and lures of Nebraska City, yet close enough that they could easily connect with the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff. This cutoff was established about 1860 by military freight contractors and Nebraska City businessmen. It was the shortest route from the Missouri River to Fort Kearny and became a secondary route of the Oregon Trail. It ran 169 miles directly west and shortened the distance from the old Ox-Bow Trail by about 50 miles.
    Person ID I134  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2006 

    Father W. Francom 
    Mother A.D. Harding 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family Martha Heaton,   b. 29 Mar 1845, Wilsden, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1934, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1866  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Martha Lovina Francom,   b. 3 Jan 1868, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1921, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Joseph William Francom,   b. 7 Oct 1869, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1947, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. George Francom,   b. 8 Mar 1871, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1947, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Samuel Albert Francom,   b. 16 Mar 1873, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1883, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     5. Francis Amy Francom,   b. 28 Jul 1875, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1974, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     6. Nellie Selina Francom,   b. 20 Mar 1878, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1965, Nephi, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Mary Edith Francom,   b. 8 Mar 1880, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1925, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     8. John Leonard Francom,   b. 5 Oct 1883, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1951, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Rebecca Louise Francom,   b. 12 Mar 1885, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1958, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Owen Lee Francom,   b. 2 Jul 1887, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1954  (Age 66 years)
    +11. Harvey Ray Francom,   b. 27 Nov 1889, Levan, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1980, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    FRANCOM, Joseph: birth certificate
    FRANCOM, Joseph: birth certificate
    FRANCOM, Joseph: 1880 U.S. Census
    FRANCOM, Joseph: 1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    FRANCOM, Joseph: 1880 U.S. Census, page 2
    FRANCOM, Joseph: 1880 U.S. Census, page 2
    1880 U.S. Census page 2

    Headstones
    FRANCOM, JOSEPH (1844-1892), MARTHA (1845-1934) & Samuel A. (1873-1883)
    FRANCOM, JOSEPH (1844-1892), MARTHA (1845-1934) & Samuel A. (1873-1883)

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Death Certificate, GRO, London Birth Certificate # BX 133054.
      Born at 15 Norman Street, Saint Luke, Middlesex, England.

    2. [S18] Special Collections Film, FHL Special Collections Film #0183405, pg 58.
      In this film Joseph Francom born in London, England. Film viewed by Donna Corn ia

    3. [S18] Special Collections Film, FHL Film # 0183395, pg 661..
      Film viewed by Donna Cornia.

    4. [S139] Birth Certificate, GRO, London Birth Certificate.

    5. [S15] Cemetery Record, Levan.

    6. [S18] Special Collections Film, FHL Film #083395, pg 66l..