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"There is great debate among the Franklin Family as to where this line came from.  1) Was it a branch of the great states men Ben Franklin from his brother.  2)  Was it part of another line of Franklin's that came to Virginia from England after the Revolutionary War.   3) Was it the Franklin's that first settled in Maryland then moved to Virginia? 4) Are these Franklin's part of the Tennessee Franklin's.  This author leans toward the later.  My reason is simple and unproved.  In my search the name of Jesse Franklin drops off and can not be found again unless you  go into Tennessee.   Like with my "Richard Gammon's" there is a Jesse in each Generation.   Ok this maybe to simple if you have a thought please share it with us!"

(1) 1. FRANKLIN - 1325

Spouse: Unknown - 1326

Children: Jesse - 1282

Wilson M. - 1352


(2) 1.1 Jesse FRANKLIN - 1282

Birth Date: Circa 1820/1830

Death Date: Circa 1864/1870

Occupation: Farmer

Notes:

Shown on the 1860 census for Post Office Walker's Church Virginia. Age 39 male & Value of Estate at 25. Household 217. 7 (2) Jesse is not shown on the 1870 Census in the household - there is a child listed on this census as "BEZA" age given as 15; note that this child is not shown on the 1860 census?7 (note The early census records indicate that Jesse and Elizabeth were born in Virginia, could read and write. There are obvious errors in the these records regardless of who made them).

Research:

Be advised that the dates are not right for this Jesse Franklin but I have found a Jesse Franklin in Bedford Co. TN - Listed in the The Democratic Clarion & Tennessee Gazette Published by Thomas G. Bedford. No date Vol. III, No. CV Taxes remaining due for 1809 - shows a Jesse Franklin with 1000 Acres Situation Elk River double taxes due. 4) Same Jesse Franklin in item 2 above is again listed for Delinquent taxes Bedford Co1, Ran. 3

The 1870 Census also shows: Fred Franklin 30; Martha B. or S 34; Robert H. 2; Samuel D. 6 months.7

Spouse: Elizabeth Heath - 1329

Birth Date: About 1830

Death Date: 20 Sep 1886

Spouse Notes:

Shown on Census 1860 Appomattox County Va. Walker's Church Virginia Post office Virginia household #217 wife of Jesse Franklin; her age is shown as 307.  Shown on the 1870 census at age 66? This must be an error?

Marriage Date: 1845

Children: Sarah Elizabeth - 1344

Frederick H. - 1328

Lucy - 1331

John L - 1330

William A. - 1332

Jesse - 1304

Robert Bause - 1698


(3) 1.1.1a Sarah Elizabeth FRANKLIN* - 1344

Birth Date: 1862

Death Date: 1 Sep 1948

Notes:

1) Needs to be verified but maybe Jesse & Frederick's' sister. She married a Joseph William Goin, confederate solider and then later married a Brown? So also may have been married to a Edmonson?7

2) not shown on 1860 Census for Appomattox County Virginia, shown on the 1870 as age 87

3) We have been given a dob for Sarah E. as 1872, a reliable family member and source which would make the census record wrong????; On marriage to Conrod Brown gives age as 24. 7

Spouse: Jospeh William Goin - 1375

Occupation: Confedrate Solider

Other Spouses Conrad Brown Sr - 1376


(3) 1.1.1b Sarah Elizabeth FRANKLIN* - 1344

(See above)

Spouse: Conrad Brown Sr - 1376

Birth Date: 1844

Death Date: 1908

Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1889

Children: William Henry - 1374

Mary Elizabeth - 1551

Josephine - 1553

Flossie Ann - 1557

Conrad R. - 1559

Sallie Virginia - 1560

Other Spouses Jospeh William Goin - 1375


(4) 1.1.1b.1 William Henry BROWN - 1374

Birth Date: 15 Nov 1884

Death Date: 2 Feb 1961

Spouse: Mary Ruth FRANKLIN - 1345

Spouse Father: Frederick H. FRANKLIN - 1328 (1846-)

Spouse Mother: Martha Goin - 1377 (1834-1907)

Spouse Notes:

