Franklin County


Franklin County was established in 1818 but a number of fires destroyed the early records. 

The earliest extant record in the courthouse besides the Government Tract Book is

Marriage Record Book 1 which begins in 1890.  The only reason the tract book

survived the last fire is because someone had taken the document home to work

on it.  Colbert County was carved from Franklin in 1867.

 

Acts of Alabama, 1823-1852 Information found on following Inhabitants of Franklin County:
 

Abernathey, John T. (8)

Abernathy, A. C. (8)

Abernathy, John T. (7, 8)

Alsobrook, L. D. (8)

Alsobrook, William (7)

Anderson, Elizabeth D. (8)

Anderson, Isaac (8)

Baker, Peter W. (8)

Barton, A. (8)

Barton, A. C. (8)

Barton, Armistead (8)

Barton, Armstead (8)

Barton, C. T. (7, 8)

Barton, Clark (8)

Barton, Clark T. (9)

Barton, Clarke T. (8)

Bates, Robert (8)

Bates, Robert P. (8)

Bean, Anderson (7, 8)

Bean, John (8)

Bell, Isaac H. (7)

Bell, Samuel (7)

Bird, John (9)

Bishop, Collen (7)

Bobo, Clark (8)

Bowland, Pleasant M. (7)

Bowling: see Bowland

Bradley, Henrietta, divorce (8)

Bradley, James D., divorce (8)

Bradley, John (8)

Bradley, John M. (8)

Bradly, John (8)

Brandley, John (8)

Brandon, Jarrett (7)

Briggs, Elizabeth H. (8)

Briggs, John (8)

Brown, John (8)

Bullock, Francis (7, 8)

Burgess, Benjamin (8)

Burgess, Partain (9)

Burruss, Richard (8)

Byler widow (7)

Calvert, John C. (7)

Campbell, Alexander A. (7)

Carrol, Derosa (8)

Carroll, Derosey (8)

Carroll, G. W. (8)

Carroll, George W. (8)

Chisum, James T. (9)

Christain, Archibald S. (8)

Christian, A. S. (7, 8)

Clark, Wm. (7)

Cobb, Asa (7, 8)

Cockburn, George (7)

Cockrill, Sterling R. (7)

Coffee, John (7)

Compton, Joseph (8)

Cook, John (7)

Cook, Joseph (8)

Cook, Joseph T. (8)

Cooper, C. C. (8)

Cooper, Charles (8)

Cooper, William (7, 8)

Cooper, Wm. (8)

Cowell, Elizabeth W. divorce (7)

Cowell, Samuel divorce (7)

Cox, Henry (7)

Cox, Peyton (7)

Crabb, Thomas D. (7)

Crawford, Wm. & Co. (7)

Crittendon, W. H. (8)

Crooms, Jesse H. (7)

Crooms, Willie J. (7)

Crosbrie, Samuel (8)

Crosby: see Crosbrie

Daily, W. J. (8)

Davidson, Obediah S. (8)

Davis, James (7, 8)

Davis, John (7)

Davis, Nicholas (7)

Davis, Zachariah (7)

Delony, Edward B. (8)

Deshler, David (7, 8)

Dickson, Michael (7)

Dickson, William (8)

Duncan, Wm. T. (8)

Dunn, Dudley (7)

Durbin, Joseph K. (8)

Duvall, Elisha (7)

East, Thomas (8)

Eldridge, John R. B. (7)

Elliot, James (7)

Elliott, Samuel (8)

Ellis, Richard (7)

Fearn, Thomas (8)

Fennel, James (8)

Finch, John G. (8)

Finly, Samuel (8)

Fitzgerald, Freeman (7)

Flake, Silas W. (8)

Foot, Henry S. (7)

Foreshee, John (8)

Francis, James W. (9)

Frazier, James (7)

Fulton, John S. (7)

Garland, D. R. (7)

Gates, Bartholomew (7)

Gates, Susannah (7)

Gates, William (7)

Gerhell, William T. (8)

Gholson: also see Golson

Gholson, Harvey L. (8)

Gholson, Harvy L. (8)

Gholson, Jane divorce (7)

Gholson, John divorce (7)

Gilchrist, Daniel (9)

