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