Susan: I am not sure if this is any help to you but there was a franklin Bartlett b. 1850 Eagle, Waukesha Co., WI, lived with his parents in Osakis, Douglas Co., MN until 1870. Later I found a Franklin Bartlett owning property in 1874 in Wright Co., MN. His line is shown in my book and can be accessed on the my Family Website "aylesworth.net" click on Family History on the main page then on Genealogy, then on the second line of the menu and then on the right-hand revolving book, then on Family addendums, then on Bartlett addendumat "Mathew from 1728". You will find him almost at the end of that section. Long way to go but it is a very large website. This could be the father of the John Franklin of yours. Owen.