James K. Brock, farmer, P.O. South Solon, was born in Greene County, Ohio, November 3, 1845, and is a son of Andrew J. and Sarah J. Brock, whose sketch appears in this work. James K. Brock, when twenty-five years of age, engaged in farming and handling stock, a business he has since followed. He bought sixty acres of land at first, and has since added until he owns ninety-six acres, where he resides. He acquired a common school educaiton; is Township Trustee of Stokes Township, at the present time, is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge. He was united in marriage with Laura Records, May 7, 1876. She was born in Brown County, Ohio, near Fincastle, January 23, 1852. To this union have been born two children – Walter M., born February 13, 1877, and Angie P., born September 17, 1879.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]