Benjamin Franklin Bache
1769 - 1798
Franklin's grandson -- the eldest son of Franklin's daughter Sarah (Sally) and Richard Bache. He traveled with Franklin on his mission to Paris, was educated there, and worked in the printing shop that Franklin furnished for his own amusement at Passy. Returning to Philadelphia with Franklin, he was established in a printing shop in one of the buildings owned by his grandfather on Market Street (now reconstructed as a functioning print shop by the National Park Service). Benny's newspaper, the Aurora, was a vocal anti-federalist publication. He died young, struck down in Philadelphia's devastating yellow fever epidemic of 1798.