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Franklin Bache, Jr.

Also Known As: "Richard"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Bache, Sr., 2nd US Postmaster General and Sarah "Sally" Bache (Franklin)
Husband of Sophia Burrell Bache
Father of Alexander Dallas Bache, scientist; Mary Blechenden Walker; Lt. George Mifflin Bache, Sr.; Richard Bache, III; Sophia Irwin Irwin and 6 others
Brother of Benjamin F. Bache, I, journalist; William Bache; Sarah Bache; Elizabeth Franklin Harwood; Col. Louis Bache and 4 others

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About Richard Bache, Jr., Texas politician

Grandson of Benjamin Franklin

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Richard Franklin Bache (March 11, 1784 - March 17,1848) married Sophia Durrell Dallas, the eldest daughter of Arabella Maria Smith and Alexander J. Dallas who was an American statesman who served as the 6th U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison.

Richard Bache, Jr. (1784–1848), was a Representative to the Second Texas Legislature in 1847 and assisted in drawing up the Texas Constitution of 1845.

He served as a captain of the Franklin Flying Artillery of the Philadelphia Volunteers in the War of 1812.

He served on the Zavala in the Texas Navy and on May 1, 1836, he was mustered into the Louisiana Independent Volunteers, commanded by J. J. Robinson, and while in service he briefly guarded Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto.

Early life and ancestors

Richard Bache, Jr. was born on March 11, 1784 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard Bache, Sr. a marine insurance underwriter and importer in Philadelphia. Bache, Sr. had also served as United States Postmaster General from 1776 to 1782.

His mother was Sarah Franklin Bache (September 11, 1743 – October 5, 1808), who was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, and his wife by common law marriage to Deborah Read.

Education

He was an 1812 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Career

He served as a captain of the Franklin Flying Artillery of the Philadelphia Volunteers in the War of 1812. He also served in the United States Navy and as Philadelphia postmaster. When he moved to Texas from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832, he abandoned his family, possibly for financial reasons, and settled in Stephen F. Austin’s colony at Brazoria. He served on the Zavala in the Texas Navy and on May 1, 1836, he was mustered into the Louisiana Independent Volunteers, commanded by J. J. Robinson, and while in service he briefly guarded Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto.

In 1838-39, he served as chief clerk in the Texas Navy Department at Houston and was enrolling clerk of the House of Representatives in the Third Congress of the republic. In 1842, he settled in Galveston, where he held a number of government posts of trust and responsibility. He became commissioner of the navy yard, elected to the office of collector of customs, and was a justice of the peace for Galveston County when he was elected a delegate to the 1845 Texas Annexation Convention. He was the only elected official to vote against annexation, allegedly because he did not wish to enlarge the domain of his brother-in-law, George M. Dallas, the vice-president of the United States; nevertheless, he helped draw up the Constitution of 1845. He was elected twice, to the First and Second Texas Legislatures, representing Galveston in the Texas Senate, District 11.

Marriage and family

He married on April 4, 1805, Sophia Burrell Dallas, the daughter of Arabella Maria Smith and Alexander J. Dallas an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison. Richard and Sophia were the parents of nine children.

Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867)

Mary Blechenden Bach (1808–1873), married Robert John Walker, Secretary of the Treasury under President James Knox Polk.

George Mifflin Bache (1811–1846), whose son was George Mifflin Bache, Jr.

Richard Bache III (1813–1850)

Sophia Arabella Bache (1815–1904), who married William Wallace Irwin, Mayor of Pittsburgh and a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Matilda Wilkins Bache (1819–1900), who married General William H. Emory, a United States Army officer and surveyor of Texas.

Henrietta Constantia Bache (1822–1887)

Sarah Franklin Bache (1824–1880), who married Richard Wainwright

Maria Campbell Bache (1827–1851)

His brother was Benjamin Franklin Bache

His nephew was Andrew A. Harwood

Death

He died in Austin, Texas on March 17, 1848. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas.[


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Richard Bache, Jr.

Birth: Mar. 11, 1784 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 17, 1848 Austin Travis County Texas, USA

He was the son of Richard Bache and Sarah Franklin Bache, making him the grandson of Benjamin Franklin.

His marker erroneously states his year of death is 1847.

Husband of Sophia Burrell Dallas Bache.

They had nine children:

Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) Mary Blechenden Bach (1808-1873) George Mifflin Bache (1811-1846) Richard Bache III (1813-1850) Sophia Arabella Bache (1815-1904) Matilda Wilkins Bache (1819-1900) Henrietta Constantia Bache (1822-1887) Sarah Franklin Bache (1824-1880) Maria Campbell Bache (1827-1851)


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Parents:
 Richard Bache (1737 - 1811)
 Sarah Franklin Bache (1743 - 1808)

Spouse:
 Sophia Burrell Dallas Bache (1784 - 1860)*

Children:
 Alexander Dallas Bache (1806 - 1867)*
 Mary Blechynden Bache Walker (1808 - 1873)*
 George Mifflin Bache (1811 - 1846)*
 Richard Bache (1813 - 1850)*
 Sophia Arabella Bache Irwin (1815 - 1904)*
 Matilda Wilkins Bache Emory (1819 - 1900)*
 Henrietta Constantia Bache Abert (1822 - 1887)*
 Sally Franklin Bache Wainwright (1824 - 1880)*

Siblings:
 Benjamin Franklin Bache (1769 - 1798)*
 William Bache (1773 - 1820)*
 Sarah Bache (1775 - 1776)*
 Eliza Franklin Bache Harwood (1777 - 1820)*
 Louis Bache (1779 - 1819)*
 Deborah Bache Duane (1781 - 1863)*
 Richard Bache (1784 - 1848)
 Sarah Franklin Bache Sergeant (1788 - 1863)*
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Burial: Oakwood Cemetery Austin Travis County Texas, USA


Created by: Barry Charles Record added: Aug 05, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20797260

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Richard Bache, Jr., Texas politician's Timeline

1784
March 11, 1784
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1806
July 19, 1806
Age 22
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1808
1808
Age 23
1811
1811
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1813
1813
Age 28
1815
1815
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1819
1819
Age 34
1822
1822
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1824
November 8, 1824
Age 40
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States