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John Franklin, Sr.

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Connelly Springs, Burke County, NC
Place of Burial: Connelly Sprigs, Burke, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Franklin; DAVID FRANKLIN; ELIZABETH FRANKLIN and Elizabeth Lincoln
Husband of Phoebe Franklin and PHOEBE FRANKLIN
Father of Moses Franklin; Jemima Catherine McCoy / Wakefield; David Franklin; Samuel Joseph Franklin, Sr.; Lydia Franklin and 22 others
Brother of Elizabeth WISWALL

Occupation: Sailor/Soldier
Managed by: Ricky Blevins
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About John Franklin, of Burke, NC

Some records suggest an 1813 death date.

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The New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, Jan 1857, pages 18-19 states: “8. John Franklin, born 7 Dec 1690; died Jan 1756; Married ______ Gooch; had but one son John, lost at sea, a young man grown”

"One of the most common false connections through John Franklin is the Surry County, North Carolina line, described and thoroughly debunked in FFRU Volume 6."


John Franklin was born on June 2, 1729 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to David Franklin and Elizabeth Ayres Franklin. John married Phoebe Parker on c. 1759 in Fort Stump, Washington County, Virginia, United States and had 12 children: John Franklin, Jr., David Franklin, Moses Franklin, Jemima Catherine Franklin, Jonathan Franklin, Samuel Joseph Franklin, Sally Franklin, Phoebe Franklin, Anna Franklin, Lydia Franklin, Mary Franklin, and Rachel B. Franklin. John passed away on 1818 in Connelly Springs, Burke County, North Carolina, United States.

Military Service:

  • Between 1754 and 1763. John enlisted in the Virginia Militia in February 1754 and he was with Major George Washington at Fort Necessity in June of 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

Note: Kathy's Kin Frank Branzuela <frankbservices@yahoo.com> Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:12:33 PM To:kathyhamilton1290@sbcglobal.net

Kathy,

I happened across your genealogy and have some corrections for you.

The David Franklin who married Elizabeth Ayers in Boston was born in Haverhill, Mass. on 4 May 1692. He was son of Jonathan Franklin and Sarah Smith Stevens.

John Franklin, David's son, was born 2 Jun 1729 (not 1727) in Boston. He enlisted in the Virginia Militia in Feb of 1754 and he was with Maj. George Washington at Fort Necessity in June of 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War. In about 1758 or 1759 he married Phoebe (Parker?) near Fort Stump, Virginia, and his first son, John, was born near there in 1760. After the war ended, John and Phoebe moved to near Morganton, Rowan/Burke Co., N.C. in about 1763 or 1764.

Jonathan Franklin, b. 1774, Burke Co, NC, was one of John and Phoebe's five sons. He married Rachel in about 1792, and they had 7 children. He then married Jennie Hood in about 1805 and they had 8 children between 1806 and 1822. Mitchell Franklin, b. 1805 in GA, is not one of Jonathan and Rachel's sons.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Frank Branzuela

Notes and References

1. Published Biographies of this John Franklin, Sr. and Descendants: The Family of Franklin

(Washington DC: Media Research Bureau, c 1900).

Elisabeth P. Robinson and Marjorie Fry Elliott, Descendants of Jonathan Franklin of Burke County,

North Carolina and Owen County, Indiana, (Clements, CA: Privately published, 1978.

Gurney J. Franklin, compiler, The Franklin Genealogy Vol 1 and 2 (Linville Falls, North Carolina:

1976).

Burke County Historical Society, The Heritage of Burke County (Winston Salem, NC: Hunter

Publishing Company, 1981).

Avery County Historical Society, (Newland, North Carolina)

Franklin County Historical Society, (Winchester, Tennessee)

2. Surviving wills of Burke County, North Carolina, “Will of John Franklin (Sr)”, original in North

Carolina State Archives, (C.R. 014.801.1), Raleigh, North Carolina

3. Leonard W. Larabee, ed., The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol I (Jan 6, 1704-Dec 31, 1734), (New

Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 1959) pp. lviii-ff.

Births, Deaths and Marriages of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Microfilm of original

records.)

4. Surviving Burke County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Loose Papers,

(Winston Salem, North Carolina: North Carolina Archives).