Was raised by Frederick Franklin7

Children: Berkley - 1346

William Curtis - 1529

Ruth Alice - 1530

Marvin Whitney - 1548

Martha Eunice - 1549

Margaret Idell - 1550


(4) 1.1.1b.2 Mary Elizabeth Brown - 1551

Birth Date: 1 Feb 1890

Spouse: Jesse Bascomb Burley - 1552


(4) 1.1.1b.3 Josephine Brown - 1553

Birth Date: 27 Sep 1892

Spouse: Willard Wingfield Woodall - 1554

Children: Frances - 1555

Emma - 1556


(4) 1.1.1b.4 Flossie Ann Brown - 1557

Death Date: 1985

Spouse: Edgar L. Hurdle - 1558


(4) 1.1.1b.5 Conrad R. Brown Jr - 1559

Birth Date: 24 Jun 1892

Death Date: 6 Jun 1963

Spouse: Fannie Mariah Goin - 1527

Spouse Father: Richard Goin Sr - 1525

Spouse Mother: Evaletta FRANKLIN - 1524


(4) 1.1.1b.6 Sallie Virginia Brown - 1560

Birth Date: 21 Nov 1906

Death Date: 26 Dec 1993

Spouse: J. Eugene Dunaway Jr - 1561

Death Date: 4 Jul 1957


(3) 1.1.2a Frederick H. FRANKLIN* - 1328

Birth Date: Circa 1846/1847

Civil War Vet.

Notes:

1) shown on the 1860 census house hold #217.1 age 13 not shown on 1870 census7

2) Fought in the Civil War for a man named Jones. He was promised by Jones and rec'd ? acres for fight in Jones place. Some of his descendants still live on part of this land.7

Spouse: Martha Goin - 1377

Birth Date: 1834

Death Date: 22 May 1907

Spouse Research:

Not sure whether Martha was MariEtta's sister (parents were William and Elizabeth Gowin) who married Frederick or Martha Gowin dau of Samuel & Susan Gowin also in the 1860 census. MariEtta's bible includes an entry that Martha Whorley departed 12/26/1837

Children: Clifton Edward - 1281

Robert - 1295

Sam Dibrel - 1297

Thomas S. - 1445

Frederick - 1503

Mary Ruth - 1345 (Adopted)

Other Spouses Bessie CONNER - 1299


(4) 1.1.2a.1a Clifton Edward FRANKLIN Sr* - 1281

Birth Date: Circa 1875/1877

Death Date: 1959

Spouse: Annie Walker SMITH - 1286

Children: Floris - 1287

James W. - 1288

Wesley - 1289

David M. - 1290

Mattie - 1291

Annie Mabel - 1292

Other Spouses Martha Wooten - 1378


(4) 1.1.2a.1b Clifton Edward FRANKLIN Sr* - 1281

(See above)

Spouse: Martha Wooten - 1378

Birth Date: 1874

Birth Place: Buckingham County, Virginia

Death Date: 1910

Children: Martha Ann - 1284

Cliff E. - 1285

Early - 1379

Julian - 1381

Other Spouses Annie Walker SMITH - 1286


(4) 1.1.2a.2 Robert FRANKLIN - 1295

Birth Date: 1869

Death Date: 1 Jan 1942

Alias: Bob Franklin

Spouse: Cora WOOTTEN - 1296

Birth Place: Buckingham, VA

Children: James George - 1323

David Ernest - 1446

Virginia - 1448

Lucy A. - 1471

Robert Sterling - 1473

Frederick - 1480

Cora Bessie - 1482

Mamie - 1484

Mazie - 1485

Mary E - 1487


(4) 1.1.2a.3 Sam Dibrel FRANKLIN - 1297

Birth Date: 1871

Death Date: 3 Feb 1950

Alias: Dibble Franklin

Notes:

Sam Dibrel may have had a second wife Margaret last name unknown at this time

Spouse: Lou AMOS - 1298

Birth Place: Buckingham County, VA

Children: Rowan - 1498

Sam - 1499

John - 1500

Lynn - 1501

Annie - 1502


(4) 1.1.2a.4 Thomas S. FRANKLIN - 1445

Birth Date: 1867

Death Date: Before 1870


(4) 1.1.2a.5 Frederick FRANKLIN Jr. - 1503

Birth Date: 1873


(4) 1.1.2a.6 Mary Ruth FRANKLIN - 1345

(See duplicate branch above)


