BEF 1768
BEF 1821 - Westmoreland, VA

William Franklin

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Records for William Franklin have proven difficult to verify. The earliest likely record I have located for William is a nuncupative will recorded in Westmoreland County on June 2nd, 1780. From his death bed William Jackson Sr. told Uriah Sandy and Mason Sandy that he gave one negro man to his sister Elizabeth Franklin and one mare and one colt to William Franklin (presumably her son). The following month the will was proven in Court and fully recorded on the motion of Thomas Franklin, who may have been the husband of Elizabeth and father of William.

A marriage bond was issued in Westmoreland County for William Franklin and Ann Collinsworth on October 30th, 1786. Security was provided by John Collinsworth, possibly a brother to Ann. On May 22nd, 1790 Thomas J. Franklin, son of William Franklin and Ann Collinsworth, was named as a beneficiary in the will of Sarah Collinsworth (Ann's mother).

A marriage between William Franklin and Nancy White was recorded in Westmoreland on January 28th, 1805, meaning Ann had died before that date. During the War of 1812 the name William Franklin is listed as serving as a Lieutenant in Captain James Dozier's Company on July 15th, 1813 as a part of the 111th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.

On August 18th, 1815 a deed was drawn up between William Franklin of Westmoreland and Richard Brown, also of Westmoreland. The agreement was for William Franklin to sell an estate of 108 acres including livestock, "my part of an estate which fell to me in Matthews County" being the "land where I now live" to Brown for $1 in exchange for payment of debts due to William Greenlaw, Armstrong McKenny, William Porter's estate, and John Redman. Curiously the deed calls William Greenlaw "admin. of William Franklin, dec'd." The deed may have been drawn with the understanding that it would not be recorded until after William's death because it was not entered into record until July 13th, 1821. I have not yet found who left the land to William.

A final possible record for William Franklin may be the 1820 census in Westmoreland. William's name was recorded as the head of a household that included; four males under 10, one male 10-15, one male over 45, one female under 10, one female 10-15, one female 26-44 and one male slave over 45. The following entry line on the census was for Thomas Franklin, William's son.

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Sources:

  • Virginia Will and Probate Records
  • Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills, 1654-1800
  • Westmoreland County Virginia, Deeds and Wills, Vol. 16. Pg. 142.
  • Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
  • 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Page: 279; NARA Roll: M33_135; Image: 139
  • Wright, F E. Westmoreland County, Virginia: Marriage References and Family Relationships, 1653-1800. Millsboro, Del: Colonial Roots, 2014. Print. Pg. 79.
  • Norris, Walter B. Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1653-1983. Montross, Va: Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, 1983. Print. Pg. 363.

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  • Thomas Franklin
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  • Elizabeth
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Last Updated: 9/28/2019