Author: Annabelle Kemp
Call Number: R929.2 L933k
Information regarding the early history of Thomas Lucas and family, of Prince George County, Maryland.
Bibliographic Information: Kemp, Annabelle. Lucas Genealogy. Los Angeles, California: The Bookman Press, 1964.
John Nelson Franklin was a son of Anthony Franklin, one of the early settlers of Highland Co, Ohio, son of another Anthony Franklin who mar Polly Nelson, who it is said by descendants of this family, that Polly was a descendant of George Washington. Anthony Franklin Jr., farmer of Brush Creek Twp, Highland Co, Ohio made his last will in that county 17 Dec 1855 in which he names his wife as Mary, and his children as Susannah, Mary, wife of Eli Jarnigan; Nelson. Mari W. Spargur, Thomas, Joel L., Martha Keech, Mary A. Garrett, Cyrus H. and John W. Franklin. His wife was dead before 22 Feb 1864. John W. Spargur was appointed adm of the estate of Anthony Franklin, Jr. (See Wills Adm by McBride, p 67.)
John Nelson Franklin moved his family from Highland Co, Ohio to Missouri in 1856, traveling by covered wagon on this trek. He purchased 160 acres of land on the Chariton River in the eastern part of Putnam Co, and at the time of his death, he owned 1000 acres of good farm land in that county. He is said to have been a well educated man and highly regarded in his community. When first coming to Putnam Co, Mo he helped to erect on his farm a school house which was constructed of logs; later this school was rebuilt of siding and about 1905 his son, Thomas Sherman Franklin, had a new school house erected about one mile from the Village of Chapel. which is called the Franklin School, and it was still in use in 1962. His descendants tell that he traveled twice a year to Ottumwa, Iowa, where he purchased supplies of sugar, coffee, rice and other necessities, by the barrel.
He is listed as a farmer in Liberty Twp, Putnam Co on the 1860 Mo State Census, and at his home was his wife's sister Jane M. Lucas age 14 yrs who was living at their home at that time.
6 sons--one who d in infancy:
G 1--(226) Cainis Cassius Franklin b Ohio 1842 d in Nebraska, mar.
G 2--James Franklin d in infancy.
G 3--(227) Marcus Anthony Frankln b in Ohio 18 Apr 1855, mar
Christiana Margareta Baquet.
G 4--(228) Nelson Amherst Franklin b Uniontown, Putnam Co, Mo
28 Oct 1859; mar Alta Noel.
G 5--(229) Benjamin Franklin b 14 Sept 1861; mar Grace Merton
G 6--(230) Thomas Sherman Franklin b 27 May 1865; mar Flora
Corn b 26 Sept 1873.
G 1--(226) Cainis Cassius Franklin b in Ohio 1842 d in McGrew,
Scotts Bluff Co, Nebr, where he had been engaged for many yrs
as a beet farmer. He is said to have accumulated large means
and was highly regarded in his community. Married. There were
4 children--three sons and one daughter. His dau mar Cassius
Adcock and she had one son Cassius Adcock, Jr., attorney in McGrew,
Nebr. His grandson Wm W. Franklin was a student at the
University of New Mexico, University Park, New Mexico, taking
post graduate work in 1962 and 1963.
G 3--(227) Marcus Anthony Franklin (nickname "Tune"), 3rd
child of John Nelson and Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Franklin, b in
Highland Co, Ohio 18 Apr 1855, d at his home in Banner Co,
Nebr 1 July 1923. His farm was a short distance from McGrew,
Scotts Bluff Co, Nebr, the nearest postoffice. He mar Christina
Margareta Baquet b Burlington, Iowa 14 Mar 1856, dau of Cicero
Baquet, a native of France, who mar Margareta Ann Wicklass, a
native of Germany. Marcus A. Franklin moved from Putnam Co,
Mo to Banner Co, Nebr about 1885.
H 1--Loren Henry Franklin b in Mo 29 Sept 1878.
H 2--Ida Margareta Franklin b in Mo 16 Feb 1881; mar Ray
H 3--Robert Ingersoll Franklin b in Mo 30 Sept 1882.
H 4--Infant son b in Mo 15 Jan 1885, d 29 Jan 1885.
H 5--Thomas Guy Franklin b in Nebr 22 May 1886, d 21 Oct 1886.
H 6--John Fred Franklin twin of Benjamin Franklin b 15 Nov
1888, d 21 Oct 1918.
