m. c. 1675
m. 25 NOV 1689
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Josiah Franklin (December 23, 1657 - January 16, 1745) was an English-born businessman best known as the father of Benjamin Franklin. Josiah was born in the village of Ecton, Northamptonshire, England on December 23, 1657. Josiah was the ninth and the last child of his parents, Thomas Franklin, blacksmith and farmer, and Jane White Franklin. Thomas Franklin remarried and had more children. Josiah Franklin was an industrious young man who worked as a fabric dyer in Ecton. In Boston, he was a member of Old South Church where he served as a tithingman. Franklin emigrated to the American colonies in 1682. He married twice and had 17 children, ten boys and seven girls, in total.
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