James Franklin Templeton1,2

ID #3080, (25 April 1843 - 24 April 1907)

Key Events

Birth25 Apr 1843He was born on 25 Apr 1843 in Benton County, Arkansas.3,4,5
Marriage21 Nov 1872He married Helena Cecilia Rebecca Dishman, daughter of James Ewing Dishman and Georgianna Murdock Berryman, on 21 Nov 1872 in Cherokee County, Texas.1
Death24 Apr 1907He died on 24 Apr 1907 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 63.3,5

Children with Helena Cecilia Rebecca Dishman:

James D. Templeton4 (c 1874 - )
David A. Templeton4 (c 1876 - )
Edward B. Templeton4 (c 1878 - )
Marion Templeton4 (c Mar 1880 - )
Lena Templeton8 (12 Aug 1887 - 21 Jan 1963)

Note - Living persons are excluded from this website so not all marriages or children may be listed above.

Other Events

Movedcirca 1846He moved with his parents from Arkansas to Cherokee County, Texas, circa 1846.5
Militaryfrom 23 May 1861 to Apr 1862He served on the Confederate side as a private in Capt. H. A. Hamner's Company (Company H) of the 2nd Regiment of Texas Mounted Rifles (2nd Texas Calvary). from 23 May 1861 to Apr 1862. He mustered in on 23 May 1861 in San Antonio, Texas, for 1 year and last appeared on the muster roles in Apr 1862.6
Census18801 Jun 1880He was listed as the head of household on the 1880 census in Cherokee County, Texas.4
Census19001 Jun 1900He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 census in Harris County, Texas.7


Other information

Last Edited: 4 Jul 2017


  1. [S681] Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Frank Templeton and Helena C. Dishman, 21 Nov 1872, Cherokee County, Texas.
  2. [S976] Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.), Cherokee County History, p. 624.
  3. [S399] Find a Grave Inc., Find a Grave, Frank Templeton (1843-1907) memorial page, Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA; Frank Templeton, BIRTH 25 Apr 1843 Benton County, Arkansas, USA, DEATH 24 Apr 1907 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA.
  4. [S94] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Texas, Cherokee County, Precinct 3, ED 14, page 365A, Frank Templeton household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 3 Jul 2017. Frank, age 36, born AR, Helena, age 24, born TX, James, age 6, David, age 4, Edwin, age 2, Mariam, age 3m.
  5. [S977] The Houston Post, 25 Apr 1907, p.9, died "yesterday afternoon at 12:10 o'clock in private sanitarium here", burial in Jacksonville, Texas, one day before his 64th birthday, born April 25, 1843 and came to Texas at age of 3.
  6. [S391] Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, Frank Templeton, Co. H, 2nd Texas Calvary, mustered in 23 May 1861, last appears on muster roles for Apr 1862.
  7. [S96] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Texas, Harris County, Precinct 4, ED 99, page 13A, Frank Templeton household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 3 Jul 2017. Frank, age 57, head, divorced (sic) James D., age 26, son, David A., age 24, son, Edward B., age 22, son, Marion, age 20, daughter.
  8. [S972] Lena Templeton Grant, Texas Death Certificate, died 21 Jan 1963, Cameron Co., TX, widow, born 21 Aug 1887 in Jacksonville, TX, daughter of James Franklin Templeton and Helana Dishman.


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