Franklin of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
James Franklin b abt 1662, of Dartmouth, MA, d 21 Oct 1756, Scituate, RI. He md Elizabeth abt 1685. She was b abt 1664.
Child of James Franklin and Elizabeth was:

Abel Franklin b 17 May 1690, Dartmouth, MA, d 1758, of Jamestown, Newport, RI. He md Sarah Remington abt 1713, Jamestown, Newport, RI, daughter of Stephen Remington and Penelope.
Known children of Abel Franklin and Sarah Remington were:

  • Stephen Franklin b 4 Mar 1715, Jamestown, Newport, RI, d Apr 1803, New Shoreham, Newport, RI; md Margaret Mitchell 30 Oct 1743, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • Abel Franklin b 1719.
  • John Franklin b 1727; md Elizabeth Mitchell 29 Aug 1750, Jamestown, Newport, RI.
Abel Franklin b 8 Mar 1719, Jamestown, Newport, RI, d aft 1781, poss Groton, Conn. He md Lydia Littlefield 14 Oct 1741, New Shoreham, Newport, RI, daughter of Caleb Littlefield and Mercy/Marcy Mott.
Children of Abel Franklin and Lydia Littlefield were:
  • Sarah Franklin b 1744, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • John Franklin b 1746, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • Caleb Franklin b 1750, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • Penelope Franklin b 1753.
  • Phoebe Franklin b 1760, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • Mercy Franklin b 1764, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
  • Frederick Franklin b 1766, New Shoreham, Newport, RI.
Penelope Franklin b 1753, of New Shoreham, Newport, RI. She md Mark Dodge abt 1774, New Shoreham, Newport, RI, son of Nehemiah Dodge and Mary Mitchell.

GL: Rhode Island Genealogies, Volume II, Some Notes on Eighteenth Century Block Island, pp 348-350, 355-357; Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 14, Abstracts of New Shoreham, Rhode Island Land Evidence, pp 295, 353, 354; Volume 4, No. 3, Abstracts of New Shoreham Wills, p 248; Rhode Island Vital Records, New Series, Volume 10, Newport County, R.I. Marriages from Probate Records, 1647-1860, pp 146, 215.

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