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Hannah (Franklin) Cole (abt. 1683 - 1723)

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Hannah Cole formerly Franklin aka Eddy
Born about in Ecton, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Boston, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
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Hannah Franklin was born at born at Ecton, Northamptonshire, England on March 25, 1683, daughter of Josiah Franklin and Anne Child. [1][2]

She married first Joseph Eddy, by about 1699. [1] [2]

She married second, Thomas Cole, at Boston on June 22, 1710. [3] [1] [2]

She had no issue. [1]

Source notes

Boston Marriages

Thoms Cole & Hannah Eddy, Int. reads [Thomas] [Eadey] married by Rev. Mr. Eben'r Pemberton Presbt. on June 22, 1710. (p. 27) [3]

Christening record shows Hanah Franklin, daughter of Josiah Franklin and Anne Child, Christened on June 2, 1683 in Banbury, Oxford, England. [4]

Conflict': RE Eddy husband: Josh/Joseph Biographies relating to Benj. Franklin all indicate Hannah married Joseph or Jos.h. Eddy. Only references to Benjamin Eddy found in biographies by Charles Banks.

: Banks, Charles E. The History of Martha's Vineyard, Vol. II, George.H. Dean, Publisher, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 (p. 50) Indicates a Benjamin Eddy, son of John and Hepsibah Eddy, had a wife Hannah ___, and in his will at Boston, left wife Hannah executrix all his property and presumably the long term care of his parents in 1709, which she transferred to their grandson John Manter. (Dukes Probate I: 27) It is presumed in this text, that this Hannah that married Thomas Cole.

Tisbury Deaths : Eddey: Benjamin, May 19, 1709, in 24th yr. GR 1. (p. 213) [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Franklin Family. In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847, p. 18
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sparks, Jared. The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography. Pt. 2. Continuation, Townsend MacCoun, Chicago, Illinois, 1882 p. 546
  3. 3.0 3.1 McGlenen, Edward W. compiler. City Document 150: A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, conraining Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751. Municipal Printing Office, Boston, Massachusetts, 1898.
  4. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 June 2016), Josiah Franklin in entry for Hanah Franklin, 02 Jun 1683; citing BANBURY,OXFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.57 B2 B4B V.9
  5. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Tisbury, Massachusetts. Vol. 1: (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

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