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9. Susannah WRIGHT7 was born (date unknown).

Married Walter Franklin. Marriage date is actually the bond date. Bondsman was Laughlin Flynn.

Susannah WRIGHT and Walter FRANKLIN were married on 15 September 1789 in Surry County, North Carolina.20 Walter FRANKLIN14 was born (date unknown).

Was John perhaps father or brother to Walter Franklin? Note the location of Frees Creek:
Surry Co NC Deed Book B:333-4 13 Oct 1783 NC Grant to John Franklin 200a branch Frees Crk, agreed line with Elkanah Lewis.

And there was a James Franklin in Surry:
Surry Co NC Deed Book C: 181 17 Dec 1784 John Thomas Longino to Thomas Addaman, farmer. 6p 150a draft of Yadkin R adj Thomas Addaman, Montgomery, half of 300a State Gr to Longino. Signed: John Thomas Longino. Wit: James Matis, Hugh Morris, James X Franklin

From J. Franklin: 1793 Stokes co Deed, Vol 2, p.5
14 May 1793. Thomas Flin to Walter Franklin for £100. 116 2/3 acres on Frees Creek. Old line of Flin's State Grant of 340 acres; 6 Dec 1792. Thomas (X) Flin. Wit: Laughlin Flin, James Coffey.


STOKES CO NC RECORD OF DEEDS, VOL. 2 1787-1793; Mrs. W. O. Absher & Mrs. Robert K. Hayes.
p.301 11 Apr 1796 Walter Franklin to Christian Hauser. $20 for 2 1/2 acres on Frees Creek. Adj the line bet sd Franklin & Hauser, tract sold sd Franklin by Thos. Flinn. Signed: Walter (x) Franklin. Wit: Jacob Lash, Martin Hoalder.


Surry Co NC Deed Abstracts G&H 1795-1800I
Carol Leonard Snow 1995
DB G, p.270 6 Aug 1797 Ezekiel Wilmoth to Walter Franklin. 150a South Fork Mitchell R adj Saml Scritchfield. Wit: John Williams, James (X) Franklin. Proved by James Franklin Surry Court Nov Term 1797


Origin of the family of Walter is unknown. Here are some possibilities from the Surry Co records

JOSEPH WINSTON HIS ENTRY BOOK, SURRY CO NC, LAND ENTRIES; 1778-1781 by Agnes M. Wells, Virginia G. Phillips, Carol J. Leonard; 1987
p.121/1391 John Franklin entered 200 acres in Surry on a branch of Frees Creek including his improvement whereon he now lives. [no date, but surrounding entries show 1779.] Warrant granted.
[A map found online shows this property very near that of Laughlin Flynn.]
p.173/2040 James Franklin entered 150 acres on the waters of Frees Creek adj John Frankling to include my improvement. [no date given, prob 1780]

Is Eady a sister to Walter?
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Eady Franklin
Groom: Silas Harris
Bond Date: 07 Dec 1801
County: Surry
Record #: 01 097
Bondsman: Walter Franklin
Bond #: 000144959


Surry Co NC Court Minutes 1796-1800
Vol II
Agnes M. Wells & Iris M. Harvey 1991
Thur 16, 1797 [Nov]
p.86 Deed from Ezekiel Wilmouth to Walter Franklin, proved by James Franklin & ordered registered.
Wed 16 May 1798
p.109 Walter & James Franklin were part of a 12-man jury to lay out a road beginning at or near the Brushey Fork of Mitchels' River near where the present road crosses, from thence the nearest & best way crossing the Little Mountain to Joseph Thompson's.


Surry Co NC Deed Abstracts 1800-1803 Vol. I
Carol Leonard Snow 1995
Bk I, p. 125 10 Dec 1800 Walter Franklin to Malekiah Franklin 200#'s 150a on south fork Mitchell R adj Saml Scritchfield. Walter (X Franklin. Proved Feb Term 1801 by Gidion Edwards and OR
Wit: G. Edwards, M. Franklin, Z. Riggs


Surry Co NC County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Vol III, 1801-1804
Iris M. Harvey & Agnes M. Wells 1992
Thur 12 Feb 1801
p.8 Deed from Walter Franklin to Malekiah Franklin proved by G. Edwards and ordered to be reg.
Tues 14 Feb 1804
p.142 Deed from Fielding Snow to Walter Franklin proved by oath of Robert Holbrook and OR


Surry Co NC Overseers of Roads 1807-1833
Agnes M. Wells & Carol L. Snow 1991
p.2 Aug Term 1807 Simeon Carter of road crossing Fishers Gap from the Island Ford to Walter Franklin's on Mitchel's River
p.5 Aug Term 1808
Walter Franklin from David Rigg's to his house at the Ford of the Creek
Martin Southard road from Ford of the Creek at Walter Franklins' to the Round Hill
p.11 Nov Term 1809 Peter Wood road from Island Ford on Yadkin near the Old Iron Works to the Ford on Mitchels R where Walter Franklin lives
p. 15 Nov Term 1810 Elkanah Woolf road in room of Walter Franklin from David Rigg's to Walter Franklin's House at the ford of the creeks
p.26 Aug Term 1813 Barret L. Martin - road in room of Peter Wood from Island Ford on Yadkin near the Old Iron Works to the Ford of Mtchells R where Walter Franklin lines


John Franklin, son of Walter & Susannah married Polly Jarvis on 30 Dec 1816 in Surry Co NC. They moved to White Co TN in 1818. The family moved on to Madison Co AR in 1836. Sons Jesse and Daniel moved on to Collin Co TX about 1844, and then to Parker Co TX in 1856. [Notes from J. Franklin, descendant]