When Sarah Franklin was born on 20 December 1787, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Franklin, was 40 and her mother, Susanna Brown, was 32. She married Nathaniel Terry in 1810, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Asylum, Asylum Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 12 April 1869, in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .
History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.
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