Valeria Franklin Toms replied the topic: Re:Franklin
I am searching to extend my knowledge of my Franklin great grandparents, Robert Franklin and Eliza Smith Franklin, she ws the daughter of Robert Smith.
Robert was born in Gloucestershire in 1849, parents were Jacob Franklin and Jane Higgs Frankli n, Jane was the daughter of Robert Higgs.
Jacob was born in Bisley about 1820. Jacob and Jane were married at Minchinhampton Church on Dec 7 1845, then lived at Pinfarthings. Jacob is listed as a jounrneyman mason.They are burried at Holy TRinity Church at Amberley.
Jacob's father is listed as Thomas Franklin, mason. We have no birth record or death record. I am anxious to learn more about this grandfather. There were many Franklins who were masons in this area?
My grandfater Robert along with his brother John, immigrated to the Eastern United States in 1868, Eliza came three years later. He worked on stone carving on some notable public buildings. Eventually bought acerage in IL.
His son Walter Franklin my grandfather,moved to California in 1928. In mid August all of his descendants are having their annual Franklin Family. Reunion
Any thoughts on who THomas Franklin was would be appreciated.
Thank you, Valeria Franklin Toms, Pasadena, California