Lucinda Franklin

Brief Life History of Lucinda

When Lucinda Franklin was born about 1797, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jacob Franklin, was 48 and her mother, Caroline Ruth Walton, was 38. She married William Sparks about 1830. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and McKee Township, Adams, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William Sparks
1797–1868
Lucinda Franklin
1797–
Marriage: about 1830
Isreal Sparks
1832–
William Leander Sparks
1832–1900
Washington Sparks
1836–
Lucinda Sparks
1851–

Sources (3)

  • Lucinda Sparks in household of Washington Sparks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucinda Sparks in household of William Sparks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucinda Sparks in household of Wm Sparks, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .

History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.

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

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