"On demand we or either of us promise to pay James Franklin Sr one thousand dollars, conditioned as follows to wit whereas the said James Franklin Sr on account of his age and inability to labor has given to his son Steven Franklin his land upon which he now resides and all his perishable property of any description upon the condition that the said Steven Franklin shall plentifully keep and decently maintain the said James Franklin and Rachel Franklin (his father and mother) as long as they shall live respectively. Now should the said Steven Franklin do so then this obligation is void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Given under our hands and seal this 24th July 1841.
James Franklin Sr.
David Franklin, security for Steven Franklin
Hopkins County, KY Deed Book 20, page 323.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65H-7LN : accessed 27 July 2015), Finis Franklin in household of Stephen Franklin, Hopkins county, part of, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States; citing family 519, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Hopkins county, part of, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Household ID: 519
House Number: 519
Line Number: 28
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 205
GS Film Number: 442973
Digital Folder Number: 004192495
Image Number: 00174
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Stephen Franklin M 38 Kentucky, United States
Tempie Franklin F 33 Kentucky, United States
Rebecca Franklin F 12 Kentucky, United States
Finis Franklin M 8 Kentucky, United States
Newton Franklin M 10 Kentucky, United States
Nancy Franklin F 8 Kentucky, United States
Stephen A Franklin M 6 Kentucky, United States
John R Franklin M 4 Kentucky, United States
Foster Franklin M 3 Kentucky, United States
Thomas J Franklin M 2 Kentucky, United States
WikiTree profile Franklin-990 created through the import of CombinedTreeFmMyHeritage-Private.GED on May 29, 2011 by George Stradtman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by George and others.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Stephen by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: