Peter Franklin died July 1, 1766 in his 74th year, and was at the time of his death deputy postmaster in Philadelphia. 
1692: Peter of Josiah and Abia Franklin born Nov. 22. (p. 201) 
Peter Franklin & Mary Harmon married by Rev. Mr. Eben'r Pemberton Presbt., Sept. 12, 1717. (p. 51) 
↑ 1.01.1 Appleton, William S. City Document 130. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1630-1699, Registry Dept. City of Boston, Boston, MA, Rockwell & Churchill, 1883
↑ The Franklin Family. In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847, p. 380
↑ 3.03.1 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.
↑ Manning, Susan & Peter France. Enlightenment and Emancipation, Bucknell University Press, 2006 p. 176-7
↑ Scarf, John Thomas & Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 3., L. H. Everts & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1884 p. 1812
↑ Sparks, Jared. Benjamin Franklin. The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 7, Hillard, Gray & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 p. 309
Peter Franklin (1692-1766). Merchant and shipmaster, Newport. Deputy postmaster Philadelphia, 1763 or 4. Married Mary Harman. Issue uncertain.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Peter by comparing test results with other
carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
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