Franklin Family Researchers United


Last updated 1 Feb 2017

In general, these are "most-wanted" or "end-of-line" individuals. I have made NO effort to match these, so there may be duplicates. To have your query added, send me a message.

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Ennis Franklin DOB 22 Sep 1799 Stafford County, VA
DOD 1 Nov 1868 Nicholas County, KY. Searching for parents and first spouse. He married Amanda Elizabeth Richie 16 Oct 1855. Their marriage bond states he was a widow. ANY assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
Diane Kelley
I am looking for my great grandfather. He was apparently in Glynn County, Georgia in 1840. I think he was born in 1809. I have got it as in the Carolinas or Ireland. I don't know who my great grandmother was. Her birth date was supposedly in 1813. They had a son named James A. Franklin and a daughter named Betty and possibly a son named Benjamin. James A. Franklin, married Letecia "Tissue" Hatcher. They migrated to Bainbridge, GeorgiaAny help you could give me will be greatly appreciated. Will be glad to swap any information I have with you. Albert T. Franklin
Susanna Franklin born 6 Dec 1754 New Canaan, Connecticut, died 4 Jan 1805 Pennsylvania, daughter of John Franklin, Sr. and Keziah Pierce. Susanna married Stephen Harrison Sr. on 29 Jul 1773 at New Canaan, Connecticut. David Sheaffer
George B. Franklin, born 22 Apr 1819 in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; died 20 June 1916 in Dayton, Yamhill County, Oregon. He was married to (1) Olive White; (2) Rachel Bradbury and his son: Benjamin Acel Franklin born 10 Dec 1839 in Ohio; died 4 Nov 1933 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon. He married Anna Gertrude Harris in June 1871 in Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa. Jan Franklin
Would like to correspond with others who descend from James Franklin, died 1813 Amherst County, Virginia, married Nancy Crews. Donna Hunter
Would like to exchange information with anyone researching Franklin in Bibb County, Alabama 1800 to present.

Giles Franklin born 1832 married Ester Elizabeth Headley 1854. Lived in Baker/Chilton County. Giles died in second battle of Manassas CSA 1862. Ester married John Jeter 1867.

Giles is on 1850 Bibb County census with his mother, Mary. Who was the father?

Any help appreciated.

Barbara Franklin Slizewski
My most wanted Franklin is Nancy Ann Franklin. She married James Henry Roberson. I have no other info on her except that her mother's first name was thought to be Easter and father thought to be Willy Franklin.

I have a Franklin photograph that shows a man, a boy and two little girls. The male names are obliterated and the girls names are extremely hard to read. Believe they may be Ella or Ellis and Shella or Stella.

A family bible reads Nans an Franklin mother Easter Franklin. No other info.

I'm looking for the parents of Elizabeth Franklin, probably born about 1708/1710; married 17 Oct. 1733 at Dorchester, Massachusetts, Samuel Wiswall, son of Oliver and Sarah (Baker) Wiswall. As Samuel was born in 1707, Elizabeth was probably born abt. the same time frame. The only clue that I have to Elizabeth's parentage is someone else told me that her father was a Capt. Franklin. Nothing else.

Thank you. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Parents and siblings of Pernel/Purnal/Pernal Franklin, born about 1805 in North Carolina; married Susan Alderman in 1833 in Bulloch County, Georgia Unable to determine who his parents were--perhaps from Gates County, North Carolina.


Britt Franklin
My most wanted ancestor is the Father of James Franklin, born 1789, Wilkes County, North Carolina, married Nancy Amburgey, 7 Feb 1811, Wilkes County, North Carolina. Carter L Combs
My most wanted are the family of Edward Franklin, born about 1808 in Kentucky. Edward first appears in the 1830 census for Fentress County, Tennessee and in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census reports. The 1840 census shows him married to "Mary" born about 1811. The 1850 census shows him married to "Sarah" born about 1812. "Sally" is shown as living with the family of Thomas Franklin (a son of Edward as listed in the 1850 census) in the 1870 census. Sally's last name was probably Black.

There is a Thomas Franklin listed in the 1820 census for Fentress County with a large family, including a son of the right age to be my Edward. Thomas is missing from subsequent census reports.

Would appreciate any information on Edward's origins.

Barbara Franklin
Looking for John Bryant Franklin. He was born about 1770 in Bedford County, Virginia and he married Margaret Newman 24 Apr 1792 in Bedford County, Virginia. Sometimes he is referred to as James Bryant. Looking for proof that they are the same people. Rachel Austin Grace
I'm looking for Jared D. Franklin, aka J. D. Franklin born 20 Mar 1814 in Connecticut; died 07 Aug 1862 Woodford County, Illinois. ( I wonder if maybe there is a different spelling to his first name? )

Married: 01 Oct 1839 in McLean County, Illinois, Cynthia Hinshaw born 18 Jul 1815 in Tennessee; died 15 Apr 1862 McLean County, Illinois

Their daughter later moved to Kansas.

Any help would be appreciated.

John Franklin born 17 Jun 1791 in South Carolina married Susannah? born aboutt 1796 in South Carolina. Married in South Carolina before 1813. According to census had three children born in South Carolina before moving from Kentucky to Illinois. Children born in South Carolina was Rachel Franklin, born 13 Dec 1813; Edmund Franklin, born 1 May 1815; Minor N. Franklin born about 1817 in South Carolina. Five other siblings born in Illinois from 1823-1835. Any info on their connections in South Carolina deeply appreciated. Wil Franklin
Seeking the parents of Joseph Franklin born 1775 in Chesterfield County, Virginia; died 1855 in Halifax County, Virginia; married Betsy Nelson
Josiah Franklin 1803-1877
John Franklin
David J. Franklin born 1818 married Sarah B. Browder 1826-1883
Mark F. Franklin married Nancy Phillips

Josiah's family moved west. Two sons fought for the confederacy in the Civil War. Wiliam Coleman (Arkansas) and James F. Franklin (Tennessee).

Jeremiah Franklin of Chesterfield County, Virginia may be the father of Joseph, but can't prove it. Jeremiah died 1799 Halifax County, Virginia.

Dwight Franklin
Eliza Franklin was born 22 Sept 1820 in South Carolina. Married in 1839 to Alexander Deese who was born 10 Jan 1816 in Mississippi. Daughter Emily Harriet Deese/Nolan/Kay born 18 Sept 1849; died 01 Mar 1940 in Wanette, Pottawatamie County, Oklahoma. Leonard J. McAllister
Seeking parents/siblings/ancestors of Fanny Franklin, born Bet. 1770 - 1780 in Virginia, married to Wilson A. REA on 11 January 1796 in Henry County, VA. It seems likely that Fanny isn't even her real name, but it's all I have. This may help:

Children of Wilson Rea and Fanny Franklin are:
i. Alcy Rea, married Mister Crutchfield.
ii. Aury Rea, married Mister Browning.
iii. Francis Marion Rea.
iv. Matilda Rea.
v. Abraham Rea, born about 1805 in North Carolina; married Delilah Neal.
vi. Elizabeth Ann Rea, born about 1808 in North Carolina; married John Tucker 17 September 1830 in Franklin County, Illinois.
vii. Gatewood Dunn Rea, born about 1796; died about 1850; married (1) Sarah Heston; married (2) Mary Smith.
viii. Mary "Polly" Rea, born about 1820 in Tennessee; married John Williams about 1838 in Franklin County, Illinois.
ix. John Rea, born about 1822 in Tennessee; married Luciva (Rea).
x. Wilson A. Rea, Jr. , born about 1829 in Tennessee; married Lucinda (Rea) about 1849 in Franklin County, Illinois.
xi. Franklin Lafayette Rea, born about 1834 in Franklin County,
Illinois; married Eveline (Rea) about 1852 in Franklin County, Illinois.
xii. Cynthia Rea, born about 1800; died about 1838; married James Albert Eubanks

Anyone help?

