Thank you JD for this information. I thought it went something like that. Who was the
John Franks that was captured as a little boy and held as a slave to an Indian Squaw?
That was a misconception in our family...so that made me think there were two Franks boys.
Now..I can vaguely remember my dad saying his gggggg (never know it it's enough
G's.) grandfather was John Martin. This came to light when a friend of the family
had a little boy and named him John Martin Friesberg. Anyway, he did also mention that
his grandfather had hunted with Daniel Boone. Word or mouth is how this was all kept.
I've found it very fascinating to see how close the Greer's were with the Franks
and Estes'. As I grew up calling a friend of mom and dad's Uncle Orville Greer,
although no relation to us. He WAS related to my father-in-law though.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. So..we must be relatives somewhere
through the Lail line?
Have a Happy New Year, and thank you for your replies.
Mary Ellen Franks-Greer
From: JD Lail <jdlail(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Sun, 28 December 2008 04:24:57
Subject: [RUDDLESFORT] John Martin Franks
John Martin Franks was not at Ruddles. At least not the way we mean when
we usually use that phrase, In fact he was living at Ft. Detroit as a
British subject. At some point during the captivity he married Elizabeth
Lail, the daughter of George Lail. When the captives were released in
1784 he came back to Ky with his wife.
All of this came from Beulah Wiley Franks
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