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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Family Time Line

Elisha Franklin
1716–1769
Hannah Luther
1720–1769
Morabah Franklin
1739–1776
Merrobe Merrabe Franklen
1739–1788
John Franklin
1742–1812
Phebe Franklin
1745–
Nathan Franklin
1747–
James Franklin
1751–
Elisha Franklin Jr.
1753–
Squire Franklin
1756–1837
Nathan Franklin
1756–
Hannah Franklin
1758–
Samuel Franklin
1761–1850

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"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (8)

1776

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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