Abiah (Folger) Franklin

Abiah Lee (Folger) Franklin (1667 - 1752)

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Abiah Lee [uncertain] Franklin formerly Folger
Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusettsmap
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Wife of — married in Boston, Essex County, MAmap
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Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2008
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Categories: Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts.



Abiah is the mother of 6th president of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin. She was born in 1667 to Peter Folger and Mary Morrill, and is the second wife of Josiah Franklin.[1] She died in 1752.


Abiah Folger[1][2]
b. 15 Aug 1665/6/7 Marthas Vineyard, MA[3][2]
d. 18 MAY 1750/1 or 08 May 1752[2] or 18 Jun 1752 Boston, MA.[4] (age 84)[1]
bur. Granary Burial Ground Boston, MA[2]


m. Josiah Franklin 25 NOV 1687/8/9 Boston, MA.[4] Issue: 10[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wright, E. (1997). Franklin of Philadelphia, (8th ed, pp.14-15). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Print.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Findagrave Page
  3. Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library. Ancestry.com, 1999.
  4. 4.0 4.1 #S-1406879784 Family Data Collection - Deaths: Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com Provo, UT, 2001; #S-1415793532 Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com, 2000
  • U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970: Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Ancestry.com

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On 18 Feb 2012 Lois Hirsch wrote:

Birth: Aug. 15, 1667

Death: May 8, 1752

Mother Of Benjamin Franklin.

Family links: Parents: Peter Folger (1617 - 1690) Mary Morrill Folger (1620 - 1703)

Spouse: Josiah Franklin (1657 - 1745)

Children: James Franklin (1697 - 1735)* Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)*

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Burial: Granary Burial Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

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    On 23 Apr 2018 at 03:10 GMT R.D. or Duane Franklin wrote:

    Whitten-2 and Folger-1 do not represent the same person because: They are NOT!! One is male the other is female?????????????

    On 23 Apr 2018 at 00:10 GMT James van der Hoop wrote:

    Whitten-2 and Folger-1 appear to represent the same person because: We seem to have duplicate tree members. Shall we merge?

    On 3 Mar 2015 at 14:33 GMT Chérie (Headley) Naegele wrote:

    Abiah's maiden name was Folger rather than Floger. Thanks. :-)

    On 2 Mar 2015 at 14:21 GMT Dave Patrick wrote:

    Floger-1 and Folger-1 appear to represent the same person because: They are both meant to represent the mother of Benjamin Franklin.

    Abiah is 18 degrees from Walter Morrison, 24 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 13 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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