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Peter Franklin (1692 - 1766)

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Peter Franklin
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Peter Franklin was born at Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 22, 1692, son of Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. [1] [2]

Peter married Mary Harmon at Boston on Sept. 12, 1717.[3]

Peter was a merchant and shipmaster at Newport, Rhode Island. [4]

1757: Postmaster, city of Philadelphia. [5]

Peter Franklin died July 1, 1766 in his 74th year, and was at the time of his death deputy postmaster in Philadelphia. [6]

Source notes

Boston Births/Baptisms

1692: Peter of Josiah and Abia Franklin born Nov. 22. (p. 201) [1]

Boston Marriages

Peter Franklin & Mary Harmon married by Rev. Mr. Eben'r Pemberton Presbt., Sept. 12, 1717. (p. 51) [3]


  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. The Franklin Family. In: The New England Historical Genealogical Register, Vol. 11, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847, p. 380
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Manning, Susan & Peter France. Enlightenment and Emancipation, Bucknell University Press, 2006 p. 176-7
  5. Scarf, John Thomas & Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 3., L. H. Everts & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1884 p. 1812
  6. 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.

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