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Benjamin Louis Franklin (abt. 1860 - 1944)

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Benjamin Louis Franklin
Born about in Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Died in Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Biography

Benjamin Louis Franklin, first chlld of Finis Franklin and Sarah E (Wilson) Franklin, was born 17 October 1860 in Charleston, Hopkins County, Kentucky. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

He married Jeffie Davis Mason on 11 September 1879 in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky. [5] They had eleven children including two twin boys not named. [1] Jeffie passed away in 1904, and Benjamin married Mrs. Lora Virginia (Downing) Martin on 27 November 1907 in Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. [6]. They had two daughters.

He lived in Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky most of his life, where he conducted a successful mercantile business for 53 years. [1]

Residence

Date: 1860
Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Census Enumeration Date; 7 July 1860
His parents, Finas and Sarah were enumerated; he wasn't born yet. [7]
Date: 1870
Place: Charleston, Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States
"Benjamin Franklin" was enumerated with parents and two brothers. [3]
Name, Household Role, Gender, Age, Birthplace
Finis Franklin M 30 Kentucky
Sarah Franklin F 30 Kentucky
Benjamin Franklin M 8 Kentucky
Frank Franklin M 6 Kentucky
Daniel Franklin M 4 Kentucky
Date: 1900
Place: Magisterial District 6, Charleston (south part) Dawson Springs :town, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
District: 71
"Benj L Franklin" was enumerated as head of household and employed as a merchant. His wife Jeffie indicated that she was the mother of 9 children, 8 living. [4]
Name, Household Role, Gender, Age, Birthplace
Benj L Franklin Husband M 40 Kentucky
Jeffie D Franklin Wife F 38 Kentucky
Ila B Franklin Daughter F 20 Kansas
Charles G Franklin Son M 15 Kentucky
Flora M Franklin Daughter F 13 Kentucky
Ruby W Franklin Son M 10 Kentucky
Della A Franklin Daughter F 8 Kentucky
Vaden Franklin Daughter F 5 Kentucky
Barrett L Franklin Son M 3 Kentucky
Infant Franklin Unnamed Daughter F 2 mos, born Mar 1900 Kentucky

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hopkins County Genealogical Society and Historical Society of Hopkins County, KY. "The Heritage of Hopkins County, Kentucky, 1806 - 1908, Volume I", Published 1988, Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky. Pages 114-115.
  2. Connelly, William Elsey. "History of Kentucky, Volume 5". Publisher-American Historical Society. 1922. NOTE: There are a few errors in this material. Page 394
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1870," FamilySearch Database, Benjamin Franklin in household of Finis Franklin, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 16, family 111, NARA microfilm publication M593; FHL microfilm 545,970. Link
  4. 4.0 4.1 "United States Census, 1900," FamilySearch Database, Benj L Franklin, Magisterial District 6, Charleston (south part) Dawson Springs town, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 16A, family 310, NARA microfilm publication T623; FHL microfilm 1,240,528. Link
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," FamilySearch database, Benjamin F Franklin and Jeffie D Mason, 11 Sep 1879; citing Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 554,900. [(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q28Z-TZJD Link]
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," FamilySearch database, B.L. Franklin and Lora V. Martin, 27 Nov 1907; citing , Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 546,387. Link
  7. "United States Census, 1860", FamilySearch database, Finas U Franklin, 1860. Link
  • "United States Census, 1920," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHLP-TPT : accessed 15 June 2015), Benjamin L Franklin, Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 28B, family 719, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,576.
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
District: 105
Sheet Number and Letter: 28B
Household ID: 719
Line Number: 92
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1820576
Digital Folder Number: 004300921
Image Number: 00144
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Benjamin L Franklin Head M 59 Kentucky
Lora Franklin Wife F 35 Kentucky
Flora Franklin Daughter F 32 Kentucky
Ruby Franklin Son M 29 Kentucky
Leslie Franklin Son M 22 Kentucky
Ruth Franklin Daughter F 19 Kentucky
Thelma L Franklin Daughter F 9 Kentucky
Lilith Franklin Daughter F 1 Kentucky
Auda May Martin Stepdaughter F 16 Kentucky
  • "United States Census, 1930," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMX9-B5V : accessed 15 June 2015), Ben L Franklin, Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0028, sheet 7A, family 129, line 32, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 751; FHL microfilm 2,340,486.
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
District: 0028
Sheet Number and Letter: 7A
Household ID: 129
Line Number: 32
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 751
GS Film number: 2340486
Digital Folder Number: 004584835
Image Number: 00883
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Ben L Franklin Head M 69 Kentucky
Lora V Franklin Wife F 43 Kentucky
Trena R Franklin Daughter F 18 Kentucky
Lillith Franklin Daughter F 12 Kentucky
  • "United States Census, 1940," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7TD-8KG : accessed 15 June 2015), Benjamin L Franklin, Magisterial District 6, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-29, sheet 5B, family 101, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1318.
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Magisterial District 6, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
District: 54-29
Family Number: 101
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Line Number: 58
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 1318
Digital Folder Number: 005460778
Image Number: 00864
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Benjamin L Franklin Head M 79 Kentucky
Lola V Franklin Wife F 56 Kentucky


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History of Kentucky by William Elsey Connelly. Volume 5.
 History of Kentucky by William Elsey Connelly. Volume 5.

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