Jonathan Franklin

Jonathan Franklin (abt. 1766 - abt. 1851)

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Jonathan Franklin
Born about in Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Culpepper County, VAmap
Husband of — married in Madison County, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jul 2010
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Jonathan was born in 1766. Jonathan Franklin ... He passed away in 1851.

Jonathan Franklin first wife was Milley Tinsley. They had one daughter name Sarah. Milley died two years after they married in Culpepper Virginia in 1789.

Sarah grandfather John Tinsley wrote his will in 1797 and it was proved in 1798. In his will, he names her and her father Jonathan.

Will of her Grandfather, her mother Milly Tinsley Franklin father.

Will of John Tinsley, Madison County, Virginia, Dated September 10, 1797; Proved April 27, 1798: I lend to my beloved wife, Sarah Tinsley, all my estate after first paying my just debts . . . after the decease of my wife . . . whole estate to be sold at publick sale . . . money arising . . . to be equally divided amongst my children, William Tinsley, Sarah Falkner, Joanna Vernon, Mary Alexander, Agge Rucker, Betsy Rucker . . . my granddaughter, Sarah Frankling, daughter of Jonathan Frankling and Milly Frankling, I leave all the estate I have lent to her father and mother to her the said Sarah Frankling and nothing more of my estate to her . . . nominate my son, William Tinsley, Joseph Rucker and my beloved wife, Sarah Tinsley, executors . . . this 10th day of September 1797. In the presence of Francis Blunt, Sarah Vernon, William Rucker. At a court held 27th April 1798 proved and ordered to be recorded.

July 31, 1790, Jonathan and his sister Elizabeth Franklin both married into the Breeding family on the same day. Edward Franklin Jr. was there to witness his daughter. Job Breeding was there to witness his daughter Susannah marrying Jonathan Franklin. Richard Breeding married Elizabeth Franklin. Ephraim Breeding married earlier Mary Molly Franklin, sister to Jonathan and Elizabeth.

1805 GA Land Lottery: Jonathan Franklin Jonathan Franklin 1766-1851 was living in Lincoln Co. GA, near his suspected Uncle Philemon, and suspected brother Henry Franklin. Lincoln Co. is next to Elbert Co. The GA land lottery required that you must have lived in GA since May of 1803 to be entitled to draw. The registration period was between 1803 and 1804. You get two draws if you are married and have kids or if you are widowed and have kids. Jonathan received two draws, and both when drawn were blanks, meaning he did not win any land. Jonathan married his second wife Susannah Breeding in 1790 in VA and they had a son name Job, named after her father Job Cross Breeding. They moved to this area in the early to mid 1790's with many of their other Franklin's and Underwood's. Jonathan parents Edward Franklin Jr. and Sarah Underwood Franklin moved around 1794 after selling their land in Orange Co. VA.They went to Elbert Co. GA where Sarah two brothers Joseph and Joshua Underwood lived. Many of their related Franklin's lived in Elbert Co., Hancock Co., Wilkes Co., Washington Co., and Lincoln Co.

Jonathan second wife Susannah Breeding, is believed to have died in 1807 from childbirth of Richard Franklin. They had at least two known sons from their marriage, Job Franklin, and Richard Franklin. Richard was born 1807 in Elbert Co. GA. In the 1830 census he lived next door to his brother Job in Habersham Co. GA. Richard moved to TN by 1840. Several Franklin males who currently live there who are direct descendants of Richard share the same Y-DNA with descendants of Job and Jonathan Franklin.


  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 March 2016), Jonathan Franklin, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 163, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 127; FHL microfilm 9,689.

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Daughter Elizabeth Franklin 1790 Marriage
Daughter Elizabeth Franklin 1790 Marriage

Jonathan 1805 GA Land Lottery Draw
Jonathan 1805 GA Land Lottery Draw


On 21 Aug 2017 at 20:40 GMT Paula Cullen wrote:

Franklin-8136 and Franklin-147 appear to represent the same person because: Same years and wife

On 26 Sep 2014 at 16:13 GMT Steven Franklin wrote:

Franklin-4672 and Franklin-458 appear to represent the same person because: Hi Carl, this is my direct ancestor and both our trees should be merged together. Thanks. Steve Franklin

On 26 Sep 2014 at 16:06 GMT Steven Franklin wrote:

Two male Franklin's who descend from this line have taken Y-DNA at Family Tree Franklin Surname Project and Y-DNA and match each other and match with me which confirms William Grimes Franklin and my ancestor George W. Franklin are related and brothers as the records reflect they are.

On 26 Sep 2014 at 11:02 GMT Lisa Franklin RN, BSN wrote:

Franklin-4672 and Franklin-147 appear to represent the same person because: same person, please merge and clean up bio/add sources. Thx!

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