Gillaspie, Robert (7)

Gilliam, W. C. (8)

Gist, Levi J. (7)

Godley, G. F. (8)

Godley, Philip G. (7)

Godly, G. F. (8)

Godly, Philip G. (7)

Golson: also see Gholson

Golson, Francis (7)

Goodloe, A. G. (8)

Goodloe, David (7)

Goodlow, David S. (8)

Gorman, Edmond (8)

Gorman, Michael (8)

Gotcher, Joshua (7)

Gough, Asa (8)

Green, F. M. (8)

Green, Francis M. (8)

Gurley, Davis (7)

Gurly, Davis (8)

Gurnee, Samuel (8)

Guy, Martin W. (8)

Hackett, P. B. (9)

Hagnil, James A. (8)

Haigh, J. (8)

Haigh, Jacob (8)

Haigh, Lewis (8)

Haines, Benjamine (8)

Halford, Thomas S. (8)

Hall, Moses (7)

Halsey, James P. (8)

Hampton, Manoah B. (8)

Harman, H. C. (8)

Harrington, Burt (8)

Harris, Benjamin (7)

Harris, Samuel B. (7)

Harvey, John (8)

Haynie, J. (8)

Haynie, S. J. (8)

Hester, William (7, 8)

Higgason, George (7)

Hill, James (8)

Hodges, David Jr. (8)

Hodges, Jesse H. (8)

Hodges, John W. (7)

Hodges, Richard (8)

Hogan, John (7, 8)

Holland, John (9)

Holt, R. E. (8)

Hooks, Curtis (8)

Hooks, Warren (8)

Horton, A. C. (7)

Horton, Albert (7)

Horton, Albert C. (7)

Hudson, Benjamin (7, 9)

Huston, N. J. (8)

Huston, N. J. (8)

Jackson, James (7)

Jarman, Amos (8)

Johnson, Amos C. (8)

Jones, Benjamin B. (7)

Jones, Richard (7)

Jones, William S. (7)

Keaghy, Samuel (8)

Keenan, Thomas (7, 8)

Kellar, Alexander M. (8)

Keller, David (7)

Kennedy, J. C. (8)

Kennedy, John (7)

King, Hartwell (7)

Lackey, James (8)

Ladd, Noble R. (8)

Lamb, John P. (8)

Lane, Isaac (8)

Lawler: see Lewler

Leftwich, J. (8)

Leigh, William (8)

Lewis, John H. (7)

Lewis, John M. (8)

Lewler, John E. (9)

Liggon, James W. (8)

Ligon, James W. (9)

Limerick, Thomas (7)

Limrick, Thomas (7)

Lindsay, John (7)

Lockhart, James B. (7)

Lucas, William (7)

Lusk, John (8)

M’Rae, John L. (7)

Marrak, William (7)

Marshall, Robert B. (7)

Martin, Josiah (9)

Martin, Peter (7)

McCollum, Andrew W. (8)

McCullock, Elijah (8)

McFarland, Edward (8)

McKernan, Bernard (7)

McLean, D. (8)

McRae, John L. (8)

McWilliams, James (8)

Merrell, B. (8)

Merrill, Branham (7)

Messenger, Asa (8)

Mhoon, William S. (8)

Miller, John (9)

Miller, Leander (8)

Mitchell, James M. (8)

Moody, Epps (7)

Moore, farmer (8)

Moore, William S. (8)

Moorman, Achilles L. (8)

Moorman, Pleasant (8)

Moreman, Achilles S. (8)

Morgan, Sarah (8)

Mullen, William (7)

Murray, William (7)

Neely, Major (7)

Nelson, Robert (8)

Noah, John B. (7)

Norman, F. G. (8)

Norman, Felix G. (8)

Norman, John (8)

O’Riley, Phillip (8)

Owen, David (7)

Owen, Thomas (7)

Palmer, Joseph M. (9)

Parry, Samuel M. (8)

Patterson, James (8)

Perry, Sion L. (7)

Peters, S. M. (8)

Peters, Samuel M. (8)

Petit, Hugh (7)

Pobey, William (8)

Pope, Thomas S. (8)

Posey, S. C. (8)

