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John Franklin Sr (1690 - 1756)

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John Franklin Sr
Born in Boston, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married after in Boston, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
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Spouse Conflicts

Possible first wife: A Mary Franklin, (formerly Gooch) had son John baptized at Boston on Nov. 25, 1714. This may be the son John lost at sea. Records of the First Church in Boston: “Boston Church Records” The Records of the Churches of Boston. CD_ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008 .) p. 285 No more records found on this Mary.
Second wife: Elizabeth Good married John Hubbard in 1714. John Hubbard died in 1732. Births in Boston and his will indicate this couple had James, John, Joseph, Thomas, Tuthill, Sarah and Susannah. Therefore marriage to John Franklin occurred after 1732, likely after Dec. 1740 as she was called 'widow Hubbert' at that time, and birth of son John Jr. who died as a young man, most is likely a child by his first wife. * Whittemore, William H. & William S. Appleton. The Heraldic Journal: Recording the Armorial Bearings and Genealogies of American Families, Volumes 1-4, J.K. Wiggin, Publisher, Boston, MA 1865 p. 133. * Index to the Probate Records of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts: G to O, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1895 p. 148 * Gooch, Frank Austin. The History of a Surname, with Some Account of the line of John Gooch in New England, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926 p. 102-3

Biography

John Franklin son of Josiah and Abiah Folger Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Dec. 7, 1690. [1] [2] [3]

He learned his trade as tallow chandler in his father's shop and pursued the same business as a soap and candle maker, first in Newport Rhode Island and later in Boston. [2]

1717: Set up shop at Newport, Rhode Island. [2]
c1726: Advised his brother James to remove to Newport to set-up his printing business there, after difficulties in Boston. [2] [4]
1729/30: Sworn as constable at Boston. [2]
1739: Recruited into the Artillery Company. [2]
1751: May 14: Elected an overseer of the poor [2]
1752: Feb. 5: Made the annual visitation of the town with the justices selectmen and others. [2]
1753: Appointed postmaster general at Boston, by brother Benjamin Franklin. A position he held until his death. [2]
1754: Post office opened at Mr. John Franklin's, Corn Hill. [2]

He married after 1732, possibly as late as 1741, Elizabeth/Mary Elizabeth (Gooch) Hubbard, widow of Capt. John Hubbard.[5] According to the History of the Surname of John Gooch, she was called 'widow Hubbert' in Dec. 1740. [6]

Elizabeth's husband, Capt. John Hubbard died in 1732, and widow Elizabeth was the mother of seven children at that time, all named in his will, being James, Thomas, Tuthill, Joseph, John, Susanna, Sarah and Elizabeth. [7] [8]

John and Elizabeth Franklin were executors of John Hubbard's will. [6]

John died at Boston on Jan,. 30, 1756 in his 67th year. [9][3]

Elizabeth Franklin sells at the Post Office in Boston: Genuine Crown Soap, Candles, Cheese &c. Advertisement in Boston Papers: May 7, 1764.] [2]

Elizabeth Franklin, widow of John, died at Boston on Dec. 16, 1768.[10]

Child

John apparently had one son John Jr. , who was lost at sea as a 'grown man'. [2][3] It is unclear who the mother of John Jr. might be. She appears to be Mary (Gooch) Franklin whose son John Franklin was baptized at Boston on June 17, 1716. [11] [6] This would have been prior to any marriage to Elizabeth (Gooch) Hubbard.

