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Elizabeth "Betty" Smith Franklin
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1879
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1909
San Gabriel
Milam County
Texas, USA

Elizabeth "Bettie" Smith Franklin was the first wife of William Benjamin "Ben" Franklin and mother of Jasper, Barney, Draper (Taylor), Jewel (Berry), Earl and Bernice (Adams Littlefield). Bernice had a twin brother by the name of Bertram who died 2 months 17 days after birth. Bettie died giving birth to the twins on 17 Oct 1909.

The first picture (brown-tone looking picture) of her tombstone, was taken in the late 1940's by her husband, Ben, and it has his own writing on the back of the picture with his explanation of the picture. It is, as far as known, the only picture he ever took of her grave. I selected this picture to be the first on her memorial since it is one taken by her husband. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ferbia Louisa Hobbs Yount Parrett (1844 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  William Benjamin Franklin (1878 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  William Jasper Franklin (1900 - 1974)*
  Barney Richard Franklin (1902 - 1960)*
  Draper Franklin Taylor (1904 - 1996)*
  Jewel F. Franklin Berry (1905 - 2002)*
  Earl Benjamin Franklin (1907 - 1975)*
  Bertrum Franklin (1909 - 1910)*
  Bernice Franklin Adams (1909 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
BETTY (SMITH) FRANKLIN
WIFE OF
Wm. BEN FRANKLIN
1878 ~~~ 1909
 
Burial:
Locklin Cemetery
San Gabriel
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Monument Hunter
Record added: May 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14445797
Elizabeth Betty <i>Smith</i> Franklin
Added by: Monument Hunter
 
Elizabeth Betty <i>Smith</i> Franklin
Added by: John Christeson
 
Elizabeth Betty <i>Smith</i> Franklin
Added by: Kathye Fuessel
 
 
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u were my grandmother s brother wife so I wish I had meet you rist in peace with the baby that is buried with you
- marie eldred blagburn
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
Thinking of you this Christmas with Love.
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Dec. 24, 2008

- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jul. 30, 2007
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