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Converse Francis

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Bryon Francis and Lydia Francis
Husband of Susannah Francis
Father of James Francis; Susanna Frothingham; Mary Preston; Converse Francis and Lydia Maria Child
Brother of Lydia Convers Wyeth

Occupation: baker and businessman
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About Converse Francis

Susanna Rand married May 11, 1788, Converse Francis, born July 14, 1766, son of Benjamin and Lydia (Converse) Francis ; lived at Medf ord. 3fcands children ... . I. James, born June 12, 1789. II. Siisanna..."


Medford Crackers

... out through the holes, and left the mass adhering at the edge and easily separated or cracked—hence the name, crackers. Mr. Withington did not originate the Medford cracker. That was done by Convers Francis , who in 1797 succeeded his former master, Ebenezer Hall, in business at Medford, and continued therein some twenty years, when he retired. After him there were several other bakers in Medford, and ...

Born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1802, Lydia Maria Francis was the youngest of six children. Her father was a baker famous for his Medford Crackers. She liked to be called Maria. Though the home atmosphere reflected her father's strict Calvinist beliefs, she was greatly influenced by her very intelligent older brother, Convers.

In 1814, after the death of her mother and the marriage of her favorite sister Mary, her father decided Maria would be better off in Mary's new home in Norridgewock, Maine. ....

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Converse Francis's Timeline

July 14, 1766
June 12, 1789
Age 22
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
October 7, 1790
Age 24
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
May 29, 1793
Age 26
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
November 9, 1795
Age 29
February 11, 1802
Age 35
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
November 23, 1856
Age 90