Franks, Jacob

   American merchant. He was born in London and settled in New York. In 1712 he married Abigail Bilhah Levy, the daughter of one of New York's richest Jews. He was active in the congregational affairs of Shearith Israel in New York. He served as president of the congregation in 1729, and was a founder of the congregation's Mill Street synagogue.

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  • FRANKS, JACOB — (1688–1769), New York City merchant and founder of a prominent mercantile family. Franks, born in London, arrived in New York in 1708 or 1709. He became a freeman of New York in 1711. A year later he married Abigail Bilhah Levy, daughter of moses …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • FRANKS, BILHAH ABIGAIL LEVY — (1696?–1756), Jewish letter writer. Franks was born in London; the sources are inconclusive about the exact date, just as they are unclear about when the Levy family migrated to New York City. Some documents demonstrate that her father, Moses… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • John Jacob Rhodes — (* 18. September 1916 in Council Grove, Kansas; † 24. August 2003 in Mesa, Arizona) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1953 und 1983 vertrat er den ersten Wahlbezirk des Bundesstaats Arizona im US Repräsentantenhaus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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