When Eliza Franklin was born on 21 December 1801, in Clapham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Michael Franklin, was 36 and her mother, Mary Hardey, was 36. She married Peter Betts on 28 April 1822, in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 30 September 1867, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, 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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In Alma's own words told to George Betts Lyons in 1958 and Lucy Doreen Lyons Parrish in 1962. (info in parenthesis added by E. Lorraine Lyons Strang) Ilene Betts: Tell us about your father crossing …
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