Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Hezekiah Franklin

Male Bef 1740 - 1807  (> 67 years)


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  • Name Hezekiah Franklin 
    Born Bef 1740  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1807  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57619  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Robert Franklin,   b. Bef 1716, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1761, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Priscilla Boucher,   b. Abt 1720, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1796, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1736  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Milstead,   b. Bef 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1810, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1760  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Franklin,   b. Abt 1769, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Nehemiah Franklin,   b. Bef 1774, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
     3. William Robertson Franklin,   b. Bef 1774, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1815, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     4. John Franklin,   b. Bef 1786, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas Lloyd Franklin,   b. Bef 1786, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
     6. Aquilla Franklin,   b. Bef 1786, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
     7. Priscilla Boucher Franklin,   b. Aft 1790, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary Mills Franklin,   b. Aft 1790, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)  [natural]
     9. Elizabeth Franklin,   b. Aft 1790, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F31933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marriage connection per Norma Lungren & Lynne Simpson's research
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 388.
      Hezekiah Franklin, Will, September 20, 1806; January 27, 1807
      I, Hezekiah Franklin of CC, being firm in body, sound memory and understanding;
      To son Nehemiah Franklin, negro Isaac, for the purpose of paying my debts. Isaac shall belong to my wife and son Nehemiah during my wifes life and then to my son Nehemiah Franklin. Also the crop, after a sufficiency to maintain my family, to be sold to assist in the payment of my debts. i.e. the corp of corn, wheat and tobacco made in the year 1806, and the crop of wheat made in the year 1807.
      To sons William Robertson Franklin and Nehemiah Franklin, my mill and mill seat and every improvement thereon equally divided.
      To sons William Robertson Franklin, John Franklin, Nehemiah Franklin, Thomas Lloyd Franklin and Aquila Franklin the balance of my lands except my wifes thirds during her life and the house and improvements on which she may fix her thirds to be a house and home for my daughters Priscilla, Mary and Elizabeth during their single life.
      To wife Elizabeth Franklin, at her request as her third part of my personal estate, negroes, Eleanor, Daffeny and Clement.
      To daughter Mary Bell, negro Sarah, and 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Priscilla Boucher Franklin, negro Charity, and 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Mary Mills Franklin, negro Leonard, and 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Elizabeth Franklin, negro David, and 1 bed and furniture.
      Item: I wish the property which I left to my son Aquilla for him to have use of it during his life and then to go to his children.
      Executor: son Nehemiah Franklin
      Signed: September 20, 1806 Hezekiah Franklin
      Wit: Zephaniah Franklin, Thomas Burgess, Robert Hanson
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      Charles County Maryland Administration Accounts, 1791-1798, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 116.
      Parimus Howard - Final A/C; £37.13.11 £39.13.11 Feb 11 1793
      Sureties: Hezekiah Franklin, William Howard
      Payments to: Matthew Stone, Thoms Stone, Furgusson & Co., Henry Speake, Oswald Boy {also Bowie/Bowye}, Thomas H. Ridgate, John Muschett (for recording)
      Administrator/Executrix: Godfrey Bell & Mary his wife
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 318.
      Priscilla Franklin, October 29, 1790; January 26, 1796
      I, Priscilla Franklin of CC being of sound and perfect mind and memory
      To grandson, James Franklin son of Zephaniah Franklin, tract of land I purchased of William Hodgson called Moulds Venture.
      To son Zephaniah Franklin, negro man Oston provided he pay unto my daughter Ann Haislip the sum of eight hundred pounds of crop tobacco.
      To daughter Ann Haislip the sum of ten pounds current money to be paid to her at such time as the Zephaniah Franklin shall think she is in want of it.
      To my son Hezekiah Franklin, negro Pomphry, and twenty pounds current money.