Kelly and Sherri Nix
Trying to find additional information on Edward/Edwin and Susan Franklin of Campbell County, Virginia. Their children:
Ella Franklin
Mammie Franklin
Aldrine Franklin (spelling?) [male]
Susan Franklin
Tipton Davis Franklin [male] born in 1866 and this information was taken from the 1870 census.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Carol S. Parsons
Seeking Lucy (Brooks) Franklin. In the will of Peter Brooks, her father, her name appears as Lucy Franklin. This will was made out in 1880. They moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin, I think, from Montreal, Canada. Maybe she stayed in Canada! Any help would be appreciated. Elise McNeil Riehle
George Franklin, born about 1898 Jackson County, Mississippi, son of William Franklin and Lidda Parker, two children. George and Katie Elizabeth. She was my grandmother. Mary Neel
William B. Franklin, born 25 Feb 1804 South Carolina, was listed in 1870 Census for Pontotoc County, Mississippi with his son, John I. G. Franklin. William was age 66, born South Carolina. William married Hannah Montgomery about 1824 in Newberry County, South Carolina. Hannah died in 1833. A will by Nancy Franklin, dated 1861, Newberry County, South Carolina, states she left two children: Angelina Franklin, Charles E. Franklin, and her husband, William., "who when last heard from was living in the State of Mississippi in Pontotoc County to which county he removed nearly six years ago leaving his said wife Nancy Franklin and her two children above named in this state (South Carolina) and has never returned." Does anyone have any information about William? Where and when did he die? Nancy
George Franklin, born about 1898 in Jackson County, Mississippi, son of William Franklin and Lidda Parker, two children. George Franklin and Katie Elizabeth Franklin. She was my grandmother. Mary Neel
Thomas Patrick Franklin, born 1830 Ohio, married Dolly Maria Scott on 27 May 1858 in Campbell County, Virginia. Seven children listed in 1880 Virginia census record: Stepoe Franklin, Charles Franklin, James Franklin, Eugenia Franklin, Thomas Franklin, Anna Franklin, and Mary Franklin. Bill Bryant
John Franklin and Eleanor Riggs married 1794 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. They lived in Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia) near Wheeling around 1800 and were on the 1820 census for Ross Cunty, Ohio. John may have died in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) in Sept. 1826. He also may be related to Anthony Franklinwho had a house/hotel on the trail between Chillicothe and Cincinnati in the early 1800's. Eleanor (Riggs) Franklin and children moved to Dearborn County, Indiana and children later settled in Warren, Newton, Jasper and Benton Counties in Indiana. A Benjamin Franklin, minister in Cincinnati area in the 1850's, also may be related. Would like to talk to anyone in regard to any of these folks. See my web page. Bev Petersen
We are researching William B. Franklin born about.1835; died 1910 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married Abigail Caroline Caldwell born 14 Feb 1866; died 29 Oct 1899, daughter of James Caldwell and Margaret Boyd. They had four sons:
(1)Roman Pressley born 15 Sep 1864 Newberry County, South Carolina
(2)Ed born 17 Feb 1871 Newberry County, South Carolina
(3)David born 9 Nov 1867 Newberry County, South Carolina

This is basically all the information that we have so if there is anyone who can help us it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Diane Franklin
Trying to locate descendants of Pearl Wills Franklin. (Don't know where from). During the 1930s, she contributed the Parsons family history to the Parker-Parsons-Thrift Genealogy, housed in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh. The Parker-Thrift lines were done by Adin Baber of Illinois. The 40-page work was compiled and typed by Josephine Parker Beebe. Several of us Parsons researchers are trying to locate the source of some of that work. Any direction you may be able to provide will be appreciated by many. Thanks, Jon Jon Goodman
I am searching for any David Franklins that may fit into the timeframe of born 1756/1765. My ancestor, David Franklin, died at Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, on 31 Jan 1826. The only place I find him to fit is as a son of Lemuel/Samuel Franklin (born 29 Aug 1732) of Swansea, Massachusetts, and Sarah Barney (born 2 Mar 1737/38; Rehoboth, Massachusetts; died 4 Feb 1788; Swansea). Lemuel and Sarah had a son, David, born 19 Feb 1758; Swansea. There is no probate on record for Sarah and I do not have Lemuel's death date to inquire about a probate. Nancy Burkard
I am looking for information on Lemuel Franklin and Sarah Barney who were married 18 Oct 1757 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Three of their children were: Hannah born 8 Jan 1760, Elizabeth born 24 Sept 1767 and Alice born 21 May 1769. Who did these daughters marry? Were there other children?
Thank you for any information.
Ruth Jones-Jorgenson
Riley Franklin born about 1800. Lived in Limestone County, Alabama by 1828. Married a Josephine Bonapart (her surname unknown) about 1825. Riley Franklin and family moved to Johnson County, Arkansas by 1842. Census data from 1840 shows at least 6 children. Riley sells land in 1848 and no further record for him and wife. We believe James A. Franklin born 1828 at Limestone County, AL is a son who married Lou Ann Park in 1849 at Johnson County, Arkansas.

Also interested in a Preston Franklin in Talladega County, Alabama from 1839-1850.

Franklin descendants in my line have an old "pocketbook" with his name stamped on it. We have never figured out what the connection is. Brother to Riley?

Very interested in what, if any, was the relationship between Ashworth families of Pope, Crawford/Sebastian counties Arkansas? Benjamin H. Ashworth of Pope who took in a Franklin girl per the 1850 census. Joseph Ashworth also 1850 at Crawford County, Arkansas with a William Franklin. Are these Franklin's related to Riley and Josephine Franklin?
For more information on Riley Franklin and James A. Franklin, see webpage at:

