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Note: Male descendants of brothers Henry & Reuben Franklin who have taken a Y-DNA test match to various members of the Long family of Virginia, including a Broomfield Long and his possible grandson, John Long.
Evidence indicates it is likely that Reuben and his brother Henry may have been adopted by Lawrence Franklin after the death of their parents Henry Long Jr. and Ann LNU of Essex/Spotsylvania County. Henry Long Jr. was born about 1685-90, and was the son of Henry Long Sr. and FNU Churchill. Broomfield Long was the brother of Henry Long Jr. Henry Long Jr. and his wife died probably died in the 1720s or early 1730s, and their children were probably adopted out. Lawrence Franklin may have adopted Henry Long and Reuben Long, and they eventually became known as Reuben Franklin and Henry Franklin. 
Reuben probably married Margaret Peachy about 1739 in Orange County, Virginia.
When their son Henry Jr. died in 1782, a male guardian was required for each of his minor children. A guardian was financially responsible for the children they took on. In 1782, Reuben Franklin was made legal guardian of minor children Jasper Franklin and Henry Tarlton Franklin , orphans of Henry Franklin.
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