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James W Franklin
and Eliza Cornett

James W Franklin b 1 Jun 1818 Castlewood, Russell Co VA; s/o James W Franklin and Nancy Amburgey. James W Franklin m. 27 Feb 1840 Perry Co KY to Eliza Cornett b about 1817 Russell Co VA; d/o Jesse H Cornett and Nancy Branham Smith. Children of James W Franklin and Eliza Cornett;

1. Nancy Franklin b about 1841 KY d 22 Jan 1923 Knott Co KY; m. abt 1860 to Ambrose Amburgey b 1842 KY d 3 Jan 1922 Knott Co KY; s/o John Amburgey and Rachel Hall. Children of Ambrose Amburgey and Nancy Franklin; i. Isabella Amburgey b abt 1868 Letcher Co KY ii. Jasper A Amburgey b abt 1871 Letcher Co KY iii. Newton Amburgey b 5 Oct 1875 Letcher Co KY

2. Elizabeth Franklin b 1843 KY d 22 Jul 1902; buried Amburgey Cemetery, Knott Co KY; m. 1864 Perry Co KY to Reuben Amburgey b 1846 KY d 24 Sept 1915 Knott Co KY; s/o John Amburgey and Rachel Hall. Children of Reuben Amburgey and Elizabeth Franklin; i. Nancy Jane Amburgey b about 1865 ii. James Amburgey b 1866 Letcher Co KY iii. Rachel Amburgey b about 1869 Letcher Co KY iv. John Kelley Amburgey b Dec 1871 Letcher Co KY v. Benjamin Franklin Amburgey b Jun 1874 Letcher Co KY vi. Jasper Amburgey b Oct 1871 Letcher Co KY vii. Richmond Rubin Amburgey b 25 Mar 1877 Letcher Co KY viii. Eliza Amburgey b about 1879 Letcher Co KY

3. Kelly Franklin b 16 Apr 1843 Letcher Co KY d 27 Jan 1921 Knott Co KY; military service, Co A 13th Ky Cav. Caudill's Regiment, CSA; buried Amburgey Cemetery, Pinetop, Knott Co KY; m. 28 Mar 1867 Letcher Co KY (witnessed by William B Smith and N B Smith, performed by Ambrose Amburgey Justice of the Peace) to Elizabeth Francis b 15 Nov 1840; d/o Simeon Francis and Cassie Branham Smith.

4. Sarah Franklin b 14 Mar 1848 Linefork, Letcher Co KY d 29 Mar 1914 Carr Creek, Knott Co KY; m. 24 Dec 1866 Letcher Co KY to John Hamilton b 27 Apr 1848 Scott Co VA; s/o Robert Schuyler Hamilton and Malissa J Wheatley. Children of John Hamilton and Sarah Franklin; i. Armelda Hamlton b abt 1868 Letcher Co KY ii. William Martin Hamilton b 21 Nov 1869 KY iii. John B Hamilton b 1873 Letcher Co KY.

Sarah Franklin m. Huram Pigman b 13 Jan 1856 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jun 1929 Carr Creek, Knott Co KY; s/o William Pigman and Rebecca Branham Smith. Children of Huram Pigman and Sarah Franklin; i. Mary Elizabeth Pigman b 22 Nov 1877 Letcher Co KY ii. Van Buren Pigman b 16 Feb 1883 iii. Margaret Pigman b 1886 KY iv. Jasper Pigman b 1891 KY v. Lucinda Pigman.

