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Covington County, Alabama Reunion
Posted by: Lisa Franklin (ID *****3909) Date: June 30, 2005 at 06:57:34
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The Franklin's of Covington County, Alabama are planning their 2006 family reunion. We are presently updating our mailing list, so family members please email us at zephyr0035@yahoo.com to verify that we have a correct current address for you. If you think you may be part of this family, but are not certain, email us for more information. Below are 3 generations of descendants of Willson & Tempy Franklin, Covington County residents.
Some other common surnames in this family are: ADAMS, BASS, BEASLEY, BENNETT, BROWN, BURDICK, COOPER, DIAMOND, DUNCAN, HART, HASSELL, HITSON, HOGG, HUCKABA, JOHNSON, KILGORE, LUNSFORD, MADDOX, McLELLAND, NICHOLS, O'NEAL, PARKER, PAUL, PRESTWOOD, RALEY, ROLLINS, SHARPE, SMITH, SOWELL, and TAYLOR in Covington County, AL.
Sincerely,
Lisa R. Franklin


First Generation

1. Willson Franklin was born about 1780 in Georgia or South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Covington County, Alabama. 1830 census of Covington Co., AL p238- m) -5=1, 5-10=2, 30-40=1, f)-5=1, 10-15=1, 15-20=1, 30-40=1. He died about 1836 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He had a family history article appear in The Andalusia Star News in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 22 JAN 2000. He was buried in Covington County, Alabama.

Willson Franklin and Temperance (Tempy) Straughn were married in 1822 in Alabama. Temperance (Tempy) Straughn was born about 1788 in South Carolina. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: received] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Dismissed] She appeared in the census in 1820 in Conecuh County, Alabama State Census. She appeared in the census in 1830 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1840 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 30 APR 1850 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. She owned land on 22 JAN 1851 in SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, T4 R14, Covington County, Alabama. She owned land, 39.87 acres, on 1 JAN 1852 in SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of S10 T4N R14E, Covington County, Alabama. She owned land on 21 AUG 1855 in T4 R14 S10, Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 30 JAN 1860 in Conecuh River, Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. She appeared in the census in 1866 in Covington County, Alabama State Census. She died about 1868 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Appears on 1820 fed. census for Conecuh Co, AL as Tempy STRAUGHN with 3 young daughters. A Fielding STRAUGHN also appears on this census in same county. Believe there is a connection between Tempy & this Fielding STRAUGHN-both likely children of John Straughn of NC->GA. Name of one of the daughters from 1820 census was Mary STRAUGHN who m. Riley BASS. Other 2 daughters names unknown at this time. Name of these three daughter's father, also unknown. Covington Co, AL census records: 1830 (Willson); 1840 (Tempy); 1850 p131 hh#53/53; 1860 hh#74/74; 1866 state census. Date of death based on the fact that Tempy appears on 1866 AL state census for Covington Co. but is deceased by 1870 fed. census. Probably buried at Farimount Baptist Church, but no proof.

SOURCES: Minute Book I of Mars Hill Baptist Church Oconee (formerly Clarke) County, GA; 1840 Covington Co., AL census p321- m)10-15=2, 15-20=2, f)10-15=1, 15-20=1, 50-60=1; 1850 Covington Co., AL census p131-hh#53/53, Tempy FRANKLIN-61-SC, William FRANKLIN-27-AL, James FRANKLIN-25-AL, John FRANKLIN-23-AL, Serena FRANKLIN-21-AL, Green FRANKLIN-18-AL; hh#54/54, Riley BASS-26-AL, Mary BASS-29-AL, James BASS-3-AL, John BASS-1-AL; 1860 Covington Co., AL census p11-hh#74/74, Temperance FRANKLIN-72-seamstress-SC, Serena FRANKLIN-30-AL, Green T. FRANKLIN-3-AL, Mary E. FRANKLIN-3/12-AL; 1866 Covington Co., AL state census p7, m)-10=1, f)-10=1, 20-30=1, 60-70=1; "The Folks from Pead Ridge" by Wiley D. WARD p136-8.

Buried Covington County, AL, site unknown but probably Farimount Cemetery at Red Level. LAND GRANT #10610 01-01-1852 SW1/4 OF NW1/4;S10;T4N;R14E; Conecuh Co., AL State Census 1819. Willson Franklin and Temperance (Tempy) Straughn had the following children:

+2 i. William H. Franklin (born about 1823).
+3 ii. James Wilson Franklin (born in OCT 1825).
+4 iii. John A. Franklin (born in 1827).
+5 iv. Serena T. (Reen) Franklin (born about 1830).
+6 v. Green T. Franklin (born about 1832).



Second Generation

2. William H. Franklin was born about 1823 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He owned land on 25 JAN 1851 in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, T4 R14 S10, Covington County, Alabama. He owned 39.9 acreas on 1 JAN 1852 in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of S10 T4 R14E, Covington County, Alabama. He owned land on 2 FEB 1855 in T4 R14 S18, Covington County, Alabama. He owned land on 1 AUG 1855 in S10 T4 R14 , Covington County, Alabama. He owned 29.81 acres on 1 SEP 1858 in NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 S2 T4N R14E, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. He appeared in the census in 1866 in Covington County, Alabama State Census. He appeared in the census on 3 AUG 1870 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Covington County, Alabama. W. H. FRANKLIN Self M Male W 64 AL Farmer GA NC
Eliza FRANKLIN Wife M Female W 44 AL Keeping House SC AL
Julia FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL
Eliza FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 15 AL AL AL
Avry FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 13 AL AL AL
Frances FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 10 AL AL AL
Mary FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 8 AL AL AL
Eugena FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 5 AL AL AL
... FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 7M AL AL AL
George FRANKLIN Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL
On 20 NOV 1890 he was appointed a Justice of Peace in Precinct 6-Loango, Covington County, Alabama. On 21 JUL 1891 he was appointed a constable in Precinct 6-Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 25 NOV 1896 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He served as a private in the military from 26 APR 1963 to 22 JUN 1865 in Company I, 6th Regiment of Alabama Cavalry, CSA. W. H. Franklin Enlisted April 26, 1863, in Covington County, Alabama. William Franklin Paroled June 22, 1865, at Montgomery, Alabama. 5-7 tall, dark hair and a dark complexion.
He was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. Pvt. Co. I, 6th Alabama regiment, CSA. SOURCES: CSA pension application record of widow Eliza; Interview Curtis FRANKLIN, Andalusia, AL; Interview Pearl FRANKLIN, Andalusia, AL; copy of original homestead certificate #19402 dated 01 SEP 1858 for "the North East quarter of the North East quarter of section two in Township four North of Range fourteen East in the district of lands subject to sale at Elba, Alabama containing thirty nine acres and eighty one hundreths of an acre, according to the Official Plat of the Survey of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said Tract has been purchased by the said William H. Franklyn." Civil War Records-Office Provost Marshal, Montomgery, AL June 27, 1865 describes William as 5'9" tall with dark hair, gray eyes, and dark complexion.

