Franklin County, MS

American History & Genealogy Project

African-American Research


African-American Marriage Database


Biography of Richard Wright


Slave Narrative of Rina Brown


Slave Narrative of  Ann Drake


Slave Narrative of Liza McGhee


Slave Narrative of Isaac Stier


WPA Article on Kisanna Middleton


Article on Caesar Parker


Article on Uncle Roberson


Obituary of  Betsey Cotton (Calcote)


Lynchings in Franklin County



Webmaster's note:  African-American Research is extremely difficult because of the lack of historical records before the Civil War. I will post any and all data on this website as often as I find it or it is contributed.  While I am aware of what is and is not politically correct today, we are dealing with historical data and all data on this site is transcribed exactly as written and no offense is meant and none should be taken.


Ann Allen Geoghegan, Webmaster


"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness."

- Alex Haley


Helpful Links


African American Genealogical Society

This is a wonderful site by one of our Franklin County Folk, Denise Griggs!


Christine's Genealogy Website - This place is AWESOME!!

 Includes searchable databases & much more!


Lots of cemeteries from all over the US!

If you know of any other good ones, let me know!


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