I have been tracing the family of Franklin Payne who married Amy Canterbury. I do n ot believe that he died in Hanibal, Ms in 1844 and the following ofers some proof.
Fanklin and Amy had one son that I know of...John Canterbury born in 1848. This is some time after their marriage if was on 12-10-1834. My guess is that there were other children that died during the Cholera outreak in Hannibal and that John was the only surviving child. They could have left Mo in order to escape the outbreak. John Canterbury was born in Mo on 8/6/1848. His family later moved to Coles County, Ill, Muddy Pct. They are listed there in 1850 on page 83 as Franklin Canloby and Ama with John 2. I know that spelling is off a little but I do believe that this is Franklin and Amy. Mrs. Amy Canterbury married Thomas White in Coles County on 1/13/1853. John Canterbury married Mary York d/o Hiran(Iram York). The 1870 census lists John and Mary York Canterbury living next door to her parents, Hiram and Elizabeth York. But if you back track one census earlier. You will find Thomas White with wife Ama with a child John C. White age 12. This explains why I could not locate John C Canterbury on the census records. The exact age that John Canterbury should be and living in the house with Thomas and Ama White, next door to John Canterbury's future in-laws.
Conclusion...Franklin Canterbury did not die in Mo in the chlorea outbreak but instead moved with his wife and 2 year old child to Illinois where Franklin died between 1850 and 1853. Amy then remarries to Thomas White of Coles Co., IL. They are still listed in the 1880 census.
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