Pounders, Lemuel (8)

Price, William (8)

Pride, John F. (8)

Pride, Nathaniel J. (8)

Prince, Edmund (7)

Prout, H. Augustus (8)

Prout, P. H. (7, 8)

Ragsdale, Wm. H. (7)

Ramsay, James (7)

Reeds, John K. (8)

Rhea, James W. (8)

Rhodes, Henry W. (7, 8)

Rickard, Wesley (9)

Rikard, Elizabeth (8)

Rikard, Robert (8)

Roane, David (7)

Russell, George (7)

Russell, Nancy G. divorce (7)

Russell, William Jr. (7)

Russell, William O. divorce (7)

Rutledge, Charles (8)

Sale, Alexander (7)

Sanders, Claiborne (7)

Sanders, Turner (7)

Scott, John W. (7)

Sessums, C. H. (8)

Sevier, Samuel (9)

Shaller, Michael (8)

Shannon, David (8)

Sharp, John (7)

Shaw, E. (8)

Sherrod, Benjamin (7)

Sherrod, F. O. (8)

Simington, Henry S. (7)

Simonton, Henry (7)

Simpson, John (8)

Skinner, William (7)

Sledge, Alexander (7)

Smith, Benjamin (8)

Smith, Elijah (7)

Smith, James (7)

Smith, John (8)

Smith, John R. (8)

Smith, William (8)

Smithson, David M. (7)

South, F. (8)

Stephens, Samuel (8)

Stepkins, Samuel (8)

Stone, Gregory D. (7, 8)

Strong, Franklin (8)

Sugg, Branley (7)

Sutherland, George (7)

Sutherland, John (7)

Sutherland, John Jr. (7)

Swansey, James N. (7)

Swansey, Sarah R. (7)

Swoope, Jacob (7)

Tart, Thomas E. (7)

Tarver, Micajah (7, 8)

Taylor, George M. (7)

Taylor, Peter W. (7)

Tebbits, N. C. (8)

Tennent, C. B. (8)

Terrell, John D. (7)

Tharpe, John (7)

Tharps, John (8)

Thomas, Elisha (7)

Thompson, Allen C. (7)

Thompson, Farley D. (8)

Thorn, J. W. (9)

Toby, Henry (8)

Tompkins, Christopher (7)

Townes, E. D. (8)

Townes, John L. (8)

Towns, W. D. (8)

Townsend, Claiborne W. (9)

Townsend, J. W. (9)

Trimble, J. A. (8)

Troop, Franklin (8)

Trotter, Joseph (7)

Truax, J. J. (8)

Turner, George W. (8)

Tuscumbia, town’s previous names (7)

Vanhoose, Jesse (7)

Vanness, G. P. (8)

Vaser, R. W. (8)

Veach, William (7)

Vinceer, Littleberry (8)

Vincent, Eliza divorce (8)

Vincent, Energy H. divorce (8)

Vincent, L. B. (8)

Vincent, Littlebury (8)

Vincent: see Vinceer

Walker, Isaac H. (8)

Walker, P. (8)

Walker, Peter (8)

Walker, Wm. (7)

Wallace, James B. (7)

Ware, Dabney (7)

Warrem. Hugh M. (8)

Weakley, James H. (8)

Wharton, William H. (7)

Whitaker, William H. (7)

White, Anthony (7)

White, Nelson H. (8)

Wildon, Captain (8)

Williams, Claiborn, (7)

Williams, Claiborne (7)

Williams, Clairbourn (8)

Williams, William (8)

Williams, Wm. (7)

Winston, Anthony (7)

Winston, Isaac (8)

Winston, John J. (7)

Winter, William H. (7)

Winter, Wm. H. (7)

Wofford, Joseph (8)

Woldridge, Thomas (7)

Womble, Charles (9)

Wooldridge, Thomas (7)

Young, Joseph (8)

Bible
 

Aycock (7)

Blackmore (11)

Burton-Moss (8)

Carruthers  (18)

Clay, Thomas W. (16)

Dillard (14)

Duboise (18)

Freeman, Edwin Ruthven (16)

Hester (17)

Hurst, W. B., 1831 (8)

Kee/Key (14)

