Alfred S Franklin

4 June 1835–20 August 1899 (Age 64)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Alfred S

When Alfred S Franklin was born on 4 June 1835, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Harris Franklin, was 36 and his mother, Mercy Bennett, was 32. He married Sarah Almira Young on 10 May 1865, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 August 1899, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Alfred S Franklin
Sarah Almira Young
Marriage: 10 May 1865
Mary E Franklin
Eva A Franklin

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Almira Young


10 May 1865
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States


    Mary E Franklin


    Eva A Franklin


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World Events (8)

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 6

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 13

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 27

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Norman: Frankeleyn, the father of a family. At various times, the term also meant a freeholder, or a yeoman, a man above a vassal but not a gentleman.

Sources (3)

  • Alfred S Franklin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfred Franklin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alfred S Franklin in household of Harris Franklin, "United States Census, 1850"

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