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Ancestry benjamin franklin's father, josiah franklin, was a soap-maker and candle-makerjosiah was born at ecton, northamptonshire, england on december 23, 1657, the son of thomas franklin, a blacksmith-farmer, and jane white. Benjamin franklin was the youngest son and 15th of 17 children of josiah franklin, a soap and candle maker who had immigrated to boston from northamptonshire, england because he disliked his father's trade but loved reading, he was apprenticed at the age of 12 to his brother james, a printer. Get information, facts, and pictures about benjamin franklin at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about benjamin franklin easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary. Introduction benjamin franklin, 1706-1790, printer, scientist, statesman, wrote an autobiography that poses a riddle never completely solved: how could such an.
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