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Josiah and Abiah Franklin

 
 
Franklin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Franklin Marker
Inscription.
Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife
lie here interred.
They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years, and without an estate, or any gainful employment, by constant labor and honest industry, maintained a large family comfortably, and brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren respectably.
From this instance, reader, be encouraged to diligence in thy calling, and distrust not providence. He was a pious and prudent man; She a discreet and virtuous woman.
Their youngest son,
in filial regard to their memory, places this stone.
J.F. Born 1655. ------ Died 1744, aged 89.
A.F. ____ 1667, ________ 1752, ___ 85.
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The original inscription having been nearly obliterated
a number of citizens
erected this monument as a mark of respect
for the
illustrious author.
MDCCCXXVII

 
Erected 1827.
 
Location. 42° 21.45′ N, 71° 3.695′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Tremont Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is along the walking trail in Granary Burying Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Franklin Family Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Franklin Family Memorial
The obelisk on which the marker is found marks the final resting place of Josiah and Abiah Franklin, parents of Benjamin Franklin.
walking distance of this marker. Family Memorials (here, next to this marker); Gravestone Carving (a few steps from this marker); Seventeenth Century Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); Victims of the Boston Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Granary Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere Buried in this Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
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