Kimbrough (13)

Lucas, Wm. & Va.  (7)

Malone, James (15)

Miller (11)

Moss-Burton (8)

Osborn  (15)

O’Reilly, James (7)

Palmer, Henry (8)

Ramsey (11)

Reed (11)

Smith, J. F., s/o John & Martha, (9)

Tompkins (13)

Vinson (13)

Wetherford (9)

 

Cemetery

 

Ezzell (13)

Frankfort, Old (13)

Hodges (28)

Hunter [now Colbert Co.] (6)

Lagrange Cem [see Colbert Co.] (7)

Malone, Polly & James family plus family notes (7)

Old Town (27)

Census

1855 State Census [takes in what is now Colbert and Franklin

Counties but in 1855 it was all Franklin    County.)]

Parts 1-4 (11)

Parts 5-8 (12)

Parts 9-11 (13)

 

 

Court    
 

Alabama Supreme Court Cases, 1820-44 (32)

 

Church Records
 

Mt. Pleasant Method. Church  Certificates for:

  DuBose, William &

  Spraggins. J. B. (14)

  Strickland, Elizabeth

Holly Springs Church (photograph) (35)

 

Death

 

1850 Mortality Schedule (7)

1860 Mortality Schedule (9)

1870 Mortality Schedule (13)

Cobb, Elizabeth, of consumption (11)

Green, Ellen, 1833, scarlet fever (11)

Howard, Harriet  1829 (8)

Lancaster, Wm. N., 1866 (9)

McBryde, Lucy Livingston (11)

Merrill, Samuel of scarlet fever (11)

Moe, Elizabeth (Braithwaite) (11)

Thatcher, Virginia, d/o Isaiah (11)

Wright, Clark Henry (9)

McGee, Lucretia, w/o John 1887 (13)

 

Estates – see Probate

Family Information
 

Burgess, Benjamin, Justice of the Peace Certificate (10 & 14)

Burton-Moss family records (8)

Dickson, William, 1864 tax (36)

Dykes, George P. 1808 Passport, “Gone to Texas.”  (18)

Elliott, James, 1827 Naturalization (3)

Ellis, Richard, headright certificate (17)

Gill, Amy, legislative relief of (36)

Godey, Louis A., registered letter receipt at Post Office (18)

Gray-Petree families (19 & 26)

Greenhill, Theophilus tax refund (36)

Hawkins, Cabel to John Isbell, 1822 Bill of Sale (15)

Hester, Wiley Robertson, 1921 CSA Census Military Record (18)

Huston, James M., Amnesty & Pardon, CSA (19)

Houston, William, compensation for apprehending/jailing criminal (36)

Isbell, E. & lady, 1849 invitation (17)

Key, George Washington, CSA Service Record (18)

Maris, John M. to A. E. Moore & Co., 1860 invoice (18)

Robinson, J. H., stock receipt (13)

Robinson, Moses, postal receipt (13)

Sevier, John’s heirs in 1903 (25)

Vinson-Hughes family (13)

Winchester, Jonathan, Oath of Amnesty CSA, (13)

Winchester, Richard, Certificate of   Disability, CSA (18)

 

Land Records
 

Wayne Co., N. C. deeds concerning Franklin Co. people: (13):

Cook, Stephen, John & Barnaby in 1824 (13)

Ellis, Richard,  headright certificate (17)

Roberts, Henry in 1829 (13)

Franklin & Lawrence Co. 1821 Petition to the

U. S. Govt. for relief of land cost, signed by:  (10)

   Anderson, Ephraim

   Bates, Ezekiel

   Brunson, Robert

   Cockburn, Theo. W.

   Croom, Willie J.

   Cuthbertson, John

   Davis, Henry

   Davis, John

   Dickson, Hugh

   Dickson, Joseph

   Dillahunty, Lewis

   Dillahunty, Thomas

   Dudley, Pulaski

   Ellis, Richard

   Ewing, William C.

   Fugued, Ephraim

   Fugued, Silas

   Gardner, William H.

   Garrett, William

   Gist, L. J.

