Franklin - Sowers Pioneer Family

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Gilbert Franklin and Hugh Bobo
Gilbert Franklin and Hugh Bobo
This photo was contributed by Pat Ruble.
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Frederick Franklin was born about 1814 in New Hampshire. He was married to Sally Shaw, 28 October 1833, in Pike County IL. They were the parents of two children, Leta born in 1836 and Levisa in 1842. Frederick married Jane Allison, 4 Apr 1846, in Pike County and 9 more children were born.

Taylor Beatty Franklin, son of Frederick and Jane, was born 28 Jan 1847 who married Priscella Ann Stathem, 25 April 1869, in Pike County.

William Drawklin Franklin the son of Taylor Beatty Franklin was born in 1872. He married Mattie Sowers, 30 March 1898.

Gilbert Wesley Franklin, the son of William Drawklin and Mattie (Sowers) Franklin as born 8 December 1898 in Pike County. Gilbert was married 30 April 1921 to Hallie E. Parks. They had one daughter, Anelda Franklin born 11 October 1922. The Sowers and Franklin families all lived near Pearl.

Pat would like to find out who Hugh Bobo was and what his connection to Gilbert Franklin was. Pats relationship with Gilbert Franklin is that Geraldine Ruble was the daughter of Otis Evans Sowers, the brother to Mattie Franklin.

Pat has several pictures from that area if anyone wants to contact me of Blairs, Farthings, Sowers, Draper, Ottwell and others.

Information on this Franklin family is provided by Kacy on Rootsweb World Connect.
As time permits and when other information is available I hope to have a more complete family history of the Franklin family.