Sarah (Franklin) Bache
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Sarah (Franklin) Bache (1743 - 1808)

Sarah "Sally" Bache formerly Franklin
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Oct 1767 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 65 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Sarah (Franklin) Bache participated in the American Revolution.
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Sarah (Franklin) Bache is Notable.

Sarah "Sally" Franklin was born 11 Sep 1743 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Deborah Read.[1][2][3] She died 5 OCT 1808 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [4]

Sarah married Richard George Bache on 29 Oct 1767 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[5] and the couple had the following children:

  1. Benjamin Franklin Bache, born about 1769
  2. William Franklin Bache, born about 1773
  3. Sarah Franklin Bache, born about 1775
  4. Elizabeth Franklin Bache, born about 1777
  5. Louis Franklin Bache, born about 1779
  6. Deborah Franklin Bache, born about 1781
  7. Richard Franklin Bache, born about 1784
  8. Sarah Franklin Bache, born about 1788
1776 Project
Sarah (Franklin) Bache performed Patriotic Service in Pennsylvania in the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Sarah (Franklin) Bache is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A004312.

Her DAR record states she was head of the patriotic band of women who collected money and clothing citing the Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 15, #2, Page 144.

During the Revolutionary War Sally made clothes for soldiers through what would become the Ladies Association of Philadelphia. [6]

Her Obituary appeared in the Richmond Newspaper Enquirer dated 12 Oct. 1808.

  • Enquirer -- 12 Oct. 1808. Died the 5th inst., at her house in Franklin Court, Philadelphia, aged 34 years, Mrs. Sarah Bache, wife of Richard Bache and only daughter of the late venerable father of his country, Dr. Benjamin Franklin.[7]


  1. "Benjamin Franklin's Daughter", KATHARINE BAETJER. Curator, European Paintings, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM JOURNAL 38 p. 169
  2. Baptism record for Sarah Franklin, daughter of Benjamin and Deborah, date: 27 Oct 1743, Hildeburn, Charles R., ed.. Baptisms and Burials From the Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1877-1893.
  3. Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 [database on-line].
  5. Pennsylvania Marriage Records. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Archives Printed Series, 1876. Series 2, Series 6. Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821 database on-line.
  6. page 187-8 Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Times of Jane Franklin, Alfred A Knopf, 2013. Call 920.72 MEC
  7. "Virginia Vital Records," published 1982 by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc in Baltimore, MD. Indexed by Judith McGhan. page 205 From Richmond Newspapers. Book owned by Lynne Sims
  • James, Edward T. & Janet Wilson James. Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 1 A-F, ed. The Belknap Press of Harvard University. 1971. JR 1/2018

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