James Franklin

Male7 March 1751–

Brief Life History of James

When James Franklin was born on 7 March 1751, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Elisha Franklin, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Luther, was 30. He registered for military service in 1812.

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Elisha Franklin
Hannah Luther
Morabah Franklin
Merrobe Merrabe Franklen
John Franklin
Phebe Franklin
Nathan Franklin
James Franklin
Elisha Franklin Jr.
Squire Franklin
Nathan Franklin
Hannah Franklin
Samuel Franklin

Sources (4)

  • James Frankling, "United States Census, 1790"
  • James Franklin, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • James Franklin, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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World Events (8)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Age 25

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1783 · A Free America

Age 32

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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