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Franklin, Esaw W. (Esaw Worrell), 1841-1922


Biographical Note

Esaw Worrell Franklin was born in 1841 to Joel Leftwich and Nancy (Worrell) Franklin in Carroll County, Virginia. In June 1861, he enlisted in the Virginia 29th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on 13 May 1862, 2nd Lieutenant on 11 Jun 1863, and 1st Lieutenant on 16 May 1864. Following the Civil War, he returned to farming in Carroll County. Prior to 1870, he married Mary Ann Elizabeth Coleman (1834-1898), and the couple had one son, Humes Leftwich Franklin (1870-1946). In his later years, Franklin lived with his son’s family on their farm. Franklin died on June 17 1922, and is buried in Hillsville, Carroll County, Virginia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Esaw Worrell Franklin Letter

Identifier: Ms-2018-040

The collection contains a letter written by Esaw Worrell Franklin, February 26, 1862, from the camp of the 29th Virginia Infantry, to his parents in Carroll County, Virginia.

Dates: 1862