Abiah (Folger) Franklin
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Abiah Lee (Folger) Franklin (1667 - 1752)

Abiah Lee Franklin formerly Folger
Born in Nantucket, Nantucket, Province of Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Nov 1689 in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2008
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Biography

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.

Vitals

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]

Family

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


Sources

  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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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

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jan 01, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 1497

posted 18 Feb 2012 by Lois Hirsch   [thank Lois]
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Whitten-2 and Folger-1 do not represent the same person because: They are NOT!! One is male the other is female?????????????
posted by R.D. or Duane Franklin
Whitten-2 and Folger-1 appear to represent the same person because: We seem to have duplicate tree members. Shall we merge?
posted by James van der Hoop
Abiah's maiden name was Folger rather than Floger. Thanks. :-)
posted by [Living Headley]
Floger-1 and Folger-1 appear to represent the same person because: They are both meant to represent the mother of Benjamin Franklin.
posted by Dave Patrick

Abiah is 15 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 14 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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