FRANKLIN, Meshack, (1772 - 1839)

FRANKLIN, Meshack, (brother of Jesse Franklin), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Surry County, N.C., in 1772; member of the State house of commons in 1800 and 1801; served in the State senate in 1828, 1829, and 1838; elected as a Republican to the Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1815); died in Surry County, N.C., December 18, 1839.