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Henry Franklin, 1573
Thomas Franklin, 1598
James Franklin, 1650
John Franklin, 1683
Samuel Franklin, 1732
Mary Elizabeth Franklin, 1767
Thomas Look, 1646

Mary Elizabeth Franklin married Thomas Look in 1783 in New York State, joining the Franklin and Look families.

HENRY FRANKLIN, 1573

Name: Henry Franklin
Sex: Male
Birth: May 26, 1573 in England
Death: Oct 23, 1631 in England

Spouse: Agnes James, born in England
Married: Oct 3, 1595 in England

Children: Thomas Franklin, born Oct 8, 1598 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England
Notes: Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. I (Jan .6, 1706 through Dec. 31, 1734) Yale University Press, 1959

Was great grandfather of Benjamin Franklin.

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THOMAS FRANKLIN, 1598

Name: Thomas Franklin
Sex: Male
Birth: Oct 8, 1598 in Ecton, Northhamptonshire, England
Death: March 24, 1681/82 in Banbury, Oxford, England

Father: Henry Franklin, born May 16, 1573 in England
Mother: Agnes James, born in England

Spouse: Jane White, born about 1617 in England
Marriage: About 1636 in England

Children: Thomas Franklin, born March 11, 1636/37 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England
Samuel Franklin, born 1641 in Ecton
John Franklin, born Feb 20, 1642/43 in Ecton
Joseph Franklin, born Oct 10, 1646 in Ecton
Benjamin Franklin, born Mar 20, 1649/50, Ecton
James Franklin, born between 1650-51 in Ecton
Henry Franklin, born 1650/51, Ecton
Hannah Franklin, born Oct 29, 1654, Ecton
Josiah Franklin, born Dec 23, 1657 in Ecton

Notes:
Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. I (Jan .6, 1706 through Dec. 31, 1734) Yale University Press, 1959
Was Grandfather of BF
"Thomas was a farmer and blacksmith. He married a second time, Elizabeth, last name unknown.
All his children were by his first wife, Jane White.

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JAMES FRANKLIN, 1650
Sex: Male
Birth: Between 1650-1651 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: 1721 in Swansea, Bristol County, MA

Father: Thomas Franklin, born Oct 8, 1598 in Ecton
Mother: Jane White, born about 1617 in England

Spouse: Unice Barnes
Married: About 1681, in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA

Children: James Franklin, born July 8, 1682 in Dartmouth
John Franklin, born 1683 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA
Lydia Franklin, born June 18, 1686
Abel Franklin, born May 18, 1690 in Dartmouth, MA

Marriage 2: Elizabeth Hammond
Married: April 17, 1695 in Swansea, Bristol County, MA

James does not appear in Colonial Statistics until 1675; therefore his place of birth is uncertain. Some researchers believe he was born in Massachusetts, Bristol or Norfolk County; others believe he was born in England; even that he might be an indentured servant from England. If he were the son of Thomas and Jane White Franklin, he could not have been born in Massachusetts; as they did not leave England during their lifetime.

This compiler believes he is very likely the son of Thomas Franklin and Jane White (Grandparents of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, the Statesman). Source: "The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. I, Edited by Leonard W. Labaree and printed by Yale University Press in 1959.

"The Papers of BF" give a short account of twin sons being born in 1650/51 in England; uncertainty is expressed that they lived to adulthood, as their names do not appear in the church Baptismal Record. If one or either of them did survive, their whereabouts were unknown to Benjamin Franklin, the Elder or to (BF) at the time he wrote the "Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. I (Jan .6, 1706 through Dec. 31, 1734) Yale University Press, 1959". BF acknowledges that these papers include only information known to him personally.

According to Probate records of Bristol Co., MA compiled by H. L. Peter Rounds in 1987, we find the following: "Inventory of Estate of John Franklen of Swansea, Cordwainer, dated 5 Feb. 1738/9, pres. by Hannah Franklen, widow & Exec. Pers. est. 276-01-10; real est. 2280-0-0.

