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Josiah Franklin (1657 - 1745)

           Born in England, moved to Boston in 1683
                     Candle and Soap Maker
                         Married twice
      Father of seventeen children: ten boys, seven girls
                              
 Benjamin Franklin (the elder) (1650 - 1727)       John Franklin (1643 - 1691)
 Josiah's Brother                                  Josiah's Brother
 Stayed with the family in Boston                  Stayed in England
 

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