I am looking for the parents of Andrew Francis are unknown.Andrew Francis of Fauquier Co, VA may have had more children, but no records exist to support additional children. Children identified from the Fauquier Tax record are: Alexander, Thomas, Joseph, William, Patrick Henry, Henry, Andrew Jr.; a daughter Margaret was identified from death records and burial in the Broad Run Baptist Church, New Baltimore, Fauquier Co, VA.
A number of entries on Ancestry.com show Andrew Gautier Francis - however -- A Mrs. Zora Petty Billingsley in 1986 paid a Mr. L Ferror Lindsey of Salt Lake City to do research for her on the Francis Family. In his notes Mr. Lindsey indicated that he was unable to find many references to the Francis Family in Maryland and he indicated at one point that he was unable to tie the Maryland Francis to those in Fauquier Co., VA.He then checked NY, NJ and PA.He said he found a Henry and a Joseph Francis that moved to Fauquier Co based on the census records of Fauquier Co, VA. [note: they were already there]. He indicated that he found in Philadelphia a deed in which a Samuel Francis and wife Elizabeth, deeded a building to his son Andrew Gauthier Francis and his wife Sarah in early 1892. He also indicated that it appeared that Samuel Francis had moved from Baltimore, MD where he was found in the Maryland Census, to Philadelphia as an Inn Keeper.He identified a Samuel, a Thomas, a Joseph, a John who appeared to have remained in the Baltimore area.Then Mr. Lindsey found a will in Philadelphia, by Samuel Francis, in which he names Andrew Gautier Francis as well as other children.He goes on to say that he found no further record of Andrew Gautier Francis anywhere.Then without explanation he says that Henry, Joseph and Andrew all show up in Fauquier Co., VA. He further states that Andrew Gauthier Francis must have died about 1795 to 1802.In the family group sheet he gives Andrew Gautier Francis as born about 1760 and died about 1800 in Philadelphia, with his wife named Sarah (______); sons Henry B: ca 1777, Joseph B: ca 1780, Andrew B ca 1782 MD [note: Andrew married Elizabeth Hume in Fauquier Co] and Patrick Francis B: ca 1784.It appears that Mr. Lindsey placed those found in the Fauquier Co census as son of Andrew Gautier Francis since they were all born in Maryland without any documentation.. Mr. Lindsey evidently did not have access to the Fauquier Personal Property Tax Lists, which clearly shows Andrew Francis in each of the years starting in 1786 thru 1803, with his assumed sons listed as white males over the age of 16 during that same period of time, being shown when they became 16 years of age.Therefore, Andrew Francis and his sons were in Fauquier Co not in Maryland or Philadelphia.Mary (______) Francis is assumed to be Andrew Francis' wife as she is shown in the Fauquier Tax record for 1804 with sons Patrick, Andrew and Henry.These same sons had previously been shown with Andrew Francis.Since, Andrew was not listed in 1804, it has been assumed he died about 1804.Andrew Francis was living in Fauquier Co, VA during the same period that Andrew Gautier Francis was living in Philadelphia. What all this means is that Andrew Francis of Fauquier Co, VA could not be the same as Andrew Gauthier Francis with wife Sarah (______) who lived and died in Philadelphia; and the sons of Andrew Francis of Fauquier Co were not sons of Andrew Gauthier Francis.Andrew Gautier Francis was in New York with wife Sarah when his son Andrew Gifford Francis Baptism/Christening Date: 02 Sep 1787at TRINITY CHURCH PARISH,NEW YORK,NEW YORK,NEW YORKthus was never in Fauquier Co, VA Larry Francis