Franklin,  Josiah

Franklin, Josiah

Male 1652 - 1745  (92 years)

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  • Name Franklin, Josiah  [1, 2
    Born 23 Dec 1652  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1682  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find A Grave Memorial 1496 
    Residence 1696  Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jan 1745  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Granary Burying Ground
    Person ID I33237  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Ancestors of Benjamin Franklin
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Franklin, Thomas,   b. 08 Oct 1598, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1681, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother White, Jane,   b. Jan 1617, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1662, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1636  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Child, Anne,   b. 1655, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1689, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1676  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Franklin, Elizabeth,   b. 02 Mar 1677, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1759, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Folger, Abiah Lee,   b. 15 Aug 1667, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1752, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1689  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Franklin, John,   b. 07 Dec 1690, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1756, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Franklin, Peter,   b. 22 Nov 1692, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1766, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Franklin, Mary,   b. 26 Sep 1694, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Franklin, James,   b. 04 Feb 1696, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1734, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     5. Franklin, Sarah,   b. 09 Jul 1699, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1731, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     6. Franklin, Ebenezer,   b. 20 Sep 1701, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1703, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     7. Franklin, Thomas,   b. 07 Dec 1703, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1706, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    +8. Franklin, Benjamin,   b. 17 Jan 1706, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     9. Franklin, Lydia,   b. 08 Aug 1708, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     10. Franklin, Jane,   b. 27 Mar 1712, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hammond, Elizabeth,   b. 1654, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Apr 1695  Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1652 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1676 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1682 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1689 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1695 - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1696 - Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1745 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Franklin Family Crest
    Franklin Family Crest
    This interesting old status name has its origins in the feudal system of medieval England. It derives from the Middle English "frankelin", from the Anglo-Norman French "franc" meaning free, in the sense of liberal and generous, plus the germanic suffix "ling". The status of the Franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders, but below a knight or a member of the nobility. The surname dates back to the late 12th Century, (see below). One, Luke le Franckeleyn is registered in the Cambridgeshire Feet of Fines (1234). In the modern idiom the name has six spelling variations, Frankling, Francklyn, Francklin, Franklen, Franklyn and Franklin. On February 11th 1560, George Franklin married Agnes Hills, at St. Dionis Backchurch, London. The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), was of British descent. His father, a maker of soap and candles, had emigrated in about 1682, from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, where his son was born. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Frankelein, which was dated 1195, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler, a soap-maker and a candle-maker. Josiah was born at Ecton, Northamptonshire, England, on December 23, 1657, the son of Thomas Franklin, a blacksmith-farmer, and Jane White. Benjamin's mother, Abiah Folger, was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on August 15, 1667, to Peter Folger (Governor Thomas Mayhew's assistant), a miller and schoolteacher, and his wife Mary Morrill, a former indentured servant.
      Josiah Franklin had 17 children with his two wives. He married his first wife, Anne Child, in about 1677 in Ecton and emigrated with her to Boston in 1683; they had three children before emigrating and four after. After her death, Josiah married Abiah Folger on July 9, 1689, in the Old South Meeting House by Samuel Willard. Benjamin, their eighth child, was Josiah Franklin's 15th child and tenth and last son.
      Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife lie here interred. They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years. Without any estae, or any gainful employment, by constant labor and industry, with God's blessing, they maintained a large family comfortably, and brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren reputably. From this instance reader, be encouraged to diligence in thy calling and distrust not Providence. He was a pious and prudent man; she, a discreet and virtuous woman. Their youngest son, in filial regard to their memory places this stone.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Benjamin Franklin

    2. [S323] Connecticut, USA Archives Birth, Death, Buiral and Marrage Records.
      Record for Ann Child