      To son Zephaniah Franklin, negro man John and all the blacksmiths tools that be in the shop at the time of my death.
      To granddaughter Catharine Miller, negro boy Benjamin, and my bed and furniture and a chest which is at John Haislip.
      To sister Francis Boucher, negro boy Robert, a bed and furniture, my horse which I ride., one cow and calf, one pewter dish, half a dozen plaits, one iron pott, and hooks, a frying pann, one pewter bason, one sow and pigs, and five pounds current money.
      To granddaughter Francis Burgess, negro girl Sarah, a bed and furniture, a cow and calf, a small chest, a dish, one bason, ½ dozen plates, eight pounds current money.
      To granddaughter Priscilla Lomax, five pounds current money.
      To grandson Thomas Burgess, twelve pounds current money.
      To my four children, Hezekiah Franklin, Zephaniah Franklin, Francis Boucher Franklin and Benedicta Gray, remainer of my estate not mentioned in my will.
      Executor: sons Zephaniah Franklin and, Francis Boucher Franklin
      Signed: October 29, 1790 Priscilla Franklin
      Wit: Richard Barnes Senr., John Downing Franklin, William Johnson
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 481. Nov 11, 1760 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Francis Butcher Franklin (Frankling) & Robert Franklin (Frankling), for and in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will and also for and in consideration of 10 £sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin on behalf of the abovesd Francis Butcher Franklin & Robert Franklin, the grant to sd Francis Butcher Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, all his right to part of a tract of land called Randalls Addition, lying in CC, bounded by Winters Possession, containing & laid out for about 100 acres; also, to sd Robert Franklin, the other part of the afd tract called Randalls Addition, bounded by Francis Butcher Franklin's land, containing and laidoout for about 100 acres. Signed - Hezekiah Franklin. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Hezekiah Frankling, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 11, 1760.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 483. Nov 11, 1760 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Franklin and John Franklin of CC, for and in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will and also for and in consideration of 10 £sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin on behalf of the abovesd Zephaniah Franklin & John Franklin, the grant to sd John Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, of all his right to part of a tract of land in CC, being part of Winters Possession, containing about 112-1/2 acres; also, 5 acres, being part of Molds' Adventure, formerly conveyed from John Franklin to the abovesd Robert Franklin, his son, decd; also, to sd Zepaniah Franklin, during his natural life, and to his lawful issue forever, the other part of Winters' Possession, containing and laid out for about 112-1/2 acres. Signed - Hezekiah Franklin. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Hezekiah Frankling, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 11, 1760.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 615. Bill of Sale. 1, John Burgess Jr of CC, planter, for 8750 lbs of crop tobacco, sell to Hesekiah Franklin & Zephaniah Franklin of CC, planters, 1 Negro man named musser, 1 Negro boy named Joseph, and 12 cattle, 2 horses, 2 mares, and 3 feather beds and furniture. If, however, I pay sd Hesekiah Franklin & Zephaniah Franklin, the afd sum of tobacco by Jul 1, 1766, then this bill of sale to be void. Signed Mar 23, 1765 - John Burgess Jr. Wit - Richard Barnes, Oswell Bouye. Recorded Mar 27, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 570. Jun 9, 1769 from Francis Butcher Franklin of CC, to Hezekiah Franklin of CC, for 75 £, all that part of a tract of land called Randalls Addition, lying in CC, bounded by Winters Possession, containing about 100 acres. Signed - Fras B. Franklin. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Daniel Jenifer*. Chloe, wife of the sd Francis Butcher Franklin, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Jun 13, 1769.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 324, Nov 10, 1772 from Hezekia Franklin (Frankling) of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Turner of CC, planter, for 65 £, part of a tract of land called Moulds Venture, containing about 109 acres. Signed - Hezekiah Franklin. Wit - Geo Dent*, Saml Love*. Elizabeth, wife to the ad Hezekiah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Nov 14, 1772.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 378. Dec 22, 1788 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Franklin of CC, planter, for 50 £, part of a tract of land called Randolphs Addition, bounded by Bradshaws Branch, containing about 14 acres. Signed - Hezk: Fraklin [sic]. