Abram Franklin

Abram Franklin (abt. 1786 - aft. 1860)

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Abram [uncertain] Franklin
Born about in North Carolina, United States of Americamap
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Union County, Georgia, United States of Americamap [uncertain]
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Abram Franklin was born about 1786 in North Carolina.[1][2] He is believed to have died about January, 1867 in Georgia. He was the son of John Franklin and Sarah Green. [3] His siblings were: [3]

  1. William Franklin, born about 1780
  2. Isaac Franklin, born about 1787
  3. John Franklin, born about 1788
  4. Jacob Franklin, born about 1792
  5. Thomas Franklin, born about 1798

Before 1820, he moved to Pendleton, South Carolina, where he lived near his brothers William Franklin and John Franklin. He married Elizabeth Anderson, probably about 1818 in Pendleton, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Abraham Anderson and Verlinda "Linda" Gilder. [3] [4]Abram and Elizabeth probably had the following children: [3] [5]

  1. Elias Franklin, born about 1821
  2. Anderson Green Franklin, born abou 1823
  3. Linda Franklin, born abou 1825
  4. Merrel F Franklin, born abou 1826
  5. William Franklin, born abou 1828
  6. Bird Franklin, born abou 1828
  7. Bennett Franklin, born abou 1829

Abram is believed to have moved to Habersham, Georgia prior to 1830, and lived there until some point in the 1840s. He lived there near his brothers William Franklin and Thomas Franklin.[6] [7]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYD-X45 : 12 April 2016), Abram Franklin, Union county, Union, Georgia, United States; citing family 433, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 11 Oct 1850 Union County, Georgia census.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 per affidavit and application to the Eastern Cherokee Court of Claims.

    Background: The U.S. Court of Claims ruled in favor of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe's claim against the U.S. on May 18, 1905. This resulted in the appropriation of $1 million to the Tribe’s eligible individuals and families. Interior Department employee Guion Miller created a list using several rolls and applications to verify tribal enrollment for the distribution of funds.

    The applications received documented over 125,000 individuals; the court approved more than 30,000 individuals to share in the funds.

    To be approved for funds the individual must:

    • Be alive as of May 28, 1906
    • Establish that he/she was a member or descendants of a person that had been included in the forced removal to Indian Territory, known as the “Ross Party”
    • Not be affiliated with a tribe other than the Cherokee
    • Submit an application that had to be received by August 31, 1907. Parents or guardians were given the opportunity to apply for minors and persons of unsound mind. Most of these later applications were rejected due to late receipt; however, all contain important individual and family history information.

    These applications include:
    • Applicant’s English and Indian names, date and place of birth
    • Names and ages of brothers and sisters
    • Place of birth and date of death of parents and grandparents
    • Residence
    • Spouse and children
    • Names of extended family

    Anderson Green Franklin swore under oath that his family background was as follows:


    John Franklin and Sarah Green, daughter of Gardener Green
    Abram Anderson and Linda Anderson (maiden name was probably Valinda "Linda" Gilder)

    Children of John Franklin and Sarah Green

    William Franklin
    Abram Franklin
    Isaac Franklin
    Jacob Franklin
    Thomas Franklin>


    Abram Franklin and Elisabeth Anderson

    Siblings of Anderson Green Franklin (children of Abram Franklin and Elisabeth Anderson):

    Elias Franklin, died 1876
    William Franklin, died 1886
    Bird Franklin
    Linda Franklin
  4. 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pendleton, South Carolina; Page: 222; NARA Roll: M33_120; Image: 287, Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7734&h=975684&ssrc=pt&tid=82703078&pid=260081785999&usePUB=true
  5. Note that Anderson's 1911 application for Cherokee funds only lists the following siblings:
    Elias Franklin
    William Franklin
    Bird Franklin
    Linda Franklin
    It does not list Merrel or Bennet.
  6. 1830; Census Place: Habersham, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 18; Page: 52; Family History Library Film: 0007038, Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8058&h=1839128&ssrc=pt&tid=82703078&pid=260081785999&usePUB=true
  7. Year: 1840; Census Place: Blue Creek, Habersham, Georgia; Roll: 42; Page: 122; Family History Library Film: 0007044, Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8057&h=1748806&ssrc=pt&tid=82703078&pid=260081785999&usePUB=true
Name: Wm Franklin
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1860
Event Place: Union, Georgia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1830
Birthplace: Ga
Page: 68
Household ID: 471
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
Affiliate Film Number: 138
GS Film Number: 803138
Digital Folder Number: 005165709
Image Number: 00505
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Wm Franklin M 30 Ga
Amy Franklin F 29 No Ca
Wilton Franklin M 6 Ga
Josiah C Franklin M 5 Ga
Martha Franklin F 4 Ga
Mary Franklin F 3 Ga
Mariann V Franklin F 1 Ga
Evaline Boling F 18 Ga
A Franklin M 72 No Ca


  • Abraham Franklin US Federal Census 1840 - Blue Creek, Habersham County, Georgia
  • Abrohama/Abraham/Abram Franklin US Federal Census 1830 (listed next to a Tho(ma)s and John Franklin) - Habersham County, Georgia
  • Abram Franklin US Federal Census 1820 - Pendleton (Anderson County), South Carolina (listed next to a William Franklin and near a John Franklin)

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