King, Franklin T.

Born: 1820 Massachusetts

Flourished: 1840-1842 Springfield, Illinois

Franklin King was a partner in a Springfield, Illinois, mercantile firm with Joseph Torrey, which they dissolved in August 1840. King continued in business on his own, selling groceries and dry goods in Springfield. Until May 1841, he was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Springfield. By 1860, he had moved to the town of Mount Hope in McLean County, Illinois, where he was a merchant.

Daniel W. Stowell et al., eds., Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases, (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008), 1:106; Manual of the Second Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Johnson & Bradford, 1867), 23; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 2 October 1840, 3:2; 9 February 1841, 3:4; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), McLean County, IL, 19; Illinois State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for the Years 1864-5 (Chicago: J. C. W. Bailey, 1864), 692.