Bio: Harlow, Francis M. (History - 1833)Contact:




----Sources: "Biographical History of Clark & Jackson Counties, WI," Lewis pub. co., 1891: pg. 360-361:

FRANCIS M. HARLOW, of section 33, Warner Township, Clark County, was born in Hastings County, Upper Canada, July 10, 1833, the son of Hezekiah and Julia A. (Weese) Harlow. The father was the son of John Harlow, a ship carpenter by trade, who came from England when a young man the mother was a daughter of John Weese, of German ancestry. The parents had ten children, only three now living: Mary A., now Mrs. Hubbell, of Hastings County, Upper Canada Francis, our subject, and Charles E., who, if living, resides in New York State, but has not been heard from for several years.


The subject of this sketch was reared to farm life, and educated in the common schools of this native country, where he was subsequently naturalized, and first voted for Fremont. He entered 160 acres of land one mile south of the village of Loyal in Loyal Township, the same fall, but on account of sickness in his family he returned to Canada, and thereby lost his claim. He remained until 1865, when he came to Genessee County, Michigan, bringing his family, and remained until the spring of 1868. Then, on account of his wife's sickness, he returned to Canada, and in June, 1872, removed to this county, settling on section 20, township 27, range 2 west. In the fall of 1874 he settled on his present farm of forty acres, thirty-two of which he has since cleared. He erected a fine frame house, which was burned February 9, 1882, and nearly everything was consumed, with no insurance.

Mr. Harlow was married December 5, 1855, to Miriam Hubbell, a daughter of Barce (deceased) and Candace (Guernsey) Hubbell, the former a native of Upper Canada and the latter of Connecticut. Mrs. Harlow's uncle, Nehemiah Hubbell, is eighty-two years of age, and still lives on the place where he was born, in Hastings County, Upper Canada, and is very wealthy. Mr. and Mrs. Harlow have had seven children, three of whom are now living: William married Louisa Hocks, lives in this township, and has one child, Dimple May. Both Mr. and Mrs. Harlow are members of the Baptist Church, the former having united with that church over twenty-five years ago, and the latter when seventeen years old. Socially Mr. Harlow is a member of the I.O.O.F. fraternity, and politically is a Republican.



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