When Franklin B. Martin was born on December 17, 1811, in Knox, Kentucky, his father, Zadock, was 22 and his mother, Susannah, was 23. He married Lucretia Gordon (1827–1892) on April 4, 1844. They had three children during their marriage but none survived to adulthood. He died on July 11, 1860, in Lafayette, Oregon, at the age of 48, and was buried in McMinnville, Oregon. Lucretia remarried to John White Cowls.
McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon
↑ Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm] page 89-90