Norman says that while Ebenezer did not live in the counties covered by MAGA, he was
credited with being the first permanent settler in Pike Co., IL. Isaac
Walters is said to have come with him in 1820 from New Hampshire. They were accompanied
by Ebenezer's first wife. Many of the west central Illinois researchers can trace their
Franklin's to Ebenezer Franklin Sr.
Submitted by: Norman Franklin Northcutt