Malachi Franklin was born about 1809 in Tennessee.
He married Jane Blair on 25 Apr 1841 in Benton County, Alabama.and the couple had the following known children:
James Matice Franklin was born about 1841 in Alabama.
William H. Franklin was born about 1843 in Alabama.
Nancy F. Franklin was born about 1845 in Alabama.
Mahlia Franklin was born about 1845 in Alabama and died before 1860.
Martha A. Franklin was born about 1848 in Alabama.
Henry H. Franklin was born about 1851 in Alabama.
John A. Franklin was born about 1854 in Alabama.
Elizabeth Franklin was born about 1856 in Alabama.
Bird Franklin was born about 1859 in Alabama.
Jim Franklin was born about 1866 in Mississippi.
Sallie Franklin was born in Nov 1869 in Mississippi.
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. 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.
Malachi and family are in Fayette County, Alabama in 1850, Marion County, Alabama in 1860, and have moved to Panola County, Mississippi by 1870.
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-
↑ 1.01.11.21.184.108.40.206.71.8 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHP1-FJW : 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.).
↑ 3.03.13.23.220.127.116.11 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFSP-CRL : 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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Malachi by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: