- Franklin County, was established in 1784 from lands obtained from the Cherokee Nation. Descendant counties include Jackson in 1796, Madison in 1811, Habersham and Hall in 1818, Hart in 1853, Banks in 1858, and Stephens in 1905. The county seat is Carnesville.
Franklin County, GA
John Trimble married Charity Redwine
Moses Trimble married Peggy Baker
Elizabeth Trimble married John W. Lowry
Passport to Travel
John Wier and Elston was in the same area of Franklin County living on the Tugaloo River as Thomas Willingham from South Carolina.
John Elston in Franklin and Habersham County, GA
Thomas Willingham Franklin County GA
- FRANKLIN COUNTY, GA - COURT Citizens Seek Frontier Protection 1793
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LETTER TO EDWARD TELFARE (TELFAIR), GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA FROM
THE CITIZENS OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER OF FRANKLIN COUNTY
January 1, 1793
To His Excallancy Edward Telfare Governor and Commander in
Chief in and over the state of Georgia
We your humble Petitionors do once more presume to beg from
your mercyfull hands, some protection for our Disstress'd
women and Children, as their Lives With our own are daly
Expos'd, to savage Barbarety. It is not long since we ware
Leaping with Joy, by reason of the Encouragment You gave us,
Even went as far as to pass an act for our Relief, with the
Aprobation of your Honnor, and the particulars Came back to
us in the publick papers, and from all this Encouragement,
we have embodyed our helpless famelies and Stood Sentry
Around them, Impatiently waiting your good aid and
assistance, as we thought as assurance of it, but Alass what
is the the Last Account lamentable indeed to people in our
situation the former orders Countermanded by Your Honner.
What Cou'd be worse to our feelings than this or what must
be the Concequence, Why, Undoubtedly Death must be the fatal
Concequence; if not by Tommehock(then) by famine for when
our Small stake of Provisions that we are Hudled round is
Exausted where is the Support of another year why none maid
nor any likelyhood of makeing, We further wish if it be your
Good Pleasure to inform us who or what person or persons
have been the Instigation of Removeing Your Good Will from
our Relief, it must Certainly have been some ill minded
person or Raskill that have self Interests in View, & Not
feeling for the innocent Fronteers, but their Reward is
pointed out and the black Account of Murder Stands Charg'd
Since Mr. Wofford Started Last to Augusta with the Talke of
the Noted Villain Shuagee, their has been a Number of Horses
taken by the Indians from our fronteer Settlements, five of
which ware taken from his fort, & an Abundance of Indian
Signs seen by our Spies Which we have to keep at at Our Own
Exspence Whilst the fronteers of South Carolina are well
garded with men and Sufisient Supply of every nesecery of
Life & all at the Publicks Exspence where their Nesessity is
none in Comparison to Ours.
Three Companies of Horse men would be Sufisient to Gard our
Fronteers, Stationed in three Different Places, one at a
place known by the Name of Bowens Place, another at Norrises
Place & a third at the Corokee Mountain; at each of those
Places their is a Sufisiency of winter food, to support
their Horses, with a Careful Conductor
Shou'd it Please Your Excellancy to Grant Our Request we
shall try to Stand Our Ground, Other Ways we must of
Necessity fly for our Lives, The Western fronteers of
from Sir Your Humble Servants
By the Bareor Capt. Phillip Martain Who can inform you
Jany 1st 1793
Jolian or Jo Lian
John George Riner
Robert Shipley Junr.
Joshua Sled or Shed
Philip J. Stark
William F. Mann
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- 1790 Census, Franklin County GA
Franklin County was created by a Legislative Act on February 23, 1784, from lands ceded by the
Cherokee and Creek Indians. The land was given by Bounty Grants to Veterans of the
Revolutionary War. What was later to become Clarke County was part of Franklin County at the
time. This is a reconstructed 1790 Census so it is incomplete.
Alexander, John Brown
Armstrong, James Col.
Burns, Andrew Jr.
Churchill, Nathaniel H.
Clark, John Jr.
Clark, John Sr.
Cleveland, William Jr.
Comer, John Jr
Few, William Jr.
Gardner, John T.
Graves, Thomas Jr.
Graves, Thomas Sr.
Henderson, Robert L.
Hunter, Evan T.
Jamerson, William C.
Matthews, Daniel Jr.
Nale or Hale, John
Niel, John M.
Russell, Joseph M.
Smith, Thomas Jr.
Sparks, Matthew Jr.
Stith, Paton R.
Whitney, James R.
Whitney, John M.
Williams, William C.