William H. Franklin and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Williams were married on 5 APR 1857 in Alabama. Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Williams (daughter of John L. Williams) was born on 25 AUG 1832 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 20 MAY 1910 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died on 31 MAR 1924 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried on 1 APR 1924 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star Daily, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 11 APR 1924.

"The Andalusia Daily Star" 11 APR 1924 p3: "Mrs. Eliza Jane Franklin, of Covington's oldests citizens, 92 years of aged died at her home near Loango, March 31. Mrs. Franklin was born August 25, 1832, near Red Level. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Williams. In 1853 at the age of 20 years she was married to William H. Franklin; came with him to his homestead near Loango and there she spent her remaining years living at the same place for 72 years. It was interesting to hear her relate the experiences of her young married life telling of her experience during the Civil War. To this happy union, eight children were born: seven girls and one boy. Her husband passed away 29 years ago, also six of her children preceded her to the grave. Mrs. Franklin was the grandmother of 35 children; the great grandmother of 15 children. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. George H. Shears in Fair Mount cemetery. The deceased is survived by two children. Mrs. Eliza Jane Hart of River Falls, and Mr. George Willis Franklin of Red Level, Route A." She was buried in 1924 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Curt Franklin remembers his great-grandma Eliza. He says she was a large woman and he recalls sitting in her lap as a youngster.

Another story about Eliza talks about her time during the Civil War. Knowing that Union soldiers were in the area, Eliza took what provisions and farm animals she had and hid time in a ditch or ravine at the woods out back from the home. By this means she managed to save what little they had from the soldiers and keep it for her family. William H. Franklin and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Williams had the following children:

+7 i. Saphronia Abigail Franklin (born about 1858).
+8 ii. Julie Ann Franklin (born on 14 NOV 1859).
+9 iii. Eliza Jane Franklin (born on 26 APR 1866).
+10 iv. Ara Ellen Franklin (born on 24 MAR 1866).
+11 v. Salonia Frances Franklin (born on 5 NOV 1868).
+12 vi. Mary F. (Mollie) Franklin (born in APR 1871).
+13 vii. George Willis Franklin (born on 1 AUG 1874).
+14 viii. Florence Franklin (born in OCT 1879).

3. James Wilson Franklin was born in OCT 1825 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 30 SEP 1850 in Covington County, Alabama. He owned 119.63 acres on 1 NOV 1858 in W 1/2 of NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of S10 T4 R14E, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. He served as a private in the military from 28 APR 1863 to 1 JUN 1865 in Company I, 6th Regiment of Alabama Cavalry, CSA. J. W. Franklin Enlisted April 28, 1863, in Covington County, Alabama. Paroled June 1, 1865, at Montgomery, Alabama. 5-10 tall, dark hair, grey eyes, and a dark complexion.
He appeared in the census in 1866 in Covington County, Alabama State Census. He appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1870 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Covington County, Alabama. James W. FRANKLIN Self W Male W 55 AL Farmer SC SC
Eliza FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 25 AL Keeping House AL AL
Amanda FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 23 AL AL AL
Temperance FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 19 AL AL AL
John FRANKLIN Son S Male W 16 AL Farm Laborer AL AL


Margarete FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 11 AL AL AL
Martha FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 9 AL AL AL
William FRANKLIN Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL
Pleaspertran FRANKLIN GSon S Male W 3 AL AL AL
Mary FRANKLIN GDau S Female W 10M AL AL AL
He died between 1900 and 1910. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He was buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Loango, Covington County, Alabama. CSA Co I, 6th Alabama Cavalry regiment, enlisted 25 SEP 1863 honorably discharged on 18 MAR 1865. CSA Pension Application Packet. Civil War Records-Office Provost Marshal, Montomgery, AL June 1, 1865 describes James W. as 5'10" tall with dark hair, gray eyes, and dark complexion.

James Wilson Franklin and Jemima Priscilla (Prissy) Williams were married about 1854 in Alabama. Jemima Priscilla (Prissy) Williams (daughter of Cintha ?) was born in 1835 in Alabama. She died between 1870 and 1880 in Alabama. She was buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Loango, Covington County, Alabama. James Wilson Franklin and Jemima Priscilla (Prissy) Williams had the following children:

