Francis Marion Franklin
|About Francis Marion Franklin|
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.
Francis Marion Franklin
6/10/1817 - 9/6/1889
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)
At age 44 he enlisted as a Private in Capt. Thigpin's Company (Milton Dragoons) of Florida Volunteers.
Francis married Gatsey and had eight Children:
Eliza (1840 FL) married John T. Hall
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
|Census||8/7/1820 ||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 |
|Census||1/1/1830 ||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 |
|Census||1/1/1840 ||Newton GA (Baker County) ||22 yrs old |
| Roll: 37; Page: 35, line 17 - Frances M. Franklin:
one male - (20 thru 29),
two females - (Under 5),
one females - (20 thru 29),
one person - Deaf and Dumb - (Under 14),
one person - Insane and Idiots at Private Charge
|Census||11/26/1850 ||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. |
|Census||7/18/1860 ||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. |
|Military||3/10/1862 ||Rico's Bluff FL (Calhoun County) ||44 yrs old |
|Francis M. Franklin - Private in Capt. Thigpin's Company (Milton Dragoons), CSA Co. A, 2nd Florida Cavalry, Fla Volunteers. Muster roll: March 10 to April 30 1862, Enlisted: April 1, 1862, Where: Rico's Bluff, By: Capt. Thigpin, Period: for the war, Present or Absent: present, Remarks: Allowance for horse $12.00, bounty and clothing money due |
|Census||6/20/1870 ||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. || |
|Census||1/1/1880 ||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/Tombstone||6/10/1889 ||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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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.
||Rabun County formed.
||December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
||May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
||December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
||December 8 - Decatur County formed.
||December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
||Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
||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.
||December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
||Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
||Sumter County is formed.
||December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
||Walker County is formed.
||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.
||Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
||Chattooga County formed
||Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
||Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
||Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
||Taylor County formed.
||Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
||Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
||Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
||Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
||Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
||Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
||Oconee County formed.
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||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.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born about 1821 and died about 1879
|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...
|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...
|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.
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