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Temperance (Straughn) Franklin (1788 - abt. 1868)

Temperance "Tempy" Franklin formerly Straughn
Born in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1822 in Alabama, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Covington County, Alabama, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2013
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On 01 Jan 1852 she purchased 39.87 acres of land described as SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of S10 T4N R14E, Covington County, Alabama.

On 01 Nov 1858 she also purchased 79.75 acres of land described as the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 & the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 S10 T4N R14E, also in Covington County.

According to Wyley Ward's book The Folks From Pea Ridge, Tempy and son Green T. Franklin were working at the Tanyard and Shoe Manufacturing Plant belonging to Julian G. Robinson in 1860. It is unknown where Mr. Ward obtained his information regarding this as the book is unsourced. The 1860 census reports both Tempy and daughter Serena as being seamstresses. Julian G. Robinson appears on the same census page 3 households away. The enumerator, my ancestor William Thomas Acree, listed the persons on this page as living in the Conecuh River Community, which does coincide with Mr. Ward's Pea Ridge area in his book. Several persons on this page are indeed listed as shoemakers, and son Green T. Franklin who appears on the preceding census page is among them.


  • Author: Franklin, Lisa R., Title: The Franklins of Covington County, AL, 6 editions, 1991-2006.
  • Author: Ward, Wyley Donald. Title: The Folks from Pea Ridge in Covington and Conecuh Counties, Alabama. pp131-138.
  • Minute Book I of Mars Hill Baptist Church Oconee (formerly Clarke) County, GA.
  • Alabama State Census - 1820 Conecuh County, AL.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 August 2015), Willson Franklin, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing 239, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 2,330.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 August 2015), Tempy Franklin, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing p. 321, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 2,332.
  • US Federal Census - 30 Apr 1850 Covington County, AL
  • US Federal Agriculture Census - 1850 Covington County, AL
  • US Federal Census - 30 Jun 1860, Conecuh River, Covington County, AL p365 (attached)
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Temperance Franklin, 1860.
  • US Federal Land Grant certificates (attached)
  • US Federal Agriculture Census - 1860 Covington County, AL
  • Alabama State Census - 1866 Covington County, AL
  • Chatham County Record of Wills , Book A, Part 1, Page 16, CR.022.801.28, James Stewart, 1794.
  • The Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. 29 Dec 1991.
  • The Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. 02 Feb 1992.

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