Temple’s Grave, Women and Children

This page concerns William Temple Franklin, the son of William Franklin, and grandson of Benjamin Franklin. I follow the custom of calling him “Temple” to distinguish him from his father. Temple died in Paris on May 25, 1823. In 2014, guided by this excellent webpage by L. David Roper, I visited Temple’s grave and took …

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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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Alexander D. Bache, Great-Grandson

  from an Article in PilotOnline.com, 4/14/2014.   Granite monuments set more than 150 years ago mark a baseline surveyed on the Outer Banks. A ceremony on April 11, 2014, honored the work done by survey team leader Alexander D. Bache, a great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. (Courtesy of the National Park Service)   By Jeff …

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Uncle Thomas Franklin

A commemoration of Benjamin Franklin’s uncle, Thomas Franklin, is incorporated into a new work of art by a Northampton Artist. The full story is here. Excerpt from that article: Thomas Franklin – Benjamin’s uncle – lived in Ecton and was an inventor; musician; the village schoolteacher; a clerk of the county courts, a lawyer to …

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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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Francis Folger Franklin’s Grave Marker

I noticed something yesterday at Christ Church Burial Ground that I had overlooked before. The epitaph for Francis Folger Franklin reads “FRANCIS F. Son of Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Deceased Novr 21st 1736 Aged 4 years 1 month, and 4 days The delight of all that knew him” Here is a photograph, from January 17, …

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Find A Grave: Virtual Cemetery

The website findagrave.com contains 106 million grave records. Within the site, you may have to be logged in with a (freely available) personal user name to see it, but the Franklinians Virtual Cemetery offers a collection of graves associated with Benjamin Franklin, his parents, some associates and his descendants.