Jesse Dowell Franklin was born 28 Nov 1896 in Springville, Pontotoc County, Mississippi to Benjamin Franklin (born in Lafayette County, Mississippi) and Augusta Gillespie (born Springille, Pontotoc County, Mississippi).
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.
He married Minnie about 1928 and the couple had the following known children:
Catherine E. Franklin was born about 1929 in Mississippi.
Bettie Jean Franklin was born about 1932 in Tennessee.
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.
↑ 2.02.12.2 "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP7D-BFL : 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.
↑ 3.03.13.23.3 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZT-32C : 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.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jesse by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Jesse: