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Henry Franklin (1798)

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Henry Franklin
Born in North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2017
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Categories: Franklin Y DNA Project FY02 Group.


This Franklin lineage tests into the FY02 group, haplogroup R-CTS6919 of English ancestry and therefore is definitely not Native American. As the two noted claims were both rejected and there is mention of a Green connection, it is highly suspect now that these Franklins will somehow also be connected to John Franklin and wife Sarah Green, a reported descendant of Gardner Green who had some 300 descendants file claims of Native American ancestry coming from him (see Sarah's bio).[1]

Henry was born in 1798 in North Carolina.[2] He was the son of Henry Franklin and Elizabeth "Betty" Gibbs. [3]

In 1820, he lived in Buncombe, North Carolina. [4]


  1. Franklin, Ben. Franklin Family Researchers United. Volume 16, p4-16. Note: While this forward lineage may be accurate the claim of a Franklin full blood Cherokee ancestry is not, and is likely misattributed from the Green lineage as noted in the bio.
  2. A source is needed for this date and place of birth.
  3. From the application #21178 for Henry J Franklin (see also application 44698 below), NARA M1104. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. Roll: 0183, Application 21178: Henry J Franklin. Descent from parents John Franklin and Mary Mapels, grandparents Henry Franklin and Tabitha J Gibbs, great-grandparents Henry Franklin and Betty Gibbs.
  4. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 April 2018), Henry Franklin, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 70, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 80; FHL microfilm 162,796.
  • Franklin, Ben. Franklin Family Researchers United. Volume 12, p4-16. Article entitled Cherokee By Blood, wherein appears extracts of Franklin applications to the US Court of Claims 1906-1910 from the work Cherokee By Blood, Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry compiled by Jerry Wright Jordan (1987). Application #21178 of Henry J. Franklin b.1845, living at Madisonville, TN at the time of application. Son of John Franklin, claiming 1/4 Cherokee Indian who married Mary Maples and grandson of Henry Franklin, claiming full blood Cherokee who married Betty Gibbs. Application REJECTED.
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. NARA M1104. Roll 0340. Application Number 44698: John Franklin. Descent from parents Henry Franklin and Tabitha Gibbs, grandparents Henry Franklin and Betty Gibbs, great-grandparents John Franklin and Betty Green. Rejected. (if someone can upload a copy, please do. Thanks!)

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