Biographical Sketch of Franklin Johns

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Franklin Johns, farmer; P. O. Hutton; was born in Pendleton Co., Va., June 6, 1828; when he was 7 years old, his parents moved to Gallia Co., Ohio, and remained there three years, and in the year 1838, came to Coles Co., and the first winter settled on Sec. 33, where they lived up to the time of their death, his mother dying May 2, 1854, and his father but three days after. The subject of this sketch was married Nov. 22, 1849, to Miss Nancy Connely, daughter of John Connely, of Hutton Tp., on the homestead, and a few days afterward removed to his present farm, where he has ever since resided, now containing 140 acres. He has held the office of Supervisor of the County for one year. He had a family of ten children, six boys, five living – Edmund R., Jeremiah S., James W., Joseph M. and Emery A., and one deceased-Silas L.; and four girls-Sarah J. Armilda, Mary E. and Harriet Ann. J., Johns’ father was one of the pioneers of this county, and endured the many hardships and privations of that early day.




MLA Source Citation:

Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 19 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-franklin-johns.htm - Last updated on Oct 19th, 2011


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