Franklin Allen Hardin


Franklin Allen Hardin in 1912

Franklin Allen Hardin (Frank) was born on October 10, 1830 in Winchester, OH to Ezra & Priscilla (Rainey) Hardin.  He died July 4, 1921 in Kensington, MD.  He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Frank married Alice Barnes (March 4, 1834 – Feb 27, 1912) on August 11, 1853 in Allen Co., IN.  Alice is buried at Montain View Cemetery in Altadena, CA.

Frank’s parents were Ezra & Priscilla (Rainey) Hardin.

Frank A. Hardin was a blacksmith and after 1850 he became an ordained Methodist minister. He was a circuit rider throughout Indiana and Illinois. He was a presiding elder in the Rock River Conference. His son (Franklin Barnes Hardin) and grandson (Floyd Barnes Hardin) were also Methodist ministers.

Children of Franklin & Alice are:

Franklin Barnes Hardin b. Nov 8, 1854 Noblesville,, IN
Minnie Hardin b. April 3, 1857 Indianapolis, IN d. May 10, 1940 Montgomery CO, MD
William Nelson Hardin b. July 23, 1861 Newcasket, IN d. Mar 6, 1878 Sycamore, IL
Herbert Hardin b. Nov 30, 1870 Freeport, IL
Raymond Horatio Hardin b. Oct 6, 1875 Freeport, IL d. 1939

Alice Barnes Hardin
Alice Barnes Hardin
Alice Barnes Hardin's headstone

Franklin A., Franklin B., and Floyd B. Hardin.  Franklin B. is holding Floyd's son, Oliver.
4 Generations of Hardins: Franklin A., Franklin B., and Floyd B. Hardin. Franklin B. is holding Floyd's son, Oliver. This photo was taken about a year before Franklin B. passed away at South Whidbey Island (WA) where all 3 of the elder Hardins served as ministers. Floyd took over his father's preaching duties when he passed away.
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4 thoughts on “Franklin Allen Hardin

    1. Yes, it is the same person. He was a Methodist minister, as were his ancestors and descendants. I have a few of the songs he wrote/co-wrote.

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