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Benjamin Franklin
Birth: Jan. 17, 1706
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1790
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Declaration of Independence Signer, Continental Congressman, US Diplomat, Printer and Inventor. Published the "Pennsylvania Gazette" and "Poor Richard's Almanac". Famous for his confirming lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm. Invented bifocals, Franklin Stove and other inventions. Served as a Delegate from PA to the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776. Signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Served as U.S. Minister to France during the Revolutionary War. Instrumental in encouraging France to side with the U.S. One of the main negotiators of the peace treaty with Britain. Signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783. His son William Franklin was the last Royalist Governor of New Jersey, remained loyal to England and died in London. Uncle of Revolutionary War New Jersey Militia Major General and US Senator Franklin Davenport. 23 U.S. States have counties named after him. Image is on the current U.S. $100 dollar bill. One of the most famous and well known 18th Century thinkers, Renaissance men and Revolutionary Patriots. (bio by: Russ) 
Family links: 
  Josiah Franklin (1655 - 1744)
  Abiah Lee Folger Franklin (1667 - 1752)
  Deborah Read Franklin (1708 - 1774)*
  William Franklin (1731 - 1813)*
  Francis Folger Franklin (1732 - 1736)*
  Sarah Franklin Bache (1743 - 1808)*
  Josiah Franklin**
  Joseph Franklin (1689 - 1689)**
  Peter Franklin (1692 - 1766)*
  James Franklin (1697 - 1735)*
  Ebenezer Franklin (1700 - 1700)*
  Ebenezer Francklin (1701 - 1703)*
  Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
  Lydia Franklin Scott (1708 - 1738)*
  Jane Franklin Mecom (1712 - 1794)*
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Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Very near 5th and Arch Streets corner
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Susan Eberz Emery
 Added: Sep. 30, 2017
You were always one of my favorite historical figures.
- Ellen Jane
 Added: Aug. 30, 2017

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 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
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