Margaret Franklin

3 March 1815–31 December 1888 (Age 73)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Franklin was born on 3 March 1815, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Weeden Franklin, was 21 and her mother, Nancy G Combs, was 19. She married Julius Christy about 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Kiddville, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 31 December 1888, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Julius Christy
Margaret Franklin
Marriage: about 1835
Mary F Christy
William C Christy
Simeon C Christy
Hannah J Christy
Elizabeth A Christy
John Christy
Franklin W Christy
Sarah M. Christy

Spouse and Children

    Julius Christy



about 1835


    Mary F Christy



    Simeon C Christy


    Hannah J Christy


    Elizabeth A Christy


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Benjamin Harry Franklin



    Mary Franklin


    Ruben Erasthmus Franklin


    Sally Ann Franklin


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Martha Hamlin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Christy in household of Julius Christy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret A Christy in household of Julius Christy, "United States Census, 1880"

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