Olds, Francis A.

Flourished: Macoupin County, Illinois

Olds was an early settler of Macoupin County. Macoupin County voters elected him as a Democrat into the Illinois House of Representatives for two separate terms, 1840 to 1842, and 1849 to 1850.

The Story Of Macoupin County, 1829-1979 (Carlinville, IL: Sesquicentennial Historic Committee, 1979), 141; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 209, 216; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 342.