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Josiah Franklin (1685 - 1715)

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Josiah Franklin
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in At Seamap
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Josiah Franklin was born at Boston, Massachusetts on August 23, 1685, son of Josiah Franklin and Anne Child. [1] [2]

He was lost at sea about 1715. No issue. [2]

Lost in the China Sea[citation needed]

Source note

Boston Births/Baptisms

1685: Josiah of Josiah & Ann Franklin born Aug. 23. (p. 165) [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Appleton, William S. City Document 130. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1630-1699, Registry Dept. City of Boston, Boston, MA, Rockwell & Churchill, 1883
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Franklin Family. In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847, p. 380

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