H 7--Benjamin Franklin Franklin twin of John F. b 15 Nov 1888
d 20 Mar 1943.
H 8--Infant son b 18 Sept 1890, d 29 Sept 1890.
H 9--Thomas Baquet Franklin b in Nebr 4 Oct 1891.
G 4--(228) Nelson Amherst Franklin 4th child of John Nelson and
Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Franklin, b Uniontown, Putnam Co, Mo
28 Oct 1859, d in that city 28 Feb 1925; mar 29 June 1900 in
Uniontown, to Alta Noel, also b in Uniontown. He practiced law
there for many yrs where he was associated with Mr. Casey Rose.
He was a man of high standing in his community.
H 1--Elizabeth Amherst Franklin b in Uniontown, Mo 28 July
1905; mar Arthur Hurwich, newspaper editor in New York City.
She is an art consultant in the public schools, Great Neck, New
I 1--Nancy Hurwich b Jan 1946; studied in France 1962 and 1963.
G 5--(229) Benjamin Franklin 5th child of John Nelson and Sarah
Elizabeth Lucas Franklin was b on a farm near Livonia, Putnam
Co, Mo 14 Sept 1861; d 17 Jan 1934 at Macon, Macon Co, Mo
where he had lived for many yrs, and where he was well known
as a lawyer; mar Grace Merton Simmons b in St Louis, Mo 14
H 1--Amy Franklin, deceased.
H 2--John T. Franklin, lawyer; deceased.
H 3--Mary Franklin, a teacher in Wilmington, Delaware in 1963.
H 4--Edith Franklin mar a Mr. Moe. She was a teacher in the
public schools in Ohio.
H 5--Emily Franklin mar Cannon Chiles Hearne.
H 6--Frances Franklin mar L. C. Zwahlen.
G 6--(230) Thomas Sherman Franklin youngest child of John Nelson
and Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Franklin b Putnam Co, Mo 27
May 1865 d 11 Sept 1931; mar 31 Sept 1893 Flora Corn, b in
Girard, Kansas 26 Sept 1873; d 18 May 1943; both are bur near
Humbolt, Kansas where they had lived for almost 40 yrs. He was
a lawyer and practiced for a number of yrs in Uniontown, Mo;
after moving to Kansas he was engaged in farming.
H 1--Ruth Elizabeth Franklin b Uniontown, Mo 19 Nov 1894;
mar in Glenwood, Mo 19 Apr 1914 Blaine LaRue b 27 July 1890.
I 1--Mary Maxine LaRue b in Glenwood, Mo 27 Mar 1916; mar
28 July 1937 Steven Graves O'Rourke.
J 1--Lawrence O'Rourke b Humbolt, Kansas 11 Sept 1939.
J 2--Steven Patrick O'Rourke b Iola, Kansas 17 Mar 1943.
H 2--John Roston Franklin b Uniontown, Mo 15 May 1897; mar
in Glenwood, Mo Hazel Green.
I 1--John Nelson Franklin b 12 Apr 19--; mar Virginia Hunt.
J 1--John Orval Franklin.
J 2--Thomas Franklin.
H 3--Grace Lucile Franklin b Uniontown, Mo 23 Sept 1899; mar
Emery Nobles. No issue.
H 4--Marcus Anthony Franklin b Putnam Co, Mo 23 July 1906;
mar Nellie Foster. No issue.
F 2--(218) Rebecca Ann Lucas, 2nd child of James and Margaret
Lucas was b in Brooke Co, Va 19 Dec 1834; d 17 Mar 1911 at age
76 years 2 mos 7 days in Putnam Co, Mo; mar in Highland Co,
Ohio 24 Dec 1849 to Wm W. Spargur b in Highland Co 29 Sept
1829; d in Putnam Co, Mo 27 Aug 1896. He was the 13th child
of Joseph W. Spargur who mar (1) Rachael Sumner by whom
he had 10 children; he mar (2) Abigail Moore and had 8 children
by this marriage. Joseph W. Spargur was a son of Joseph Spargur
b 1781, who d in Highland Co, Ohio 1845; he migrated into Ohio
in Aug 1804 coming from North Carolina. Joseph W. Spargur is
bur besides his father in the old Quaker Cem at Stringtown, Highland
Wm W. Spargur moved from Highland Co, Ohio in 1858 to Missouri where he settled on a farm in Glenwood Twp, near Coatsville, Schuyler Co. His farm was west of town and there he also operated a mill.