My GGG Grandmother's maiden name was Annareta FRANKLIN (1823-1897). She married John Byars (1819-1900). (would also like info on John's parents... I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING on them!)
Annareta was... born: 18 or (28) Mar 1823 in Rising Sun, Switzerland, IN Married: 3 Nov 1841, Switzerland County, IN Died: 2 May 1897, Norwalk, CA Buried in Artesia Cemetary, Cerritos, CA (I have been to the Grave site and have photos of headstone)
I have a copy of Annareta's Marriage Certificate, but it does not state her parent's names. Can't seem to find her Birth cert... it may not exist anywere.
a fellow researcher speculates that her parents might have been Benjamin FRANKLIN (1780 - ?) and Zipporah (~1799 - ?)
because Annareta had a daughter (my GG Grandmother) whom she named Zepharah or (Zipporah?) Elsie BYARS... Later this daughter went by the name Elsie Z, and married Joseph Marrion CLANTON. She is buried with the Name "Elsie Z. CLANTON."
Speculation is that This daughter might have been named after Annareta's mother.
There is also rumor that somewhere in our family there was a connection to "Benjamin Franklin" ... maybe not the famous one, since he has no decendants who lived... but maybe it was this NOT FAMOUS person named Benjamin Franklin?
Her husband and her family lived in Madison County IA for quite some time... towards the end of her life they moved to Norwalk, Los Angeles county, California. I think this was only a decade or so before her death.
If anyone can help me connect to her parents, or has ideas where I could look further. I would appreciate it.