Josiah Franklin

Josiah Franklin

Born Dec 23, 1657

Josiah Franklin was an English-born businessman best known as the father of Benjamin Franklin. Josiah was born in the tiny town of Ecton, Northamptonshire, England on December 23, 1657. Josiah was the ninth and the last child of his parents, Thomas Franklin, blacksmith and farmer, and his wife Jane White Franklin. Thomas Franklin remarried and had other children. Josiah Franklin was an industrious young man who worked as a fabric dyer in Ecton.… Read More

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1657 Birth Born on December 23, 1657.


1677 19 Years Old In 1677 Josiah Franklin had married his first wife, Anne Child, in Ecton, England. … Read More


1689 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1689 Anne Child Franklin died of complications while giving birth to her seventh child in Boston.


1706 48 Years Old Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706, and died on April 17, 1790 at the age of 84.


1745 87 Years Old Died on January 16, 1745.
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