15 i. Eliza J. Franklin was born in 1855 in Covington County, Alabama.
+16 ii. Amanda Franklin (born in APR 1856).
17 iii. James Wilson Franklin Jr. was born on 4 MAR 1857 in Covington County, Alabama. He died on 23 JAN 1944 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He was buried on 24 JAN 1944 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 26 JAN 1944. He had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 27 JAN 1944. SOURCES: Foreman Brown Funeral Home Records, Andalusia, AL account #335, James Wilson FRANKLIN, born 04 MAR 1857, died 23 JAN 1944, aged 86 years, father-James Wilson FRANKLIN, mother-Prissy WILLIAMS, buried at Fairmount; "The Montgomery Advertiser" 26 JAN 1944-Franklin, James Wilson, 86, died in Andalusia Sunday. Surviving are a brother, W.T. FRANKLIN of Montgomery; a neice and 7 nephews. The funeral was held from Fairmount Baptist Church at Red Level Monday at 2pm, the Rev. Olen WILSON officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Foreman Funeral Home directing; "The Covington News" 27 JAN 1944, front page-WHO WAS THIS MAN? In James Stewart's latest book, Taps for Private Tussia, we are given a story based upon the fact that they used the wrong corpse when they thought they were burying Clem Tussie. Following is a story of a man who gave his name as James Wilson FRANKLIN, and who was identified by his brother who lives in Montgomery as the true James Wilson FRANKLIN, and who died at the welfare home here in Andalusia and who was buried at Fairmount Church, Red Level, Monday, and, following the funeral who should turn up in Andalusia but the real James Wilson FRANKLIN. Here is the story related by the Foreman Funeral Home's Manager: Several weeks ago a man came to Andalusia and gave his name as Mr. GREEN. He was a sewing machine mechanic (he claimed), he was taken ill at Keys Boarding House and Mrs. Dell O'NEAL HART was called. She sent him to a local hospital were he stayed for several weeks. Mrs. HART later moved him to the Welfare Home on Dunson Street, where he was visited by a number of people and some of them identified him as James Wilson FRANKLIN and he admitted that was his name. Mrs. HART spent a large sum of money trying to find his people, but all in vain. He died Sun. morning at 1 o'clock. FRANKLIN's only brother lived in Montgomery, and he came Sunday and identified the man as his brother. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Fairmount Church in Red Level. Late Monday afternoon James Wilson FRANKLIN showed up in Andalusia. He was asked if he was not dead and buried Monday afternoon and he said H*** No. So Mrs. HART is busy trying to find out who was buried Monday at Fairmount. Foreman Funeral Home directing."
+18 iv. Temperance P. (Temp) Franklin (born in FEB 1861).
+19 v. John Thomas Franklin (born in MAR 1865).
+20 vi. Margarete F. Franklin (born in FEB 1870).
+21 vii. William Taylor Franklin (born on 11 MAY 1871).
+22 viii. Martha J. (Mattie) Franklin (born in SEP 1872).

4. John A. Franklin1 was born in 1827 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 30 SEP 1850 in Covington County, Alabama. On 1 AUG 1853 he bought 39.92 acres described as NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, S23 T4N R14E in Covington County, Alabama. On 1 SEP 1858 he bought 39.97 acres described as SE1/4SW1/4 S14 T4N R14E in Covington County, Alabama. On 1 NOV 1858 he bought 40.11 acres described as SE1/4SW1/4 S3 T4N R14E in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. He appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Covington County, Alabama.

144/144 John A. FRANKLIN 33 m farmer 500 545
Celia 26 f
William 4 m
Martha S. 2 f
Mary T. 9/12 f

He served as a private in the military from 9 APR 1863 to MAR 1865 in Company I, 6th Regiment of Alabama Cavalry, CSA. From CSA military records: J. A. Franklin Enlisted April 9, 1863, in Covington County, Alabama; John A. Franklin described as 6-0 tall, dark hair, grey eyes, and a dark complexion. His CSA pension papers indicate he was a CSA-Pvt. Co. I, 6th Ala cav. reg. of Alabama Volunteers. John fought in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. He enlisted 15 APR 1862 and was honorably discharged on 28 MAR 1865. His direct descendant, Lisa R. Franklin, used his military information to succesfully join the Auburn Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the 1990s.
He appeared in the census in 1866 in Covington County, Alabama State Census. He appears on 24 JUN 1867 on voter registration list in Beat 6, Covington county, Alabama He appeared in the census on 3 AUG 1870 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Covington County, Alabama.

John A. FRANKLIN Self M Male W 56 AL Farmer GA GA
Celia FRANKLIN Wife M Female W 46 AL Keeping House NC NC
Martha FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 22 AL AL AL
Mary FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL
Jackson FRANKLIN Son S Male W 19 AL Farm Laborer AL AL


Riley FRANKLIN Son S Male W 14 AL Farm Laborer AL AL
Eliza FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 12 AL AL AL

On 10 JUN 1882 he bought 79.9 acres described as W1/2SW1/4 S8 T4N R15E in Covington County, Alabama. On 11 JUL 1883 he was appointed a Constable in Precinct 6-Fairfield, Covington County, Alabama. Commissioned the same day. On 20 OCT 1883 he bought 41.71 acres described as NW1/4NW1/4 S12 T4N R14E in Covington County, Alabama. On 19 JUN 1891 he bought 79.9 acres described as SE1/4SW1/4 & SW1/4SW1/4 S8 T4N R15E in Covington County, Alabama. On 13 DEC 1893 he was appointed a Constable in Precinct 6, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Commissioned 05 JAN 1894. He died on 2 NOV 1909 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in The Andalusia Star in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 4 NOV 1909.

"The Andalusia Star" obituary 04 NOV 1909: "Dead At Ripe Age. J.A. Franklin, aged 89 years, living on Route No.3, out of Andalusia, fell into the fire about 10 days ago and was frightfully burned as a result of the fall. Complications set in and last week the pioneer passed away. Interment was made at Fairmount church. During the 89 years of his life this pioneer has lived within three miles of the place where he died."

He was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

John A. Franklin and Mahaley Celia (Cealy) Findley were married in 1854 in Covington County, Alabama. Mahaley Celia (Cealy) Findley1 (daughter of Magilbry C. Findley and Dolly) was born in 1832 in Conecuh County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Conecuh County, Alabama. She died on 3 MAY 1899 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in The Covington News in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 12 MAY 1899. She was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. John A. Franklin and Mahaley Celia (Cealy) Findley had the following children:

+23 i. William Jefferson (Bill) Franklin (born on 7 APR 1855).
+24 ii. Martha Susan Franklin (born about 1858).
+25 iii. Mary A. Franklin (born about 1859).
+26 iv. Jackson Magilbry (Jack) Franklin (born on 28 APR 1861).
+27 v. Riley Alexander Franklin (born on 12 NOV 1865).
+28 vi. Anna Eliza Franklin (born on 10 MAR 1868).

