Meshack Franklin

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Meshack Franklin (1772 – December 18, 1839) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Surry County, North Carolina, in 1772; Brother of Jesse Franklin. member of the State house of commons in 1800 and 1801; served in the State senate in 1828, 1829, and 1838; elected as a Democratic-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. Franklin's house, built by his father-in-law Gideon Edwards in 1799, is currently owned and maintained by the Surry County Historical Society as the Edwards-Franklin House.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Winston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 12th congressional district

1807–1813
Succeeded by
Israel Pickens
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 13th congressional district

1813–1815
Succeeded by
Lewis Williams