• There is evidence of Benjamin Franks being in Madison County, AL area as early as 1808. - Record
• Record offers a 1834 list of "Overseers of the Poor" it appears that Williamson Lovett was an overseer for Benj. Franks. - Record
• "Benjamin Franks settled on what is now known as the Whitman Place, across from Charlie Hillis on New Market Road on Hesters Creek and Mountain Fork of Flint. He was a local preacher of the Methodist Church and afterwards sold his land to Ebenezer Chorn." - New Market
• Justice of the Peace starting Dec. 9, 1816. - TVGS
• Brantley - Three Capitals: A Book About the First Three Capitals of Alabama St. Stevens, Huntsville & Cahawba, by William H. Brantley, 1947, 1976, page 217. (Census of Madison County, Enumeration taken Jan, 1809 - Benjamin and his wife were listed.)
• New Market - Memories and History of New Market, AL, by Volunteer Fire Department, page 7.
• Record - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume II, by James Record, 1978, pages 523, 619.
• TVGS - On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the State of Alabama, by The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, Inc., 1969, 1992, page 32.