John A. Franklin and Lou Ellen Wells were married on 11 MAY 1902 in Covington County, Alabama. Marriage record, Covington Co, AL to 2d wife Lou Ellen WELLS, bkA p319.

Lou Ellen Wells was born in 1864 in Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. She died in Alabama.

5. Serena T. (Reen) Franklin was born about 1830 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1870 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Covington County, Alabama. Serena FRANKLIN Self S Female W 51 AL Farmer GA SC
Green F. FRANKLIN Son S Male W 23 AL Farm Laborer GA AL
Georgiann FRANKLIN Dau S Female W 20 AL GA AL
Agnes FRANKLIN GDau S Female W 8M AL AL AL
On 12 NOV 1900 she bought 159.5 acres described as NE1/4 of S11 T4N R14E in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. She died after 1910.

Serena T. (Reen) Franklin had the following children:

29 i. Green T. Franklin was born about 1857 in Covington County, Alabama.
30 ii. Mary E. Franklin was born about 1860 in Covington County, Alabama.
+31 iii. Georgia Ann Franklin (born about 1861).

6. Green T. Franklin was born about 1832 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He owned land on 22 FEB 1855 in T5 R14 S25, Covington County, Alabama. He owned land on 8 JAN 1856 in T4 R14 S10, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama Agricultural Census. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Covington County, Alabama. He served as a private in the military from 9 APR 1863 to 22 JUN 1865 in Company I, 6th Regiment of Alabama Cavalry, CSA. G. T. Franklin Enlisted April 9, 1863, in Covington County, Alabama. Paroled June 22, 1865, at Montgomery, Alabama. 6-0 tall, dark hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion.
He appeared in the census in 1866 in Covington County, Alabama State Census. He was elected as sheriff on 7 SEP 1868 in Covington County, Alabama. He lived at in Loango, Covington County, Alabama on 27 JUL 1899. He died APR/MAY 1901. SOURCES: "Early History of Covington Co., AL 1821-1871" by Wyley Donald WARD: Green T. FRANKLIN, sheriff of Covington Co., elected 07 FEB 1868 term commenced 01 OCT 1868, resigned 06 FEB 1871; Civil War Records-Office Provost Marshal, Montomgery, AL June 22, 1865 describes Green as 6' tall with dark hair, blue eyes, and dark complexion.
The 1860 Covington County, AL census:
Franklin, Green T., 28, male, white, shoemaker, $500, AL
Franklin, Nancy, 29, female, white, domestic, GA
Franklin, Wilson T., 4, male, white, AL
Franklin, Sarah E., 2, female, white, AL
Price, Susan, 18, female, white, domestic, GA



Green T. Franklin and Nancy were married about 1855 in Alabama. Nancy was born about 1832 in Georgia. She appeared in the census on 22 AUG 1870 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. Could be the N. Franklin, female age 37, who appears with Nick Harville family on 1870 Covington Co, AL census hh#75/75. With her also is a son, Benjamin Franklin, age 7, (born c1863) who could be the unnamed male born 1860-66 from the 1866 census. Green T. Franklin and Nancy had the following children:

32 i. Wilson T. Franklin was born in 1856 in Alabama.
33 ii. Sarah E. Franklin was born in 1858 in Alabama.
34 iii. Benjamin Franklin was born in 1863 in Alabama.2



Third Generation

7. Saphronia Abigail Franklin was born about 1858 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died on 3 FEB 1897 in Covington County, Alabama. She was buried on 4 FEB 1897 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Covington Times, Covington County, Alabama on 5 FEB 1897. SOURCES: "The Covington Times" obituary, 05 FEB 1897; 1900 Covington
Co., AL census ed34 sheet 17B, Andalusia, James A. PRESTWOOD, widow.

Saphronia Abigail Franklin and James Austin Prestwood were married about 1878. James Austin Prestwood (son of William Terry Prestwood and Gilley Shiver) was born on 2 SEP 1858 in Hawridge, Coffee County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Covington County, Alabama. J. A. PRESTWOOD Self M Male W 21 AL Farmer GA GA
Saphrona PRESTWOOD Wife M Female W 22 AL Keeping House AL AL
William PRESTWOOD Son S Male W 1 AL AL AL
Thomas PRESTWOOD Son S Male W 1M AL AL AL
John PRESTWOOD Cousin S Male W 16 AL Farm Laborer AL GA
He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1900 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He lived at in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi in 1901. He died in 1943 in Texas. Saphronia Abigail Franklin and James Austin Prestwood had the following children:

+35 i. William Terry Prestwood (born on 30 APR 1879).
+36 ii. Thomas Austin Prestwood (born on 6 MAY 1880).
+37 iii. Eliza Missouri Catherine Prestwood (born about 1881).
+38 iv. Sydney Marcus Prestwood (born in NOV 1882).
39 v. Texanne Prestwood was born about 1884. She died in 1899.
40 vi. Curtis Malden Prestwood was born in MAY 1886. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1900 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He died in 1906.
+41 vii. LouPhelia Hestell Prestwood (born about 1889).
+42 viii. Harrison P. (Peck) Prestwood (born in 1892).
43 ix. Trammell Prestwood died in 1893. He was born 29 FEB 1893 in Covington County, Alabama. Sources: Born 29 FEB 1893 per the 10 MAR 1893 issue of the "Covington Times" newspaper. Died at about 3 mos of age per notes of Patricia Hilty.
44 x. ? Prestwood was born in 1896 in Covington County, Alabama.3

8. Julie Ann Franklin was born on 14 NOV 1859 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died in 1884 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Julie Ann Franklin had the following children:

+45 i. Julia Emma Franklin (born on 2 MAR 1875).

9. Eliza Jane Franklin was born on 26 APR 1866 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Sources: Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card.

Eliza Jane Franklin and William R. (Bill) Hart were married about 1883. William R. (Bill) Hart was born about 1862. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. Eliza Jane Franklin and William R. (Bill) Hart had the following children:

+46 i. Flossie B. Hart (born on 19 OCT 1882).
47 ii. Babe Hart was born.
48 iii. Dan Hart was born.
49 iv. Travis Hart died before 1957.
+50 v. Robert Leonard Hart Sr. (born on 25 DEC 1895).

