Frances Catherine Runyan4 (Sarah3,
John2, Isaac1) was born in about 1801 in Rutherford
(now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. She married Thompson Blanton
Hamrick. A family record of Thompson Blanton Hamrick, with wife Frances
and children, was found in the IGI file at the Family History Library of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to this record he
was the son of Amiriah and Sarah Hamrick and was born January 1, 1802, in
Cleveland County, North Carolina. His wife, Frances, had an
The family was living in Hall County, Georgia in 1830 with three
daughters under age five years, and in DeKalb County, Georgia in 1840 with
eight children. There were two daughters age "10 to 15" years, two age
"five to ten years," and two daughters and two sons age "under five years."
Frances was in the "30 to 40" age bracket so was born between 1800 and 1810.
By 1850, the family was in Cobb County, Georgia. Frances was deceased,
and Thompson, "Thomas B. Hamrick," had a new wife, Udoxy, age 37, born in
South Carolina. Included in this census were ten children born before 1840,
and three born after 1840. They were: Sarah Hamrick, 22, NC, Temperance
Hamrick, 19, SC, James Hamrick, 17, GA, Narcissa Hamrick, 15, GA, Adaline
Hamrick, 13, GA, Sarah Hamrick, 13, GA, Blanton Hamrick, 12, GA, Linna
Hamrick, 11, SC, Jane Hamrick, 10, GA, Isaac Hamrick, 10, GA. The three
children born after 1840 were: William, b 1845 (5-1850,) GA; John, b 1847
(3-1850), GA; and Harvey, b 1849 (1-1850), GA. They seem to belong to
Thompson and his new wife, Udoxy.
Daughters, Irene and "Turrissa Emma" were not included in this 1850 census record. Turrissa Emma is named only in the IGI record. If she is a daughter of first wife, Frances, she must have died before January 9, 1854. There were eight children indicated in the 1840 census, and only seven who were named as heirs of Jeremiah Runyan in the petition to the court made by their father. It appears that at least one and possibly two children must have died before January 9, 1854, when the petition of Thompson B. Hamrick was made which names the heirs of Jeremiah Runyan. The seven children known to belong to his first wife, Frances, are: Sarah, Irene, and James R. Hamrick, who were "of age" in 1854 when they appointed their father guardian for them to receive their share of their grandfather's estate; also Narcissa, Adeline, Blanton and Jane Hamrick, who were minors over the age of 14 at that time. Perhaps Thompson's second wife had children by a previous husband who were listed in the census with the surname Hamrick as though they were the children of Thompson Hamrick. (?)
Children listed in 1850 who could be children of his second wife, Udoxy, and her first husband, were Temperance, age 19 in 1850, Sarah, age 13, (the same age as Adaline "Adalissa" Hamrick), Linna, age 11, and Isaac, age 10, (the same age as Jane Hamrick). Temperance and Linna were the only two children who were born in South Carolina. This may be significant since Udoxy was also born in South Carolina.
The person who placed the names of the children of Thompson and Frances Hamrich in the IGI file at the Family History Library, included the name of Isaac Hamrick as one of their children. Exact birthdates were given for all the children except Isaac and Jane. The year of birth, 1840, was given for both of them. If Isaac is the son of Thompson and Frances, he must have died before 1854 since he wasn't mentioned in the estate record; however, if we don't count him as one of the two boys under age five years in 1840, then there is only one son in that age bracket. It's possible that Turrissa Emma could be a daughter of Frances Runyan Hamrick if she died as an infant before 1840. As for the Sarah, age 13, it doesn't seem likely that Thompson had two daughters named Sarah! This leaves Sarah (b 19 Jan 1826) and Irene (b 1 May 1828) who could be the two females who were age "10 to 15" in 1840. Perhaps James was miscounted as a female with Narcissa to be the two females age five to ten, Adeline and Jane could be the two females under age five years, and Blanton and Isaac the two males under age five years.
On the internet, in the Ancestry.com Ancestry World Tree Project, the name, Thompson Blanton Hamrick, Sr., was found with the same birthdate and place as given in the IGI file, but his parents' names were given as James Hamrick II and Frances Blanton. He died December 23, 1874 in Walnut Valley, Sequatchee County, Tennessee. His wife's middle name came from that record: Frances Catherine Runyan. Two additional marriages were shown for him: Essa Udoxa Stone was his second wife, and Mary Ann Walker his third wife. The birthdate of his son, James R. Hamrick, was also from the Ancestry.com source which also gave the name of his wife and son. I don't know if I could have found more information if I had been a member of Ancestry.com."