Are there any known living descendants of Benjamin Franklin?

Possible Living Descendants of Benjamin Franklin

Question:

Are there any known living descendants of Benjamin Franklin?

I understand that he had a few affairs and any descendants would likely be from them.

Answer on Quora by Dave Haas:

Benjamin Franklin did have a documented illegitimate son William who spent some time in London during which a grandson (William) Temple Franklin was born.  The William Franklin family returned after the revolution.

If you’re an Ancestry.com member you can view the grandson’s information as contributed by a user here. Ancestry.com

This tree identifies five children of Grandson William Temple Franklin but no further descendants.  Provided the connections in this particular family tree hold up, the odds of Benjamin Franklin having living descendants might be pretty good.  The great-grandchildren of Ben Franklin according to this account lived into the 1870s.

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