I am related to, but not descended from, the MANDERSONs of Tuscaloosa Co. I descend from George's sister Sidney MANDERSON ADAMS, who remained in GA. I am not familiar with William Franklin. There are published cemetery, newspaper, etc., records of Tuscaloosa County you could research. I have not searched courthouse records--deeds &wills, etc., but assume that these would be helpful. MANDERSONs were there from about 1830--you might want to try the censuses too. There are still MANDERSONs in Tuscaloosa, but I haven't contacted them. Think that there are other Tuscaloosa Co. MANDERSONs on this forum--you might want to search for them.