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Family Group Sheet

Submitted: 02/05/2005


William "Uncle Billy" Morris Franklin 

Family Group Sheet

Submitted: 2003


submitter: John D. Tanner, Jr. 

email: jdtanner@aol.com


Husband: William "Uncle Billy" Morris FRANKLIN 
Born: 8/17/1836 
Location: Jackson, Hinds, Co., Miss. 
Married: 12/24/1856 
Location: Texas
Died: 06/26/1916 
Location: Floresville, TX
Cemetery: Harper Cemetary 
Location: Wilson Co., TX
Father: Allan FRANKLIN
Mother: Nancy CHAPMAN

Other Spouses:

Wife: Evaline DRAKE 
Born: 04/13/1839
Location: Big Sandy Creek, Jefferson Co., TX 
Died: 04/19/1919
Location: Floresville, TX 
Cemetery: Harper Cemetary 
Location: Wilson Co., TX 
Father: James DRAKE 
Mother: Nancy BURTON 
Other Spouses: Jackson EVANS

Children

Name: Francis "Frank" Middleton FRANKLIN
Born: 04/16/1858 
Location: Gonzales Co., TX
Died: 11/13/1934 
Location: North Pleasanton, Atascosa, Co., TX
Cemetery: Christine Cemetary 
Location: Atascosa Co., TX
Spouse 1: Lydia HARPER
Married: Location: 
Spouse 2: Melvina WALKER
Married: 11/10/1886 
Location: Atascosa Co., TX

Name: Thomas Alexander FRANKLIN
Born: 02/10/1860 
Location: Rio Frio, McMullen Co., TX
Died: 
Location: 
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: 
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: Stephen Lee FRANKLIN
Born: 01/26/1862 
Location: Rio Frio, McMullen Co., TX
Died: 11/30/1951 
Location: San Antonio, TX
Cemetery: San Jose Cemetary 
Location: San Antonio, TX
Spouse 1: Martha Jayne Kuykendall
Married: 10/30/1881 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: William Preston FRANKLIN
Born: 03/05/1864 
Location: Rio Frio, McMullen Co., TX
Died: 
Location: 
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: Sarah Kate O'Neil
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: Laura M. FRANKLIN
Born: 06/30/1866 
Location: McMullen Co., TX
Died: 
Location: 
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: Alva HARPER
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: Lenore "Nora" FRANKLIN
Born: 07/18/1869 
Location: Dogtown (Tilden), McMullen Co., TX
Died: 06/28/1945 
Location: Douglas, AZ
Cemetery: Douglas Cemetary 
Location: Douglas, AZ
Spouse 1: Joseph Henry "Buddie" Walker
Married: 11/17/1886 
Location: Tilden, TX
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: Nancy H. "Nanny" FRANKLIN
Born: 06/31/1871 
Location: McMullen Co., TX
Died: 08/09/1964 
Location: 
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: Never Married
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: James Drake FRANKLIN
Born: 11/11/1872 
Location: Wilson Co., TX
Died: 02/12/1909 
Location: 
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: 
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Name: Viola Buelah FRANKLIN
Born: 11/05/1874 Location: Wilson Co., TX
Died: 10/21/1970 Location: 
Cemetery: Location: 
Spouse 1: Albert Green HOLLAND
Married: 04/01/1890 

Location: Tilden, TX
Spouse 2: 
Married: 

Location: 

Name: Fleda FRANKLIN
Born: 04/04/1882 
Location: Wilson Co., TX
Died: 01/07/1945 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cemetery: 
Location: 
Spouse 1: Durwood Belmont MILLS
Married: 
Location: 
Spouse 2: 
Married: 
Location: 

Comments: William "Uncle Billy" Franklin, along with Frank Drake, Green Alford, Green

Holland, Warner and E.H. Crain, Dr George Dilworth and James Lowe established the settlement of Rio Frio at the confluence of the Frio River and Leoneita Creek near present-day Tilden, Texas.  He moved his family to the Marcelinas Creek area of Wilson County in 1872
where he continued ranching.

Sources: 1850 Jefferson County census; 1860 Gonzales County census; 1870 McMullen County census; 1880 Wilson County census; 1900 Irion County census; death certificates; Wilson Co., deeds; family recollections.



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