The FRANKLIN Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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THE FRANKLIN FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 412-413

This page last updated: 20 Jun 2009

John FRANKLIN, the first of the family known, lived in Caanan, Connecticut; married ?; and died there.  They had:

John FRANKLIN 2 (John 1) was born in Connecticut; married Elizabeth ?; was among the first 200 settlers that came into the valley in 1769; was one of the original Associates in the Proprietorship of Hanover; his lots in the allotment of Hanover were No. 15, First Division and No. 27, Second Division; was slain in the battle and massacre of 3 Jul 1778.  They had:

Rosewell FRANKLIN 2 (John 1) was born in Connecticut; came to Hanover about 1770; married 1st, ?; married 2nd, Mrs. Betsey LESTER, widow of Edward LESTER; was Lieutenant in the Hanover company in the battle of 3 Jul 1778, and escaped; lived on Lot No. 17, near Hanover basin; Lieutenant FRANKLIN had command of the block-house near there in 1778, and defended it frequently from Indian attacks, but had his family all carried away captive or slain; four[sic] were afterward recovered; his first wife and two children were slain; removed to New York State about 1790, to twelfth township, Montgomery County; died in Herkimer Co., NY about 1792, at a place afterwards called Aurora, in Cayuga County.  They had:

Johnathan FRANKLIN 2 (John 1) was born in Connecticut; came to Wyoming Valley and to Hanover about 1770 with his brothers; was married and had a family with him; was in the battle of 3 Jul 1778, together with his son Arnold; was slain; his son escaped.  They had:


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