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Jesse Dowell Franklin (1896 - 1959)

Jesse Dowell Franklin
Born in Springville, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1938 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 63 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Dec 2009
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Jesse Dowell Franklin was born 28 Nov 1896 in Springville, Pontotoc County,[1] Mississippi[2][3] to Benjamin Franklin (born in Lafayette County, Mississippi)[1] and Augusta Gillespie (born Springille, Pontotoc County, Mississippi).[1][4][5]

In 1918 when he registered for the draft during WWI he was described as being short and of medium build with blue eyes and dark hair.[1]

He married Minnie[4][3] about 1928[2] and the couple had the following known children:

  1. Catherine E. Franklin was born about 1929 in Mississippi.[2][3]
  2. Bettie Jean Franklin was born about 1932 in Tennessee.[3]

Jesse died 20 Dec 1859 in at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and was buried in Oak Forest Cemetery in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.[4][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 January 2021), Jessie Dowell Franklin, 1917-1918.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 February 2021), Jessie P Franklin, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 132, sheet 13A, line 30, family 2384, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2278; FHL microfilm 2,342,012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 January 2021), Jessie W Franklin, Civil District 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 79-25, sheet 31B, line 44, family 630, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3934.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2020), Jesse Dowell Franklin, 30 Dec 1959; Death, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  5. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 February 2021), Jessie Franklin in entry for Augusta G Franklin , 1920.
  6. Tombstone photograph for Jesse D. Franklin Nov 18, 1896-Dec 30, 1959 and Minnie A. Franklin June 7, 1901-MAr 6, 1973 at

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