The United States Cemeteries Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present
Josiah E Franklin (1657-1744)
I don't want to tell you why Josiah E Franklin was important. I want you to open his profile and read the epitaph on his gravestone.
- Why is Josiah E Franklin important to American history?
- Do we have any Boston members who could go and take our own photograph of his monument, epitaph, old stone, etc.?
- He has siblings, wives, and children attached. They probably need basic bios written. Would someone check this and maybe make a list of who needs a bio. Then others can post a comment as they write some of the others.
- What was the "constant labor and industry" that allowed Josiah to raise 13 children?
- Was he a religious man?
What would you like to contribute to this week's profile? Please post an answer here first. This prevents duplication of effort and it keeps the question on the front page of G2G.
United States Cemeteries Project
Take a walk through a cemetery. They are incredibly peaceful. There are no phones ringing, no crowds jostling, and no commotion of life. You can be surprised at what you find: history, murder, mysteries, ordinary life. Once I found a baby deer curled up behind a stone.
The U.S. Cemeteries Project was created as an outgrowth of Australian Cemeteries Project, and along with our Canadian and European counterparts, now serves as a key component of the larger Global Cemeteries Project (GCP).
The mission of the U.S. Cemeteries Project is the same as that of the GCP: to make WikiTree the preferred site for genealogists and family researchers to find and share information regarding the final resting places of our ancestors.