Randy Franklin
I'm looking for the parents of Winfield Scott Franklin, born 3 Jul 1849 in Alabama; married Nancie Louise Griffin of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, she was born 27 Nov 1854 in Upshur County, Texas. The Franklins moved from Alabama to Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Winfield lived there till 1894, moved to Texas. Some say his father was George W. Franklin. I have no info on this. His mother Mary Martin, have found no info on her. Norma
Seeking information on Edward M. Franklin, born 1846/Tennessee. Married to Sarah Ann Gay (born Feb 1850, Weakly or Obion County, Tennessee) 20 Jan 1867 Weakley County, Tennessee. There were two children born of this marriage Cora M. Franklin born 1868 and Gurta L. Franklin born 1872. Both children born in Weakly County, Tennessee. Have a great deal of info to share on this family, and would really like to be able to complete the line by finding out about Edward M. Franklin. Thanks! Deanna Warren
I am seeking information regarding the parents of James Franklin, born 8 Jul 1682 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts; married Martha Ormsby 1705 in Swansea, Massachusetts, died 2 Oct 1756 in Scituate, Rhode Island. Children: Phillip Franklin, Lydia Franklin, James Franklin, Gideon Franklin, Ichabod Franklin, Abigail Franklin, Elisha Franklin, Mary Franklin, and Uriah Franklin. Pam Schaberg
William Franklin was born about 1773 in Rhode Island. He married Sarah (Brown??) who was born 7 Feb 1778 in Vermont. She died 28 Oct 1856 in New Vernon, Mercer, Pennsylvania. He died in 1857. Their children were Moses Franklin, born 1796 in Vermont and married Electa Ann; Leander J. Franklin, born 1815 in New York and married Sarah J. Baker; and Elizabeth Franklin, born 1799 in Vermont. I know the names of their descendants but would love to find out William's father's name as well as find out if Sarah was Sarah Brown and more about her family. Susan Randall
Am looking for information about Esther (or Easter) Franklin, last of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Esther was married to Joseph Cole. They had a daughter named Lydia N. Cole, born 9 Aug 1793. Lydia married Edward Tripp on 30 Dec 1810 in Providence, Rhode Island. Bruce Arnold
Gerusha Franklin, born 20 Sep 1790; married Aaron Ingalls; resided in Steuben County, New York; died Dec 1870 in Dover Illinois. Children: Julia Marie Franklin, married Gilbert Webb; Horace Franklin, Simeon Lester Franklin, Jonathon Franklin, Solon Eaton Franklin, Isaih Franklin, Charles Currier Franklin, Henry Martyn Franklin, Mary Elizabeth Adeline Franklin, and Lewis Weld Franklin. Marion Webb Van Liew said her grandmother was a cousin of Benjamin Franklin. (which Benjamin?). Margaret Frost
I am searching for any information on William Haley Franklin, a slave who lived in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He married Lucy Robinson Franklin.. LeKiesha Franklin-Browder
Andrew Franklin, born about 1795 in Duchy of Baden, now Germany, near Stuttgart, immigrated to USA before 1840, died after 1870, probably in Coffey County, Kansas. Andrew had at least two wives: (1) before 1840 married Elizabeth Rader, born 1815 in Ohio; died about 1865 in Kansas; (2) Mar 1870 married Sarah ?, born about 1823 Knetucky. Children with Elizabeth Rader include the following: Fanny Ann Franklin born about 1839 Iowa, John M. Franklin born before 1840, Andrew J. Franklin born 1841 Iowa, Daniel W. Franklin born 1845 Iowa, Mary J.Franklin born about 1847 Iowa, Frederick H. Franklin born about 1852 Iowa, Elizabeth E. Franklin born about 1855 Iowa, James B. Franklin born 1858 Iowa. This Franklin family is living in Coffey County, Kansas, for the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations. Any information on immigrant Andrew Franklin and his family would be appreciated. Bill Smothers
I am searching for the father of my Great Great Great Grandmother. Her maiden name was "Annareta Franklin" and she married John Byars. Annareta was born 18 or (28) Mar 1823 in Rising Sun, Switzerland County, Indiana and died 2 May 1897 Norwalk, California. She is buried with her husband in Artesia Cemetery, Cerritos, California here is a link to her obituary on-line (at the bottom of the page):
She was married to John Byars on 3 Nov 1841 Switzerland County, Indiana

I am trying to find out what her parents names were... I think they might be Father: Benjamin Franklin (1780-?) Mother: Zipporah (~1799-?)

Can anyone confirm this?
Please email me at, Thanks!

Glen Frank
I am looking for any information on James Franklin son of John "Jack" Franklin and Jane Hand of the Barnwell District of South Carolina. Both John and Jane were born in 1818. James siblings were Mary, 1843 William, 1847 Jessie,1849 Martin,1950 and Joshua 1854. Thanks for any help you can give me. Albert Franklin
Beverly Franklin (male) was born about 1812, probably in Tennessee. He had a brother Martin. By his first wife he had three known children: William,
Louisa and George. In 1848 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, he married Ann Maria (Amanda) Nevels. By 1850 they were in Stone County, Arkansas where the following children were born: Elixha, Martha, Emiline, Sintha, Abby, Kansas or Arkansas and Susan. Beverly died sometime between 1862 and 1870.

Who were Beverly's parents and other siblings? Exactly when and where was he born? Who was his first wife? Any help greatly appreciated.

Dolores Thurman
Seeking Franklin's of El Monte, L.A. California these are the following that
I have: John Frances Franklin born 1843 died 1911 Wife Julia Avis died 1944, Ellis
Franklin born 29 Jun 1872 died 1946, Wife May Cummings born 29 May 1879 Tulare, California.
Children of Ellis and May
1 .Amanda Franklin born 11 Apr 1900 Spouse Leslie Wolf
2. Grover Ellis Franklin born 3 Oct 1902; died 1918 born Los Angeles, California.
3. Julia Alta born 27 Jul 1904 Los Angeles California.
4. John Frances born 27 Jan 1906 Los Angeles California.
5. Melba Evelyn born 11 Aug 1908 El Monte, California. Spouse Vernon Singleterry
6. Leona Cleo born 7 Dec 1910 Los Angeles California. Spouse Ross Hayes
7. Richard Kenneth born 11 Jul 1912 died 24 Nov 1952. Spouse Frances Eretha McElhannon, married 29 Aug 1936.
I'm trying to find the ancestors of Martha Adeline Franklin.

International Genealogical Index shows that she was married to George W. Purvis about 1843 in Alabama (I don't know if this is the same George W. who married Mary Ann Patrick in Rankin County, Mississippi in 1838). George and Martha had a daughter named Emily Miranda Purvis born January 14, 1859 in Smith County, Mississippi.

Supposedly, Martha was a descendant of Sophia Pitchlynn, a Choctaw Indian. I have a picture of Martha, Emily, and probably one of Sophia's daughters who should be Martha's mother.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Mike Knight
My most wanted Franklin's are:
James Franklin, Sr. will dated 9 Dec 1736. In 1750 he had land in Henrico County, Virginia
Known children:
James Franklin, Jr.
Loveday born 1696 according to Ancestral file married Charles Burton, Sr. born about 1696; died about 1774 Swift Creek, Henrico County, Virginia.
I also have a Mary "Polly" Franklin of Chesterfield County, Virginia daughter of Joel Franklin married Jesse Washington Burton in 1810
Thank you.
My Franklin ancestry is as follows;
Father: Cletus Q. Franklin born 15 May 1929 Daviess County, Indiana Grandfather: James Nolan Franklin born 11 Nov 1900 married Dovie Marie Christy Great grandfather: Benjamin E. Franklin born 6 Sep 1870 married Margaret Callahan. Great Great grandfather: Enoch Franklin born about 1810 m. Susan Chestnut This is as far as I can go. I am not sure of the birthplace of Benjamin or Enoch Franklin. Could be Indiana, North Carolina, or Pennsylvania. My father told me that his family came from Pennsylvania. originally.
Thank You!
Elizabeth Willard
I'm searching for parents of George Earl Franklin born 27 May 1895 Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa died 21 May 1945 Muskogee, Oklahoma; married to Anna Florentina Anderson. His parents may be George Franklin and Idabelle Stubbs. Idabelle is reported to have been Native American possibly of the Meskwaki (Sac and Fox) Tribe located in Iowa. George Earl may have had one sister named Golden Angel Franklin who may have moved to California.

Any and all information concerning the parents/siblings of George Earl Franklin will be greatly appreciated.

Ami Offenbacher
I'm looking for James and Susan (Warriner/Warner) Franklin of Russell County, Kentucky. James Franklin was born before 1880, married Susan Warriner / Warner also born before 1880. James and Susan may have been born in Kentucky as I have found that their last three children were.

- Herschel Franklin. He is thought to still be living in Kentucky, maybe around Jamestown or Russell?
- Gobel Franklin his wife's name was Adele. Gobel died sometime before 07 Aug 1975, according to his brothers obituary. His wife, Adele, was thought to be still living in Illinois.

- Mary Franklin She died somewhere between between 1975 - 1989 going by her brothers' obituaries. She married _____ Knight.

- Kathleen Franklin died somewhere between 1975 - 1989. She married ____ Kennett.
- another child - data unknown
- Lawrence Franklin born 17 Feb 1895 in Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky, died 07 Aug 1975 in Greenbrier Nursing Home; Champaign, Illinois. Buried Bellflower Cemetery, Mclean County, Illinois. He married Vorda Alice Polson 13 Jan 1915 in Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky.