Source notes

Boston Births

1690: John of Josiah & Abia Franklin born Dec. 7. (p. 189)
1698: Eliza. of James and Eliza. Gooch born Mar. 17. (p. 240)[1]

Boston Baptisms

John son of Mary Franklin (formerly) Gooch June 17, 1716. [11]

Boston Marriages

John Hubbert & Eliza. Gooch Married By Rev. Mr. Thos. Bridge Presbt. on Nov. 25, 1714. (p.52) [12]

[Hubbard children:]

[Boston Baptisms]

Tuthill Hubbard July 24, 1720, son of John Hubbard. (p. 51) [13]

[Boston Births]

James son of John Hubbard and Eliza. his wife born August 14, 1715. (p. 108)
Thomas son of John Hubbard and Eliza. his wife born July 1, 1717. (p. 122)
Sarah daughter of John Hubbert and Eliza. his wife born Feb. 3, 1718. (p. 130)
Joseph son of John and Elizabeth Hubbard born January 16, 1724. (p. 165)
Susanna daughter of John and Elizabeth Hubbard born July 13, 1726. (p. 176)
Elizabeth daughter of John and Elizabeth Hubbart born June 16, 1728.(p. 187) [14]

Boston Baptisms

John son of Mary Franklin (formerly) Gooch June 17, 1716. [11]

Sources

  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, Massachusetts, Rockwell & Churchill Printers, 1883
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Roberts, Oliver A. History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888, A. Mudge & Son, printers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1897 p. 9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Franklin Family. In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847
  4. James, Edward T. et al. Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2, Harvard University Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1971 p. 662
  5. The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 86, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1932 p. 329
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gooch, Frank Austin. The History of a Surname, with Some Account of the line of John Gooch in New England, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926 p. 102-3
  7. Whittemore, William H. & William S. Appleton. The Heraldic Journal: Recording the Armorial Bearings and Genealogies of American Families, Volumes 1-4, J.K. Wiggin, Publisher, Boston, MA 1865 p. 133
  8. Index to the Probate Records of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts: G to O, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1895 p. 148
  9. From: BOSTON ATHENAEUM: Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800 (G. K. Hall, [Boston,, 1968], 3 volumes). From the papers of Ogden Codman, the Atheneaum published his compilation of deaths taken from the various newspapers of the time. Boston, MA: Deaths, 1700-1799. (Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (Dunkle, Robert J. and Lainhart, Ann S. Boston Deaths, 1700-1799, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1999.) p. 13819
  10. Boyle's Journal of Occurrences in Boston In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 84, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1930 p. 257
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Records of the First Church in Boston: “Boston Church Records” The Records of the Churches of Boston. CD_ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008 .) p. 285
  12. McGlenen, Edward W. compiler. City Document 150: A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, containing Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751. Municipal Printing Office, Boston, Massachusetts, 1898
  13. Records of the Church in Brattle Square. “Boston Church Records” The Records of the Churches of Boston. CD_ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008 .)
  14. City Document 43. A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston containing Boston Births From AD 1700 to AD 1800, Rockwell and Churchill Printers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1894

See also:

  • Oliver A. Roberts, History of The Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company, [Boston, 1895]


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Collaboration

On 9 Jun 2016 at 18:39 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

A John Franklin Jr. b. Sept. 26, 1749 Canaan CT, married Lydia Doolittle b. Aug. 13 1751.

John Franklin, Jr., & Lydia Doolittle, Feb. 2, 1774, married at North Canaan, Litchfield, CT. They removed to PA. Is there any reliable source that indicates this particular John Franklin also married a Lydia Doolittle?

On 9 Jun 2016 at 15:45 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Correction: John Hubbert & Eliza. Gooch Married By Rev. Mr. Thos. Bridge Presbt. on Nov. 25, 1714. Their children are listed in Boston Births. see her page. and notes on her husband John's death in 1732. If John Franklin married Elizabeth Gooch Hubbard it would have to be much later than 1716/7., and this son John, bapt. 1716/7, would not be their child. This is a nightmare!!! Chris

On 9 Jun 2016 at 14:53 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

There is no evidence that he had a child with Mary/Elizabeth Gooch, other than son John. If there are no reliable sources for James and Peter, they should be removed from this profile.

On 9 Jun 2016 at 14:51 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

He married Mary/Elizabeth Gooch Hubbard in about 1716. She died in 1768. Therefore this marriage to Lydia Doolittle in 1722 cannot be correct.

On 9 Apr 2014 at 04:51 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Franklin-85 and Franklin-545 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth date, same wife. Please merge. Thanks.



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