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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
David Salisbury Franks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
2. David Salisbury Franks Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Jackson - 40th Signer of the U.S. Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Drayton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

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