10. Ara Ellen Franklin was born on 24 MAR 1866 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died on 1 FEB 1905 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried in FEB 1905 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Ara Ellen Franklin and William Edward (Bill) Hitson were married about 1887. William Edward (Bill) Hitson (son of William Riley Hitson and Mary Farmer Franklin) was born on 11 APR 1862 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Red Level, Precinct 12, Covington County, Alabama, ed40 st10. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He died on 15 MAR 1950 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.4 He was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He was a coffin maker. Ara Ellen Franklin and William Edward (Bill) Hitson had the following children:

51 i. Lena Alba Hitson was born in JUL 1888 in Covington County, Alabama.
52 ii. ? Hitson was born on 31 JUL 1889 in Covington County, Alabama. He was buried in SEP 1889 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 17 SEP 1889 in Covington County, Alabama.
+53 iii. William Merton Hitson (born on 13 OCT 1891).
54 iv. Davey I. Hitson was born in JAN 1892 in Covington County, Alabama.
55 v. Sarah Maud Hitson was born in JUL 1895 in Covington County, Alabama.
+56 vi. Lee Dean Hitson (born on 5 AUG 1898).
57 vii. Ruth Hitson was born in 1901 in Covington County, Alabama.
58 viii. ? Hitson was buried in AUG 1903 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He was born on 19 AUG 1903 in Covington County, Alabama. He died on 20 AUG 1903 in Covington County, Alabama. Source: "Tracking Your Roots: Tombstone Inscriptions of Covington
Co., AL", 1995, by HIDLE & FRANKLIN.
59 ix. Ella Hitson was born in 1905 in Covington County, Alabama.

11. Salonia Frances Franklin was born on 5 NOV 1868 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died on 16 JUL 1915 in Covington County, Alabama. She was buried after 16 JUL 1915 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. Sources: "The Covington Times" 17 AUG 1889 issue-"Alva McLelland and Lenia Franklin were married at the home of the bride's father, W.H. Franklin July 24th."

Salonia Frances Franklin and Alvin Tatum McLelland were married on 24 JUL 1889 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Alvin Tatum McLelland (son of D.C. McLelland and Elizabeth Lambert) was born on 30 SEP 1869 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in River Falls, Precinct 18, Covington County, Alabama ed35 st7B hh#115. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He died on 30 APR 1946 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He was buried after 30 APR 1946 in Salem Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 2 MAY 1946. He had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 9 MAY 1946. Sources: Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card-gives date of birth as 30 SEP 1868. Foreman Brown Funeral Home record #611 gives dob as 30 SEP 1869, widowed male, d.30 APR 1946 Andalusia, AL buried Salem Cemetery. Salonia Frances Franklin and Alvin Tatum McLelland had the following children:

+60 i. William Starling McLelland Sr. (born on 11 JAN 1891).
+61 ii. Minnie C. McLelland (born in JUN 1893).
62 iii. Alzie Otto McLelland was born in 1901 in Covington County, Alabama. Alzie Otto McLelland appeared in the census in 1920 in Beat 6, Loango, Covington county, Alabama ed54 st7B. Enumerated with uncle Dock McClelland.
63 iv. F.M. McLelland was born in 1903 in Covington County, Alabama.

12. Mary F. (Mollie) Franklin was born in APR 1871 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died on 14 SEP 1903 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried in SEP 1903 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Mary F. (Mollie) Franklin had the following children:

+64 i. Millard Neal Franklin (born on 5 SEP 1892).
+65 ii. William Mallory Franklin (born on 17 JUL 1894).
+66 iii. Ira Leonard Franklin (born on 13 JUL 1896).
+67 iv. Otto Batson Franklin (born on 25 AUG 1899).

13. George Willis Franklin was born on 1 AUG 1874 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Beat 6, Loango, Covington county, Alabama, ed54 st2B. He appeared in the census on 4 APR 1930 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 31 MAR 1939 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He was buried after 31 MAR 1939 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in in The Covington News, Covington County, Alabama on 6 APR 1939. He had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 13 APR 1939. According to George's daughter Pearl, George always called this author's great grandfather, Bill Franklin, "Bill Dickens". George & Bill were 1st cousins.

George Willis Franklin and Mary Irene Mock were married on 24 JAN 1900 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Mary Irene Mock was born in NOV 1873 in Alabama. She died on 7 JUN 1957 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 8 JUN 1957. She was buried on 9 JUN 1957 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. George Willis Franklin and Mary Irene Mock had the following children:

+68 i. Alma Ruth Franklin (born on 27 AUG 1895).
+69 ii. Ludie Irene Franklin (born on 28 MAY 1900).
70 iii. Pearl Franklin died in 199. She was born on 6 AUG 1903 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Sources: Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card.

14. Florence Franklin5 was born in OCT 1879 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. She died in JAN 1923 in Covington County, Alabama. She was buried in 1923 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Florence Franklin and Dock C. McLelland were married on 2 OCT 1910 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Dock C. McLelland (son of D.C. McLelland and Elizabeth Lambert) was born in 1863 in Coffee County, Alabama. Sources: Covington County, AL Marriages Vol E p237


16. Amanda Franklin was born in APR 1856 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Beat 6, Loango, Covington county, Alabama, ed54 st2B. She appeared in the census on 10 APR 1930 in Jamestown, Conecuh County, Alabama. Enumerated with daughter Rosa Franklin. She died on 23 MAR 1931 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama.

Amanda Franklin had the following children:

+71 i. Mary Franklin (born in JUL 1879).
+72 ii. Pleaspertran T. (Ples) Franklin (born in 1877).
73 iii. Dillian Franklin was born.
+74 iv. Rosa Lee Franklin (born in JUL 1886).
+75 v. William Peyton (Foam) Franklin (born on 7 JUN 1890).

18. Temperance P. (Temp) Franklin was born in FEB 1861 in Alabama. She died in FEB 1930.

Temperance P. (Temp) Franklin and James A. (Jim) McCormack were married in 1881. James A. (Jim) McCormack was born in 1859 in Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Loango & River Falls Road, Covington County, Alabama ed65 st4.


