Saturday, October 13, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ancestor #30 - Joseph Franklin


One of my goals for 2012 is to use the Surname Saturday blogging prompt as a way to assure that I spend some time researching each of my family lines and that I have appropriate source citations for the genealogical facts related to my ancestors. I’ve decided to use my ahnentafel report and work back through the generations starting with my grandparents, writing a summary of each ancestor. If you discovered this post through a search engine and find one of your ancestors listed here, please leave a comment to let me know.

My maternal 2nd great-grandfather Joseph Franklin was born 25 December 1826 in Clark County, Ohio, the oldest child of Arad and Nancy (White Franklin).[1]

On 11 July 1849, Joseph married Rhoda Cary in Union County, Ohio.[2] Joseph and Rhoda had five children who lived to adulthood:
  • Ruth Franklin (1851-1914)[3] – my great-grandmother
  • Nancy Franklin (1853[4]-1875[5])
  • Richard Franklin (1856[6]-after 1880[7])
  • Fannie Franklin (1859[8]-1904[9])
  • David Franklin (1865-1932)[10]

He married second Emily Tyler on 1 November 1877 in Marion County, Ohio.[11] Two children were born of this union:
  • William Arad Franklin (1878[12]-1959[13])
  • Abi Della Franklin (1879-1935)[14]

Joseph was a laborer, sometimes making brick or tile (an industry in which several collateral families were engaged), sometimes working on a farm. There is no indication on any census record that he owned property, and he has not been found in any of the deed indexes for Union County, Ohio.

Joseph died on 12 October 1895 in Jackson Township, Paulding County, Ohio.[15] The location of his burial is unknown.

Following are opportunities for additional research:
  1. Continued research in records of Union County, Marion County, and Paulding County, all areas in which Joseph lived during his life time.
  2. Newspaper research in Marion County and Pauling County.
  3. Research on descendants and collateral lines to see if a living relative can be found who has more information on Joseph’s life.






[1] Mrs. Willis Holloway, "Arad Franklin and Nancy White" (Franklin Family Researchers United, Vol. 5, page 37, Jan. 1993 ; accessed online, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ffru/Docs/FFRU_back/index.html, 2010.)
[2] Union, Ohio, Marriage Records, 2: 207, Franklin-Cary; FHL microfilm 573,776.
[3] Labette County, Kansas, death certificate no. illegible (1914), Ruth Snider; Kansas Board of Health.
[4] 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 28, dwelling 421, family 397, Joseph Franklin; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Feb 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 1044.
[5][5] Marion County, Ohio, "Death records, 1867-1908," (Marion County Courthouse, Marion), Volume 1, p. 74, Fannie Franklin; FHL microfilm 384,350.
[6] 1860 U.S. census, pop. sch., Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 28, dwell. 421, fam. 397, Joseph Franklin.
[7] 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, enumeration district (ED) 81, p. 187A (stamped), dwelling 255, family 255, Arad Franklin; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Oct 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 1073. In 1880, Richard was living with his uncle Arad Franklin, Jr. He has not been found in any record after that date.
[8] 1860 U.S. census, pop. sch., Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 28, dwell. 421, fam. 397, Joseph Franklin.
[9] Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, "Ohio Obituary Index," database, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Apr 2012), entry for Fanny Burkepile.
[10] Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, death certificate 70649 (1932), David Franklin; digital image, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 May 2012).
[11] "Ohio County Marriages, 1790-1950", Marion County Ohio, Marriages, 8: 237, Franklin-Benton, 1877; index and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 Feb 2012).
[12] "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Feb 2012), entry for William Arad Franklin; citing Family History Library film number 384336.
[13] "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," database, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Oct 2012), entry for William A. Franklin, died 31 January 1959.
[14] Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, death certificate 63606 (1935), Della Abia Raney; digital image, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 Feb 2012).
[15] Paulding County, Ohio, "Records of Deaths, Volumes 1-4, 1867-1908," (Paulding County Courthouse, Paulding), Joseph Franklin, died 12 October 1895; FHL microfilm 925,299.



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