Franklin Hiram Hortman
Born: 25 August 1842 in Crawford Co. Georgia
Died: 2 January 1926 in Crawford Co. Georgia
Father Jacob Hortman 1815 in S.C.-after 1870
Mother Ava Britt 1807 in S.C.
Franklin was 19 years old when he enlisted as a private in Co. "C" of the 27th Georgia Infantry on 10 Sept. 1861. This unit was known as Colquitt's Brigade.
31 May 1862 Franklin was wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines outside of what now is Mechanicsville, Va. Franklin was shot though the right hip in this wound.
20 Feb 1864 Franklin was wounded again in the Battle of Ocean Pond outside of Lake City, Fla. This was a wound in his right thigh.
1 June 1864 Franklin was wound a third time in the Battle of Cold Harbor. This battle was back in the area of Mechanicsville, Va. This wound was in the area of Franklin's right knee.
26 Apr 1865 Surrendered at Greensboro, NC
24 Aug 1866 Franklin married Missouri Eliza Kennedy born 11 Aug. 1842 in Crawford Co. and died 01 Oct. 1903 in Crawford Co. Georgia
Franklin and Eliza had the following children:
1868 Frances Avan
1872 Sarah married-Frank A Molton
1875 Martha Ann
1879 Annie Lena-married Henry David Moncrief
1882 Lizzie Elizabeth-married William Fletcher Whittington
1884 Carrie Bell-married Wesley Homer Wiggins
Franklin and Eliza both are buried in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery in Crawford Co. Georgia.
File contributed by Dale Stark