19. John Thomas Franklin was born in MAR 1865 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Precinct 1-Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, hh#141/146.

John Thomas Franklin and Theodocia Acree were married about 1887. Theodocia Acree (daughter of William Thomas Acree and Mary Amanda Adams) was born in FEB 1871 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. Enumerated with son Robert A. Franklin She died on 26 JUN 1931 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried on 27 JUN 1931 in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 30 JUN 1931. John Thomas Franklin and Theodocia Acree had the following children:

+76 i. William Joseph E. (Joe) Franklin (born on 1 FEB 1888).
+77 ii. Carl Franklin (born in FEB 1890).
+78 iii. Jessie Ray Franklin (born on 29 JUL 1893).
+79 iv. Robert Auston Franklin (born on 5 JUL 1897).

20. Margarete F. Franklin was born in FEB 1870 in Covington County, Alabama. She died in 1902.

Margarete F. Franklin had the following children:

+80 i. Asbury F. (As) Franklin (born in APR 1891).
81 ii. Nora B. Franklin was born in SEP 1892 in Alabama.
+82 iii. Bertie B. Franklin (born in DEC 1894).
+83 iv. James Albert Franklin (born on 7 APR 1898).
+84 v. Teadie Lillian Franklin (born on 18 OCT 1900).
+85 vi. Lula Mae (Doll) Franklin (born about 1902).

21. William Taylor Franklin was born on 11 MAY 1871 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Hamptonville, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 21 APR 1930 in Sanford, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 19 FEB 1952 in 1701 Lower Wetumpka Rd., Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama. He was buried on 21 FEB 1952 in Goodhope Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 21 FEB 1952. Sources: Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card-per card date of birth is given as 11 MAY 1873.

William Taylor Franklin and Narcissa Clementine Dauphin were married in 1892. Narcissa Clementine Dauphin (daughter of Andrew Jackson (Jack) Dauphin) was born on 21 MAY 1875 in Alabama/Texas?. 1930 census gives her place of birth as Texas. She died on 31 OCT 1967 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. She was buried on 2 NOV 1967 in Goodhope Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama on 2 NOV 1967. Sources: Foreman Brown Funeral Home Records, Andalusia, AL. William Taylor Franklin and Narcissa Clementine Dauphin had the following children:

+86 i. Dennis Lee Andrew Franklin (born on 2 JAN 1893).
+87 ii. Fred Houston Franklin (born on 1 MAR 1895).
+88 iii. William Albert Johnson Franklin (born on 2 SEP 1896).
89 iv. Trammel Franklin was born on 14 SEP 1898 in Alabama. He died on 16 JUN 1903 in Alabama. He was buried after 16 JUN 1903 in Goodhope Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.
90 v. Sherman Franklin was born in MAR 1900 in Alabama. He died in 1902 in Alabama. He was buried in Goodhope Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.
+91 vi. James Wilson Franklin (born on 1 DEC 1901).
+92 vii. Clem E. Franklin (born on 19 NOV 1903).
+93 viii. Claud D. Franklin (born on 29 JUN 1905).

22. Martha J. (Mattie) Franklin was born in SEP 1872 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Covington County, Alabama. She died between 1936 and 1938 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. After the death of her sister Margarete F., Mattie took in her children.

Martha J. (Mattie) Franklin and Crum Gunter were married after 1920. Crum Gunter was born.


23. William Jefferson (Bill) Franklin1,6 was born on 7 APR 1855 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Covington County, Alabama.
W. W. COOPER Self M Male W 48 GA Farmer SC SC
Mary COOPER Wife M Female W 47 AL Keeping House SCOTLAND GA
George COOPER Son S Male W 23 AL Farm Laborer GA AL
Katty COOPER Dau S Female W 18 AL GA AL
Joseph COOPER Son S Male W 15 AL Farm Laborer GA AL
William COOPER Son S Male W 7 AL GA AL
James COOPER Son S Male W 5 AL GA AL
Norman COOPER Son S Male W 3 AL GA AL
Nicholas COOPER Son S Male W 3M AL GA AL
W. J. FRANKLIN Other S Male W 23 AL Farmer AL AL
A. PEACOCK Other S Female W 31 AL Assist In Keeping House GA SC

He appeared in the census on 6 MAY 1910 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Loango & River Falls Road, Covington County, Alabama ed65 st4. He appeared in the census on 16 APR 1930 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 3 MAR 1932 in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.5 He was buried on 4 MAR 1932 in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in The Andalusia Star on p3 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 8 MAR 1932. Obituary in The Andalusia Star on 08 MAR 1932, p3: "William J. Franklin Succumbs Thursday. William J. Franklin, 76, died at Mobile last Thursday morning at eight o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Theresa Christian. Funeral services were held from Patrick Funeral Home Friday afternoon at three o'clock with Rev. E.R. Talley of the Christian Church officiating. Mr. Franklin was a pioneer citizen of Covington County, where he was favorably known. He was a member of the Christian church. The pall-bearers were Tom Bazer, Charles Keefe, Gordie Brooks, A.L. Hodges, Stewart Homes & Seldon Garrison." Original deed for cemetery plot in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia in possession of Lisa R. Franklin. Portrait of William J. Franklin c.1880 which hung on the wall in the living room of his own home in River Falls, Alabama, now in possession of descendant Lisa R. Franklin.

My great grandfather William Jefferson Franklin was called Bill by most folks. In the early 1900's Bill bought himself a car. His niece Sarah Franklin Mock tells me he was one of the first in the area to own a car and she related the following event to which she was an eyewitness! Not having had his new automobile long, Bill was not a very skilled driver. One Sunday morning he was driving home from church with several passengers, of whom Sarah was one, when he came upon the elderly Mrs. King and her granddaughters walking along the road. Mrs. King was injured in the incident in which Sarah says she'll never forget the felling of the car just "a'bumping over" the poor woman! A document was retried that verifies her story. It reads, "Received of W. J. Franklin the sum of $40.00 forty dollars it being in full of all claims or demands of expenses and doctor's bills in the case of an accident that occured on Sunday the 25th day of April 1920 at or near New Home Church. Said accident done by the said W.J. Franklin with a Ford car by running over Mrs. E. L. King. It is agreed and understood by all parties concerned that this 40 dollars is a full and complete settlement in said case." Signed by the mark of Mrs. E.L. King and witnessed by R.A. Franklin (brother of W.J.), Justice of the Peace on May 7, 1920.

