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

Abiah Lee Franklin formerly Folger
Born in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Nov 1689 in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 84 in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Abiah Folger[1][2] is the mother of the sixth 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.


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

See also:

  • 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
  • Wikidata: Item Q62571435 help.gif

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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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Hi Susan, I think the profile would look better with the 'memory' box removed. All of the information contained in it is on the profile....
Thank you Darlene. I took over as manager because it was 'orphaned'. I will see what I can do to make it make more sense.
posted by Susan Bondurant
Folger-617 and Folger-1 appear to represent the same person because: I have corrected the surname, i made a type o. :)
posted by Susie Fairbrother
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?
Abiah's maiden name was Folger rather than Floger. Thanks. :-)
posted by Chérie 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

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