- Vernon Franklin born 19 Sep 1897 in Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky, died: 26 Jul 1989 Potomac, Illinois. Buried in Bellflower Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois. He married Bettie Marie Blair on 22 Feb 1917 in Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky

Roy Franklin was born 04 Sep 1909 in Kentucky. Currently living in Ford County Nursing Home, Illinois. His wife was Mary W. Grider who was also born in Jamestown, Russell County, Ky on 4 Jul 1914. Roy and Mary were married 19 Jul 1931 in Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky. Mary died 17 Jul 1988 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois; buried Bellflower Twp. Cemetery, Mclean County, Illinois.

Do you recognize any of these Franklins? I'm trying to trace back further on the parents: James and his wife Susan lineage.
We are searching for children of John M. Franklin and Mary Shoffner Franklin. We show son Albert Henry, born about 1856 in Ohio, and daughter Rovelle. No further info for her. Have been unable to find info for other siblings, or what became of marriage between John M. and Mary Shoffner Franklin after 1860. Thanks! Elizabeth Franklin
I have been searching for Mary Franklin's parents for over 10 years with no luck. Maybe someone will recognize her and contact me. This is all I know about her:

Mary Franklin, born about 1836 in either Georgia or South Carolina, depending on which census you look at. She married John Dixon about 1850 or 1851 -- unknown where. She died in October 1876 and is buried in the Dixon Family Cemetery near Saint George, Georgia. The first census that I can find either John or Mary in is the 1860 New River, Florida Census. Mary and John are married with 6 children. Mary is listed as 22 years old. The children are Eli, age 8; Jackson, age 7; Abram, age 6; Missouri, age 5; George, age 3, and William, age 2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Betty Parrish
I'm descended from Thomas and Mary Franklin who came to America from Erin's Isle, Ireland in 1797. Another story says that he came from Dublin. Maybe this was the port he sailed from. He came with three children after his house was burned down by the Catholics. Mary (my line) at age 11, John age 6, and Alexander age 6 weeks. They moved quickly to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area where they stayed for about 6 years. They then moved to the Monroe County, Ohio area for permanent residence. His third son, Alexander, married a Mary Amos in Pittsburgh. Michael Langwasser
Catherine Franklin married Isaac Evan Smith born about 1825 in Indiana (married in New Franklin Mo) Hiram Franklin Sr. married Betty Smith and Elizabeth Phelps born about 1809 Indiana? Kentucky? Hiram Franklin, Sr. Benton County, Missouri by 1846 (marriage Lic to Phelps) I would like to find the father of Hiram Franklin Sr. who married Elizabeth Phelps. Catherine Franklin who married Isaac Evan Smith might be Hiram's sister. Thanks Mary Schumaker
Looking for any information on Thomas Franklin who married Sarah Minn/Mynn in Syresham, Norfolk, England in 1760. Any information would be appreciated! Dale Schultz
I am searching for information about Georgina Caroline Franklin who married James C. O'Shea about 1877. Georgina was born on the Isle of Wight about 1855. She appears in the 1881 British census as Georgina O'Shea, age 26, in Peckham, Surrey, England. Her first child, Catherine, was born in Birmingham, Warwick, England. She immigrated to Indiana about 1885. A family story tells that she was a lady-in-waiting. I would like to learn her parents and family. Pat Shea
I wish to contact anyone that is researching Josiah L. Franklin born 1804 in Georgia married Mary Farmer born 1806 in Georgia, or their son Thomas Jefferson Franklin born 1832 Covington County, Alabama, died 1904 in Polk County, Texas. Thomas was married in 1852 to Martha Harville born 1830 Covington County, Alabama. She died about 1909 in Hardin County, Texas. Marlin H. Parker
The 1790 census of South Carolina shows Benjamin Franklin as born before 1756. He was living in Edgefield County.Back in 1948 Leonardo Andrea did research for several families and indicated that Benjamin and Ephraim were probably brothers..I feel that there were other siblings as well.. I trace my ancestry as follows: Benjamin Franklin, was the father of Littleberry Franklin, who was the father of Allen Franklin, who was the father of Avery Franklin, who was the father of Asa Franklin, who was the father of my father George Avery Franklin. In previous research Brent Holcomb said that Benjaminís father could have been Thomas Franklin, but since there were three Thomas's within the area, he didn't want to make a guess.Are there descendants of either Benjamin Franklin or Ephraim Franklin. Who can help me with the name of their father ? Any help will be deeply appreciated.

My 4grandfather was Benjamin Franklin, a farmer in Edgefield County, South Carolina. I'm aware of his descendants, down through George Avery Franklin ( my father ), but I wish to establish the name of Benjamin's father.Was it Thomas Franklin? What was the maiden name of his mother? Also who were some of Benjamin's other children? Benjamin's son was Littleberry (Berry) Franklin. Berry was the father of Rev.Allen Franklin who was the father of Avery B. Franklin, who was the father of Asa Calhoun Franklin,who was my grandfather. Any help appreciated. Also, who were the children of Benjamin other than Berry ?

Neil M. Franklin
Rowena Franklin was born around 1790-1795 in North Carolina and married William Bayless probably around 1810-1815. Their children were: Josiah Franklin born 1818, in Alabama, Hiram Montgomery Franklin about 1819, Mariah Elizabeth Franklin about 1820, Samuel Lewis Franklin about 1823, Mary Jane Franklin about 1827. I believe her husband William Franklin died in 1828 and she moved with the family to Arkansas, then Missouri and later Kansas where she died in 1881. Her father may have been Josiah Franklin. Would appreciate any info on this family line. Thank You. Nancy Weaver
Robert Franklin, born about 1810 in New York, married Jane Elliot or Margaret Elliot of the River Clyde in England. Their son, Robert Irwin Franklin, was born 26 May 1834 in Buffalo, New York. He died 14 Sep 1909 in Gig Harbor, Washington. He married Elizabeth Dickens. Any info or associations would be greatly appreciated. Betty Gilkinson
I would like to correspond with someone who is familiar with the Franklin Family, who were the first Franklins to settle in Carroll County, Maryland in 1745. Thomas Franklin born 1705 opened an inn in Franklinville on Old Liberty Rd. The information I have is:

Thomas Franklin born 1705 married Ruth Willmott in l729 in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Thomas Franklin, Jr., born 1732, son of Thomas and Ruth

Charles Franklin, I, born about 1759, son of Thomas Franklin, Jr.

Charles Franklin, II, born 1780 son of Charles I, married_________ Gorsuch about 1798.

Resin Franklin, born about 1779, son of Charles I, married Elizabeth Gorsuch in 1799

Children of Charles Franklin, II
Resin Franklin. born 1799
Nathan G. Franklin. born 1804
Charles G. Franklin. born 1808 married Sarah A. buried in Taylorsville Cemetery
Ann Franklin, born 1810 married Asbury Barnes in 1832

Charles II was running the Hotel when his daughter Ann was married in 1832.

Anyone who knows anything about these Franklins, I would love to hear from you.

Debora Krauss
Related Surnames: Macumber, Jessup, Wormer, Davis, Lundquist, Thomas, Spaulding

Researching family of Erastus Franklin. He was born in New York (unsure where), married to Louisa (?) and their children were: Eliza, Francis Sophronia, Henry, Thomas C., Augusta Anna and Rosetta E.
I would like to correspond with anyone who has additional information concerning Grace Ann Franklin, born 27 Mar 1815 in Deal, Kent, England. Shee married John Squires on 31 Jan 1837 in Saint Mary's Church, White Chapel, London, England. John Squires was born 18 Aug 1814, High Street, Marylebone, and was baptized, in Saint Mary's Church, Marylebone, London. His parents were listed as John and Ann Squires.

