Josiah Franklin

Josiah Franklin

Ecton, Wellingborough Borough, Northamptonshire, England
Death 16 Jan 1745 (aged 87)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 1496 · View Source
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Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife lie here interred. They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years. Without any estae, or any gainful employment, by constant labor and industry, with God's blessing, they maintained a large family comfortably, and brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren reputably. From this instance reader, be encouraged to diligence in thy calling and distrust not Providence. He was a pious and prudent man; she, a discreet and virtuous woman. Their youngest son, in filial regard to their memory places this stone.

J. F. born 1655, died 1744 Age 89
A. F. Born 1667, died 1752 Age 85

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  • Maintained by: Jon Colcord
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 1496
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Franklin (23 Dec 1657–16 Jan 1745), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1496, citing Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jon Colcord (contributor 49371076) .