FRANK S. RECORDS, a native of Bartholomew County, Ind., was born February 19, 1827, son of William P. and Elcey (Harvey) Records, and is of English descent. His father was born in Pike County, Ohio, November 23, 1801, and his mother in New York, in 1806. His paternal grandfather, Spencer Records, was born in Sussex County, Del., in 1760, and died in Shelby County, Ind., in 1850. He was a man of more than ordinary ability; he was a soldier in a number of Indian battles in Kentucky, and his father was a Revolutionary soldier. The maternal grandfather of our subject, was Longstreet Harvey, a native of New Jersey, who died in Shelby County, Ind., in 1852, at an advanced age. In 1835, the immediate subject of this biography removed with his parents to Shelby County. Here he attended the country schools, and through his own effort has acquired a valuable and practical education. In 1848, he came to this county and settled in Nineveh Township, and, in 1854, settled where he now lives, and owns 235 acres of fertile land. His residence, built in 1883, at a cost of $2,500, is one of the finest in the township. For about twenty-five years Mr. Records has been giving his attention to breeding thoroughbred hogs, and now has a number of very fine Poland-China hogs. December 19, 1849, Mr. Records was united. in marriage to Miss Susan M. Utterback, born near Lexington, Ky., February 25, 1829, daughter of Perry and Matilda (Dewitt) Utterback, natives of Kentucky, who came to Johnson County, in 1831. Her father died in Iowa, and her mother in this county, when she was about fifteen years of age. Of eight children born, four are living: Mary V., Jennette A., John N. and Hattie E. He was formerly a whig, but is now a republican. Mr. and Mrs. Records are members of the Christian Church; he is an honest, upright citizen, esteemed for his many good qualities, by all who know him.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.