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Rich Barnes*, Elizabeth, wife of the sd Hezekiah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Dec 30, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 380. Dec 22, 1788 from David Lindsey Ward of CC, to Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, for 50 £ one tract of land in CC called Wards Trouble, adjoining the following lands, viz, Randolphs Addition, Senas Delight, Dumbar Addition, the Land Resurveyed, and Franklins Beginning, and bounded by a stone fixed in the earth, the beginning of Randolphs Addition, Franklins Beginning, Expectation, and Moles Adventure, containing and laid out for about 23 acres. Signed - David Lindsey Ward. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Rich' Barnes*. Lidia, wife to the sd David Lindsey Ward, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jan 8, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 79. May 6, 1793 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, to Henry Barnes of CC, for 70 £, a tract of land called Betseys Delight in CC, adjoining a tract of land called Came by Chance, bounded by a tract of land called Ingerthorpe, containing 39 acres. Signed - Hezkl Franklin. Wit - Henry H. Chapman*, James Freeman*. Elizabeth, wife to the sd Hezekiah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 7, 1793.
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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Come by Chance, 100 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Peterson, Jacob 1668 Patent Record 11, p. 7 0 0 MSA S 1587-923
      Come by Chance, 100 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Peterson, Jacob 1668 Patent Record 11, p. 362 0 0 MSA S 1587-924
      Come By Chance, 53 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Franklin, Hezekiah 1760 Patent Record BC and GS 21, p. 105 0 0 MSA S 1587-920
      Come By Chance, 53 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Franklin, Hezekiah 1760 Patent Record BC and GS 18, p. 171 0 0 MSA S 1587-921
      Come By Chance, Heze Franklin, 53 Acres 1760/11/17 Patented Certificate 239 3 0 MSA S 1195-248
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-42: BETTYS DELIGHT: 150 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John Sr. : 50 Acres - Theobalds, John: Surveyed 22 Oct 1670 for Thomas Cocker at a bound oak standing on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek near the main road.: Conveyance notes - Isaac Lemaster from Abraham Lemaster; 9 Sept 1721, 100 Acres - Abraham Harguis from John Lemaster; 3 Feb 1747,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 359-50: MOULDS VENTURE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - None: : Surveyed 22 Mary 1675 for John Mould at a bound Spanish oak on a plain running thence: ; Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - William Groves from John Fugate 10 March 1718, 200 Acres - John Franklin from William Groves 9 Apr 1729, Resurveyed into MOULDS VENTURE folio 460,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 460-556: MOULDS VENTURE: 317 acres; Possession of - 317 Acres - Franklin, John: Originally so called, Re-surveyed for John Franklin, 13 July 1743, beginning at a bounded oak standing in the North line of the Original survey of said tract the beginning tree of the EXPECTATION. Patented 18 March 1746: Other Tracts Mentioned: EXPECTATION; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - Elizabeth Hudson from John Franklin; 18 Jan 1745,William Franklin from John Franklin; 5 March 1748,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 341-56: RANDALL'S ADDITION: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Gleabland, Fran Mrs.: Surveyed 12 June 1657 for Richard Randall on the West side of the main branch of Nanjemoy or Bradshaw's.: Other Tracts Mentioned: BRADSHAW;

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      Assessment of 1783 Charles County- Maryland State Archives Maryland State
      Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Charles County
      MSA S 1437

      Hezekiah Franklin. 477 acres. CH 7th District, General p. 4. MSA S 1161-5-4 1/4/5/48
      Hezekiah Franklin. Betseys Delight, 39 acres. CH 7th District, Land p. 2. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48
      Hezekiah Franklin. Come by Chance, 53 acres. CH 7th District, Land p. 3. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48
      Hezekiah Franklin. Franklins Beginning, pt, 110 acres. CH 7th District, Land p. 4. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48
      Hezekiah Franklin. Moles Venture, pt, 75 acres. CH 7th District, Land p. 7. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48
      Hezekiah Franklin. Randolphs Addition, 200 acres. CH 7th District, Land p. 9. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48

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