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John Franklin Farnsworth
Birth: Mar. 27, 1820
Death: Jul. 14, 1897

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Representative from Illinois, elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving 1857 to 1861. After his term, he organized the 8th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and was commissioned Colonel in command in September 1861. He led the 8th Illinois Cavalry during the Peninsula Campaign and at the Battle of Williamsburg. In September 1862, he led a cavalry brigade in the Army of the Potomac during the entire Maryland Campaign and for his services was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in December 1862. He resigned his commission in March 1863, when elected as a Republican to
the Thirty-eighth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1873. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  John Franklin Farnsworth (1855 - 1926)*
 
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Burial:
North Cemetery
Saint Charles
Kane County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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John Franklin Farnsworth
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John Franklin Farnsworth
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- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
Rest in peace Gen Farnsworth
- Delbert Greer
 Added: Oct. 26, 2012

- LaDene
 Added: Mar. 27, 2011
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