Henry Franklin (c.1715 - 1792) MP

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Birthplace: Essex, Virginia
Death: Died in Amherst, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About Henry Franklin

DAR Ancestor #: A041724 patriotic service

Henry Franklin

  • Birth: about 1715 - Essex, Virginia
  • Death: Sep 17 1792 - Amherst, Virginia, United States
  • Parents: Laurence Franklin, (unknown) Mathis
  • Married: Margaret Hensley

Children of Henry and Margaret (Hensley) Franklin:  

  1. Sarah Hensley Franklin  (c. 1737 – 8 Jan 1777; m. Joseph Ballenger 1753)
  2. John Franklin  (1740 - 4 Apr 1828; m. Margaret Pamela Dawson c. 1760)
  3. Elizabeth "Dolly" Franklin  (m. Richard Ballenger)
  4. Henry Franklin  (     - 3 Jun 1782; m. Mary Ann Higginbotham)
  5. James Franklin  (     – Jul or Aug 1813; m. Nancy Ann Crews 15 Dec 1796)
  6. Margaret "Peggy" Hensley Franklin  (c. 1757 - 1839; m. Reuben Harrison 9 Oct 1770)
  7. Phoebe Franklin  (     – 1842; m. Jeremiah Franklin)
  8. Joel Franklin  (23 Sep 1757 – Oct 1807; m. Susannah Lewis 7 Jan 1794)
  9. Samuel Franklin  (29 Dec 1762 – May 1836; m. Rachel Powell 1 Jan 1794)
  10. Philadelphia Franklin  (m. William Smith 17 Nov 1784)
  11. Judith Franklin  (     – 12 May 1810)

                  Except for John Franklin, the children listed were named in Henry's will.

Notes

  • 1783 Tax List, Amherst County, VA: 6 whites; 2 blacks.
  • "I'm not certain at this point of the identity of Henry's parents.  Some researchers claim that his father was Lawrence Franklin, some claim Edward Franklin, and some believe the line was actually Henry, son of Lawrence, son of Edward.  And to really muddy the waters, John Franklin and Susan Wells have been suggested.  Then there's the confusion over his maternal line.  Once again, Miss Mathis, possible daughter of Benjamin Mathis, vies with Mary Payne, and it may be that Lawrence Franklin had two wives, a Mathis and a Payne.  I can't claim to have researched this question, but as Lawrence and Edward resided in VA well before 1700, it may be that sufficient records establishing familial connections simply don't exist. " (3)

Links

  1. http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Henry_Franklin_%284%29_
  2. Descendants of Lawrence Franklin
  3. Henry Franklin & Margaret Hensley

-------------------- A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor #: A041724

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Henry Franklin's Timeline

1715
1715
Essex, Virginia
1737
1737
Age 22
Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA
1740
1740
Age 25
Amherst, Virginia
1748
December 25, 1748
Age 33
Amherst, Virginia, USA
1749
1749
Age 34
Amherst, Virginia, USA
1752
1752
Age 37
Amherst, Virginia
1756
1756
Age 41
Amherst, Virginia, USA
1757
September 23, 1757
Age 42
Albemarle, Virginia, USA
1757
Age 42
Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
1757
Age 42
Amherst, VA, USA