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Isaac Franklin
Birth: May 26, 1789
Death: Apr. 27, 1846

Folk Figure, one of the first professional slave traders. Partner in historically famed Franklin & Armfield, the most successful slave trading company in the pre-War South. Said to have bought/transported/sold over 8,000 slaves. He was a Tennessee gentleman, a Louisiana planter and a well-known slave trader throughout the country. He differed from other planters in that he disliked being involved in public affairs. Unlike most slave traders of his day, was not an outcast of society. Major in the War of 1812. From 1812 to 1841 he accumulated an estate valued at more than a million dollars. He first bought large holdings in Sumner County, Tennessee. He built "Fairvue" there in 1832 and he considered this his home. He purchased six plantations in Louisiana: "Bellvue," "Killarney," "Lochlomond," "Angola," "Loango," and "Panola." He also bought several thousand acres in Texas. He also owned turnpike and bank stock and a l/3 interest in the Nashville Race Course. When he died in 1846, he owned 10,000 acres in Tennessee and Louisiana and over 600 slaves. (bio by: Shiver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adelicia Hayes Acklen (1817 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  Victoria Franklin (1840 - 1846)*
  Adelicia Franklin (1842 - 1846)*
  Emma Franklin (1844 - 1855)*
  Julius Caesar Franklin (1844 - 1844)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Aug 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7745476
Isaac Franklin
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RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
Slave trader? Really? How can you bless a man that sold humans into slavery? He must have been a sick, cold man.
- Cindi Parker
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013
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