Franklin, James 1a

Birth Name Franklin, James
Gender male
Age at Death about 71 years

Narrative

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FRANKLIN/2008-11/1227565591
"James FRANKLIN [was born in 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk county, Massachusetts?????]. He served in the military in 1675/76 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He lived in Braintree, Massachusetts on 24 Aug 1676. He lived in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Massachusetts in 1682. He owned land which was purchased from his residence in Rhode Island in Oct 1693 in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Massachusetts. He lived in Swansey, Bristol County, Massachusetts in 1706. In 1710 he was cordwainer in Rehoboth, Bristol county, Massachusetts. He lived in Swansey, Bristol County, Massachusetts in 1716. He was a witness for (brother?) John Franklin in 1717 in Taunton, Bristol county, Massachusetts.

James FRANKLIN and [Uni ??] _______ were married about 1680. The name Uni is from the Boston Transcript [Boston Transcript 12 Sept 1923 (1045)], but the source is no more than a query. It states that Uni was administratrix of the estate. How could James die in 1746 with Uni being the administratrix, when James married secondly to Elizabeth Hammond?"

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Franklin-220
No evidence he is the son of Ben Franklin's grandparents Thomas & Jane Franklin of Ecton.Northamptonshire, England,
'Complete file on Franklin ancestry from Nona I. Bassett, P.O. Box 1445, Merced, CA 95341-1445 6/93. "Soldier in King Phillips War - 24 Aug 1676, he was Capt. Thomas Brattle's Co.; on 9 Dec 1675 was of Capt. Mostley's Vol. Troopers,; present at Great Swamp Battle on 24 Aug 1672. His pay was assigned at Braintree, Mass. Was in R.I. Oct. 1693; bought land at Rehoboth in 1706, was at Swanzey in 1710, styled cordwainer; and at Rehoboth by 1716 had ret. to Swanzey. M. 2nd 17 Apr 1695, Swansey, MA Elizabeth Hammond, dau. of Capt. Lawrence and Abigail Hammond." "Brother John of Swansey, cordwainer, wife Ruth, sold land 1717, James was a witness."(needs verifying and validating with actual sources).'
[kdd: No male Franklin descendants of Ben Franklin's line have taken a Y-DNA test as of 2019]

https://www.geni.com/people/James-Franklin-of-Swansea/4400381484430071076
'James had been a soldier in Phillip's War. ... On 9 Dec. 1675 he was one of Capt. Samuel Moseleys volunteer troopers and was present at the Great Swamp Fight later in that month.' [ includes personal accounts of the Campaign ]

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1650     2a
Living 1675 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA   3a
Military 1675     3b
General

'James had been a soldier in Phillip's War. ... On 9 Dec. 1675 he was one of Capt. Samuel Moseleys volunteer troopers and was present at the Great Swamp Fight later in that month.'

Information on King Philip's War and the Great Swamp Fight can be found in Wikipedia and other web sites.

Death about 1721     4a

Families

Family of Franklin, James and (Franklin), Eunice Moriah

Married Wife (Franklin), Eunice Moriah ( * + before 1695-04-00 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage estimated 1679     5a
General

Many compilers indicate that James married Eunice Barnes, daughter of Samuel Barnes. This appears to be a confusion with the Eunice Barnes who married a James Franklin in 1742.

The most reliable sources give only 4 children of this marriage: John, James, Lydia and Abel. Some compilers add Mary (who was the daughter of their son James) and David/Daniel (this may be based on a question posed in the Boston Transcript in 1923 listing Dan instead of John; there was a Daniel Franklin born about 1690, but he is apparentaly unrelated - see Franklin Cousins web page).

  Narrative

http://curtisfranklin.webs.com/franklingeneration.htm
" James Sr. was a resident of Dartmouth before 1682. He took the oath of allegiance there March 26, 1686. By deed dated 16 Jan 1691/2 he bought 4 acres in the town. About 1693/4 he moved to Swansea. On 17 Feb 1706/7 he signed a deed of land in Swansea to his son James Jr.

