Malachi Franklin

Malachi Franklin (abt. 1809 - aft. 1870)

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Malachi Franklin
Born about in Tennessee, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Benton County, Alabama, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Mississippi, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 11 Dec 2018
19:50: Lisa Franklin RN, BSN edited the Biography for Malachi Franklin (abt.1809-aft.1870). (add research note) [Thank Lisa for this]
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Malachi Franklin was born about 1809 in Tennessee.[1] [2][3]

He married Jane Blair on 25 Apr 1841 in Benton County, Alabama.[4]and the couple had the following known children:

  1. James Matice[1] Franklin was born about 1841 in Alabama.[2]
  2. William H. Franklin was born about 1843 in Alabama.[2][1]
  3. Nancy F. Franklin was born about 1845 in Alabama.[2][1]
  4. Mahlia Franklin was born about 1845 in Alabama[1] and died before 1860.[2]
  5. Martha A. Franklin was born about 1848 in Alabama.[2][1][1][3]
  6. Henry H. Franklin was born about 1851 in Alabama.[2][1]
  7. John A. Franklin was born about 1854 in Alabama.[2]
  8. Elizabeth Franklin was born about 1856 in Alabama.[2][3]
  9. Bird Franklin was born about 1859 in Alabama.[2][3]
  10. Jim Franklin was born about 1866 in Mississippi.[3]
  11. Sallie Franklin was born in Nov 1869 in Mississippi.[3]

According to Homer T. Jones book of Land Grants in Fayette County, AL, Malachi recieved a land grant in Fayette County, AL in 1855. This is collaborated by works published by the Fayette County Historical Society (Looking Back series) covering 1824-1974.[5][6] Malachi received a land patent on 02 Apr 1860 for the North 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 5 in Township 15, Range 10W, Fayette County, Alabama, that is likely this same land.[7]

Malachi and family are in Fayette County, Alabama in 1850,[1] Marion County, Alabama in 1860,[2] and have moved to Panola County, Mississippi by 1870.[3]

Research Notes

A search of Panola County, Mississippi Tax Lists online at the state archives website from 1868 through 1874 finds only these Franklin men in the year 1869, however, most years appear to be incomplete-


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Jane Franklin in household of Malachi Franklin, Fayette county, Fayette, Alabama, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Jane Franklin in entry for Malekiah Franklin, 1860.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Bird Franklin in household of M Franklin, Mississippi, United States; citing p. 30, family 243, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,246.
  4. Benton County, Alabama Marriages Book 1 p123.
  5. Jones, Homer T. Land Grants and Adults Residing in Fayette County, Alabama 1823-1900
  6. Looking Back, Fayette County, Alabama 1824-1974 by The Fayette County Historical Soecity with the cooperation of The Fayette County Broadcaster. 1974. Repository-Fayette County Memorial Library, Fayette, Alabama.
  7. NARA Land Certificate #32229, 02 Apr 1860. Fayette County, Alabama.

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Benton County, AL Marriage Record - Malachi Franklin & Jane Blair
Benton County, AL Marriage Record - Malachi Franklin & Jane Blair

1855 Land Grant
1855 Land Grant

Malachi Franklin, Fayette County, Alabama Land Certificate
Malachi Franklin, Fayette County, Alabama Land Certificate

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