Serena T. Franklin was born in Alabama in 1829 to Wilson Franklin and Temperance Straughn.
She was never married but had the following known children:
Green T. Franklin was born about 1857 in Alabama.
Georgiann Mary E. Franklin was born about 1859 in Alabama. She died 20 Dec 1938 in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida and is buried in Almerant Cemetery there.
A granddaughter, Agnes Franklin born in October 1879 is living with Serena, Green and Georgiann in 1880.
Serena appears on a list of persons transacting business with Robinson's Tanyard & Manufacturing Company in Covington County, AL in 1865.
She applied for a homestead on 23 Feb 1891 for the NE1/4 of Section 11, Township 4N Range 14E in Covington County, Alabama and containing 159.5 acres upon which she stated she had settled about the year 1860 and had lived upon ever since. On 19 Jan 1894 she filed her claimant testimony for her homestead stating that she was unmarried, 66 years old, born in Alabama and a resident of Loango, Alabama. She further stated that she settled on the land in question about 1860 and had since built a dwelling house and corn crib and had improved 3 acres of the land. Her application was approved on 27 Sep 1900 and patented 12 Nov and recoreded in volume 596 on page 64.
Serena died sometime after 1910, probably in Covington County, Alabama as she was residing with her nephews, John and Riley Bass, sons of her older half sister Mary (Straughn) Bass, that year.
↑ 1.01.1 NARA Homestead Land Entry Packet of Serena T. Franklin of Loango, Covington County, Alabama. Application # 28647. Certificate #12983. Montgomery, Alabama Land Office. 20 Feb 1890. NE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 4N Range 14E containing 159.5 acres.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHPB-J54 : 12 April 2016), Serena Franklin in household of Tenpy Franklin, Covington county, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing family 53, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ 4.04.14.2 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHKM-1C7 : 12 April 2016), S T Franklin, Alabama, United States; citing p. 5, family 44, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,510.
↑ 5.05.15.25.3 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4J8-JP6 : 12 August 2017), Serena Franklin, Fairfield, Newberrys, Harts and Red Level, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district ED 52, sheet 311B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0009; FHL microfilm 1,254,009.
↑ 6.06.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKQW-KRN : accessed 9 October 2018), Serena Franklin in household of John Bass, Loango, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 48, sheet 24B, family 164, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 9; FHL microfilm 1,374,022.
↑ "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPZN-MZ8 : 9 March 2018), Serena Franklin in entry for Georgian Adams, 20 Dec 1928; citing Lauril Hill, Okalusia, Florida, reference 19899; FHL microfilm 2,135,289.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Serena by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Serena: