2013 | Volume 1, Number 1 » Francis A. Claridge (1824-1887)

2012 DGS Writing Contest First Place Winner by Karen Claridge Walker Francis A. Claridge (aka: Frank) was born about 1824 in Davidson County, Tennessee,1 the youngest of five sons born to John Claridge Jr.2 and Sarah “Sally” Ashley.3 After his birth, the