Parents of Benjamin Franklin Wharton-bn. VA 1814(or so)
I am seeking information on Benjamin Franklin Wharton who was born in Virginia 1814 or so.He moved to Louisiana and married Caroline Silliman.The 1850 Census shows his family in East Feliciana Parish, LA.No info in his will or any other record even mentions who his parents, etc were.
He enjoyed a position of wealth after marrying K. Epps Goodwin, from a prominent family in S.C.
Based on descriptions of his lifestyle, I believe he came from a moneyed family in VA. but her family was prominent so maybe the money came from there.They were quite well off for that time.
Who knew there were so many Whartons.I grew up in New Orleans area and never met another person named Wharton who lived there when I was growing up..
Any information is greatly appreciated.