Sorry to take so long in responding to your message.I don't have the sources you want.All of this research was done via the internet from various contributers.I did get the impression regarding his residency 1830-1841 that it was common place for Planters to leave the Alabama lands in care of an overseer and return to North Carolina.
Alternate date of birth for Elijah Franck: April 12, 1792 in Comfort, Jones Co., NC.
1847, May 5 - Onslow County, Elijah FRANCK committed to writing a gift made by son Edward Wickliffe FRANCK, part of right of dower in the land adjoin the lands of the heirs of William and Morgan Jones, and William Griffin below the lands of George Jones, deceased, and bought by me, the sale executed by Abram Hill at Columbus, Alabama, Henry County, and Elizabeth Jones, widow of the said George Jones, now occupies the dower land.B.27/342
Elijah died in John Martin Franck Place, Jones County NC on 28 Sep 1850; he was 58. Buried in Jones County NC.source: www.jmfranck.com