Monday, December 9, 2013

Musket ball blows off middle finger of county resident

J. Frank Linn was born in the family homestead north of Mace in April of 1846.  During his time as a Civil War soldier Linn served in the Eleventh Indiana Cavalry but met misfortune at the battle of Nashville and lost his middle finger after being hit with a musket ball.  This staunch Republican became a wealthy farmer with land in several Indiana counties.
Frank and Nancy Linn, married April 1866
Frank died in June of 1907 and Nancy in February 1932

J. Franklin descended from James Linn, a revolutionary solder, who became a member of Union church (Walnut Township) on 17 February 1844.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi-I have quite a few photos and artifacts from the Linn family and would be interested in sharing them. You can contact me at
    Pages from John Linn's bible as well as family photos c. 1875