She may be a daughter of Sir John Franklin, born 16 Apr 1786 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (the famous explorer)...

Ron Ede
Thomas Franklin born about1820 Truro Cornwall, died Devonport 24 Feb 1906, married
(1) Selena Williams 6 Apr 1850, Truro
(2) Florina Trevena (nee Martin) 5 Sep 1878, Falmouth
Children - Jane born 1851, John born 1852, Henry born 1854, Elijah born 1856, Ellen born 1859, Charlotte born 1861, Emily born 1865, Paul born 1867. Elijah was my ggrandfather. He came to New Zealand in 1898 with eldest son. The rest of his family arrived 1901.
Lesley Marshall
My ancestor is William R. (called Reeves) Franklin, born 22 Mar 1878 in Bedford County, Virginia. He married Lydia Ann Loyd, born 4 Nov 1881. His parents were William A. and Virginia Franklin. Reeves had 2 children:
Ora Beatrice Franklin
India Finetti franklin.
I would like to know the death date and burial place of Reeves. Family lore has it that he died in 1902. Any info on this family would be appreciated.

My surnames are:
Primarily from Virginia: Barton, Franklin, Kefauver, Loyd, McFall(s), Settle(s), Simmons, Wheeler
Primarly from West Virginia: Cox, Boothe, Bishop, Drake, Marks, McQuain, Raines, Summers.

Flo Cox
Searching for any information about Captain Edward Franklin, Justice. Spouse Mary(?). He was born about 1640-1660 perhaps Virginia, died about 1693. I believe he was a shipís captain. The ďJusticeĒ seems to be a title, as in some type of judge, but I donít know for sure. His daughter lived in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married a Sanford. Thanks. Hilary Westin
I am researching Franklins from Crawford County, Illinois, Vigo and Sullivan Counties in Indiana, and we believe (but no proof yet) Hopkins County, Kentucky. Seeking Emory Earl Franklin (born 17 Oct 1896; died 10 Feb 1951). His father was George Franklin (born 31 Aug 1865; died 10 Jun 1939) George's father was John R. Franklin (born 1828; died 12 Jan 1888). We have proof thus far for our Franklin line, including spouses and children. We believe Johnís father was James P. Franklin born in Kentucky (possibly Hopkins) and think he was married to a Rebecca Jackson. This is theory, not proven. Brenda Followell
Please contact me with any Franklins born in Maryland before 1850.
Thanks, Anna
Anna Lee
I am looking for the parents of William Isaac Franklin, born about 1833 in Louisiana, married Nancy Henrietta Andrews, born about 1839 in Louisiana. William's father was born in Tennessee, and his mother in Mississippi.

William Isaac Franklin and Nancy Henrietta Andrews Children:
1) James Edmon Franklin, born 16 Jun 1870 Coryell County, Texas
2) William Franklin, born 14 Feb 1859
3) Isaac Franklin
4) John Washington Franklin, born about 1866
5) R. Lambert Franklin, born Feb 1880
6) Charlie Franklin

In 1880 they were living in Anderson County, Texas.
Would like to hear from anyone who is related to any of these Franklins.
Thank you!

Carol Franklin
My most wanted person is the father of Hiram Franklin born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. in 1833. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Soni Franklin Houser
Silas Ralph Franklin is the most wanted Franklin on my list. He was born in Mar 1865 in Tilden, Texas, son of Benjamin A. Franklin and Mary Jane Drake. He was one of 8 children. Others were: Nancy Jane Franklin, born 1852, James A. Franklin, born 1855 (married Laura ?), Benjamin Franklin, born, 1858 (nickname Eraf), Wiley RipleyFranklin, born 1869; died 1871, Addie Franklin, Lilly Franklin, and Otto Franklin.
Otto Franklin was from a second marriage of Benjaman A. Franklin, to Sallie Roebuck?

Silas left Texas and moved to Montana. Married 1) Minnie Edith Smith in Pocatello, Idaho in 1890. Had the following children: Ivan Franklin, Aileen Franklin, Allen Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, and Logan Franklin. Divorced from Minnie, Jan 1907 in Silver Bow County, Montana.

Married 2) Fannie Oldencamp on 8 Apr 1907 in Great Falls, Montana. They had two children: Frank Drake Franklin, born 24 Oct 1909, and James Richard Franklin born 22 Aug 1912. Silas and Fannie were divorced in Great Falls, Montana on 26 Feb 1914.

Last known residence for Silas Ralph Franklin was in 1920 (census) Glacier Park, Glacier County, Montana. He was living alone, occupation Rancher. Have been unable to find where and when he died.

Silas' lineage is as follows:

Silas Ralph Franklin
Benjamin Alexander Franklin and Mary Jane Drake
Allen Franklin and Nancy Chapman
Thomas Franklin and Jemima Morris

Claudia Schuman
I am looking for Herbert John Franklin, born in Michigan. He moved to Maryland and married Golda Smith in Anne Arundel County, Marland. I lose track of him after he divorced her in 1902 and moved and remarried. Any help would be appreciated! George Jones
My most wanted are the ancestors of John W Franklin, Sr. I have been searching for them for some time now. He was born in SC in 1780. His children are:
Mary Franklin born 1800
James Franklin born 1804
William Franklin born 1805
Jane Franklin born 1810
Anna Franklin born 1814
[female child] born 1816 Possibly Sarah ?
John W. Franklin, Jr. born 1817
James Thomas Franklin born 1819
Frances Franklin born 1820
Hiram Franklin born 1821
Wesley Franklin born 1825
If anyone has any information on this please contact me.
Amanda Franklin
Green and Laura Franklin are my maternal grandparents.They had three children (all that we know about) their names:Melvin Carter Franklin, Jessie Mae Franklin and Mary Melinda Franklin, (Cortie was Mary's nickname on the 1920 census in North Carolina).

Green was previously married and believed to live in the Union, South Carolina area.I believe that two of his sons in South Carolina were named Bill Franklin and Baxter Franklin. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Ruth Rhymes
Looking for siblings, parents, ancestry of (Robert?) Lewis Franklin who died in 1770 in Bedford County, Virginia. He was in Bedford County, Virginia as early as 1735. What was maiden name of his wife, Jane? Any data on her? They had the following eight known children:
1. Robert Franklin (my ancestor) born 1741 died 1831 Campbell County, Virginia; married about 1767 Jane Lewis. He was in Revolutionary War. He is not the Pilot Mt. Robert who married Mary Perrow.
2. Owen Franklin born about 1750 died 1794 married Betty Steele
3. Lewis Franklin
4. Thomas Franklin (middle name Edw.?) born Sept 1758; died 23 Mar 1841, married 1) 6 Jul 1779 Bedford County, Virginia to Margaret Campbell, 2) 29 Mar 1796 Campbell County, Virginia to Letitia Evans.
5. Henry Franklin (middle name Edmund/Edwin?) (no dates) married 4 Jun 1788 Campbell County, Virginia to Sally Davis
6. Elizabeth Franklin
7. Jane Franklin
8. Edmond? Franklin
Don Matson
Looking for descendants of Martha Susan Franklin who married William H. Staples on 10 Oct 1855 McMinn County, Tennessee. They had three known children:
1. Martha C. Franklin born about 1851 Tennessee
2. Samuel B. Franklin born about 1856 Tennessee
3. William J. Franklin born about 1858 Tennessee
Don Matson
Looking for descendants of Lucinda Franklin who married 29 Dec 1852 in McMinn County, Tennessee, to Joseph H. Walker. They had three known children:
1. George Walker born about 1853
2. Frank B. Walker born about 1856
3. Milton Walker born about 1859
Don Matson
I am researching my Franklin line from Allen and Wyandot County, Ohio, namely Johnston Franklin who was born about 1867 in Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio. He was married to Mary C. Long, born about 1871. Their son, Ernest Verle Franklin, born 1893 is my great-grandfather. Mary Long married Miner C. Peterson and they lived outside of Lima, Ohio for many years. Ernest Franklin married Lena Belle Wickiser, born April 4, 1895 in Whartonsburg, Ohio. Their daughter Mary Jo is my grandmother. If anyone has information about this line, please contact me. Thank you. Cary Williams
Looking for grandfather's family: He was John Archibald Franklin, born about 1890 in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Supposedly he married and divorced before WWI, and had a daughter, with whom he lost all contact. Possibly her name was Shirley. (In 1925, he married my grandmother Olive Holland, born Massachussetts).