(3) 1.1.2b Frederick H. FRANKLIN* - 1328

(See above)

Spouse: Bessie CONNER - 1299

Birth Date: 25 Dec 1889

Death Date: 22 Jul 1958

Marriage Date: 1910

Children: Lizzie - 1302

Jesse James - 1333 (Twin)

Dewitt - 1303 (Twin)

Mary - 1451

Courtney Frederick - 1300

Other Spouses Martha Goin - 1377


(4) 1.1.2b.1 Lizzie FRANKLIN - 1302

Birth Date: 21 Dec 1913

Notes:

1) not shown on the 1860 census house hold #217

Spouse: E. H. Steadman - 1450


(4) 1.1.2b.2 Jesse James FRANKLIN - 1333

Birth Date: 15 Jun 1919

Spouse: Violet Carrico - 1334


(4) 1.1.2b.3 Dewitt FRANKLIN - 1303

Birth Date: 15 Jun 1919

Alias: Witt Franklin


(4) 1.1.2b.4 Mary FRANKLIN - 1451

Birth Date: 7 May 1916

Spouse: Howard Ferguson - 1452


(4) 1.1.2b.5 Courtney Frederick FRANKLIN - 1300

Notes:

1) Is not shown on the 1860 Census at household #217 - maybe younger?

Spouse: Margaret FRANKLIN - 1301

Alias: Margie Franklin

Spouse Father: Harrison Franklin - 1449

Spouse Mother: Virginia FRANKLIN - 1448 (1892-)

Children: Lillian - 1507

Rose - 1509

Susie - 1511

John Courtney - 1513

Roland - 1514

Frank - 1515

Lynn - 1516

Sam - 1517


(3) 1.1.3 Lucy FRANKLIN - 1331

Birth Date: Circa 1848

Notes:

1) shown in 1860 census houldhold #217.2 age 12; shown on 1870 as age 217

2) 1900 census shows that she was living with brother Bause (Robert?) Franklin14


(3) 1.1.4 John L FRANKLIN - 1330

Birth Date: 18 Jul 1849

Birth Place: 14 1900 Census

Alias: John Lawson Franklin

Notes:

1) Shown on 1860 Census at age 10, household 217.3

Not sure that Walker is this John's Son. Family stories stated he was a hermit and never married7

Spouse: Elizabeth Goin - 1518

Birth Date: 26 Jun 1850

Birth Place: 14 1900 Census

Children: Walker - 1348

Wesley J. - 1519

Thomas - 1520

Edward - 1521

Geneva Bernice - 1522

Evaletta - 1524

Allie Jane Meady - 1568


(4) 1.1.4.1 Walker FRANKLIN - 1348

Birth Date: 12 Jul 1887

Birth Place: 14 1900 Census

Alias: Ernest ?

Notes:

Not sure that Walker is this John's Son. Family stories stated he was a hermit and never married


(4) 1.1.4.2 Wesley J. FRANKLIN - 1519

Birth Date: 21 Dec 1878


(4) 1.1.4.3 Thomas FRANKLIN - 1520

Birth Date: 19 Feb 1881


(4) 1.1.4.4 Edward FRANKLIN -

Birth Date: 15 Dec 1884


(4) 1.1.4.5 Geneva Bernice FRANKLIN - 1522

Birth Date: 6 Sep 1983

Birth Place: 14 1900 Census

Spouse: Murray - 1523


(4) 1.1.4.6 Evaletta FRANKLIN - 1524

Spouse: Richard Goin Sr - 1525

Children: Mary Frances - 1526

Fannie Mariah - 1527

Richard - 1562

Early - 1563

Wiley - 1564

Frank - 1565

Jake - 1566

Ruben Mosley - 1567


(4) 1.1.4.7 Allie Jane Meady FRANKLIN - 1568

Spouse: Henry Harrison Goin - 1569

Children: Carrie - 1570

Flora - 1572

Katie Margaret - 1574

Etta - 1576

Ethel - 1578

Dabney Herbert - 1581

David Harrison - 1583

Doctor Walkner - 1585

Ernest - 1586


(3) 1.1.5 William A. FRANKLIN - 1332

Birth Date: ? 1854

Notes:

