1830-1921
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Honey Out of the Rock, 1892

October 10, 1830, Winchester, Ohio.

July 4, 1921, Kensington, Maryland.

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Franklin was the son of Ezra C. Hardin and Priscilla Rainey, and husband of Alice Barnes. He initially worked as a blacksmith, then in 1850 was ordained a Methodist minister. He was a circuit rider throughout Indiana and Illinois, and a presiding elder in the Methodist Rock River Conference, which covered Chicago and northern Illinois. During the American civil war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the 57th Indiana Infantry.

Hardin’s works include:

  1. Lights Along the Shore
  2. Looking to Jesus

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