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Unformatted text preview: People Deborah Read Franklin - · The daughter of Franklin's first landlords in Philadelphia, Deborah joined Ben in a common-law marriage in 1730. She was uneducated. According to Franklin their marriage was happy, though Deborah went for years at a time without seeing Ben. She died in 1774, having been separated from Franklin for ten years. James Franklin- · James was Ben's half-brother, the son of Josiah Franklin from his first wife, Anne, who had died in 1689. Ben was apprenticed to James, a printer, for several years. During this time he learned the printing trade, developed his writing style, and argued frequently with James. James's warning to other printers in Boston not to hire Ben forced Ben to leave the city. Josiah and Abiah Franklin - · Franklin's parents, Josiah and Abiah, were married in 1689. Josiah was born in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England and emigrated to Boston in 1683; Abiah, Josiah's second wife, was born on Nantucket....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07