Bowling Green, KY

The Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Museum  reports having “a 1765 Chippendale tea table donated by a descendant of Benjamin Franklin … currently on exhibit” — perhaps shown in this album from the Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Exhibition — in this story.

Lewis Tappan

My eye was caught by this statement in this news article today: Dun & Bradstreet dates back to 1841 when Lewis Tappan – the great grand nephew of Benjamin Franklin – set-up a business to provide credit information across the US via a network of reporters, just five years after the first commercial telegraphs were …

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Franklin Hall, Asheville NC

This article contains this reference: Built in 1921, the house was named Franklin Hall by its third resident, Dr. C. Ray Franklin, a direct descendent of founding father Benjamin Franklin, according to current owner Jim Taylor, a retired business executive. Franklin and his wife, Ruth, bought the brick, slate-roofed manse in 1977 and sold it …

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Ann Franklin

Nice story from Pynter.org: August 22, 1762 Ann Franklin, the sister-in-law of Benjamin Franklin, becomes the sole editor and publisher of the Newport Rhode Island newspaper, the Newport Mercury. She had earlier worked with her husband and son on other publications. Ann Franklin, later named to the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame, is considered …

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Bayonne, NJ: A Bache Home

Bayonne’s Mansion Uncovers Historic Roots: Former Home to Benjamin Franklin’s Great Grandson, Reverend Richard Bache Duane BAYONNE, N.J., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The strikingly grandiose 6,000 square foot mansion, situated at 105 West 8th St., is one of Hudson County’s undiscovered historic landmarks. Built in 1875, the property was home to Rev. Richard Bache Duane …

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