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Thomas B. Franklin (abt. 1760 - bef. 1808)

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Thomas B. Franklin
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Richland County, South Carolina, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 May 2011
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Thomas B. Franklin appears on the 1790 census of Chester County, South Carolina with the following household members:

males 16 and over = 1
females = 5[1]

He also appears in a court case in Pinckney District, South Carolina wherein John Owen vs. Patrick McGriff.[2]

On 18 Jun 1808 Jemima Franklin and Henry Franklin applied for letters of administration of the estate of Thomas B. Franklin, deceased and on 02 Jul 1808 are named administrators of said estate, and an appraisal of his estate was done on 09 Jul 1808 by John Thornton, Samuel Watkins Sr, and James Phillips, naming the following items in the inventory-

4 cows with yearlings and 1 with young calf
1 two year old heifer
11 head of hogs
11 head of wild hogs in the woods not seen
1 three year old filly or colt
4 beds, bedsteads and furniture
2 wooling wheels and two pairs cotton cards
1 table
1 small chest
2 chairs
1 loom, 3 stays and 3 shackles
3 bells, 1 plough, 5 hoes and one ax
1 hammer, 1 pinchers gamblet and bolt
3 pails, 2 pigins, 1 tray, 1 churn and 1 morter
1 diner pot, 1 oven, 1 skillet, 1 pan, and 1 pair smoothing irons
2 pewter dishes, 2 plates, 2 d? basons
1 lot of crockery, some bottles and jugs
knives and forks, sheers
1 lot of sole leather, 2 books, some plough green.[3]


  1. 1790 US Federal Census-"United States Census, 1790," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 Nov 2014), Thomas B Franklin, Not Stated, Chester, South Carolina; citing p. 181, NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 11, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 00118.
    Name: Thomas B Franklin
    Event Place: Not Stated, Chester, South Carolina
    Page Number: 181
    Line Number: 1300
    Affiliate Publication Number: M637
    Affiliate Film Number: 11
    GS Film number: 0568151
    Digital Folder Number: 004185996
    Image Number: 00118
  2. Gardner, Lucille Hendrick. Pinckney District, South Carolina Common Pleas Minute Book 1792-1794. Shelby, North Carolina. 1984. Repository-Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, Texas. p34. John Owen vs. Patrick McGriff. Case. Lowrie for Plantiff not for Defendant. John McGriff, Elijah Nunn, Thomas B. Franklin.
  3. Estate of Thomas B. Franklin, 1808, Richland County, South Carolina.
  • Giddens, Elaine Franklin. The Family of Thomas B. Franklin, Franklin Family Researchers United, Vol 4.
  • Franklin, Danny Roule. Descendants of James Isaiah Franklin. Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts. 2001.

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Thomas B. Franklin, 1808, Richland County, South Carolina Estate Pkt
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