Bache, Sarah

BORN 11 Sep 1743, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - DIED 5 Oct 1808, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GRAVE LOCATION Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Christ Church Burial Grounds, Arch Street

Daughter of Benjamin Franklin and his common law wife Deborah. She was known as Sally. In 1767 she married Richard Bache and they had eight children.

She was a patriot during the American Revolution and was political hostess to her father at that time. In 1780 she became the leader of the Ladies Association of Philadelphia that made shirts for the soldiers.

She was a fine harpischordist and loved reading. From her father she inherited a small but valuable portrait of Louis XVI that she sold in London. In 1794 she moved with her family from Philadelphia to a location on the Delaware River. She died in 1808 and was buried at Christ Church Burial Grounds in Philadelphia next to her father.

• Father: Franklin, Benjamin


The grave of Sarah and Richard Bache at Christ Church Burial Grounds, Philadelphia.
Picture by Androom (09 Apr 2010)


Wikipedia (EN):

Bächer, Max

Published: 15 Oct 2017
Last update: 25 Feb 2022