In Benjamin Franklin's The Autobiography, ..
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The statement that Ben was an IrishCatholic is also something of a puzzle because none of the otherSanders associated with Benjamin and his family seemed to have anytradition about an Irish Catholic origin for the family.
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His rifleswere highly prized for their skilled craftsmanship. Of course,blacksmithswere as common in those days as automobile mechanics are today, butskilled gunsmiths were relatively rare. Benjamin Sanders ofMontgomery and Randolph counties was also a blacksmith and/or gunsmith,as weretwo of his sons, William, and Benjamin, Jr.