February 28, 2006

Isaac G. and Malinda Caroline Coffey Franklin

Malinda Caroline was the 10th child of Elijah and Polly Dyer Coffey. She was born Mar. 6, 1825 in Indiana, and probably in Owen Co. I have not found a death date for her. She and Isaac were married May 5, 1845 in Owen Co. 1 Their children, all born in Owen Co., were:

- Mary E. Franklin, born c1846
- Nancy Jane Franklin, born c1848
- Rosetta C. Franklin, born c1851
- William Franklin, born Jan. 29, 1854
- Susan Franklin, born c1857

According to the Franklin Family Researchers United (FFRU) publication, Isaac "Ike" Franklin was born in Kentucky c1823, and served in the Army during the Civil War. Apparently he served from Missouri, because he was there in 1845 to marry Malinda. The family appeared there in the 1850 Clay Township census. After the war Issac and his family moved to Putnam Co. in Missouri where they were enumerated in the 1860 census in Elm Township.

Vivian Zollinger, who submitted this Franklin family information to FFRU, wrote that Franklin deserted his family sometime before 18 October 1873. Malinda is said to have married a second time on that date to a Dr. Joshua Webb in Owen Co., IN. There is no indication in the publication why she returned to Indiana from Missouri. If the Malinda who married Joshua Webb is Malinda Coffey, she may have returned to Owen Co. to be near children who had remained there after she and Isaac moved to Missouri.

The Franklin Family newsletter may be useful to current or future Franklin family researchers. Click on the title link to view the PDF file. It is quite large, and takes a minute or so to download even at broadband speeds. Dial-up accounts will experience even longer download times.

1 Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850, online []

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