Account Book of Robert and Jacob Franklin, 1702-1901, MS 282

A Guide to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Account Book of Robert and Jacob Franklin, 1702-1901

MS 282

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674


Microfilm List


Microfilm: Antebellum Southern Plantations,

Reel 1



Jacob Franklin Accounts, 1702-1818, Anne Arundel County, Maryland,

MS. 282


The earliest accounts in this book are those of Robert Franklin (d.1735). Accounts continue with those of Jacob Franklin (d. 1819). Records include farm and house accounts; births, marriages, and deaths in the Franklin family; and slaves owned by the Franklins with their births and deaths. Primary crops were wheat and tobacco, with livestock including beef, pork, and horses. Also noted are amounts of lumber sawn and the rental of houses.



Introductory Materials.





0001 Robert Franklin and Jacob Franklin, Account Book, 1702-1818.





0054 Jacob Franklin, Accounts, 1761-1818.