History and Genealogy
Franklin County, Idaho
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A Little Bit of History
Established in 1913, Franklin County was named after Franklin D.
Richards, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, and it is the only Franklin County in the United States that is
not named after Benjamin Franklin. The county seat and largest city is
Preston. The Bear River Massacre took place in present day Franklin
County on January 29, 1863.
Oneida Stake Academy
Franklin County, Idaho
Cemeteries: A new cemeteries page has been added.
News: Births: Surnames Sparrol, Christensen, Swainston, Biggs, Sharp and Greaves.
News: Brevities: New data has been added.
News: Crime: Claud Nichols.
News: Community: Mrs. O. J. Merrill and Mrs. President Geddes.
News: Marriage Announcements: Shari Taylor and Solomon Nielsen; Shari Hobbs and Daniel J. Butler,
Obituaries: Virgil Croshaw Geddes, Beatrice Hendricks Jones Welling and J. H. Campbell.
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information that you may have by submitting them here
filling out the transmittal form.
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as possible in order to make it freely available to all researchers. We
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build their family tree! Feel free to email me, Sandra Davis, with
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