Dear D. Kaye and Phil:I am very interested in the Ezra Mudgett family. The Franklin may be my great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Mudgett,who married Adeline Hotelling. He died in Ottertail Co., MN. in an accident, while cleaning the well of Bennona Grant,who was his wife's step-father.Some of the Grants named in your messages are, I believe, Ben Grant's father (Billings Grant). There are two editions of the Thomas Mudgett of Salisbury, Mass. History.First Ed. by Mildred &Bruce Mudgett (1961)lists on page 82 and 106 Benjamin Franklin Mudgett b. 1858 Waukesha, Wisconsin was son of Benjamin L. Mudgett who married a Lois???. Benjamin L. was born in Castine, Maine 1836. His father was Benjamin H. Mudgett. Apparently Benjamin L. had a brother, Luther (or were they the same person?) for in 2nd Editon Mudgett History by Everett Mudgett (1996)on page 106 and 134, I find Luther Mudgett is the father of Benjamin Franklin Mudgett and Luther is the one who married Lois???.Can anyone help me straighten this out? Elaine Mudgett,10th generation desc. of Thomas of Salisbury.