Based on Part 1, Chapter 22 of the Laws of Virginia, October 1793, which was an Act for regulating the police of towns in the commonwealth, and to restrain the practice of negroes going at large, was passed 10 December 1793, Henry Miles Francis appears in The Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in Surry County, Virginia as follows:

[p. 164] #1391.  Virginia Surry County sct
I William P. Underwood Clerk of the County Court of Surry County in the state of Virginia, do hereby certify that HENRY, alias HENRY M. FRANCIS a free negro aged 21 years and upwards of light complexion, has two scars on his right leg and a scar on his left Cheek bone was born free in the County of Surry as appears by the Certificate of Wills Thompson a white man now on file in my office 5'5" high, and that he is registered of the above description in the Clerks Office of Surry County by order of said Court this day made.  Given under my hand and seal of said Court this 24th day of December 1855.    Teste Wm. P. Underwood CC 

[p.229] #1550.  Virginia Surry County sct.
I William P. Underwood Clerk of the County Court of Surry County in the state of Virginia do hereby Certify that HENRY, alias HENRY M. FRANCIS a free negro of light Complexion aged 26 years and upwards has two scars on his right leg and a scar on his left Cheek bone, was born free in the County of Surry as appears by a former Certificate of registry obtained from the Clerk of the County Court of Surry now surrendered, 5'5" high, and that he is again registered of the above description in the Clerks Office of Surry County Court by order of said Court this day made.  Given under my hand and seal of said Court this 28th day of January 1861.    Teste Wm. P. Underwood CC
 

2.  Henry Miles Francis (circ 1835 - ?)

                 m. Lucy Ann ? (circ 1842 – circ 1899)

                        3.  Mary A. E. Francis (circ 1858 - ?)

                        3.  Rebecca T. Francis (circ 1860 - ?)

                        3.  Thomas Francis (circ 1860 - ?)

                        3.  William H. Francis (circ 1862 - ?)

                        3.  John R. Francis (August 1865 VA – 1921 DC)

                             m.  Susie ? (Dec 1871 VA - ?) 
                        3.  Virginia (Lugenia) M. Francis (circ 1868 - ?)

                        3.  Charles E. Francis (circ 1871 - ?)

                        3.  George E. Francis (circ 1873 - ?)

                        3.  Earley l. Francis (circ 1876 - ?)