   Hamilton, William

   Hewitt, Thomas

   Hogun, James

   Hogun, John

   Hogun, Smith

  Johnson, John

   Johnson, Tolbert

   Lane, Isaac

   Lane, John

   Lane, Tidence

   Lewis, Charles

   Lewis, Henry M.

   Lutton, William

   M’Kay, Norman

   Matthews, John

   Matthews, Joseph

   Matthews, Robert E.

   Matthews, Walter

   Mayers, James J.

  McCulloch, Alexander

   McKiernan, B.

   Montgomery, William

   Neelly, Samuel

   Parry, Samuel M.

   Pearsall, Edward

   Perry: see Parry

   Reynolds, Pryor

   Spain, Marshel D.

   Spain, Solomon D.

   Sutton: see Lutton

   Taylor, Daniel W.

   Toney, Charles

   Viser, John L.

   Wright, Daniel

Land to be sold for non-payment in 1833

  belonging to: (12)

   Anderson, Isaac

   Bell, Isaac H.

   Bonds, John E.

   Featherston, Lewis

   Glass, James

   Goacher, Joshua

   Jones, James

   Martin, George W.

  McGill, Thomas

   McHenry, Cullen

   Ramsey, James
 

Marriages

 

Marriage Book 1, 1890-1897 (10, 11, 12, & 113)

Marriage Book 2, 1897-1902 (15, 16)

Marriage Book 3, 1902-1907 (35, 36)

Acock, John to Jennie Wear (36)

Aldridge, Thomas to Amanda Jones (11)

Alsobrook, Lunsford L. to Temperance Eaton, 1826 (8)

Ashbridge, Rev. G. W. to Christiana Mitchell, 1828 (8)

Bell, Jonas J. to Mrs. Harriet H. Carter 1837 (8)

Booth, Thomas to Frances Cox 1831 (8)

Brown, Marquis L. to Martha Franklin 1828 (8)

Burch, Daniel E. to Sarah Bellamy (11)

Caldwell, John to Lucinda Haynie 1827 (8)

Carroll, George W. to Lucy Lockhart 1828 (8)

Clay, Dr. William to Alsy Johnston 1828 (8)

Coffman, John N. to Nancy Wood 1826 (8)

Cook, John H. to Susan M. M. Lightfoot, 1831(8)

Crozier, R. G. to Susan H. Harding 1828 (8)

Davis, Anthony H. to Emily Aldridge 1827 (8)

Davis, Anthony H. to Emily Aldridge 1827 (8)

Dickson, Lewis to Mrs. Ann Moore 1838 (8)

Dillard, Dr. to Nancy Winston 1826 (8)

English, Capt. James to Cynthia Crawford 1826 (8)

Foote, Henry S. to Elizabeth Winter 1827 (8)

Foster, Washington to Sarah Watkins 1829 (8)

Gibson, Charles to Mrs. Pheba McCullouch  (12)

Grayson, Daniel to Miss Martin 1832 (8)

Harrington, Dr. W. H. to Miss Riley 1832 (8)

Harris, Dr. Zeno T. to Harriet M. Hawkinss     1826 (8)

Harris, Elisha W. to Celestia A. Whittaker 1831 (8)

Haynie, S. G. to Julia M. Lucas 1832 (8)

Hensley, Joseph C. to Charlotte Stephens 1828 (8)

Hogan, John to Mrs. Thermusthus Gist 1833 (8)

Hogun, John to Mrs. Thermuthus Gist (11)

Longbotham, E. M. to Maggie Weems (12)

Marchal, John X., Esq. to Martha L. Griswell 1866 (12)

Matthews, Dr. D. to Rebecca Herbert 1834, (8)

McLung, John A. to Susan Gray 1830 (8)

Mecham, John W. to Sarah Ann Coman 1829, (8)

Meredith, Samuel to Louisa B. Hogan 1833 (8)

Nooe, John A. to Harriet E. Crowdus 1851, (8)

Ogden, Edward to Letitia Hanna 1832 (8)

Paine, Winter to Minerva Winston 1826 (8)

Prout, H. W. to Miss A. C. Hogan 1833 (8)

Read, Matthew to Agnes May 1829 (8)

Richardson, Chauncy to Martha Goodwin 1833 (8)

Stone, Gregory D. to Eliza F. Faris 1826 (8)

