Most of these people have ties to Butler County. The Hitsons and Franklins
had family living in Butler County.
The Hitsons are descendants of Riley Hitson. Some of the Franklins are descendants
of Josiah Franklin, believed to be buried in the black looking tomb with no marker.
His wife is buried next to him.
Addendum submitted by
Lisa R Franklin,
4 Sep 2008:
While it is true that Josiah has a wife and daughters with other
surnames buried there, the majority of Franklins buried in Fairmount
are NOT descendants of Josiah Franklin. Instead, they are
descendants of Thomas Franklin born c1760-70 who died c.1829 in
Covington County, AL, (through his son
and also had descendants in Greene and Tuscaloosa
Counties in the northern part of Alabama. William Franklin, whose
marker photo appears on this page, is William H. Franklin, grandson of Thomas
and Nancy Franklin. His brother John Franklin (my gg grandfather) and
family are also buried in Fairmount. The Mollie
and Julia Franklin in photos on this page are daughters of William H and
Eliza Franklin and great-granddaughters of Thomas & Nancy Franklin.