James Franklin

James Franklin

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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Feb 1735 (aged 38)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
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Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
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Printer. Older brother of Benjamin Franklin. Ben served as his apprentice from ages 12 to 17. James founded the New England Courant, for which Ben secretly wrote letters under the pen name Silence Dogood. When James learned Dogood's true identity, he was displeased with Ben, who then ran away to Philadelphia. James married Ann Smith on his 26th birthday in 1723. When the Courant was shut down 4 years later, the couple moved to Rhode Island and started a new publication, the Rhode Island Almanack. On his 38th birthday and 12th wedding anniversary, James died after a long illness.

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  • Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
  • Added: 10 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59899116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Franklin (4 Feb 1697–4 Feb 1735), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59899116, citing Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .