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Benjamin Franklin

Ancestry of
Benjamin Franklin

Signer of the Declaration of Independence


    Josiah Franklin

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    • Father of Benjamin Franklin — 2nd Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
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    • Birth Location:
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    • Christening Date:
    • 3 Jan 1657 
    • Christening Location:
    • Ecton, Northamptonshire, England 
    • Death Date:
    • 16 Jan 1745 
    • Death Location:
    • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 25 Nov 1689 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
  • Additional marriages for Josiah Franklin


    • Spouse:
    • Anne Child
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1677
    • Marriage Location:
    • Ecton, Staffordshire, England

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  • Sources for Josiah Franklin

    • 4 New England Historical and Genealogical Register , (New England Historic and Genealogical Society ), 1857, Vol. 11, pp. 17-19.
    • 5 The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography , Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania , 1899, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 19, JSTOR (Digital Library).
    • 6 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) , 76.
    • 7 Brands, H. W. , The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin , New York: Doubleday (2000) , 12-16, 176-177.
    • 8 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).
    • 9 Jordan, John W. , Franklin as a Genealogist , Philadelphia?: Unknown (1899), Reprinted from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biogra phy (April 1899) , 6, 18-19, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 10 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).