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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

Signer of the Declaration of Independence


    Benjamin Franklin

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 17 Jan 1706 
    • Birth Location:
    • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 17 Apr 1790 
    • Death Location:
    • Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania 
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    • Notes: 
    • Signer of the Declaration of Independence

      Benjamin Franklin was born on 06 JAN 1705/6 according to the Julian calendar. When the English adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the date shifted forward 11 days so that today we observe Franklin's birth date on 17 JAN.

  • Marriages for Benjamin Franklin


    • Spouse:
    • Deborah Read
    • Marriage Date:
    • 1 Sep 1730

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  • Sources for Benjamin Franklin

    • 1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register , (New England Historic and Genealogical Society ), 1857, Vol. 11, p. 19.
    • 2 Barthelmas, Della Gray , The Signers of the Declaration of Independence: A Biographical and Genealogical Reference , Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers (1997) , 65-77.
    • 3 Cornell, Thomas C. , Adam and Anne Mott: Their Ancestors and Their Descendants , Poughkeepsie, New York: A.V. Haight, Printer (1890) , 322, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 4 Jordan, John W. , Franklin as a Genealogist , Philadelphia?: Unknown (1899), Reprinted from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biogra phy (April 1899) , 19, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 5 Starbuck, Alexander , The History of Nantucket County, Island and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers , Boston: C. E. Goodspeed and Co. (1924) , 741, Ancestry.com (Online Database).