1) shown on the 1860 Census as age 6 house hold #217.5; shown on the 1870 census age 10


(3) 1.1.6 Jesse FRANKLIN II - 1304

Birth Date: Circa 2 Mar 1848

Death Date: 23 Mar 1944

Burial Place: Appomattox/Buckingham, VA State Park

Notes:

Shown on the 1860 census - he is shown at age 8? this would make his birth year 1852 not the birth year as found in my research notes - The family bible show his DOB as 03/02/1849; Died 03/02(23)/1944 and married MariEtta Gowin 05/11/1874, the bible is with Wesley. Shown on 1870 census age 17 7 The bible belonged to Mary E. Goins in the bible she did not spell her name as one word. Mary E. was nicknamed Metna by her Grandpa.7

History:

Before his death he acquired 400-600 acres of land along "Fishpond Creek" near Vera Virginia. He deeded 200 acres and a white frame house to the Wife his son Abdalh B. #1306; and her children sometime in the 1930's. This house was later sold to a great nephew Berkley Brown #1346 by Ella Gobble Franklin.

In the late 1930's Jesse sold his remaining farm land to the State to become part of the "Appomattox-Buckingham State Park. The Franklin Family Cemetery is located there but the House Jesse #1304 and Mary Etta #1305 lived in most of their lives burned down. Berkley Brown #1346 states that Abdalh #1306 bought some of the land from the "Old Tom Harvey" place and put up a cabin where the three of them lived until Jesse's death in 1947.

Jesse is buried in the old family cemetery along with his wife, his son Jesse Helium #1338; two of Abdalh #1306 children. LuEtta #1308 never married and produced no off-spring. She is buried in the Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery. She died 1961. Abdalh #1306 is buried in the Beasley Family Cemetery. He died 10/12/1949.

(My Grandfather with local other family members found the grave sites this past spring (1998).  They cleaned up the plot and my grandfather has plans for new marks)

Spouse: Mary Etta GOWEN - 1305

Birth Date: 4 Apr 1845

Death Date: 15 Mar 1903

Burial Place: Appomattox/Buckingham, VA State Park

Alias: Mari Etta Goin;Gowin;Nickname From Grandfather Metna;

Spouse Father: William Gowin - 1259

Marriage Date: 11 Aug 1874

Children: Abdalh B. - 1306

Addie - 1335

Abraham Frank - 1337

Jesse Helium - 1338

LouEtta - 1339

Rosen - 1272


(4) 1.1.6.1 Abdalh B. FRANKLIN - 1306

Birth Date: 14 Oct 1875

Death Date: 12 Oct 1949

Burial Place: Beasley Cemetery, Appomattox Co., Unmarked

Alias: Ab Franklin

Spouse: Ella GOBBLE - 1307

Birth Date: 19 Nov 1894

Death Date: 7 Jun 1968

Marriage Date: 1894

Divorced: About Dec 1939

Children: Louetta - 1308

Etta - 1309

Beulah - 1310

Lewis Oliver - 1311

Alexander - 1340

Abdalh B. - 1313

Benjamin - 1315

Clarence - 1316

Cary Junson - 1317

Thomas Jefferson - 1318


(4) 1.1.6.2 Addie FRANKLIN - 1335

Birth Date: 21 Sep 1879

Death Date: 27 Dec 1927

Spouse: William GARRETT - 1336

Birth Date: 23 May 1872

Death Date: 1957

Alias: William GARRETTE

Children: Jessie Catherine - 1364

Mary Florence - 1359

Willie Bernard - 1362

Margaret Catherine - 1358

Beulah Mae - 1361

Leonard Loflin - 1343

John Wesley - 1342


(4) 1.1.6.3a Abraham Frank FRANKLIN* - 1337

Birth Date: 23 Nov 1877

Death Date: About 1958

Death Place: Weston Sanitarium

Alias: Frank Franklin

Spouse: Anne - 1260

Marriage Place: Gilmer County West Virginia

Other Spouses Mildred Snodgrass - 1629


(4) 1.1.6.3b Abraham Frank FRANKLIN* - 1337

(See above)

Spouse: Mildred Snodgrass - 1629

Other Spouses Anne - 1260


(4) 1.1.6.4 Jesse Helium FRANKLIN - 1338

Birth Date: 25 Feb 1882

Death Date: 2 Dec 1907

Burial Place: Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetary

Notes:

Family story is that Jesse Hulim was called to serve in WWI he jumped off the ship. Jesse Helium came back home and died of pneumonia. The family bible states his death as 1907 - The USA did not enter WWI until 1917 - however there was a police action were the USA Occupied Nicaragua for serveral years starting in 1907. Or was this a misprint in the bible?


