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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Franklin, Massachusetts, USA? 

Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Franklin was first settled by Europeans in 1660 and was officially incorporated during the American Revolution. The town was formed from the western part of the town of Wrentham on February 16, 1778; its designated name at incorporation was to be Exeter. However, the town chose to be called Franklin in honor of the statesman Benjamin Franklin, the first municipality in the United States to be so named.wikipedia


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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Universalist Church, School St., Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Universalist Church, School St., Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Crescent House, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Crescent House, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Thayer School and Baptist Church, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Thayer School and Baptist Church, Franklin, Mass.

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1737 - On December 23rd, Governor Jonathan Belcher signed papers giving legal existence to the West Precinct of Wrentham, later to become Franklin.

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1778 - (Franklin) On Mar 2nd, the West Precinct of Wrentham officially became an independent town.
The name for the new town would be Exeter. The treaty of France, a project Ben Franklin had been...Read MORE...

1786 - A donation of books from Ben Franklin to act as the start of a Franklin town library arrived in Franklin.

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1795 - In January a committee in Franklin was chosen to locate new schoolhouses and six districts were laid out,

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1845. FRANKLIN. [Pop. 1,717. Inc. 1778.]
Before its incorporation, Franklin was a part of Wrentham.

It was named after Dr....Read MORE...

1848 - Franklin
FRANKLIN was set off from Wrentham, in 1737. as a distinct parish, and incorporated as a town by...Read MORE...

1859
FRANKLIN, a township of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 31 m. SSW of Boston, watered by ...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Beet Sugar Company
A beet sugar company has been formed at Franklin, Mass., and the machinery is already ordered. The...Read MORE...

Franklin Massachusetts, 1890
Franklin is a progressive and pleasant town lying in the southwest part of Norfolk County, 27 miles ...Read MORE...

News  1900 - CHURCH BURNED.
Franklin, Mass., June 27 - St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the largest structures in town, was...Read MORE...

1916
Franklin, a banking post-village in Franklin township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York,...Read MORE...

News  1954 - FIVE TRAPPED CHILDREN DIE DURING FIRE. PERISH IN FARM HOUSE BEDROOM; FATHER SAVES MOTHER AND YOUNGEST INFANT.
Franklin, Mass., (AP) - Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few...Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Blake
flag  Benjamin BLAKE (1824, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 30 January 1872, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Clark
flag  Nathan CLARK (6 June 1842, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 11 August 1865, Warren, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone
flag  Paul CLARK (1778, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 28 July 1859, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield))

Cook
flag  Colin Kendall COOK (3 May 1897, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 1976, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone
flag  Eva May COOK (3 November 1898, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 8 January 1964, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
World War I Soldier flag  Ralph Walter COOK (10 December 1895, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 1 September 1957, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Samuel Smith COOK (18 July 1833, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 30 October 1902, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)
 flag  Walter COOK (2 April 1870, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 15 November 1957, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cutler
flag  George M CUTLER (1834, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 25 May 1863, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

Fisher
flag  Charles Lovell FISHER (6 September 1811, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 13 September 1855, Dighton, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Fox
flag  Robert Irvin FOX (15 November 1924, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 24 March 2008, Noblesville, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Lawrence
flag  David B. LAWRENCE (1801, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 20 February 1864, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Rowley
flag  Mary ROWLEY (2 September 1774, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 30 March 1861, Canaan, Essex, Vermont, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Brien
flag  Rennie BRIEN (1809, , Canada - 31 July 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

COOK
World War I Soldier flag  Ralph Walter COOK (10 December 1895, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 1 September 1957, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Samuel Smith COOK (18 July 1833, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 30 October 1902, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)
 flag  Walter COOK (2 April 1870, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 15 November 1957, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Crosby
flag  Laura H. CROSBY (1838, Brewster, Massachusetts, USA - 9 March 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Forget
flag  Theodore FORGET (26 August 1910, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 1974, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Gowing
flag  Ellen GOWING (1811, Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - 30 August 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Granger
flag  Mary Elizabeth GRANGER (1867, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - 15 September 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Handley
flag  Mary C HANDLEY (1816, Hope, Maine, USA - 6 August 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Kelley
flag  Anna Jane KELLEY (9 March 1837, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 20 March 1921, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Newell
flag  Arnold J NEWELL (1808, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - 25 February 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Pales
flag  Joanna M. PALES (1799, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 28 July 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Peck
flag  Dora PECK (abt. 1884, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 4 September 1939, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Pond
flag  Henry E POND (1824, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - 18 May 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Sargent
flag  Adin D SARGENT (1820, Oakham, Massachusetts, USA - 6 October 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Simpson
flag  Hiram W. SIMPSON (1810, Concord, New Hampshire, USA - 29 July 1886, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Vincent
flag  Eleanor VINCENT (10/5/1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 1/1/1996, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1865
Samuel Smith COOK (18 July 1833 - 30 October 1902) & Anna Jane KELLEY (9 March 1837 - 20 March 1921)
married 12 February 1865

1895
Walter COOK (2 April 1870 - 15 November 1957) & Caroline "Carrie" Johanne BERGMANN (20 April 1870 - 27 October 1938)
married 18 February 1895

1945
Robert Irvin FOX (15 November 1924 - 24 March 2008) & Carolyn Louise COOK (20 March 1925 - 19 September 2011)
married 5 May 1945
 

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