Franklin Germanus Etter

(7 August 1752 - 28 September 1828)

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Relationship5th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
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Some Background

Franklin Germanus Etter was also known as Lieutenant Franklin Germanus Etter.1
FatherPeter Etter (21 Apr 1715 - 24 Jun 1794)
MotherMargaretta Martin (1 Nov 1724 - )

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildFranklin Germanus Etter was born on 7 August 1752, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England. Some sources say 1751 or April 1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though records show that his father was living in Braintree on 8 January 1752 when he was acting as an interpreter for the Geman immigrants living there.1,2
GroomHe married Elizabeth Cleverly, daughter of Joseph Cleverly and Esther Minor, on 28 February 1775 in Christ Church, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England. The couple, both of Braintree, had entered their names for marriage (officially published their intention to marry) 11 Feb 1775.3,1,4
DeceasedHe died on 28 September 1828 in Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, at the age of 76, "in the common course of nature, not having any particular disease at the time of his death."1
InterredHe was buried in Presbyterian Burying Ground (Old Baptist Burying Ground), Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia.1

Children with Elizabeth Cleverly:


Military ServiceFrom 1780 to October 1783, while living Halifax, Nova Scotia,Franklin Germanus Etter served his Majesty King George III as a Lieutenant in the Nova Scotia Regiment of Volunteers during the American Revolutionarywar. Prior to this he had served for some time in one of the five independent companies raised in New York.1

Residences and Censuses

In 1784, Franklin Germanus Etter lived in Nova Scotia. Loyalist Family.

Sources - Citations

  1. [S984] Elizabeth Cleverly Etter widow of Lt. Franklin Germanus Etter, Pension Applications For Widows and Family of British Military Officers, W.O./42/60 - 11798, title, names, events, dates, relationships, locations (1829); The National Archives, Kew, Surrey, England.
  2. [S954] New England Historic Genealogical Register (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-), 95(1941):234; Peter Etter interpreter in Braintree.
  3. [S980] Samuel A. Bates, Editor, Records of the Town of Braintree : 1640 to 1793 (Randolph, Massachusetts: Daniel H. Hunford, Printer, 1886), pg. 879.
  4. [S964] Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History (Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899 -), 37 (1986):4; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  5. [S964] Mayflower Descendant, 36 (1986):47; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  6. [S947] Don Shankle, Compiler, Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, online at:; (Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Site), accessed Jan 2017, St Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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