5. Mary Ann Franklin b Sept 1850 Letcher Co KY; m. abt 1877 to Quincy Combs b 1857 KY. Children of Quincy Combs and Mary Ann Franklin; i. Cullen Combs b 9 Mar 1878 KY ii. Ranie Belle Combs b 1880 Letcher Co KY iii. Shade Combs b 13 Nov 1882 Pinetop, Knott Co KY iv. Lourania Combs b 1885 KY v. Granville Pearl Combs b 5 Feb 1889 Hindman, Knott Co KY

6. James Franklin b 2 May 1853 Letcher Co KY d 3 Dec 1911 Rowan Co KY; m. 18 Jun 1878 Rowan Co KY to Mary Jane Caudill b 23 Feb 1856 Rowan Co KY; d/o David Caudill and Rosannah Christian. Children of James Franklin and Mary Jane Caudill; i. Jasper Franklin b 1879 ii. Anna Franklin b 1881 KY iii. John W Franklin b 1883 KY iv. Lizzie A Franklin b 1885 KY v. Bertie Franklin b 1887 KY Mattie Franklin b 1893 KY William Henry Franklin b 27 Sept 1902 KY. James Franklin m. 13 Aug 1896 KY to Abigail Jane Pennington b 8 Dec 1855 Morgan Co KY d 7 Dec 1942 Elliott Co KY; d/o Elijah Pennington and Sarah Elizabeth Caudill. Abigail Jane Pennington m. abt 1870 to John Hunter

7. Davis F Franklin b 25 Dec 1855 Letcher Co KY d 28 Mar 1935 Perry Co KY; m. 8 Nov 1902 to Mary Jent b 5 May 1873 KY d 10 Jun 1954 Knott Co KY; d/o William M Jent and Nancy Watts. Mary Jent m. 25 Aug 1891 Knott Co KY to John Watts b abt 1871 KY; s/o Theophilus G Thee Watts and Elizabeth Mullins. Davis F Franklin m. 5 Aug 1878 Rowan Co KY to Elizabeth Lyttleton b abt 1858 Rowan Co KY.

8. William M Franklin b Sept 1854 Letcher Co KY d 1911 Knott Co KY; m. 2 Nov 1886 Letcher Co KY (Robert S. Brashear was the surety on the marriage bond; Ezekiel Brashear was the attesting clerk) to Nancy Ann Combs b 16 Apr 1856 Perry Co KY d 29 Apr 1939 Sassafras, Knott Co KY; d/o Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs and Sarah Sally Kelly.


Census: 1900 in Carr Creek, Knott, Kentucky, United States
Note: The household was enumerated as follows:

William Franklin, M, b. Sep 1854, KY
Spouse: Nancy A Franklin, F, b. May 1858, KY
Child: Alice Franklin, F, b. Aug 1884, KY
Child: Mary Franklin, F, b. Jan 1886, KY
Child: James Franklin, M, b. Dec 1888, KY
Child: Sarah Franklin, F, b. Apr 1890, KY
Child: Viney Franklin, F, b. Aug 1891, KY
Child: Kelley Franklin, M, b. Dec 1892, KY
Child: Simmeon Franklin, M, b. Jun 1894, KY
Child: Wriley Franklin, M, b. Oct 1895, KY

Census: 1900 in Carr Creek, Knott, Kentucky, United States
Note: The household was enumerated as follows:

William Franklin, M, b. Sep 1854, KY
Spouse: Nancy A Franklin, F, b. May 1858, KY
Child: Alice Franklin, F, b. Aug 1884, KY
Child: Mary Franklin, F, b. Jan 1886, KY
Child: James Franklin, M, b. Dec 1888, KY
Child: Sarah Franklin, F, b. Apr 1890, KY
Child: Viney Franklin, F, b. Aug 1891, KY
Child: Kelley Franklin, M, b. Dec 1892, KY
Child: Simmeon Franklin, M, b. Jun 1894, KY
Child: Wriley Franklin, M, b. Oct 1895, KY

Census: 1910 in Knott, Kentucky, United States
Note: The information listed for household 139 was as follows:

FRANKLIN, William Sr., Head, age 51, married 39 years, farmer
Nancy A., Wife, age 51, 10 children, 8 living
Grover, Son, age 21
Edna, Daughter, age 14
Dellamay, Daughter, age 12
Lealy, Daughter, age 5

This information came from a transcription provided by researcher Carter L. Combs. Most of this information comes from Dan Mohn.


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