Martha Ann Franklin
|About Martha Ann Franklin|
Martha Ann Franklin was born on December 5, 1837 in Baker County, Georgia and died on November 12, 1905 in Veron Parrish, Louisiana. She lived to be 67 years old.
Martha Ann Franklin
12/5/1837 - 11/12/1905
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 daughter Alice Ann recounts a story of a huge hurricane that had the family escaping the rising water by standing on tables in the lighthouse. The water came up to Alice's nose! They soon after moved to Veron Parrish, LA(story from Great granddaughter Leatha Betts)
Andrew Jackson (1858)
Mary Elizabeth (6/5/1859)
Alice Ann (8/20/1860)
Lemuel Marion (4/27/1863)
Lydia Ann (9/11/1865)
Eliza Ann (12/26/1867)
Martha Ann(3/27/1871) Herley (1884)
|Census||11/26/1850 ||7th District FL (Gadsden County) ||12 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||6/2/1860 ||St. Marks FL (Wakulla County) ||22 yrs old |
#52 -A. J. Howard (age 32),
Martha A. Howard (22),
Mary E. Howard (1). A. J. and Mary were born in FL, Martha in GA. A. J. is a carpenter.
|Census||7/9/1870 ||Marianna FL (Jackson County) ||32 yrs old |
|#373 - Andrew Howard (age 40)GA,
Martha Howard (34)GA,
Mary Stephens (23)Ga,
Allice Howard (8)FL,
Liddia Howard (6)FL,
Eliza Howard (2)FL,
John Dykes (8)FL. Andrew is a farmer. Their personal estate is valued at $100. Andrew and Martha state they can not read or write.
|Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Death Certificate||11/12/1905 ||Leesville, Old Anacoco Cemetery LA (Vernon Parish County) ||67 yrs old |
Birth: Dec. 5, 1837
Death: Nov. 12, 1905
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||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.
||Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
||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
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||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.
||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
Born on December 9, 1827 and died about 1885
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