Sweeny, William B. to Miss Newell 1830 (8)

Thompson, John to Eusebia (Euseba) Hodges  1832 (8)

Whiting, P. B. to Elizabeth E. Winston (11)

Winston, Edmond to Martha A. W. Cocke 1828 (8)

 

Masonic Lodge 1830-1839 (35)
 

Davis Lodge No. 28 at LaGrange officers

Leighton Lodge No. 43

Leighton Lodge No. 29

Washington Lodge No. 36 at Tuscumbia

 

Military

 

CSA Company E, 16th Ala.  Infantry (9)

1907 Confederate Census (17, 18)

Winchester, Jonathan, Oath of Amnesty, CSA (13)

Winchester, Richard, CSA Certificate of Disability (18)

Key, Geo. Washington, Confederate Service Record (18)

Hester, Wiley Roberson, 1921 Confederate Census Military Record (17)

Huston, James M. , Amnesty & Pardon, CSA (19)

Seminole War Soldiers (8)

 

Miscellaneous

 

Medical Board Est. 1860 appointed Drs: (36)

  Abernathy, Robert   

  Despry, Wm.

  Frederick Anderson

  Houston, James M.

  Houston, N. J.

  McGangley, J. H.

  Newsome, William

  Stevenson, A. W.

Civil Appointments 1819-1832 (5)

Civil Appointments 1832-1844 (5)

The North Alabamian, items from 1833 (12)

  Bennett, Samuel vs. David Browder &Robert K. Haley 

  Bennett, Samuel trespass threat

  Bradley, James D. vs. Henrietta, divorce

  Bunn, Henry vs. Robert Davis

  Devaney, Charles found stray pony

  Donaldson, John found a stray

  Elliott, Stephen, found stray

  Fenner, Robert, lost pony

  Gowdey, Thomas vs.

  Ferguson, Mary

  Ferguson, William

  McCartin, Amanda

  McCartin, Elenor

  McCartin, Judith

  McCartin, Maria

  McCartin, Sarah

  Walton, Elizabeth

  Walton, John

  Gurley, Davis, guardian of Major Davis vs. Nancy Davis, Alexander

& Polly Carter, and Tuscumbia, Courtland & Decatur RR Co.

  Hooks, Curtis vs. Thomas Wooldridge

  Ligon, James W. vs. Jonathan Wood              

  Petit, Hugh vs. Robert Hooks

  Philips, E. sells property

  Plimpton, John P.

  Prout, Patrick H., property attached

  Reagor, John found stray horse

  Richardson & Sexton vs. Lewis Love

  Walker, Wallis & Sons, firm relocated

  Walton, Thomas vs. Sarah, divorce

  Wilson, Mary vs. John Wilson

 

Newspapers, Abstracts from:
 

The Franklin News 1882-1888 (27-29)

The Franklin Time, 1899-1902 (30-34)

Franklin Chronicles 1829 (9)

The Franklin Enquirer 1824 (9)

The Nashville Whig 1824 (13)

 

Probate
 

Will Book 1, 1890 onward  (35)

Covey, John estate 1833 (12)

Guthrie, Nathaniel estate in 1833  (12)

Jarman, Amos estate  (35)

Moss, Thomas LW&T (31)

Mullens, Isaac estate  (12)

Parham, William W. 1833 (11)

Rice, Hechilaus estate, 1833 (12)

Scruggs, Wm. to Wm. Lucan, 1822 receipt for share of estate (8)

Swift, Milton estate (12)

Winston, Catherine B., admx. of Isaac Winston (36)

Schools

Acts of the Legislature regarding  (26)

First schools of Russellville (5)
 

Southern Claims Comm. Claims

 

An Introduction [Est. by Fed. Govt. to compensate loyalist residents

of South during Civil War for their losses at hands of Federal Army] (25)

Anderson, Frederick Hampton (18)

Burgess, Benjamin (Col.) (25)

Burrow, Jasper (25)

Burleson, John (25)

Chambers, Jonathan (26)

Camron, William J. (26)

Evans, Thomas (26)

Hooper, Edward W. (26)

Jones, Sidney A. (25)

Taylor, Pleasant (26)

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