Bill was obviously a very religious man, as were most folks of his time and Sarah tells me he gave money to have a Church of Christ built in Andalusia across the road from his first home.

William Jefferson (Bill) Franklin and Lora B. Feaster were married on 3 MAY 1903 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama.8,9 Lora B. Feaster6 (daughter of Lorenzo Jacob (Jake) Feaster and Malissa Margaret (Lissy) Acree) was born on 6 JUN 1888 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. She appeared in the census in 1900 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama, ed35 st7B. She died on 6 AUG 1975 in Eight Mile, Mobile County, Alabama.5 She had an obituary in in The Andalusia Star, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama after 6 AUG 1975. She was buried on 8 AUG 1975 in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Will of Lora B. Franklin Wilder; Covington Co, AL. Per 1973 probate court record regarding guardianship of Lora B. [Feaster Franklin] Wilder, Mrs. Wilder has a dower right in the following lands described: The SW1/4 of the NE 1/4 of S21 T4 R15E, less a strip in the NW corner 20 yards wide and running East 240 yards. Also about 2 acres lying near the SE corner of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of S 21 T4 R15E and running North 35 yards to a little bottom place and thence NE to a branch and thence SW along said branch to the land line, and thence West along said land line to starting point and containing about 2 acres, or a total of about 41 acres, more or less."

Sarah Franklin Mock remembers clearly her Uncle Bill and Aunt Lora. At age 15 Lora married Bill Franklin, who was 32 years her senior. Sarah recall a story about that time. In order to talk Bill into marrying her daughter, Lora's mother, Lissy Feaster, covered Lora's private parts with a turkey's feathers so she could lift the girl's petticoats that Bill might see what nice legs her daughter had!

Curt Franklin remembers that his father would go and pick up my great grandmother Lora every voting day and let her ride with him to the polling place. He did this because he knew she would vote like he wanted her to! William Jefferson (Bill) Franklin and Lora B. Feaster had the following children:

+94 i. Wilbert Ira (Red) Franklin (born on 13 APR 1904).
95 ii. Ceab Alexander (Ceaby) Franklin6 was born in 1905 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama.10 He died on 27 SEP 1916 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama.4,6 Per death certificate he died of spinal meningitis secondary to malarial fever. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Per Sarah L. Franklin Mock, Ceab died of Bright's disease in childhood at age 10.
96 iii. Bonzeal Franklin was born on 16 DEC 1908 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama.5,11,12 She died on 12 FEB 1914 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.5 While playing outside near a pile of burning leaves a wind gust sent
some of the smoldering leaves up her petticoats causing them to catch
fire. Her mother Laura badly burnt her own arms putting out the
child's flaming dresses. Bonzeal died about 2 weeks later as a result
of severe burns. In an interview with Ms. Sarah L. Franklin Mock in
1990, Sarah said the little girl's skin on her abdomen was so thin
after the burns that you could see her intestines through the skin. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
+97 iv. Theresa Ray Franklin (born on 11 JUN 1911).
+98 v. Athey Faye Franklin (born on 29 SEP 1924).
99 vi. Lincoln Lorenzo Franklin was born on 12 FEB 1926 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.5,6,13 He died on 12 FEB 1926 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.4,5 Lincoln was born premature and died at age 5 hours. He was buried on 12 FEB 1926 in Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Birth record found personal effects of Lora B. FEASTER FRANKLIN, his mother; AL death certificate, Covington Co, AL, book 6 #2896.

24. Martha Susan Franklin14 was born about 1858 in Covington County, Alabama. She appeared in the census on 20 MAY 1910 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Enumerated as widowed, mother of 6 with 5 living. John & Edward are in the household with her. She died on 9 JUL 1918. She was buried in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. According to Harvey H. Hassell Susan Franklin Smith died about 1917 of cancer. Her husband Jack was already dead and she was buried at a small church off from Loango.

Martha Susan Franklin and Andrew Jackson (Jack) Smith were married about 1882 in Alabama. Andrew Jackson (Jack) Smith was born about 1860 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. He died between 1900 and 1910. He was buried in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Martha Susan Franklin and Andrew Jackson (Jack) Smith had the following children:

+100 i. Mary Alice Smith (born on 10 MAR 1884).
+101 ii. Leona Agnes Smith (born on 10 MAY 1885).
+102 iii. William R. (Will) Smith (born in 1887).
+103 iv. John Anderson Smith (born on 7 SEP 1890).
+104 v. Charles Edward Smith (born in 1892).

25. Mary A. Franklin was born about 1859 in Covington County, Alabama. She died on 30 JUN 1914. She was buried in New Home Congregational Church Cem., Andalusia, AL (Covington).

Mary A. Franklin and William H. (Bud) Hogg were married about 1882 in Alabama. William H. (Bud) Hogg was born in MAY 1856. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Precinct 18-River Falls, Covington County, Alabama, ed59 st10. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Covington County, Alabama. He died in 1926. It would appear this date of death is incorrect as he appears with his son on the 1930 census. He appeared in the census on 16 APR 1930 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. Appears on 1930 census with son James P. Hogg as father aged 72, widowed. He was buried in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. Mary A. Franklin and William H. (Bud) Hogg had the following children:

+105 i. Julia Hogg (born on 2 APR 1884).
+106 ii. James Pinkton (Jimmy) Hogg (born on 5 MAY 1887).
+107 iii. Anna E. Hogg (born on 20 AUG 1889).

26. Jackson Magilbry (Jack) Franklin was born on 28 APR 1861 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 17 APR 1930 in River Falls, Covington County, Alabama. He died on 8 FEB 1934 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.4 He was buried in FEB 1934 in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in The Andalusia Star on p8 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 1 MAR 1934.