Apprs: Peres Bradford, William Turner & Jonathan Kingsley. (9:182, Page 278)

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JOHN FRANKLIN, 1683

Name: John Franklin
Sex: Male
Birth: 1683 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
Death: 1738 in Swansea, MA

Notes:

Source: Probate Records- Page 278. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1687-1745 Compiled by H. L.Peter Rounds, C.G. 1987. Inv. of Est. of John Franklen of Swan., Cordwainer, dtd. 5 Feb.1738/9, pres. by Hannah Franklen, widow & Exec. Pers. est. 276-01-10; real est. 2280-0-0. Apprs: Peres Bradford, William Turner & Jonathan Kingsley (9:182)

Father: James Franklin, born 1650-51, Ecton, Northamptonshire, England
Mother: Unice Barnes

Spouse 1: Ruth Willson, born in Swansea, MA
Married: May 6, 1703

Note:

Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 by James N. Arnold; John of Rehoboth aand Hannah Record of Pembroke, married at Pembroke by Rev. Daniel Lewis Oct. 16, 1728. Int. Sept.9, 1728. page 140. Record #: 1:169

Children: Hopestill Franklin, born 1705
Ruth Franklin, born 1708
Joanna Franklin, born 1710
John Franklin, born 1712
Frances Franklin, born 1715
James Franklin, born about 1717
Joseph Franklin, born about 1719 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, MA
Joannah Franklin, born 1721 in Swansea, MA
John Franklin, born 1723
Abell Franklin, born 1725
Elizabeth Franklin, born 1727

Spouse 2: Hannah Record, born 1706 in Hingham, Plymouth Colonly, MA
Married: Oct 16, 1728 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, MA
Note:

John Franklin of Rehoboth and Hannah Record of Pembroke were married on October 16, 1728, having filed intent on September 9, 1728 at Pembroke by The Rev. Daniel Lewis

Record #: 7:5
Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896.

Children: Records Franklin, born May 22, 1729 in Swansea, Bristol County, MA
Samuel (Lemuel) Franklin, born August 29, 1732 in Swansea
Ebenezer Franklin, born Sept 1, 1734 in Swansea

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SAMUEL (LEMUEL) FRANKLIN, 1732

Name: Samuel (Lemuel) Franklin
Sex: Male
Birth: August 29, 1732 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

Note:

Birth record shows given name: SAMUEL
Marriage record shows: LEMUEL
Sources: (NEHGR 122:23).
Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896.
Marriage: Record #: 3:331 By Whom: Elder Richard Round, Jr.

Father: John Franklin, born 1683 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Mother: Hannah Record, born 1706 in Hingham, Plymouth Colony, MA

Spouse: Sarah Barney, born March 2, 1737/38 in Rehoboth, MA
Marriage: Oct 18, 1757 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

Notes:

Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths, with Supplement containing the Record of 1896, Colonial Returns, Lists of the Early Settlers, Purchasers, Freemen, Inhabitants, the Soldiers serving in Philip's War and the Revolution. Marriages

Record #: 3:331
Name: Sarah Barney
Residence: Rehoboth
Spouse: Lemuel Franklin
Spouse's Residence: Swanzey
Marriage Date: 18 Oct 1757
Int Date: 24 Sep 1757
By Whom: Elder Richard Round, Jr.

Children: David Franklin, born Feb 19, 1758 in Swansea, MA
Hannah Franklin, born Jan 8, 1760, Swansea
Shubael Franklin, born Feb 20, 1765, Swansea
Mary Elizabeth “Elsie” Franklin, born Sept 24, 1767 in Swansea
Alice Franklin, born May 21, 1769 in Swansea
Anna Franklin, born May 21, 1769 in Swansea
Daniel Franklin, born July 24, 1774 in Swansea
Bildad Franklin, born 1776 in Swansea

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MARY ELIZABETH FRANKLIN, 1767 Name: Mary Elizabeth “Elsie” Franklin
Sex: Female
Birth: Sept 24, 1767 in Swansea, Bristol, MA
Death: Feb 25, 1849 in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY

Father: Samuel (Lemuel) Franklin, born Aug 29, 1732 in Swansea, MA
Mother: Sarah Barney, born March 2, 1737/38 in Rehoboth, MA

Spouse: Thomas Look, born June 27, 1765 in Rochester, MA
Marriage: 1783 in New York

Children: Thonas Look, born 1784
Sarah Look, born 1785
Elizabeth (Betsy) Look, born 1786 in New York
Benjamin Franklin Look, born Nov 18, 1788, Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
Samuel Look, born 1792
George Look, born 1794
Mary Franklin Look, born March 17, 1798 in Chatham, Columbia County, NY
Hannah Look, born 1800
Sylvester Look, born Jan 27, 1802 in Hector, Tompkins County, New York
Anna Look, born 1804
Enos Look, born 1806


Mary Elizabeth Franklin married Thomas Look in Massachusetts, joining the Bunker and Look families.

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