James W Franklin
and Eliza Cornett

James W Franklin b 1818 Gravel Lick, Russell Co VA; s/o James Franklin and Nancy Amburgey. James W Franklin m. 27 Feb 1840 Perry Co KY to Eliza Cornett b 1820 Russell Co VA; d/o Jesse H Cornett and Nancy Branham Smith. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and 1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of James W Franklin and Eliza Cornett;

1. Nancy Franklin b 1841 KY d 22 Jan 1923 Knott Co KY; m. about 1860 to Ambrose Amburgey b 1842 d 3 Jan 1922; s/o John Amburgey and Rachel Hall.

2. Elizabeth "Betty" Franklin b 1843 KY d 22 Jul 1902 Knott Co KY; m. 1864 to Reuben Amburgey b 1846 KY d 24 Sept 1915; s/o John Amburgey and Rachel Hall.

3. Kelly Franklin b 1845 KY; military service, Private in Co A, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA; m. Elizabeth Francis b 1840 Letcher Co KY d/o Simeon "Sim" Francis and Cassie B Smith. Elizabeth Francis m. 21 Sept 1859 Letcher Co KY to George Watts b 1830 KY d about 1865; s/o Thomas Watts and Nancy Hagins. Kelly Franklin m. about 1902 to Matilda Smith b about 1855 d 20 Mar 1941 Knott Co KY. She was a midwife. Matilda was d/o Alexander Smith and Mary Ashley. Matilda Smith m. 10 May 1875 Letcher Co KY to Thomas Hale b 1853 Russell Co VA d 1888; s/o James Dickenson Hale and Mary Jane Grizzle.

4. Sarah Franklin b 14 Mar 1848 Linefork, Letcher Co KY d 29 Mar 1914 Carr Fork, Knott Co KY; m. 24 Dec 1866 Letcher Co KY to John Hamilton b 27 Apr 1848 Scott Co KY; s/o Robert Schuyler Hamilton and Malissa Wheatley.

5. Mary Polley Franklin b 1852 KY.

6. James Franklin b 7 Jun 1853 KY.

7. Davis Franklin b 25 Dec 1855 Letcher Co KY.

8. William M Franklin b 1859 d 1910 Knott Co KY; m. 2 Nov 1886 Letcher Co KY to Nancy Ann Combs; d/o Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr and Sarah Sally Kelly.


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