Jackson Magilbry (Jack) Franklin and Sarah Lenora (Sallie) Patterson were married on 30 OCT 1890 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. Sarah Lenora (Sallie) Patterson (daughter of George Patterson and Margaret McIntosh) was born on 26 JAN 1866 in Alabama. She died on 15 AUG 1955 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.4 She was buried on 17 AUG 1955 in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in in The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 17 AUG 1955. Sources: Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card.

Jackson Magilbry (Jack) Franklin and Sarah Lenora (Sallie) Patterson had the following children:

+108 i. Cordie Belle Franklin (born on 1 AUG 1891).
109 ii. Harmon Franklin was born on 8 OCT 1893 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He died on 23 SEP 1898 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He was buried in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
+110 iii. Herbert A. Franklin (born on 1 MAY 1895).
+111 iv. Martha Franklin (born on 24 OCT 1897).
+112 v. Dock Jack Franklin (born on 24 JAN 1898).
+113 vi. Sarah Lillie Franklin (born on 12 FEB 1901).
+114 vii. Scott Ira Franklin (born on 25 JUL 1905).
+115 viii. Ethel Franklin (born on 21 FEB 1908).

27. Riley Alexander Franklin5 was born on 12 NOV 1865 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census on 20 MAY 1910 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Beat 6, Loango, Covington county, Alabama ed54 st7. He appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. He died on 4 NOV 1953 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.4,5 Died on W. Watson Street. He was buried on 6 NOV 1953 in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama. He had an obituary in The Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 6 NOV 1953.

In the 1940s Curt Franklin owned a taxi cab company in the Andalusia area. He says around 1946 he remembers that Riley Franklin, who lived out on the edge of town, would walk halfway home then call a cab. After the driver rode out and picked Riley up and took him home Riley wanted to pay only half fare, since, as he reasoned, he had rode only half the trip. Curt told him, "But Riley, you rode the wrong half!"

Riley Alexander Franklin and Sarah Lougenie (Gennie) Yaun were married on 27 JAN 1888 in Covington County, Alabama. Sarah Lougenie (Gennie) Yaun (daughter of Matthew A. YAUN and Ella Summerlin) was born on 28 JUL 1870 in Covington County, Alabama. Date of birth 28 JUL 1869 per Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card. She was buried in 1951 in New Home Congregational Church, Andalusia, AL (Covington). She died on 30 SEP 1951 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama. She was buried on 2 OCT 1951 in New Home Congregational Church, Andalusia, AL (Covington). She had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 2 OCT 1951.
Riley Alexander Franklin and Sarah Lougenie (Gennie) Yaun had the following children:

+116 i. Lillis Arnassie Franklin (born on 26 NOV 1888).
+117 ii. Henry Clayton Franklin (born on 9 JUL 1890).
+118 iii. Lena Elizabeth Franklin (born on 18 DEC 1892).
+119 iv. Rona Almida Franklin (born on 23 JUN 1895).
+120 v. Lillie Franklin (born on 11 APR 1898).
121 vi. Claudie V. Franklin was born on 13 DEC 1900 in Alabama. She died on 1 OCT 1910 in Alabama. She was buried after 1 OCT 1910 in New Home Congregational Church Cem, T4N R15E S19, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
+122 vii. Maude Drucila Franklin (born on 13 DEC 1900).
123 viii. Mary Franklin was born about 1904 in Alabama.
124 ix. Delma Franklin was born about 1907 in Alabama.
125 x. Haley Franklin was born about 1910 in Alabama.
126 xi. Frutti? Franklin was born about 1913 in Alabama.
127 xii. Collis B. Franklin was born about 1916 in Alabama.

28. Anna Eliza Franklin was born on 10 MAR 1868 in Covington County, Alabama. She died on 9 FEB 1949 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She was buried on 10 FEB 1949 in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. She had an obituary in The Andalusia Star on p12 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama on 10 FEB 1949. Listed on Covington County, AL Voter Registration Card. "The Covington Times" newspaper, 24 FEB 1893 issue (marriage).

Anna Eliza Franklin and William Henry (Will) Hassell were married on 12 FEB 1893 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama. William Henry (Will) Hassell (son of Littleberry Jackson Hassell and Elizabeth Padgett) was born on 17 FEB 1867 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Covington County, Alabama. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Red Level Road, Covington County, Alabama, ed55 st 7, hh#107/107.. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Terry Mill Road, Covington County, Alabama, ed60 st8 line 83, hh#139/159. He died on 11 APR 1956 in Andalusia, Covington county, Alabama.4 Foreman Brown Funeral Home record #557. He had an obituary in in The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 12 APR 1956. He was buried in Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. Anna Eliza Franklin and William Henry (Will) Hassell had the following children:

+128 i. Harvey Hilbert Hassell (born on 29 DEC 1895).
+129 ii. Nora Lee Hassell (born on 7 JUN 1894).
+130 iii. Annie May Hassell (born on 7 APR 1897).
+131 iv. Bertie Viola Hassell (born on 7 OCT 1899).
+132 v. Arthur Vinson Hassell (born on 23 SEP 1902).
+133 vi. John J. Hassell (born on 14 DEC 1904).
+134 vii. Wilbur Hassell (born in MAR 1910).

31. Georgia Ann Franklin was born about 1861 in Covington County, Alabama.

Georgia Ann Franklin and Warren Washington Adams were married on 20 FEB 1882 in Escambia County, Alabama. Warren Washington Adams (son of Benjamin Adams and Caroline ?) was born in 1856 in Alabama. He appeared in the census on 12 MAY 1910 in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama. 1910 census states that Georgia Ann is the mother of 5 children with 2 still living. He appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in Paxton, Walton County, Florida. Grandson Thadeus Adams age 9 (born c1911, AL) is on this census with them. Georgia Ann Franklin and Warren Washington Adams had the following children:

+135 i. Hesekiah (Ky) Adams (born in 1885).
136 ii. ? Adams was born.
137 iii. ? Adams died before 1910.


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