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Franklin Cemetery
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

24001 Blue Mills Road, Independence MO

Lat: 39° 09' 07"N, Lon: 94° 17" 45"W
T50N R31W Section 14

Contributed by Sharon Kroner, Nov 03, 2008, last edited Nov 10, 2008 [sharonmok2@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 14.

From the intersection of Hwy 24 & Blue Mills Road go east 3.2 miles. The cemetery sits on a hill at 24001 Blue Mills Road. The cemetery is in very bad condition with broken stones scattered about.

The Franklins originated from Kentucky, relocating in Jackson County. This cemetery is located in the area of the Old Santa Fe Trail. The earliest burial was in 1845 that of John Franklin a Revolutionary Soldier.

My husband and I along with our good friends Jerry & Nancy Stuart, read this cemetery using a digital camera on Nov 1, 2008. This is a listing of all know graves taken from the tombstones.

- Sharon Kroner

Legend:
b. = born
d. = died
s/o = son of
w/o = wife of
* Info taken from Vital Historical Records

Cowley, Nancy, d. 20 Nov 1858, w/o Wm Cowley, age: 53y
Franklin, Albert M, b. 14 Oct 1823, d. 29 Apr 1848
Franklin, Benjamin P, b. 22 Oct 1818, d. 9 Aug 1848, age: 30y
Franklin, James, d. 19 Jul 1872, s/o J.L.H. & M Franklin, age: 1y, 13d
Franklin, John H, d. 29 Jan 1888, age: 37y, 1m, 2d
Franklin, John, b. 1763, d. 1845, age: 83yr, actual stone unreadable *
Franklin, Lewis, d. 2 Nov 1860, age: 67y, 8m
Franklin, Marrietta, d. 18 Aug 1873, w/o J.L.H. Franklin, age: 27y, 14d
Franklin, Mary Ann, d. 12 Mar 1846, w/o John Franklin Sr., age: 83y
Franklin, Sarah, d. 21 Feb 1862, w/o Lewis Franklin, age: 68y, 1m, 27d
Franklin, William O, d. Dec ????
Montgomery, Elizabeth, d. 19 Nov 1858, w/o David H Montgomery
Montgomery, Isabel, d. ????, w/o R.V. Montgomery
Pointer, Mary Ann, d. 8 Oct 1845, w/o Gilbert Pointer, age: 44y, 5m, 22d

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