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Benjamin Franklin (1650 - 1727)

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Benjamin Franklin
Born in Ecton, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Banbury, Oxford, Of N'Hants, Englandmap
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Died in Boston, Suffolk, Mamap
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Benjamin FRANKLIN was born on 20 Mar 1650 in Ecton, Northampton, England. He died on 17 Mar 1727 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. He was buried in Granary Cemetery, Boston, Mass. According to the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, in writing about his uncle Benjamin for whom he was named, Uncle Benjamin was bred a silkdyer, serving an apprenticeship at London. He was an ingenious man. I remember him well, for when I was a boy, he came over to my father in Boston, and lived in the house with us some years. He lived to a great age. His grandson Samuel Franklin now lives in Boston. Benjamin mentions that there was a particular affection between his father, Josiah and his uncle Benjamin and that is why he was named after his uncle. Parents: Thomas Sr. FRANKLIN and Jane WHITE.

He was married to Hannah WELLS on 23 Nov 1683 in Ecton, Northampton, England. Children were: Samuel FRANKLIN, Benjamin FRANKLIN, Jane FRANKLIN, Hannah FRANKLIN, Thomas FRANKLIN, Elizabeth FRANKLIN, Mary FRANKLIN, John FRANKLIN, Joseph FRANKLIN, Josiah FRANKLIN.


Date: 23 MAR 1650
Place: , Ecton, Northamptonshire, England


Date: 1715
Place: New England


"Mortuary Notice: On Monday the 23th Instant was decently Inter'd the Remains of Mr. Benjamin Franklin, who died here on Friday the 17th Instant, in the 77th Year of his Age..."

See also

  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, With Notes And a Continuation. Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1844. p. 546

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On 9 Apr 2014 at 06:01 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Franklin-397 and Franklin-1431 appear to represent the same person because: Birth and death dates w/i 1 year, same wife. Please merge. Thanks.

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