Franklin Pierce

Early Life and Family

Did he have any children?

Yes, Franklin and Jane Pierce had three boys, all of whom died young. Their first son, Franklin Jr., died a few days after his birth. Their second son, Frank Robert, died at age four. Their third son, Benjamin or “Bennie,” died from a freak railway accident before his parent’s eyes at age eleven.


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