Francis Marion Gittings

F, #16964, b. 1850
Father*James Jerome Gittings b. 21 Mar 1825, d. 8 Nov 1855
Mother*Arabella Rose Knight b. 1829, d. 1904
Birth*1850 Francis Marion Gittings was born in 1850 at Illinois age 10 on 1860 census. 
(InHomeOf) Census18601860 She appeared on the 1860 census in the household of Arabella Rose Knight, pg 94 # 641-641, Macon, Macon Co., Missouri. Her info on the census included - Godding (sic), Marion Y 10 b.IL. 
(InHomeOf) Census18701870 Francis Marion Gittings appeared on the 1870 census in the household of Joseph Carpenter, pg 253 #199-192, Harrison, Mahaska Co., Iowa. Her info on the census included - Carpenter (sic), F M 19 b.IL. 
(MentionedIn) Obituary Francis Marion Gittings is mentioned in the obituary of Anna Louise Knight as her niece Mrs. Francis E. Noe of Oskaloosa; Ann Louisa Knight was born in New Castle, Ind., Jan. 30, 1831. At the age of 10 years, she and an elder sister, with the widowed mother, came to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where the mother united in marriage with Isaac Newton Seevers. She lived with her mother until 1850 when she was united in marriage to Thomas Seevers, nephew of her step-father, and son of James Seevers. They located on a farm southeast of Oskaloosa. Three children were born to this union, all of whom are deceased. The husband died in 1857. She then went to Henderson county, Ill, to live with her mother's brother, Ace Johnson, and remained there until 1868 when she was married to Benjamin F. Brown. . . . the husband preceded the wife in death by only a few months. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Weary of Colorado, brother Thomas Seevers of Oskaloosa, a niece Mrs. Francis E. Noe of Oskaloosa. . ."1
Census*1925 Francis Marion Gittings appeared on the census of 1925 at line 145 (images 73-4 on Ancestry), Oskaloosa Ward 2, Mahaska Co., Iowa; Noe (indexed Nor), Frances M 74 b.Balea, widow
Years in US: 74
Years in Iowa: 67
Highest grad completed: 5
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Mother: Arabella Kinght
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Father: James Gittings
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Marriage Place: Illinois.
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of David Lee Bassett
2nd cousin of Martha Belle Spangler
Last Edited10 Mar 2013


  1. [S1647] "email from Angela to Kathryn," e-mail message from Angela McLaughlin, private email address to Kathryn Bassett, Apr 2007+.