Franklin married Catherine Councilman 26 April 1792 in Baltimore Md.
Charles was believed to have been a
second cousin to Benjamin Franklin
(as per family stories)
Charles was born 1769 MD. Parents unknown.
My Councilman Family of Maryland webpage.
In the past
couple of weeks I have gotten email giving me the names of people who
could be Charles Franklins father.
James Franklin born
to Thomas and Ruth Wilmot Franklin
child of Thomas and Ruth Hammond Franklin Thomas 's
Another name would be Charles Franklin who married
Hannah Harsh 19 April 1756
I so far can not find any
marriages for James or
Benjamin Franklin on the IGI's or MD
marriage books in my library.
Catherine soon after most of the children were
their way to Ohio by way of Virginia as their youngest daughter is
recorded as having been born in Va.
credited with having been one of the first families in
and Charles along with a group of neighbors started the
Asbury Methodist Chapel in Hopewell Twp.
of Muskingum county Ohio.
One of the earliest settlers of Muskingum County, Ohio.
The land they settled was 3 or 4 miles southwest of Mt. Sterling on the
They built their log cabin just back of what is now called the
old Barnett watering trough. There is a record of him purchasing 153 acres
in Muskingum county on June 22, 1807.
Formed a Methodist group that met in his and others'
homes. Later built the Methodist Asbury Chapel, still in use today.
According to a will dated July 1794, Charles had a bequest of land from
his father-in-law, George Councilman.
Died from a falling timber while helping to raise a new
log barn on the Penn farm, Muskingum County, Ohio
From the Muskingum County Footprints, page 8: "The
Franklin family was remembered as earnest Christian people, fervid in
prayer and sweet singers.
The latter characteristic clings to the fourth
generation." This statement was made during the Centenary Celebration of
the Asbury Methodist Church, of which he was a founder.
Charles Franklin born in 1769 MD
traveled to Ohio after 1820 and before 1830
In a history of Muskingum County
Charles Franklin is mentioned as having been one of it's first settlers.
A tale has been handed down that the Franklins were driving along with their
team of oxen and covered wagon looking for a home site.
One early morning the
Franklin family came to a spring pool alive with wild turkeys drinking , it was
a beautiful, likely looking spot .
Catherine Franklin, Charles wife descended
from the wagon for a better look, found the frost most cold to her feet but
decided this was the place for her home.
Owned land next to the Councilmans in Baltimore in the
More history of Charles is at the bottom of this page.
Stories taken from the Shiplett Book I
Come read about life in the early days of the
Shipletts and Franklins after arriving in
There is a comment on the Franklins having crossed the
Famous Y Bridge
in Muskingum County to find their new
Catherine Franklin had seven children
Information on the early
Franklins comes from a book written by the Shiplett descendants in the
1960's and work done by other Franklin
Marriages in Baltimore were found
in a book called Marriages in Baltimore MD 1700-1800
of Muskingum County Ohio found in the library of
Muskingum county Ohio recalls the history of Hopewell Township and the
building of Asbury Chapel Methodist Church in Hopewell.
Charles was one of the Original members and
builders of the church.
Charles died before
1850 during the raising of a local
was buried on the Mary Jane Martin Farm in Hopewell Township
along with his wife Catherine and Nathan Shiplett a
grandson. Descendants of Charles bought this farm and the cemetery was
plowed under and nothing remains of the farm or