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Capt Jesse Franklin
Birth: Mar. 24, 1760
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1823
Surry County
North Carolina, USA

US Congressman, US Senator, North Carolina Governor. Having served as a Major in the Revolutionary War, he was elected as a Congressman from North Carolina to the Fourth Congress and served from 1795 to 1797. He served twice as a Senator from North Carolina (1799 to 1805 and 1807 to 1813), including service as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in the Eighth Congress. He was appointed a Commissioner to treat with the Chickasaw Indians in 1817, and was elected Governor of North Carolina, serving from 1820 to 1821. His remains were moved from Surry County, North Carolina, to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, site of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. 
Family links: 
  Bernard Franklin (1731 - 1828)
  Mary Cleveland Franklin (1732 - 1805)
  Meekey Franklin (____ - 1834)*
  Hardin P. Franklin (1797 - 1851)*
  Bernard Franklin (1799 - 1873)*
  Bernard Franklin (1799 - 1873)*
  Jesse Franklin (1760 - 1823)
  Stephen Franklin (1761 - 1835)*
  Shadrack Franklin (1769 - 1860)*
  Meshack Franklin (1772 - 1839)*
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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 12, 2006
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Capt Jesse Franklin
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Capt Jesse Franklin
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- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 31, 2016

- Julie Foreman
 Added: Mar. 18, 2016
Honoring Capt Jesse Hardin Franklin, one of the Heroes who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain
- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Mar. 5, 2015
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