John had a brother, Walter Franklin. Their father was John B. Franklin. Their mother was Anna Corbin. Anna died while the boys were still young. John B. Franklin remarried and moved to Baltimore City. There he had a second family with several children. Any connections? Please contact me.

Sheri Kern
Jonathan F. Franklin, born about 1788 in Virginia. He married Nancy Grimes and had six sons. The Franklins were in Tennessee and then moved to Sabine Parish, Louisiana in the 1830ís. It has been written that Jonathan was given land for service during the Revolutionary War. Nancy was the daughter of a Dr. Grimes. Their sons are: James Washington Franklin, William G.. Franklin, Benjamin F. Franklin , George Franklin , Jackson ďA. J.Ē Franklin, and Thomas Franklin. I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching this family, will share any information. Joan Carr
Patrick Franklin born about 1845; died in Blount County, Tennessee; married Elizabeth Wade. Their daughter, Sarah E. Franklin was born Jun 1863, Blount County, Tennessee. She married Thomas Chapman 16 May 1878. Blount County, Tennessee.
Children of Thomas Chapman and Sarah E. (Franklin) Chapman:
Mary Gertrude Chapman
Carl Franklin Chapman
Ernest William Chapman
Lucille Chapman
Avery Chapman
Hattie Chapman
Minnie Chapman.
Jewell Chapman
Looking for information on John Franklin born in North Carolina around 1858 married a Nellie Wright and later Nannie Ruth Sells. Had Jess Franklin, Julia Franklin, Etta Franklin, Oscar Franklin, Hattie Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Martin Franklin, Burton Franklin, Alice Mae Franklin, and Janie Franklin. Would like to know where he was born and his parents. Like to find out which Franklin branch he comes from. Deborah Scheibly (Franklin)
Our most wanted Franklins are the parents of Thomas Powell Franklin. We have a lot of info on Thomas P. Franklin and his wife, but very little on his parents. Thomas P. Franklin married Dolly Maria Scott on 27 May 1858 in Campbell County, Virginia.

On the marriage certificate, Thomas gave his place of birth as Ohio and fatherís name as Henry Franklin. No name of mother was given. Marriage performed by Rev. John L. Moorman, minister of The Methodist Episcopal Church South in Campbell County. Thomas was 28 and Dolly 21. Dolly's parents were Pinkney Scott and Nancy Morris Scott, also of Campbell County.

Thomas was a plasterer at the time of marriage and a brick mason later in life. He lived most of his life in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dolly died 4 Jun 1895 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lynchburg. Thomas spent the last 10 years of his life in Norfolk, Virginia and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. R. Woodson (Eugenia) on 10 Nov 1908 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk.

Bill Bryant
I am looking for information on Jefferson Franklin, born 1843 in Wayne, Kentucky. He married Mary Clementine McGowan in 1865. Mary was born in 1848, Beaver Creek, Kentucky. They had a daughter named Louisa Franklin, born 1869, Wayne, Kentucky.

Louisa Franklin married John Henry Jones in 1886, Farmersville, Texas. Any help would be welcomed.

My grandmother was Lelah (Lela) Jones, daughter of John Henry Jones and Louisa Franklin. Lelah married Charles Price Edgmon (Charlie, Charley) born about 1888 in Asher, Oklahoma, died 21 Dec 1934 Oklahoma, buried in Dora Cemetery between Maud and Konowa, Oklahoma.

Linda Edgmon Duncan
Looking for information on the decendants of George Franklin born 1808 Tennessee, married Rebecca ______, born about 1833 Mississippi. In 1850 he was living in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Nancy Franklin born about 1833 Louisiana
John A. Franklinborn about 1836 Louisiana
Martha Franklin born about 1838 Louisiana
Lydia Franklin born about Louisiana
Lafayette Franklin born about 1843 Louisiana

Thomas Franklin born about 1847 Louisiana
Joseph Franklin born about 1849 Louisiana

There was also a W. R. Davis, born about 1828 in Mississippi living with them at that time.
Thank you!

Carol Franklin
I would like to learn more about Jane Franklin who married William Herman. The one son that I know of is Edward Alexander Herman, born 12 Jan 1834 in Philadelphia. Edward married married Sarah Garren William Herman died in 1843 ( Edward was 9 years old when his father died). Edward and Sarah made their home in New Jersey and after 5 children moved to Iowa. Would like to hear from anyone. Thanks June Hebert
I am researching the 10 children of Asahel Franklin (born 1773 Vermont) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Rice (born 1773 Vermont). Asahel Franklin and Betsy Rice married in 1795 in Vermont and moved to Angelica, Allegheny County, New York. They migrated to northern Ohio around 1813 with 7 children. In Ohio, they had 3 more sons. This is the probable birth order determined from the 1810 Angelica, Allegheny County, New York Census:
1) [unknown son] born between 1796-1800 New York
2) [unknown daughter #1] born between 1796-1800 New York
3) Arad Franklin born 1802 New York
4) [unknown daughter #2] born between 1800-1810 New York
5) [unknown daughter #3] born between 1800-1810 New York
6) Asael Franklin born 1807 New York
7) Harriet Franklin born between 1808-1810 New York
8) Benjamin Franklin born 1816 Ohio
9) Hiram Franklin born 1818 Ohio
10) William Franklin born 1820 Ohio
I would really appreciate anyone who may have information for the three unknown daughters and 1 unknown son of Asahel and Betsy Franklin. Also, would like to have descendants for William Franklin.Thank you. (email address good until June, 2003)
Marsha Sneed-Folks
I am searching for any information on the parents and/or siblings of Thomas Franklin. He was born in Virginia in 1806 (taken from Mercer County Cemetery Book). I know he spent much of his life in Tennessee and Missouri. I have record of his marriage on 15 Dec 1824 to Eliza Mulvaney in Knox County, Tennessee. He is in the Sevier County Tennessee. census until 1850. All of his children were born in Tennessee. John, Thomas, Hannah, William, Sarah, Payne "Mack", and finally, Utitia and Isaac (twins).

About 1855, the family moved to Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri. Thomas died there 16 Jul 1870. His wife, Eliza, died there on 4 Mar 1893.

The names Thomas and John appear often in the family line. My great-grandfather was Payne "Mack" Franklin. He had a son named Thomas Edward who had a daughter named Millie (my mother).

