Franklin Harper Elmore

Brief Life History of Franklin Harper

When Franklin Harper Elmore was born on 15 October 1799, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Gen. John Archer Elmore Sr., was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Sarah Saxon, was 28. He married Harriet Chesnut Taylor on 10 May 1827, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 29 May 1850, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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Franklin Harper Elmore
Harriet Chesnut Taylor
Marriage: 10 May 1827
John Taylor Elmore
Sally Cantey Elmore
Harriet Chesnut Elmore
Mary Singleton Elmore
Ellen Sophia Elmore
Caroline Cornelia Elmore
Franklin Harper Elmore
Grace Brown Elmore
Mary Susan "Minnie" Elmore
Albert Rhett Elmore
Rosa Ann Elmore

Sources (21)

  • Franklin Harper Elmore, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Franklin H Elmore, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Franklin Harper Elmore, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · First Inauguration in D.C.

On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first President to have his inauguration in Washington D.C.

1814 · British Burn the Capital

During the War of 1812, on August 24, 1814, the British troops invade Washington D.C., they set fire to the Capitol, the President's Mansion, and other landmarks. The most famous story that comes from this event is that Abigail Adams saved the portrait of George Washington from the flames in the President's House.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmer, from Old English Æthelmǣr, composed of the elements æthel ‘noble’ and mǣre ‘famous’. Aylmer has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States representative and Senator. Born in Laurens District, the son of John Archer Elmore, he graduated from the South Carolina C …

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