Biography of James Franklin
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES FRANKLIN, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Tioga County, N. Y., April 29, 1812; son of Thomas and Hannah (Sibley) Franklin. who settled in Perry Township. this county, in 1831. locating in what is a part of the corporation of the city of Lima, where they cleared and improved a farm upon which they resided for many years. They had a family of eleven children: Eli (deceased). John (deceased), Clarissa (deceased). James. Thomas. William. Elisha, Joseph (deceased), Harriet (deceased), Cynthia A. (deceased) and David. Our subject was reared in Warren and Miami Counties, Ohio. and in 1833. settled in Perry Township, this county, on the farm where he now resides, comprising eighty acres of land, which he cleared and improved; he also owns another farm of sixty acres near by, which he has also cleared and improved. He was married December 11, 1834, to Sarah, daughter of George and Nancy (Shepherd) Hawthorn, of Perry Township, this county, by whom he had nine children: Benjamin, Sarah A. (wife of John W. Bond), Elizabeth J. (wife of Henry Garrison), Thomas J. (deceased), Emeline (deceased), George W., Joseph, J. Shepherd, Alice A. (wife of Peter Zurmeahly). His youngest son, J. Shepherd, who resides with him on the old homestead, was married December 30, 1874, to Laura, daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Moninger) Dixon, of Shawnee Township, this county (they have two children-Gertrude and Leonora). Our subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as are also his wife and son, who reside with him. In politics he was formerly a Democrat, but has been a Republican since the organization of the party. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Franklin started in life with but $5 in his pocket, and by industry and frugality has accumulated a fine property.

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