|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1938|
Francis Marion married Anise Caroline Scott. They were the parents of William Isaac & Vincent.
Biolographical Sketches Greene County Iowa, 1887 - "History of Greene County" Page 324
Francis Marion Franklin is the leading furniture dealer of Jefferson, his business being located on the notheast side of the square. He engaged in his present business June 28, 1875, suceeding Henry Bowman. It was the first establishment of the kind in Jefferson. He had both a jobbing and a wholesale trade. Mr. Franklin is a son of one of the pioneers of Green County. His father, William A. Franklin, settled on section 123, in what is now Franklin Township in 1855. He was the third settler in the township, which was named in honor of himself. He was a native of North Carolina, and when a boy removed with his parents to South Carolina, thence to the State of Indiana, where he married Margaret Brown. Soon after his marriage, about 1844, he removed to Muscatine County, this state, where he entered several hundred acres of land, and resided there until he came to Greene County April 28, 1855. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Franklin had eight children, three of whom died young. Mrs. Serilda Robinson died, leaving a family. The surviving children are James B., a farmer of Franklin Township, William L, who resides on the homestead where the mother still lives; Francis M. and Sarah V. The latter is the wife of F.L. Robertson and lives in Oregon. Our subject, Francis Marion, was born in Muscatine, Iowa 1846. He married Anise Caroline Scott, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Scott, who was born in Indiana, where her father died. Her mother, with two sons and four daughters came to Iowa when Mrs. Franklin was a child. The eldest daughter, Nancy, was killed by the kick of a horse while the family were en route to Iowa. Mrs Franklin is the only child left in Green County. Mr. and Mrs Franklin have two sons- William Isaac and Vincent V. Eddie W. died in infancy. Mr. Franklin's parents were very highly esteemed in their community, and though the father long since passed away, the rememberance of him still survives. His aged wife is still left, a worthy representative of that grand old poineer element that is fast passing away.
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jun 15, 2009
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