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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Benjamin Franklin Martin

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This is Benjamin Franklin Martin's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Benjamin Franklin's genealogy below.

Benjamin Franklin Martin
about 29 Apr 1790 - 18 Feb 1842
North Carolina

Husband of Sarah Rousseau

Father of Diana Martin 1827-1902

Robert Martin ancestors
01 Aug 1767 - 01 Dec 1842
Goochland County
Benjamin Martin ancestors
08 Apr 1746 - bef 31 Oct 1821
Chickhoming River, Fluvanna County, Virginia
* Henry Martin ancestors
18 Aug 1708 -
New Kent County, Virginia
* [Martin g-g-grandfather?]
* Mary Ann Rapine more tree ancestors
abt 1681 -
* Sarah Bryan ancestors
1710 -
Goochland County, Virginia
* John Bryan ancestors
* Nancy Robbins ancestors
abt 1690 -
Diana Harrison ancestors
01 Oct 1744 - 18 May 1817
Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
* Benjamin Harrison ancestors
abt 1713 - bef 18 May 1779
Albermarle County, Virginia
* William Harrison more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1688 - abt Apr 1742
* Hannah Christopher more treemore tree ancestors
1685 - 1770
* Sarah Ballard ancestors
abt 1722 - 03 Oct 1789
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
* [Ballard g-g-grandfather?]
* [Ballard g-g-grandmother?]
Amelia Wright ancestors
1762 - 28 Apr 1843
Fauquier, Virginia
John Wright III ancestors
30 Oct 1728 - 30 Oct 1789
Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
* John Wright Jr. ancestors
08 Nov 1712 - 30 Oct 1789
Cople, Westmoreland, Colony of Virginia
* John Wright Sr. more treemore tree ancestors
25 Feb 1685 - bef 09 Jul 1730
* Dorothy Unknown ancestors
abt 1676 - aft 1728
* Elizabeth Bronaugh ancestors
abt 1710 - 1792
Prince William, Colony of Virginia
* Jeremiah Bronaugh more tree ancestors
1673 - 05 Jan 1749
* Elizabeth Glendening more tree ancestors
1677 - 1740
Ann Williams ancestors
15 Oct 1735 - 05 May 1825
Fauquier, Virginia, British Colony
* Jonas Williams ancestors
1682 - 1749
Isle of Wight county, Virginia
* Jonas Williams ancestors
1660 - 12 Jun 1744
* Elizabeth Ann Whitley ancestors
1661 -
* Honour Morgan ancestors
abt 1713 - abt 1774
* [Morgan g-g-grandfather?]
* [Morgan g-g-grandmother?]

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Benjamin Franklin's family history.

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Ancestor List for Benjamin Franklin Martin ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Benjamin Franklin along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Benjamin Franklin's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Benjamin Franklin gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Benjamin Franklin's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Benjamin Franklin's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Benjamin Franklin's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Benjamin Franklin and Queen Victoria? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Benjamin Franklin photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Benjamin Franklin yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Martins
This page shows all the Martins on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Benjamin Franklin. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Martin DNA Connections and MARTIN G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: North Carolina on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Wilkes Co., North Carolna, Wilkesberry Co NC on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Smith Twp., Whitley Co., Indiana on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Benjamin Franklin
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Benjamin Franklin's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Martin-2087 is Benjamin Franklin's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Martin-2087 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Benjamin Franklin and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Benjamin Franklin on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Benjamin Franklin's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Benjamin Franklin's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Benjamin Franklin's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Benjamin Franklin's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Benjamin Franklin or have a Martin family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Martin surname index, etc. The white dot for Benjamin Franklin indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Benjamin Franklin's DNA
If Benjamin Franklin's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Benjamin Franklin's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Benjamin Franklin's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Benjamin Franklin's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Benjamin Franklin and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Benjamin Franklin.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Benjamin Franklin's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Benjamin Franklin
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Benjamin Franklin and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Benjamin Franklin's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Benjamin Franklin's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Benjamin Franklin. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Benjamin Franklin's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Benjamin Franklin or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Benjamin Franklin's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Benjamin Franklin's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Benjamin Franklin, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.