Searching for information on James Knox Polk BRAY first married Mary Rogers she died then he married Francis America DAVIS in Missouri about 1872. Frances is shown on different census reports as America as well as Frances or Frances A. I am trying to locate her parents. I found an 1860 census listed showing an America Davis in Webster MO but when I tried to look up the details of that report, I was not able to locate her. Did her parents die when she was young and she went to live with relatives?Was she put in an orphanage? James and Frances had a total of 12 children, of which there are a couple for which I have no names only an approximate birth date. 1876 Robert, 1878 baby, 1880 James Tillman, 1882 Elmer Edgar, 1884 baby, 1885 Fred McCamey, 1887 Josie, 1889 Jessie, 1891 Arthur Agusta, 1893 Bessie, 1895 Ethel, 1897 Carl (married Lula Porter), and 1899 Frank Henry. The last census I am able to locate is 1920 in Howell, MO where both James and Frances are listed along with Elmer, Jessie, Bessie, Carl C and Henry F (which is most likely Frank Henry) and a small girl Agnes F aged 7. My guess is that Carl C is the Carl that married Lula E Porter and that Lula died so he moved back home with their daughter so she could be cared for by his mother and sisters.
I would appreciate any assistance you might be able to give regarding France America's parents or siblings or if you are related to any of their offspring would love to share family information with you.