(4) 1.1.6.5 LouEtta FRANKLIN - 1339

Birth Date: 1885

Death Date: 19 Oct 1961

History:

Louu Etta lived with her father Jesse all of her life. She was mildly mentally handicaped and never married.


(4) 1.1.6.6 Rosen FRANKLIN - 1272

Birth Date: 19 Jun 1888

Birth Place: Vera Appomattox Co. VA

Death Date: 4 Mar 1954

Death Place: Hyattsville, MD

Burial Place: Adelphi, Maryland

Occupation: Coal Miner

Notes:

1) Methodist7

History:

Rosen left home at an early age to follow his brother Abraham #1337 to West Virgnia after the death of his mother at age 14. He worked in timbering, mining and other related jobs and building of the railroad lines.

Physically he was a strong handsome man about 6'1 with black hair and blue eyes. Audra Brown #1380 was quoted as saying often "She never had a son as handsome as his father". Rosen liked good clothes and was stylish. Per his daughter Agatha #1277 writes- "Rosen often short tempered and more difficult to live with. Although there were conflicts these were seldom exhibited before the children"7 After his marriage they moved to Appomattox to live with Rosen's father Jesse II #1304, a widower.

After the birth of their son James Arthur the family moved to West Virginia along the Little Kanawha river and later in the Stouts Mill area, alond side Audra's parents. Later they purchased a farm from Audra's parents. They built a house and farmed until 1922 until they moved to Webster Springs WVA, where Rosen worked in the coal mines.

Rosen was injuried in a mine accident.  In 1942 Audra and Rosen moved to Washington DC and purchased a rooming house.

Spouse: Audra Leola BROWN - 1380

Birth Date: 26 Apr 1886

Birth Place: Harrison County WVA

Christen Place: Hyattsville, MD

Death Date: 16 Apr 1963

Death Place: Hyattsville, MD

Burial Place: Adelphi, Maryland

Occupation: Home Maker - Worked Also At Hecht Co.

Spouse Father: Woodville BROWN - 1391 (1860-1942)

Spouse Mother: Minnie Mae SOMMERVILLE - 1392 (1865-1950)

Spouse Notes:

1) Methodist7

Spouse History:

Audra had straight auburn hair and blue eyes. She was 5'6 tall with a good sense of humor and was a wonderful story teller.

Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1910

Marriage Place: Oakland, Maryland

Children: Marietta Mae - 1273

James Arthur - 1266

Zella Esther - 1275

Jessie Woodville - 1276

Betty Merle - 1278 (Stillborn)

Brenny Burl - 562 (Twin)

Agatha Leah - 1277

Teddy Lindburgh - 1279


(3) 1.1.7 Robert Bause FRANKLIN - 1698

Birth Date: 1861


(2) 1.2 Wilson M. FRANKLIN - 1352

Birth Date: About 1825

Notes:

Wilson M. Franklin shown as 218 and  William Franklin shown as 234 on the 1860 census index for Appomattox County compiled by Stuart McDearmon Farrar were Jesse's brothers. I have not yet been able to identify his parents although Reuben Franklin who came from Stafford County to Appomattox as shown in the 1850 census records, taken from microfilm at the National Archivesis a possibility: Rueben Franklin 69; Lassile(?) wife 59; Sarah 30; Catherine 20; Amanda B. 18; America S. 15.7

Spouse: Martha - 1353

Birth Date: About 1833

Children: Emily - 1354

William A - 1355

Joel - 1356

Albert - 1357


(3) 1.2.1 Emily FRANKLIN - 1354

Birth Date: About 1853


(3) 1.2.2 William A FRANKLIN - 1355

Birth Date: About 1855


(3) 1.2.3 Joel FRANKLIN - 1356

Birth Date: 1857


(3) 1.2.4 Albert FRANKLIN - 1357

Birth Date: About 1859






 

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