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Josiah Franklin

Male 1657 - 1745  (87 years)


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  • Name Josiah Franklin 
    Born 24 Dec 1657  Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 28 Dec 1657  St. Mary Magdalene, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Jan 1745  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I17455  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Franklin,   b. Bef 8 Oct 1598,   d. 21 Mar 1682, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Mother Jane White,   b. Bef 30 Nov 1617,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1662  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married Abt Nov 1635  Harbury, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F12428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abiah Folger,   b. 15 Aug 1667, Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1752, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1689  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Mary Franklin,   b. 26 Sep 1694, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Benjamin Franklin,   b. 6 Jan 1706, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1790, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was by trade a dyer, but for lack of custom he became a soap-boiler and a tallow-chandler. He ridiculed his son Benjamin for writing poetry, saying (as reported by Benjamin) "Verse makers were generally beggars."

      Josiah Franklin's son Benjamin on his father:

      He had an excellent constitution, was of middle size, but well made and strong, and extremely active in whatever he undertook. He designed with a degree of neatness, and knew a little music.

      He had sound judgment, and upon public and private matters his advice was sought by the leading men in Boston.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4425] Benjamin Franklin's Family: Volume I, English Ancestors by Michael J. Leclerc. 2019.

    2. [S2742] Find a Grave page for Josiah Franklin.