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Bentley Franklin (1795 - aft. 1860)

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Bentley Franklin
Born in South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married after (to about ) in South Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in prob. North Carolinamap
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Bentley was born in 1795, probably in Chester, South Carolina. Bentley Franklin was the son of Esom Franklin and probably Hannah (last name unknown). He passed away after 1860.[1] [2] [3] [4]

Bentley erred in the War of 1812. [5]

Bentley married first Lavinia Yarborough about 1816 in South Carolina. They had the following children:

  1. Eliza Franklin, born about 1816
  2. John Franklin, born about 1820
  3. Esau Franklin, born about 1820
  4. Minor Decatur Franklin, born about 1828
  5. Sarah Franklin, born about 1829
  6. Dorcus Franklin, born about 1833
  7. Matilda Franklin, born about 1836

Between 1820 and 1830, he moved to Haywood, North Carolina. [1] [2] Lavinia died there after 1860.

He married second Elizabeth Davis on 24 Oct 1841 in Haywood, North Carolina. [6] It is unknown whether they had any children.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Fairfield, South Carolina; Page: 27; NARA Roll: M33_118; Image: 228, 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  2. 2.0 2.1 1830; Census Place: Haywood, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 121; Page: 360; Family History Library Film: 0018087, 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  3. Year: 1850; Census Place: Haywood, North Carolina; Roll: M432_633; Page: 196B; Image: 399, 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  4. Year: 1860; Census Place: Division 37, Haywood, North Carolina; Roll: M653_901; Page: 615; Family History Library Film: 803901, 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  5. Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line].
  6. North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [database on-line].

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