5. Robert M. Weir, South Carolina -- A History (KTO Press, 1983) p 158.

John Franklin is my 6th great grandfather.

Sources:

  1. [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gonefishin&id=I170651]

John Franklin was born on June 2, 1729 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to David Franklin and Elizabeth Ayres Franklin. John married Phoebe Parker on c. 1759 in Fort Stump, Washington County, Virginia, United States and had 12 children: John Franklin, Jr., David Franklin, Moses Franklin, Jemima Catherine Franklin, Jonathan Franklin, Samuel Joseph Franklin, Sally Franklin, Phoebe Franklin, Anna Franklin, Lydia Franklin, Mary Franklin, and Rachel B. Franklin. John passed away on 1818 in Connelly Springs, Burke County, North Carolina, United States.

Military Service:

  • Between 1754 and 1763. John enlisted in the Virginia Militia in February 1754 and he was with Major George Washington at Fort Necessity in June of 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

Note: Kathy's Kin Frank Branzuela <frankbservices@yahoo.com> Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:12:33 PM To:kathyhamilton1290@sbcglobal.net

Kathy,

I happened across your genealogy and have some corrections for you.

The David Franklin who married Elizabeth Ayers in Boston was born in Haverhill, Mass. on 4 May 1692. He was son of Jonathan Franklin and Sarah Smith Stevens.

John Franklin, David's son, was born 2 Jun 1729 (not 1727) in Boston. He enlisted in the Virginia Militia in Feb of 1754 and he was with Maj. George Washington at Fort Necessity in June of 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War. In about 1758 or 1759 he married Phoebe (Parker?) near Fort Stump, Virginia, and his first son, John, was born near there in 1760. After the war ended, John and Phoebe moved to near Morganton, Rowan/Burke Co., N.C. in about 1763 or 1764.

Jonathan Franklin, b. 1774, Burke Co, NC, was one of John and Phoebe's five sons. He married Rachel in about 1792, and they had 7 children. He then married Jennie Hood in about 1805 and they had 8 children between 1806 and 1822. Mitchell Franklin, b. 1805 in GA, is not one of Jonathan and Rachel's sons.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Frank Branzuela

Notes and References

1. Published Biographies of this John Franklin, Sr. and Descendants: The Family of Franklin

(Washington DC: Media Research Bureau, c 1900).

Elisabeth P. Robinson and Marjorie Fry Elliott, Descendants of Jonathan Franklin of Burke County,

North Carolina and Owen County, Indiana, (Clements, CA: Privately published, 1978.

Gurney J. Franklin, compiler, The Franklin Genealogy Vol 1 and 2 (Linville Falls, North Carolina:

1976).

Burke County Historical Society, The Heritage of Burke County (Winston Salem, NC: Hunter

Publishing Company, 1981).

Avery County Historical Society, (Newland, North Carolina)

Franklin County Historical Society, (Winchester, Tennessee)

2. Surviving wills of Burke County, North Carolina, “Will of John Franklin (Sr)”, original in North

Carolina State Archives, (C.R. 014.801.1), Raleigh, North Carolina

3. Leonard W. Larabee, ed., The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol I (Jan 6, 1704-Dec 31, 1734), (New

Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 1959) pp. lviii-ff.

Births, Deaths and Marriages of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Microfilm of original

records.)

4. Surviving Burke County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Loose Papers,

(Winston Salem, North Carolina: North Carolina Archives).

5. Robert M. Weir, South Carolina -- A History (KTO Press, 1983) p 158.

John Franklin is my 6th great grandfather.

Sources:

  1. [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gonefishin&id=I170651]
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John Franklin, of Burke, NC's Timeline

1729
June 2, 1729
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1744
1744
Age 14
Burke, North Carolina, USA
1744
Age 14
Burke, North Carolina, USA
1755
1755
Age 25
Connelly Springs, Burke, North Carolina, United States
1755
Age 25
Norfolk, VA, USA
1760
1760
Age 30
Fort Stump, Washington, Virginia, USA
1760
Age 30
Fort Stump, Washington, Virginia, United States
1762
1762
Age 32
Fort Stump, Washington, Virginia, United States