Franklin Cemetery

Franklin,  Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Entrance Photos and Inventory by Marcia Cirillo - October 2007

Marker photos by Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

photos taken July 2009

FM543
33 17 25N
96 39 36W

Franklin Cemetery is located in northwestern Collin County about 7 miles north of McKinney and south of Chambersville. It is situated on the east side of FM 543, just south of County Road 125.

There are 30-40 graves. Some of the stones are broken and some are worn smooth. There are some sites marked only with wooden planks, metal rods or unmarked stones.

There is an iron fence enclosing about ten graves, mostly related to Daniel J. Franklin

The rest of the graves are scattered about the site. Most are close to the fenced enclosure, but several are isolated some 10 or 20 yards away. As of October 2007, the site is somewhat maintained by the woman who lives on the opposite side of the road.

History

 Graves Enclosed within the Fence:

Franklin, Daniel J. - 10 May 1822-18 Dec 1890

Franklin, Infant son of Daniel J. & Jain Franklin - Died 19 Jan 1853, age 21 days

Franklin, Infant son of D.J. & A. Franklin - Died 18 Aug 1875 - aged 1 day

Franklin, Jesse A. - son of Daniel J. & Jain Franklin - 7 January 1851

Franklin, Lula C. daughter of D.J. & A. Franklin 22 Feb 1879 21 Mar 1892

Franklin, Rachael Jane - wife of D.J. Franklin - 10 Dec 1830-26 Oct 1870

Kerr, Anna E. - wife of A.B. Kerr - 23 Oct 1858 - 7 Aug 1879

Metal marker next to unmarked stone has some letters removed; it reads

Marg Fra (Margaret Franklin?) 1857- (date of death is gone)

Graves Outside the iron fence

Chapman, Nettie Pearl 1939-1940

Coggins, Jennie - wife of J.R. Coggins - 27 Mar 1854-12 Aug 1891

Davidson, Isabella 1807-1880 (metal marker next to unmarked stone)

Davidson, Lorenzo D. - 20 March 1803-10 Jan 1872

Helms, Isabelle M. - wife of J. Helms - 19 June 1839-19 July 1866

Jenkins, Infant of E & M Jenkins - Born & Died 25 May 1894

Jenkins, L.C. s/o E. & M. Jenkins 16 Dec 1891 20 May 1893

Lewis, Dr. Carig Tipton (1858-1938) & Cornelia Franklin (1861-1951)

Lewis, Franklin, s/o C.T. & M.E. - 11 Sep 1886- 2 Apr 1892

McCoy, Charles M. - son of Wm. & S.S. McCoy 3 Mar 1892-25 June 1892

McKinney, Charles A. 1861-1898

Newbery, Margaret C. - wife of J. M. Newbery - 6 Apr 1837-7 Dec 1860

Self, Willie - son of W. J. & E. Self - 4 April 1893-23 June 1893

Wash, Martha E. wife of J. Wash 19 Apr 1835 18 Mar 1904