Bev O'Toole
Searching for parents to Thomas Franklin, born about 1780, married Hannah Sibley born about 1783 in Vermont. The family was said to have resided in Tioga County, New York prior to moving to Allen County, Ohio. I can find no evidence of Thomas in Tioga County, New York, nor Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Children of Thomas and Hannah are: Eli Franklin, born 1802 New York; Clarissa Franklin, born 1805 New York, married George Russsell and resided in Wayne Coounty, Indiana; John Henry Franklin, born 1810 New York, married Sarah Chenoweth; James Franklin, born 1812, married Sarah Hanthorn; Thomas Franklin, born 1815, married Rebecca ______ ; William Franklin, born 1817, married Lidia ______ ; Elisha Franklin, born 1820, married Mary J. ______; Joseph Franklin, born 1822, married Sydney ______; Harriett Franklin, born 1823, married Samuel Russell; David Franklin, born 1825, married Malinda Meeks, residing in Madison County, Indiana, then to Kansas. Tami R. Sherrill
I am searching for the parents and sibling of Synthia Franklin. She married Moses Oliver Walters probably in Rankin County, Mississippi in 1850. She died about 1860. She was the mother of Henry Craig Walters, Sarah J. Walters, Earle Walters and Frank V. Walters. Claudia Doggett
Benjamin Franklin, son of William Franklin and Hannah Eveness, was baptized at Ramsgate, Kent, England, on 15 Aug 1819. He came to Tasmania, Australia, as a convict in 1844 and married another convict, Margaret Sullivan. They then moved to Victoria, Australia and raised their family there.

In the IGI there appears to be eight siblings all baptized in Kent. I have not done any research further back than this.

Hilary Franklin
My end-of-line Franklin is Singleton Franklin. He was born in Georgia in 1792, married Candace Temple in Hancock County, Georgia, in 1817.

They apparently had six children: a girl born about 1818; a girl born about 1820/1821; a boy born about 1823; Alex H. Franklin, born about 1827; Lucius Franklin, born Nov 1828; Ann Franklin, born 1835.

All were born in Hancock County, Georgia. Candace died before 1847/48, when Singleton moved with the three youngest children, Alex, Lucius and Ann, to Marion County, Georgia, where he is listed in the 1850 census, then to Neshoba County, Mississippi, where he is listed in the 1860 census.

Itís Singleton's son Lucius (Quintus) Cincinnatus who is my ancestor. I would love to find out more about all of his siblings. I can't find any records before the marriage in 1817 for Singleton. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Diana Gunnarson
Searching for Mary/Mara Franklin who married William B. DaVall, Sr. on 19 Dec 1744 in Southold, Suffolk County, New York. Their children were: Willliam DaVall, Jr., Samuel DaVall (married Hannah), PhinehasDaVall (married Jemima Howell) and Jemima DaVall (married Mr. Jessup). Florence Norback
I am trying to confirm the parentage of William John Franklin, born 17 Feb 1858; died 18 Feb 1931 Ontario, Canada. He married 8 Nov 1876 to Annie Lavina Doughty, born 18 Dec 1863; died 21 Feb 1914 Ontario, Canada. They had 20 children: Frederick, William, James, Hannah, Daniel, Annie, George, Martha, Charles, Susanna, Albert, Percy, Hattie, Lillie, Stanley, Herbert, Laura, Ethel, Ernest and Ralph. His parents may have been Benjamin Franklin and Mary Ann Turner. Any information would be appreciated. Willow Brown
I am looking for the parents of Col. Edward L. Franklin, who served in World War I. He was born in Albany, N.Y. in 1884. The death certificate only gives his mother's maiden name as Rogers, there is no first name. His father's name is John. I believe he had a sister named Marjorie. Other relatives include a Rev. Roger G. Franklin and an Alice Franklin, but I'm not sure how they are related. It is my understanding that the family was there for quite awhile. Any help would be appreciated. Kathy Morley
I am seeking information on the following Alabama Franklin families which I feel may be related in some way:

1) Willson and Temperance ďTempyĒ (Straughn) Franklin of Covington County, Alabama. Willson born about 1780 South Carolina or Georgia, died about 1836 Loango, Alabama, wife Tempy born about 1788 North Carolina or South Carolina, died about 1868 Loango, Alabama. Children, all born in Loango, Covington County, Alabama: William H. Franklin, born 1823, died 1896; James Wilson Franklin, born Oct 1825, died between 1900 and 1910; John A. Franklin, born 1827, died 1909; Serena T. Franklin, born 1830, died after 1910; and Green T. Franklin, born 1832, died 1901.

2) Josiah L. and Mary (Farmer) Franklin of Butler and Covington counties, Alabama. Josiah born about 1794, Georgia, wife Mary born about 1796, Georgia. Children: Josiah Franklin, born about 1825; Unity Ann Franklin, born about 1827; Sarah Ann Franklin, born about 1829; Thomas Jefferson Franklin, born Mar 1832, died 1904; Martha Ann Franklin, born 1833, died 1914; and Mary Farmer Franklin, born 1839, died 1914.
Lisa R. Franklin
My earliest Franklin ancestor is James R. Franklin, born about 1822 in North Carolina, according to the census. He married Margaret Ann Morris, born about 1826 in Tennessee.

Assuming that they may have married in her birthplace, the only county in Tennessee with both Franklins and Morrises is Sumner County. There is a young James living next to a William on the 1840 Sumner County, Tennessee census. Donít know if this is the same as James R. Franklin.

Their first child, a boy, was named William Franklin. Their next sons were named James Marion Franklin, Sherrod Franklin, and Nathanial Franklin. Their daughters were named Mary Franklin, Nancy Franklin and Martha Franklin. I descend through their son James Marion Franklin. William was killed in the Civil War and was not married.

The Franklin trail seems to be from North Carolina to Tennessee in the 1840ís, through Georgia to Mississippi by 1853. James R. and Margaret were last found on the Winston County, Mississippi census in 1860, but not on the 1870 census. James Marion Franklin, their son, lived in Mississippi, Texas and died in Oklahoma. Thanks,
Nancy Hamilton
Martin Franklin, born about 1830 in County Tipperary, or County Limerick, Ireland; died 1906, Minnesota. He married Bridget Kirby, born about 1835, Ireland, location unknown.
1) John Franklin, born 1862 Pennsylvania; died 1943 Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Annie Maher, daughter of Pat and Ann (OíRourke) Maher.
2) George Franklin, born 1865, Pennsylvania, died 1906, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
3) Ellen Franklin, born 1867, Goodhue County, Minnesota. She married Edward OíConnor.
4) [female infant], born 1870, died during childbirth with mother, Goodhue County, Minnesota

Patrick Maher, born about 1836 in Ireland. He married Ann OíRourke (born about 1838 in Ireland.)
1) Ann ďAnnieĒ P. Maher, born 1868, Goodhue County, Minnesota; died 1949, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married John Franklin (see above)
2) Katherine Maher, born 1858 Wisconsin, married David W. Franklin, Goodhue County, Minnesota
3) William Maher
4) John Maher
5) Lizzie [Elizabeth?] Maher
[Possibly other children.]

I believe that the Franklins, Kirbys, Mahers, and OíRourkes named above originated in the Doon area of Counties Limerick/Tipperary.

A cousin of mine was in Minneapolis, doing some lookups for Martin, when she just happened to see an entry for a Mrs. Martin Franklin! Further research into this developed that she was Margaret (take your pick of several surnames), previously married to a Bryan/Bernard Mullaney. After doing some detective work, and with help from my cousin looking for obituaries, I was able to determine that this Patrick in the 1880 census was in fact Margaretís son by way of Bryan. In the same census, the John mentioned is also Margaretís son by way of Bryan! My grandfather John was living with another family at that time, I believe. I was able to make the connection to Mullaneys from an obituary for George Franklin which listed him as a step-brother to Patrick and John. Margaret died at the Little Sisters Of The Poor home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on 16 Sep 1913. Her previous husband, Bryan, died in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1870 I believe, and that is the year Martinís wife Bridget died. As you my know, Red Wing is only about 10 miles from where Martin lived. How he met Margaret, I have no idea.

