Franklin reportedly emigrated to IL from Greenville SC and was married twice - to Lavina Abbott (1810?-1845), which union produced 5 children, then upon her decease to Margaret S Perryman (1824-1909), which union produced 6-7 children. His daughter by Lavina, Martha J., was my g-g-grandad's 1st wife.
After some late life troubles he is reputed to have been buried w/o marker & w/o death certificate in Methodist Cemetery, Tower Hill Township.
Parents reported to be Lunsford & Amelia Parks Hudson.
Children by Lavina -
Permelia Ann, b.1831
Martha J., b.1833 (twin of Harvey)
Harvey H., b.1833 (twin of Martha)
Albert P., b.1836
Emily Caroline, b.1837
Children by Margaret -
Benjamin Franklin, b.1847
Elizabeth Ann, b.1849
Miles Jehail, b.1852
Perry Lee, b.1855
Upon the death of B. Franklin, Margaret subsequently married Simon P Hawkins.
Margaret Perryman Hudson Hawkins
1824–1909 (m. 1845)