Benjamin Franklin “Frank B.” Wright – In censuses and in between

My great grandfather was born Benjamin Franklin Wright, about 1892 in Delaware (“near Harrington”).[1] He appears to have been named for his father, Benjamin Franklin Wright, (and presumably also for another, more famous, Benjamin Franklin). My great grandfather though, didn’t much like his given name, and for most of his life went by “Frank B.”[2]... Continue Reading →

George William Rutledge: From Dedham, Massachusetts to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For Week 4 of Amy Johnson Crow's #52 Ancestors challenge, the suggestion is to write about someone we'd like to invite to dinner. The person who came to mind is my 2nd-great grandfather, George William Rutledge. While I would like to know more about most of my ancestors, and I'm sure many of them would... Continue Reading →

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