Ann (Child) Franklin

Ann (Child) Franklin (abt. 1655 - 1689)

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Ann Franklin formerly Child aka Childy, Francklin [uncertain]
Born about in Ecton, Northamptonshiremap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Ecton, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2011
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Benjamin Franklin had this to say about his family:

"...they [the Franklin family] lived in the same village, Ecton, in Northamptonshire, on a freehold of about thirty acres, for at least three hundred years, and how much longer could not be ascertained.
"My father married young, and carried his wife [Ann] with three children to New England, about 1685... By the same wife my father had four more born there, and by a second, ten others; in all seventeen; of whom I remember to have seen thirteen sitting together at his table; who all grew up to years of maturity and were married. I was the youngest son, and the youngest of all the children except two daughters. I was born in Boston, in New England."[1]

Ann was buried in the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, where her headstone reads:[2][3]

Ann Ye Wife Of Josiah Francklin
Aged About 34 Years Died July
Ye 9th 1689.


Name: Ann /CHILD/[4]


Date: 09 JUL 1655
Place: Ecton, Northamptonshire, England[5]

(This date is suspect as it is the same date as her death. Probably should be "about 1655.")


Husband: Josiah E. Franklin
Wife: Ann Child
Date: 23 DEC 1675
Place: Ecton, Northamptonshire, England[6]


  1. Franklin, Benjamin, The life of Benjamin Franklin; containing the autobiography, with notes and a continuation, (Boston, MA: Tappan & Dennet, 1844)
  2. Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (Inscriptions and Records of the Old Cemeteries of Boston, Dunkle, Robert J. and Lainhart, Ann S., Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000.)
  3. Memorial #67815297
  4. Source: #S128 Record for Ann Child
  5. Source: #S128 Record for Ann Child
  6. Source: #S128 Record for Ann Child
  • Source: S-1427819963 Repository: #R-1580533032 Ancestry Family Trees
  • "Papers of Benjamin Franklin", Vol I,pp xlix-xlv, Yale Univ. Press, 1959. Died without issue.
  • Source: S128 Ancestry Family Trees

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On 18 Feb 2012 Lois Hirsch wrote:

Birth: 1655, England

Death: Jul. 9, 1689 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

First wife of Josiah Franklin. Married in 1677, they had 3 children while still in England. After immigrating to America in 1682, they had 4 more. She died from the effects of giving birth to her 7th child.

Family links: Spouse: Josiah Franklin (1657 - 1745)

Burial: Granary Burial Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Near obelisk for Josiah & Abiah Franklin

Created by: Collins Crapo Record added: Apr 03, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 67815297

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