An Invitation to All Descendents 
of Henry Francis and Polly Taylor

Henry Francis, born in 1805 in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, married Polly Taylor of Surry County, Virginia on March 15, 1822.  By 1850, many of their children left home to find work, and family ties were lost.  It has been more than 150 years since the children of Henry and Polly Francis have been together, it is time for the descendents to reunite and meet each other!

Hampton Roads is the name for the southeastern region of Virginia. The region includes the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry and York; and Currituck in North Carolina.  Bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton Roads is where the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers pour into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Omni Hotel of Newport News
Omni Hotel of Newport News

Thanks to everyone for attending the 2010 Francis Family Reunion in Newport News!  It was so great to see/meet everyone!  Check out the Photo Album link to see a few pictures.  Any attendees with photos, feel free to upload them to the site! 

Questions have been asked about the next one...stay tuned for info on the 2011 Francis Family Reunion in DC.

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From reading the family history on this site, you will find Vashti Turley Murphy, one of the co-founders of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, was a descendent of Richard Francis.  Her daughter, Elizabeth Murphy Moss, wrote a book about her mother.  It has been reprinted by Elizabeth's daughter, Rachael.  All proceeds from book sales will go to the Vashti Turley Murphy Scholarship Fund.  Click the link below to purchase a book or two (or three or four...).
This website will serve as our means of communication as we plan our 2011 family reunion in DC. Please take time to vote on the polls found on the home page and poll page.  We will use your feedback to help plan out event!

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