I thought I'd make Francis family researchers aware of the FREE genealogy records available on the website www.alabamapioneers.com. Many settlers traveled to Alabama during the early "1800's" due to the opening of the Alabama territory. They often married in Alabama, had lots of children and traveled farther west around 1837 and the Civil War. You can also find the website by searching for the word alabamapioneers on Google
When you reach the site, Just type the name in the search box.