Pioneer Ancestry

Researching the genealogy of Jacob F. Francom

Emperor Charlemagne

King Charles I of France (Charlemagne) is a grandfather to many persons in our family tree. As a result we have many kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, etc. as grandparents and cousins.


Welcome to! Established in 2006, this website is dedicated to researching the genealogy of the Francom family in Potsdam, New York.

Our intent is to encourage collaboration among cousins by facilitating access to vital information, photographs, histories, documents, etc. Currently, the database has more than 14,000 names. If you are a relative, please take the opportunity to REGISTER so you can meet cousins and contribute research of your own! The RELATIONSHIP CALCULATOR can help determine your relation to a distant cousin. Any comments or questions can be FORWARDED TO ME. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information on our Francom line, please visit our other website,

Eliza Staker

In the spring of 1856, Eliza Cusworth Burton (Staker) packed her trunks and left home on a six thousand mile journey with her two little children. They were survivors of the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company.