|MADISON FRANKS, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, in 1833; his parents, James and Elizabeth Franks, died in Ohio; Mr. Pranks came to Linn Co., Iowa, about 1852, where he lived one year; he then returned to Ohio, but came back to Linn Co. in 1854, where he again remained about one year. He was married, in 1857, to Elizabeth Carlisle, born in Hampshire Co., Va., March 7, 1835; her parents were natives of Virginia; they settled in Clark Co., Ohio, about 1836; then removed to Champaign Co., where they lived about ten years; they removed to Logan Co. about 1848. Mr. Franks came to Jones Co. and settled on his present farm in the spring of 1864. Has four children—Emma, Willie, Lavenia and Dora M.; have lost one son—Hernando. Mr. and Mrs. Franks formerly belonged to the United Brethren; at present, to the Evangelical Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 695.
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