It has been reported that Benjamin Franklin had a Freemasonic funeral, as decreed for all adherents of Freemasonry. Is this correct?
As Benjamin Franklin was not a Freemason, but an Episcopalian, and a member of Christ Church, Philadelphia, he had an Episcopal Church Burial Service, and is interred at Christ Church Burial Ground, with his wife, Deborah – their daughter, Sarah, and their son, Francis buried in adjacent tombs. The executors of Franklin’s Last Will and Testament were fellow-worshippers at Christ Church; in addition to John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who became first Vice-President (1816); and President (1821-29) of the American Bible Society.
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