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  • November 15, 2017: Benjamin Franklin Hiding in the Family Tree - Leaves & Branches
    Benjamin 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 Kemp


    Benjamin Franklin Ellzey       1827-1904    son of John Ellzey & Elizabeth Coney


    Benjamin Franklin Ritter        1835-1884    son of Michael Ritter & Eloisa Miller


    Benjamin Franklin Wolf         b 1833           son of Andrew Wolf & Catherine Dick



    Do you have any "famous people" in your tree?





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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

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