In 1900 Elijah Franklin was a boarder/farm laborer living and working for James Gilbert in Zilpha, Attala Co, MS. He was single at the time. His birth was listed at Sep 1880 in this census. United States Census, 1900; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6GYR-YP?cc=1325221&wc=9BWC-BZH%3A1030553801%2C1032564301%2C1032593801
He married Pearl Flanagan on 7 Aug 1901 in Attala Co, MS Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9VV-QJKN?cc=3477669
In 1910 Lige Franklin was still living in Attala Co, MS. He had been married to Pearl for 8 yrs and had 4 children. He was a farmer, renting a farm. 1910 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com
In 1920 Lige was living in Bolivar Co, MS with his wife Pearl & 6 children. He was a farmer working for his own account.1920 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com
In 1940 Elijah and Willie Pearl Franklin and several grandchildren are living in Coahoma Co, MS. He is a cotton farmer. 1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com
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