Born: November 8, 1876, Groesbeck, Texas.
Died: November 24, 1948, Groesbeck, Texas.
Buried: Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas.
Pseudonym: Grace Allison.
James was the son of William Manuel Franklin and Frances Jane McMahon, and husband of Edna Gertrude Rice.
In 1904, he and Grace moved to Groesbeck, Texas,
James’ primary occupation was farming, but he also worked in the county clerk’s office, the old Groesbeck Journal, and the Williams and Bradley Abstract Company.
He taught in a music school in Watt, Texas, and is said to have written over 100 Gospel songs.
If you know where to get a good photo of Franklin (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),