||Franklin WATERS  |
||Prince George's Co., Maryland
||Vansville District, Prince George's Co., Maryland
- aged 45, born in Maryland; physician; estate worth 13, 500
||1st District (Birdsville PO), Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
- aged 56, farmer, born in Maryland; estate 21,000, pers. estate 15, 421
||1st District (South River PO), Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
- aged 66, farmer, born in Maryland; realty worth 10,140; pers. estate 3000
||27 Mar 1879
||Essex Farm, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland 
||Christ Episcopal Church, Owensville, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland 
- He graduated from the U of Maryland in 1829 in Medicine. His are the large ledgers at Essex, and they are a fascinating portrait of the work of a country doctor. They show a great deal also of the communities he worked with and knew from the 1820s until the 1870s.
Both his mother's and his wife's names were Mary Waters. He was also the cousin (2nd cousin, once removed) of his wife Rachel--which means they have a common great-grandfather.
From the 1830s, when Samuel Franklin drowned and left Essex to his four sisters, until 1851, Essex was owned partly by the sisters. During the 1850s, when Dr. Franklin Waters moved from Anne Arundel County, he gradually bought out the other heirs until he and Rachel Waters owned the entire farm. He is the man who built the original house at Essex in 1852. He built the core of the present house during 1852-53, and he moved there in 1853 from Prince George's County, near Holy Trinity Church.
Living in his household in 1850 along with his wife and children are two of his wife's sisters and Mary Louisa Franklin, a cousin.
The censuses from 1850 to 1900 show that Mary, Samuel, Olivia, Franklin, and Alice all stayed living together, all unmarried. In 1900, Samuel becomes the HOH, as the oldest male sibling. Mary dies before the 1910 census; then they are four.
In 1870, there is a "Richard Waters" living with him, aged 61 (b. about 1809), "no occupation"; I don't know who this is. He is also there in 1880 as "Richard W" [that is, Richard W. Waters?], aged 71.
Dr. Waters was the original owner of the Waters family Bible which was preserved at Essex. Three of his medical ledgers were also preserved at Essex (labelled A, B, C). I note their contents under various people in the database.
Ledger B, fol. 4:
From then until 1934, when Aunt Jig the last daughter of Rachel Franklin died and passed it on to John Lansdale, it was owned by Waters.
His children are recorded in his family Bible. There is one name recorded there I cannot place: "Richard H. Waters died September 28th 189[?2], aged 85," which would make him born abt. 1808.
Biography, though, is this correct?: "M.D. University of Maryland, 1826; M.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1838. Of Prince George Co., Md." [4, 5, 6, 7]
||Lansdales and Pitards
||2 Sep 2012 |
||Rachel FRANKLIN, b. 13 Feb 1809, Prince George's Co., Maryland , d. 15 Aug 1889, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Age 80 years) |
||2 May 1833 [2, 9, 10]
| ||1. Mary WATERS, b. 16 Apr 1834, Maryland , d. 13 May 1909 (Age 75 years)|
| ||2. Samuel Franklin WATERS, b. 16 Jun 1836, Maryland , d. 8 Dec 1910 (Age 74 years)|
| ||3. Henry WATERS, b. 18 Feb 1838, d. 2 Jun 1845 (Age 7 years)|
| ||4. Nannie Franklin (Ann) WATERS, b. 28 Mar 1840, d. 9 Jun 1845 (Age 5 years)|
| ||5. Catharine "Kate" WATERS, b. 12 Jan 1842, Maryland , d. 24 Jun 1908 (Age 66 years)|
| ||6. Olivia McHenry WATERS, b. 3 Apr 1844, Maryland , d. 4 Oct 1923 (Age 79 years)|
| ||7. Dr. Franklin WATERS, Jr., b. 10 Nov 1846, Maryland , d. 10 Jun 1927, Essex Farm, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Age 80 years)|
| ||8. Rachel Alice "Aunt Jig" WATERS, b. 2 Jul 1852, Maryland , d. 28 Apr 1939, Essex Farm, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Age 86 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart