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How many children did Benjamin Franklin have?

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Benjamin Franklin had two sons and one daughter. His sons were William Franklin and Francis Folger Franklin, and his daughter was Sarah Franklin Bache. Francis and Sarah were born in his marriage to Deborah Read, while William was born out of wedlock.

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William Franklin was born Feb. 22, 1762, followed by the birth of Francis on Oct. 20, 1732 and Sarah on Sept. 11, 1744. Wiliam was a loyalist during the Revolutionary War, after which he was exiled from the new United States. Francis died when he was 4 years old from complications related to smallpox. Sarah was a relief worker during the Revolutionary War.

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