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David Salisbury Franks

(c. 1740 - 1793)

 
 
David Salisbury Franks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. David Salisbury Franks Marker
Inscription. Distinguished Jewish officer and aide-de-camp to Gen. Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War. Thought to be complicit in Arnold's treason, Maj. Franks was later exonerated. A yellow fever victim, he was buried at Christ Church by a Christian neighbor.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.147′ N, 75° 8.904′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (a few steps from this marker); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haym Salomon (about 400 feet away); The Barrymores (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
David Salisbury Franks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
2. David Salisbury Franks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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