Source Information: Lisa FRANKLIN (husband is direct descendant of Mark Martin Franklin) Submitted to Alabama Family Group Sheet for FRANKLIN, Mark (Martin)
Edmond's grave has not been located. Many of his family members are buried in Springhill Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery (located about 5 miles away) and Providence Cemetery, also in Bienville Parish. Another cemetery I refer to as the "old Rocky Mount Cemetery" was destroyed by loggers in the early 1980's. Of over 50 graves, only 4 headstones remain. The cemetery was also called "VICKERS CEMETERY". There were BURKETTS, FRANKLINS, PHENNELS, VICKERS among others from the Ringgold community. The cemetery was being used in the early 1900's. It is very possible Edmond and Ellen were buried here.
However, His mother is buried in this cemetery, Nancy Stapleton Franklin # 11298446
Siblings: 1. Morris Franklin 1825-1863 10814815 2. Kisiah Franklin 1827-abt. 1863 w/o James Burkett 3. Catherine Franklin 1830-1903 11298782 w/o Evan (Ivan Burkett) 4. Edmond Mark Franklin 1832-aft 1900 h/o Ellen and Viney Burkett (sisters) 5. Mary "Polly" H Franklin 1835-1909 w/o W. Henry Burkett 6.Aurelia (Riller) Franklin 1837-aft. 1880 w/o Goodman Sweeten and Elias Burkett 7. Phurnette (Fernettia) Franklin 1842-1926 w/o Bartillo Burkett and J. W. Scott 8. Mark Franklin 1844-died young 9. Ennis Franklin 1846-1865 11300532 10. Adelia Franklin 1848- aft 1880 w/o William Churchill Riley 11. David Twiggs Franklin 1850-1912 11298493 h/o Sabra A Hampton
Edmond Mark Franklin was my 3rd great grandfather. This has been a long journey for me. Although Edmond's grave has not been found (by me at the time of this memorial), thanks to genealogists Lisa Franklin, Virginia Wilson Bailey, Billie Gene Polland and others who have worked tirelessly to compile all this wonderful history, I feel comfortable adding this memorial for him.