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Martha Ann Franklin 

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Francis Marion Franklin
6/10/1817 - 9/6/1889

Gatsey Ann Sutton
1821 - 1879
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Martha Ann Franklin
12/5/1837 - 11/12/1905
Martha Ann Franklin was born on December 5, 1837 in Baker County, Georgia and died on November 12, 1905 in Veron Parrish, Louisiana. She lived to be 67 years old.

She married Andrew Jackson Howard. He was the son of Edward Lemuel Howard and Lydia Stafford.

Andrew was a carpenter and a shipbuilder as well as a lighthouse keeper in the 1860's. Their daughter Alice Ann recounts a story of a huge hurricane that had the family escaping the rising water by standing on tables in the lighthouse. The water came up to Alice's nose! They soon after moved to Veron Parrish, LA(story from Great granddaughter Leatha Betts)

Andrew Jackson (1858)
Mary Elizabeth (6/5/1859)
Alice Ann (8/20/1860)
Lemuel Marion (4/27/1863)
Lydia Ann (9/11/1865)
Eliza Ann (12/26/1867)
Dorachia (1868)
Martha Ann(3/27/1871) Herley (1884)
Census11/26/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #424: Francis Franklin (male, age 33), Gadsy (female, age 29), Martha (female, age 7), Eliza (female, age 7), Mary (female, age 5), Benjamin (male, age 2) and Henry Egeston (male, age 23). Francis is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $300. Everyone was born in Georgia except the youngest child and Henry who were born in Florida. 
Census6/2/1860 St. Marks FL (Wakulla County) 22 yrs old 
#52 -A. J. Howard (age 32), Martha A. Howard (22), Mary E. Howard (1). A. J. and Mary were born in FL, Martha in GA. A. J. is a carpenter.  
Census7/9/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 32 yrs old 
#373 - Andrew Howard (age 40)GA, Martha Howard (34)GA, Mary Stephens (23)Ga, Allice Howard (8)FL, Liddia Howard (6)FL, Eliza Howard (2)FL, John Dykes (8)FL. Andrew is a farmer. Their personal estate is valued at $100. Andrew and Martha state they can not read or write.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Death Certificate11/12/1905 Leesville, Old Anacoco Cemetery LA (Vernon Parish County) 67 yrs old 
Martha Howard
Birth: Dec. 5, 1837
Death: Nov. 12, 1905  

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1 1838 Chattooga County formed
10 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
13 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
14 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
15 1852 Taylor County formed.
16 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
17 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
19 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
20 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
21 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
33 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
38 1875 Oconee County formed.
68 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
64 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
65 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
66 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
67 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Andrew Howard
Born on December 9, 1827 and died about 1885
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