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?