Deborah (Read) Franklin

Deborah (Read) Franklin

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Deborah Franklin formerly Read aka Rogers
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married to in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
This page has been accessed 12,646 times.
Nominate for Profile of the Week by posting the link http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Read-1 in our G+ Community. Vote by clicking the +1 button above.

Biography

Deborah's first husband, John Rogers, deserted her in 1725. In 1727, she heard of Rogers' death and began dating her former sweetheart, Ben Franklin. Franklin had proposed to her when she was just 15, but her mother would not allow it.

She married Ben Franklin in 1730 (1 SEP 1728/9? [citation needed]).

They had two children together, Francis Folger Franklin, and Sarah Franklin Bache. They also raised William Franklin together, Franklin's illegitimate son.

She operated a general store out of the front of Ben's print shop.

Her fear of ocean voyages prevented her from traveling with Ben, so she spent many years alone in Philadelphia while Ben was in Europe. In 1774, while Ben was on an extended trip to England, she died unexpectedly of a stroke.

Sources

  • Sources needed!


Sources

  • WikiTree profile Read-725 created through the import of HERMANSON_RICHARDSON.ged on Sep 13, 2011 by John Hermanson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.










Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Register as a guest to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).



DNA
No known carriers of Deborah's mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test.

If you have taken a DNA test for genealogy please login and enter it.



Images: 1
View by popularity, date, or upload date.

Deborah Read Rogers Franklin
Deborah Read Rogers Franklin

[location?] [date?] Comments: 1. WikiTree Popularity: 135.


 


Collaboration

On December 27, 2013 Jeanne Aloia wrote:

Please consider the merge in the lower left of this page.

Thank You! Jeanne




Person Index  >  R  >  Read  |  F  >  Franklin  >  Deborah Franklin