I also found out that Martinís son George, actually preceded Martin in death, dying 11 Apr 1906 in Minneapolis. His surname was spelled Franklyn. The informant on his death certificate is John Franklin. Fatherís name listed as Martin. No motherís name given. No spouse name mentioned in obituary, so I donít know if George ever married. His death certificate lists Red Wing as place of birth, but I think that may be in error.

Any and all help is appreciated.
Steve in Montana
My Franklins are around Chelsea, London, England from 1800 onwards. Prior to that they are from Wiltshire. I also have a Luke Franklin who emigrated to US in 1850/1 and settled in Whiteside County, Illinois. His son James W. Franklin and family ended up in Clinton County, Iowa.

On the Whiteside County website I have found the burial indexes for Luke and family (but not James W.) at Cottonwood Community Cemetery. From the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index online I have found that James M (W!) Franklin married Elizabeth Rudman and, Martha C. Franklin married Ernest H. Husman, in Whiteside County.
Pete Franklin, in Surrey, England
I am looking for any information on my family from Pontotoc County, Mississippi. William Oscar Franklin married Augusta V. Tutor. Jerry L. Holloway
Earnest Franklin married Iona Middleton. I do not have any dates on them. Their daughter, Grace Franklin, married William Andy Mitchell. No dates on this either. Their daughter was Effie Mildred Mitchell. She married Harry Walter Cleveland. Irene Treihart
My end-of-line individual is John Franklin, born 25 Dec 1835, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York; died 15 Dec 1921 at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. My earliest record of him is the 1860 census where he is listed living in Watkins Post Office, Dix Township, Schuyler County, New York, with the Josiah D. Payne family where his profession was listed as machinist (page 822, HH 70/71). The 1865 New York State census shows John Franklin to be an owner of a foundry in Watkins, Schuyler County, New York at the foot of Decatur Street. Family papers indicate that he was operating the foundry as early as 1861. The census of 1850 from Fayette, Seneca County, New York, lists a John Franklin age 16 living with the Samuel and Triphina Wagoner family. The family included John Franklin, 4 children with the surname Jolly (ages 7-14), and 1 Wagoner, age 1. Only John was listed as going to school. I am not sure, of course, that this is my John Franklin.

John Franklin married Sarah Jane Smith of Caroline, Tompkins County, New York, in 1861. Her grandfather, Benjamin T. Leggett, and grandmother, Elizabeth DeWitt, were early settlers in Tompkins County. John was in business in Watkins (now Watkins Glen) until late in 1870, when he sold the business and moved to Dubuque, Iowa. He lived in Iowa and then bought a farm in Grant County, Wisconsin, working also as a machinist in local industry. In 1889, he moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he became a lumber mill superintendent.

John Franklinís death certificate in Tacoma, Washington, lists his parents as David Franklin and Sarah. However, this information was submitted by his second wife, and as she gave an incorrect birth year and some errors in regard to children of the first marriage, I feel I cannot rely on her information on parents. There is a David Franklin listed on 1840 New York census in Tompkins County, town of Groton with a son and 3 daughters, and again on the 1850 census with 2 sons (Levi and Morgan) and 3 daughters. However, his wife was Olivia and there is no record of a son John. This David is a descendant of the David Franklin and Mary Hubbard line.
Laurel Franklin Dearborn
Iím looking for information about John Franklin born, early 1800ís in Tennessee or Alabama. Married Sarah Caroline Manly/Manely in Marshall County, Alabama They had one known son, John W. Franklin, born 1858 to 1860 in Alabama. John, Sarah, and infant son, John, are listed in 1860 Marshall County, Alabama census. In 1870 there is a 10-year-old John W. Franklin listed in the house of Nancy Click in Jackson County, Alabama. I believe Nancy and Sarah are sisters. I have a little more information but canít confirm any of it. Betty Pigg
William Brawner Franklin, my 5th great-grandfather, was born about 1760 in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland. He married about 1779 to unknown first wife and they had at least 5 children:
Asa Franklin

Katherine Franklin married Eli Bowie (my line)
James Franklin
Sarah Franklin
Anna Jane Franklin

His first wife died between 1798 and about 1806. After her death, William and five children migrated to Stony Point in Abbeville District, South Carolina. Here he married 2) Sarah White. There were at least three children of this marriage:
George Franklin
Drucilla Franklin
Louisa Franklin

I believe William B. Franklin had at least three more children: Elizabeth Franklin, Mary Franklin and ______ but I donít have birth dates for them.

William B. Franklin died in Dec 1815 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, where his estate was probated in 1816.

William B. Franklinís parents are said to be William Franklin and Elizabeth Brawner. I would appreciate any evidence to confirm or refute this and would also like to find the name of his first wife.

I subscribed to the FFRU for years and have all issues up through Vol 43 but donít recall seeing anything on this Charles County, Maryland line.

Several years ago, Cecil D. Franklin and his brother George W. Franklin published a book Tracing Our Roots: A Franklin Genealogy on this line. They devoted eight pages to the line prior to the arrival of William B. Franklin in South Carolina. Most of the book relates to the familyís migration to Alabama and back to Georgia.

A Mr. Ted Olmstead has provided me with a good deal of research from primary sources.

A Dr. Ben Franklin shared with me the results of some professional research which he had commissioned. This relates to the Charles County, Maryland Franklins but not directly to William B. Franklin.

A 1791 list of subscribers to repair the Durham Parish Church, Charles County, Maryland lists the following Franklins: Francis B., Zephaniah, Sr., Zeph, Jr., Priscilla, Hezekiah, James, John, William R., Edward, William and John D.

I have copies of William B. Franklinís estate settlement documents from the Abbeville County, South Carolina courthouse.

In Tracing Our Roots, Cecil Franklin notes that William B. Franklin was a veteran of the American Revolution, having served with the Maryland Troops in Continental Service. He also links William B. back to a John Franklin who emigrated to the Maryland Colony prior to 1700 and died there at the age of 105 years. This John Franklin left a will which was probated on 24 Dec 1760 in Charles County.

Cecil Franklin provided some source citations but I have found some errors in the book and do not know how much weight can be given to his conclusions. I believe Cecil was in his 80s when the book was printed am almost certain that he is now deceased. The index to the book lists more than 700 names, mostly related to families that moved on to Alabama and Georgia, and I always check the index when a query is posted on the Franklin List. So far there has not been a hit.

My Franklin link is via Katherine Franklin (born about 1774, Charles County, Maryland; died 24 Jun 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina) daughter of William B. Franklin (born about 1760 Charles County, Maryland; died Dec 1815, Abbeville County, South Carolina) and his unknown first wife.

Bowies, Brawners and Franklins were members of Durham Parish Church. Ted Olmstead questions whether William B. Franklinís mother was a Brawner as Cecil Franklin states in his book.

Please let me know if this line is of interest to you.
Dennis Smith; 4708 Hwy. 25 N.; Hodges, SC 29653
I am looking for parents, siblings or ancestors of John F. Franklin, born about 1795, Franklin County, Virginia and died about 1830, in Franklin County, Virginia.

He married 1) Mary Wade (listed on the marriage license as ďMary WaidĒ, daughter of John Utley Wade and Alice Woodrum. Some sources list her father as Castleton Wade) on 21 Dec 1816 in Franklin County, Virginia.

Their children were: Owen Franklin, James Franklin, Peter Franklin and (Jane Franklin or Sarah Franklin) After the death of John F. Franklin, they were o rphaned and left Franklin County, Virginia for Scott County, Lee County, Russell County and Wise County.

After Mary died in 1825, John F. Franklin married 2) Sarah Ann Pugh on 31 Aug 1826 in Franklin County, Virginia.

Thanks for any assistance.
Ken Dotson

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