James Benjamin Franklin

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Born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA on 15 Aug 1807 to Thomas B Franklin and Jemima Morris. James Benjamin married Mary Chapman and had 9 children. He passed away on 28 Dec 1884 in Iola, Texas, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Franklin"

English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ (see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.

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