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26. Mary Ann HIGGINBOTHAM14 was born on 17 October 1749 in Amherst County, Virginia. She died in Tennessee.

By 1798, when the slaves of Mary Ann's father were distributed, her allotment was "to Henry Franklin's legatees who are children of Maryann, daughter of the said Aaron Higginbotham dec'd". Obviously at that time Franklin had died and she had no children by Benjamin Arnold. In fact, she was married to Arnold by 1787.

Amherst Co DB F, p.124
5 Feb 1787 Benjamin Arnold and wife, Mary Ann, to Samuel Higginbotham and Henry Franklin. Conveys two slaves and personalty. Consideration 40£ and two negroes. [this may have been a mortgage deed or assigning of her future inheritance]

The dates for Mary Ann's Franklin children have apparently come from the "Harrison Bible, Glasgow, KY". I found them in a message board post.

Mary Ann HIGGINBOTHAM and Henry FRANKLIN were married about 1767.21 Henry FRANKLIN died on 3 June 1782 in Amherst County, Virginia.

Mary Ann HIGGINBOTHAM and Henry FRANKLIN had the following children:

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i.

Reuben FRANKLIN was born on 15 May 1769 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died in 1856 at the age of 87 in Barren County, Kentucky.

Married Matilda Caroline Harrison, 2 Nov 1796, Franklin Co, VA

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ii.

Aaron FRANKLIN was born on 2 September 1771 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 4 October 1833 at the age of 62.

Aaron married Milly Richardson, 23 Sep 1799, Franklin Co, VA

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iii.

Jasper L. FRANKLIN was born on 27 April 1773 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 26 March 1847 at the age of 73 in Kentucky.

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iv.

Peachey FRANKLIN was born on 27 August 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia.

Married Susannah Dillard, 20 Mar 1799, Amherst Co, VA

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v.

Anthony FRANKLIN was born on 17 July 1778 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 21 April 1859 at the age of 80 in Highland County, Ohio.

Married Mary "Polly" Nelson, 15 Feb 1802, Garrard Co, KY

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vi.

Henry Tarlton FRANKLIN was born on 17 April 1781 in Amherst County, Virginia.

Mary Ann HIGGINBOTHAM and Benjamin ARNOLD were married by 1787 in Amherst County, Virginia.21 Benjamin ARNOLD was born (date unknown).