Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
Content and design by John Bewley
Philadelphia in Images: Benjamin and Deborah Franklin's Gravesite
Color lithograph on title page of:
Ben. Franklinšs Grave / words by John K. Stayman ; music by Francis Weiland.
Philadelphia: Stayman & Brothers, 1855.
Box 27, no. 2.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) moved to Philadelphia from Boston in 1723. He is renowned for his many talents, as writer, printer, inventor, and American statesman. Franklin was also the founder of what is now the University of Pennsylvania. (The Franklin Institute has a large Web site devoted to the life and works of Benjamin Franklin). Franklin married Deborah Read Rogers (1708-1774) in 1730. She and Franklin had two children together, Francis and Sarah. The simple gravesite of Deborah and Benjamin is located in Philadelphia at Christ Church Burial Grounds, 5th and Arch Streets.
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