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Francis Marion Franklin 

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Esom Davenport Franklin
1770 - 1841

Martha A. Talbert
1780 - 1832
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Francis Marion Franklin
6/10/1817 - 9/6/1889
Francis Marion Franklin was born on June 10, 1817 in Baldwin Co., Georgia and died on September 6, 1889 in Veron Parish, Louisiana. He lived to be 72 years old.

His parents were Esom Davenport Franklin (1770 VA - 1841 Early Co.GA) & Martha A. Talbert Franklin (1780 Wilkes Co. GA - 1832 GA). His Grandfather was David Franklin (1759)

Francis married Gatsey and had eight Children:
Eliza (1840 FL) married John T. Hall
Mary Elizabeth(1841)
Martha Ann (abt. 1845)-married Andrew Jackson Howard (Castor Cem. no dates)
Benjamin Henry (1848-1932)married Malissa M. Yon(1853)
Alice M.( 1856 -died in Bonifay,FL)married ____Hall
Marion Pierce (12/7/ 1858 - 9/10/1922) married Rebecca J. (1864-1930)
Charlie "Tom" B.(1859)-(moved to AK)
John W. (1867 FL)(moved to Louisiana)

After the death of Gatsey, Francis married Elizabeth Rebecca Merritt (5/27/1850 Perry Co. GA - 8/4/1829 LA). She was the widow of Robert Thomas Conner
Records
Census8/7/1820 GA (Baldwin County) 3 yrs old 
page # 1, line # 6 - Esom D. Franklin -Males - Under 10: 4, Males - 45 and over: 2, Females - Under 10: 2, Females - 10 thru 15: 1, Females - 26 thru 44: 1 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Houston County) 12 yrs old 
page 29, line#25 - Esom D. Franklin - Males - 5 thru 9: 2, Males - 10 thru 14: 2, Males - 15 thru 19: 2, Males - 60 thru 69: 1, Females - Under 5: 1, Females - 10 thru 14: 2, Females - 40 thru 49: 1 
Census11/26/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as family #424: Francis Franklin (male, age 33), Gadsy (female, age 29), Martha (female, age 7), Eliza (female, age 7), Mary (female, age 5), Benjamin (male, age 2) and Henry Egeston (male, age 23). Francis is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $300. Everyone was born in Georgia except the youngest child and Henry who were born in Florida. 
Census7/18/1860 Newton GA (Baker County) 43 yrs old 
Family #179: F.M. Franklin (age 43), P. Franklin (38), E. Franklin (20), B. H. Franklin (10), H. B. Franklin (8), P. Franklin (6), A. Franklin (4), Chas Franklin (2). F. M. is a farmer. They estate is valued at $700 and personal $ 1200. All born in GA. 
Census6/20/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 53 yrs old 
Recorded as family #15: F. M. Franklin (age 53), Gatsie M. (age 50), Marion P. (male, age 17), Alice M. (age 14), Charles B. (age 11). F. M. estimates the value of their estate to be $400. F. M. and Gatsia were born in Georgia and everyone else was born in Florida.

Their daughter Eliza Franklin (28)is listed with John W (age 7) as the next family #16.
Their son, family #13, Benji.F. Franklin (22-GA) & Mallissa M.(17-FL).
Shad Sutton (a farmer, age 65, born in NC) and Elizabeth Sutton (age 35) are recorded as family #18. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1880 LA (Vernon Parish County) 62 yrs old 
# 36 - F. Marion Franklin (age 63) and Elizabeth R. (30). Marion was born in GA, his father in VA and mother GA. Elizabeth was born in MS and her parents in AL. Marion is a farmer and Elizabeth keeps house.

(next door lives Elizabeth's brother #37 - Edmund Merritt) 
Graveyard/Tombstone6/10/1889 Leesville, Old Anacoco Cemetery LA (Vernon Parish County) 72 yrs old 
F. M. Franklin
Birth: Sep. 6, 1817
Death: Jun. 10, 1889 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Francis Franklin's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Francis, his family, and friends. For example, Francis is 3 years old when The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
AgeDateEvent
2 1819 Rabun County formed.
3 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
4 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
5 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
6 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
7 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
8 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
9 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
10 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
13 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
14 1831 Sumter County is formed.
15 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
16 1833 Walker County is formed.
19 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
20 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
21 1838 Chattooga County formed
30 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
33 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
34 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
35 1852 Taylor County formed.
36 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
37 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
39 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
40 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
41 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
53 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
58 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
13 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
22 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
27 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
36 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
39 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
42 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
48 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
52 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
60 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
62 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
72 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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11 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
17 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
44 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
45 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
65 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
68 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
3 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
13 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
18 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
20 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
23 1840 Oregon Trail is established
25 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
38 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
43 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
45 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
46 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
48 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
51 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
58 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
59 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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16 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Gatsey Sutton
Born about 1821 and died about 1879
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The Children of Francis Marion Franklin

Martha Ann Franklin
Born in Baker County, Georgia on December 5, 1837 and died in Veron Parrish, Louisiana on November 12, 1905. She was 67 years old.

She married Andrew Jackson Howard. He was the son of Edward Lemuel Howard and Lydia Stafford.

Andrew was a carpenter and a shipbuilder as well as a lighthouse keeper in the 1860's. Their daug...
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Mary Elizabeth Franklin
Born in Baker County, Georgia on November 13, 1844 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 17, 1918. She was 73 years old.

She married Eustace Studstill in about 1860. Their marriage didn't last long, he may have died in the Civil War. Family history says they had one or two children that died young.
She later marrie...
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Benjamin Henry Franklin
Born somewhere in Florida on an unknown day in March 1848 and died in Calhoun, Florida about 1932. He was 83 years old.

He married on 10/25/1868 to Melissa M. Yon.
Children:
  1. Benjamin Morgan (1/1875 -1955) - married Elmira Malissa McKeown (1887)
  2. Silas Higdon (4/20/1892-11/29/19...
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