John Franklin; Vol 105:256 of New England Genealogical and Historical Register suggests that John is a brother to the James who died in Swansea testate on 21 Oct 1756. John of Swansea, cordwainer, sold land with his wife Ruth in 1717. James Franklin was a witness to the deed. [Bristol Deeds, Taunton, Bk 10:527]

Bristol Co. Mass. The will of John Franklin of Swansea, cordwainer, was dated 11 Sep 1738 and proved on 19 Jan 1739. Wife Hannah, received 1/3 of the estate. Daughters, Hopestill, wife of John Jones and Ruth, wife of Richard Round had already received their share. Other children, Record, Lamuel and Ebenezer named. [Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 9:142]

James Franklin; James left a will in Scituate, R.I. dated 8 Aug 1748. Sons, Phillip, James, Gideon, Ichobod, Elisha and Uriah are named. Daughters, Lydia Rowland, Abigail Handy, and Martha Aylsworth are named. A granddaughter Sarah Lee is named. Daughter, Mary is not named. Could she have married a ____Lee?

Lydia Franklin; Birth from Dartmouth Vital Records [FHL#974.485/DIV28v]

Abel Franklin; Birth from Dartmouth Vital Records [FHL#974.485/DIV28v] Abel died at age 68 and is buried in the Old Friends Cemetery in Jamestown [Rhode Island Biographies Vol 3 p.2095"

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Franklin, Johnestimated 16801738
Franklin, James1682-07-081756-10-21
Franklin, Lydia1688-06-18
Franklin, Abel1690-05-181758-03-03

Family of Franklin, James and Hammond, Elizabeth

Married Wife Hammond, Elizabeth ( * 1673-09-24 + 1760-02-05 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1695-04-17 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA   2b 6a 7a 5b

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
_UID CED73556C3B0AA4587741CAF4E590FCBD925
 

Source References

  1. Cousins United: Franklin Descendants, Terry Dean Olson online [http://www.terrydeanolson.com/Franklincousins.htm], accessed Jan 2006
      • Source text:

        'The ancestry of James has yet to be proven, and he is not known to be related to THE Benjamin Franklin, whose father was Josiah Franklin of Ecton, England.'

  2. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 149 (1995):211-229" name ="sref2"> Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, "The Hammonds of Rehoboth and Swansea, Massaschusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 149 (1995):211-229
      • Page: 149:223-4
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'Elizabeth Hammond, ... m. (1) at Swansea, 17 April 1695, James Franklin [citing Swansea VRs], formerly of Dartmouth, b. ca. 1650 [citing Margaret Clare, <i>The Franklin Fireplace</i>].'

      • Page: 149:223-4
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'Elizabeth Hammond, ... m. (1) at Swansea, 17 April 1695, James Franklin [citing Swansea VRs], formerly of Dartmouth, b. ca. 1650 [citing Margaret Clare, <i>The Franklin Fireplace</i>].'

  3. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 105 (1951):249-272" name ="sref3"> G. Andrews Moriarty, "Some Notes on Eighteenth Century Block Island," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 105 (1951):249-272
      • Page: 105:256
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'On 24 Aug. 1676 his pay was assigned at Braintree, Mass. This would indicate that at that date he was probably a resident of that town [Bodge's "Soldiers of Phillip's War", p. 368].'

      • Page: 105:256
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'James had been a soldier in Phillip's War. ... On 9 Dec. 1675 he was one of Capt. Samuel Moseleys volunteer troopers and was present at the Great Swamp Fight later in that month [Bodge's "Soldiers of Phillip's War", p. 477].'

  4. Assumed by compiler (Janet Bjorndahl)
      • Source text:

        His widow remarried in 1722.

  5. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1985, 7th printing 2004)
      • Page: page 282
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'FRANKLIN, James & 1/wf __<u>?</u>__; b 1682; Dartmouth?'

      • Page: page 282
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'FRANKLIN, James & 2/wf Elizabeth HAMMOND (1673-1760), m/2 Jonathan HOWARD 1722, m/3 John CHAFFER 1735; 17 Apr 1695; Swansea'

  6. H.L. Peter Rounds, transcriber; Jane Fletcher Fiske & Margaret F. Costello, editors, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992)
      • Page: page 23
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'James Francklin and Elizabeth Hammon were Married Aprill 17:1695'

  7. Melinde Lutz Sanborn, Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 2003)
      • Page: page 102
      • General:

        This source viewed by Janet Bjorndahl.

      • Source text:

        'FRANKLIN, James & Elizabeth HAMMOND (1673-1760); m2 1722 Jonathan HAYWARD; m3 1735 John CHAFFEE; m Swansey 17 Apr 1695 [REG 149:223]'