Flagg, Josiah (1760-1840)

Shoemaker; Franklin’s grand-nephew.

Grandson of Franklin’s sister, Jane Mecom. Son of Sarah Mecom and William Flagg.

Lamed when he was five years old. Briefly served as Franklin’s clerk in Philadelphia (1786).

Moved to Lancaster, Massachusetts. Married Dolly Thurston in 1789 with whom he had three sons and three daughters.