A. J. Brock, farmer, P.O. South Solon, was born in Greene County, Ohio, February 14, 1816; he is a son of Francis and Sarah (Harper) Brock. Mr. Brock was born in North Carolina, and Mrs. Brock in Virginia. They were married in Greene County, Ohio. He emigrated to Ohio when a boy and settled in Greene County, afterward moved to Madison, where he remained for some years; then returned to Greene County, where he remained until his death, which occurred October, 1857. Mrs. Brock died in Madison County in 1836. Our subject was united in marriage with Sarah Little, January 1, 1845; she was born in Virginia March 13, 1818, and emigrated to Ohio, with her parents, in 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Brock are the parents of eight children, of whom six now survive – James K., Lewis C., Robert A., Angeline, Andrew Jackson and Flora B. Mr. Brock has been a very strong Democrat through life.


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