Jack Franklin

Jackson Magilbry Franklin (1861 - 1934)

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Jackson Magilbry (Jack) Franklin
Born in Covington County, Alabama, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Red Level, Covington County, Alabama, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Feb 2014
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On 16 Feb 1883, Jackson Magilbry Franklin purchased, from his parents, John & Celia, the E ½ of SE1/4 Sec 7, T4 R15, and the W1/2 of SW ¼ S8 T4 R15 containing 160 acres.

On 01 Sep 1887 Jack sold this same 160 acres to his brother Bill Franklin.

On 08 Dec 1891 he purchased, for $275, the "SE1/4 of the NE1/2 and the NE1/2 of the SE1/4 and all of SW1/4 od NE1/4 and NW1/4 od SE1/4 lying east of a branch running through said last two forties, called Mimer Branch all in Section 18 T4 R15 and containing 120 acres more or less", from his cousin Saphronia Abigail (Franklin) Prestwood and her husband James Austin Prestwood.

In September of 1894 Lorenzo J. Feaster filed a homestead land claim which William J. Franklin, Jackson M. Franklin, James McCormack and John A. Franklin all of River Falls, Alabama signed as witnesses to his continuous residence on said land as part of his land claim.[1]

The old log house, still standing on present day Blackmon Road in what was then known as River Falls, was the original homesite of Jackson Magilbry "Jack" Franklin and wife Sarah "Sallie" (Patterson) Franklin. The home was built in 1889 and the family lived there twenty years. In 1909, Jack built the traditional southern dog-trot style house across the street from the cabin. In later years the family enclosed the center dog trot run with doors, making a hallway of it. The house appeared on the cover of the volume 1, January 1992 edition of Franklin Family Researchers.

Jack and Sallie are buried not far from their home, in New Home Congregational Church Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.


  1. The Covington Times. Andalusia, Alabama 07 Sep 1894.
  • Tombstone
  • Alabama death certificate
  • Interviews with his daughter Sarah L. (Franklin) Mock, and her sister Ethel (Franklin) Beasley. 1990s
  • Family records of his neice, Lena Elizabeth Franklin Duncan, family historian of her generation.
  • The Franklins of Covington County, Alabama. Lisa R. Franklin. First edition, 1990.
  • Covington County, AL Deed Book B pp206-7.
  • Covington County, AL Deed Book C p406
  • Covington County, AL Deed Book E pg313
  • Covington County, AL Deed Book E pg401
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHKM-K59 : 17 October 2014), Jack Franklin in household of J T Franklin, Alabama, United States; citing p. 1, family 2, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,510.
  • US Federal Census - 15 Nov 1900, River Falls, Covington County, AL
  • US Federal Census - 04 May 1910, River Falls, Covington County, AL
  • US Federal Census - 03 Jan 1920, River Falls, Covington County, AL
  • US Federal Census - 17 Apr 1930, River Falls, Covington County, AL
  • Obituary, The Andalusia Star. Andalusia, AL. 01 Mar 1934, p8.
  • Homestead Application packet #28414 (homestead certificate # 13705 of Lorenzo Jacob Feaster, 12 Oct 1894. Covington County, Alabama. NARA.

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