|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1834|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1911|
Margaret (Mattie) Spikes was born in February 11, 1834 in Clark County, Alabama to John Edward Spikes and Nancy Colquehoun (Calhoun). After Nancy Calhoun died, John married his second wife, Lucinda Pelt Carter. John and his family then moved to Kaufman County. Margaret was living at home at the age of 16.
John E. Franklin and a young daughter, Francis Isabelle, moved next door to the Spikes about 1850 after the deaths of his wife Christian McLeod and another young daughter, Larra, in Alabama. Margaret married John E. Franklin on October 16, 1850 and had two sons, John Thomas and Felix S. After John Franklin died about 1855, Margaret then married Judge Andrew Jackson Hunter from Parker County. He came to Kaufman in a luxurious buggy, married her on September 27, 1858 in Kaufman County, and took her to Parker County to live with his three children. She died August 7, 1911, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford. Judge Hunter died July 17 1890 and is buried in the Dean Cemetery outside of Weatherford.
During the Civil War, Margaret Spikes Hunter, made coats for the men left in the neighborhood. Someone had furnished the cloth. She would take the coats home to them, riding horseback with two guns with her as Indians were causing much trouble at that time.
Andrew Jackson Hunter (1816 - 1890)*
John E. Franklin (1823 - 1855)*
John Thomas Franklin (1853 - 1935)*
Felix S. Franklin (1855 - 1927)*
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