Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Josiah and Abiah Franklin
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.
The original inscription having been nearly obliterated
a number of citizens
erected this monument as a mark of respect
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1655.
Location. 42° 21.45′ N, 71° 3.695′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on July 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.