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Benjamin Franklin Bache
Birth: Aug. 12, 1769
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1798
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Journalist. The grandson of statesman Benjamin Franklin, he was known as "Benny" to his grandfather, who doted on his namesake. He and cousin William Temple, joined their grandfather to France, receiving an education in there and in Switzerland. When Franklin died in 1790, Benjamin Bache at his bedside. With the inheritance Franklin left him, Bache started the “General Advertiser”, later renamed the “Aurora”. This newspaper became one of the staunchest and most vocal anti-Federalist weekly editions, mocking Presidents George Washington and John Adams equally. Bache edited the “Aurora” from 1791 to 1798. Under the Sedition Act of 1798, he was arrested for his comments of the government and President, while awaiting trial, he came down with yellow fever, dying in September 1798. His widow and William Duane continued to publish the “Aurora” after his death. (bio by: Frank W Nichols) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Bache (1737 - 1811)
  Sarah Franklin Bache (1743 - 1808)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Hartman Markoe Duane (1770 - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  Franklin Bache (1792 - 1864)*
  Richard Bache (1794 - 1836)*
  Benjamin Bache (1796 - 1853)*
  Hartman Bache (1798 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Franklin Bache (1769 - 1798)
  William Bache (1773 - 1820)*
  Sarah Bache (1775 - 1776)*
  Eliza Franklin Bache Harwood (1777 - 1820)*
  Louis Bache (1779 - 1819)*
  Deborah Bache Duane (1781 - 1863)*
  Richard Bache (1784 - 1848)*
  Sarah Bache Sergeant (1788 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank W Nichols
Record added: Aug 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9372697
Benjamin Franklin Bache
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I wish I could say that your unjust imprisonment and death wouldn't happen in our country now.
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