Ann Elizabeth Franklin

17 November 1834–21 June 1913 (Age 78)
Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ann Elizabeth

When Ann Elizabeth Franklin was born on 17 November 1834, in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, David B. Franklin, was 23 and her mother, Frances James Lipscombe, was 22. She married Alexander Boisseau Archer on 8 May 1852, in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 21 June 1913, in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Boisseau Archer
Ann Elizabeth Franklin
Marriage: 8 May 1852
Benjamin Irvine Archer
Mary Berkeley Archer
Sarah Agnes Archer

Spouse and Children

8 May 1852
Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States


    Benjamin Irvine Archer


    Mary Berkeley Archer


    Sarah Agnes Archer


Parents and Siblings



    Susannah Franklin


    Lucie Claiborne Franklin



    Julia Anne Franklin


    Fendall Franklin


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 10

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 27

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ ( see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2 The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • A E Archer in household of W T Vandegrift, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Annie Archer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann E Archer in household of Alex B Archer, "United States Census, 1860"

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