List of Franklin Birthdays
AD: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Birthdays of the Children of Josiah and Ann Franklin
|Eliz. Franklin,||Mar. 2. 1677/8.||Died Aug. 25. 1759.|
|Samuel||May 16. 1681||Mar. 30. 1720|
|Hannah||May 25. 1683||April 3. 1723|
|Josiah||Aug. 23. 1685||Went to Sea, never heard of|
|Ann||Jan. 5. 1686/7||June 16. 1729|
|Joseph||Feb. 6. 1687/8||Died 11th of same Month|
|Joseph||June 30. 1689||Died July 15. 1689|
Ann Franklin the first wife of Josiah Franklin died July 9. 1689.
Josiah Franklin and Abiah Foulger married Nov. 25. 1689
Sarah Daughter of Benjamin born at Philadelphia Aug 31. 1743.
5. The first entry in this record indicates its earliest possible dating; BF could hardly have received the news of his half-sister Elizabeth’s death until after returning to London from his Scottish tour at the beginning of November 1759. He referred to the loss in a letter to Jane Mecom, Jan. 9, 1760. Just when he compiled the list, however, or for what purpose, remains uncertain. For additional information about BF’s brothers and sisters, see the genealogical tables and charts, above, I, lvi–lxii, lxxii–lxxv.