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
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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