- November 15, 2017: Benjamin Franklin Hiding in the Family Tree - Leaves & BranchesBenjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790, was a Founding Father of our country. He was also a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Long after Benjamin’s death some branches of my family named their sons after Benjamin.Recently I posted about the George Washingtons in my family tree a friend saw the post on FaceBook and he made a comment about Benjamin Franklin. Well, Russ, here are a few Benjamins for you.Benjamin Franklin Barton 1904-1992 son of Yearby Franklin Barton & Ophelia KempBenjamin Franklin Ellzey 1827-1904 son of John Ellzey & Elizabeth ConeyBenjamin Franklin Ritter 1835-1884 son of Michael Ritter & Eloisa MillerBenjamin Franklin Wolf b 1833 son of Andrew Wolf & Catherine DickDo you have any "famous people" in your tree?
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