Hi, Virginia, I just wrote you from the Attala Co, MS, board. Singleton Franklin is my 4g-great-grandfather. I found that same entry, figured he was ornery. I have not been able to find a single trace of him or his family anywhere in GA, or in MS to which they moved, in 1850 census records. Also checked AL, in case they stopped on the way to MS. I wonder if he did more than refuse to give details -- if he made sure he wasn't even counted, perhaps by moving or being completely unavailable when the 1850 census was taken. He and son L.C. each show up in the 1860 federal census in MS.
Would appreciate hearing if anyone has any other type of record that might show Singleton Franklin in GA between 1840 and 1860? Like tax rolls or law suits?