From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 491-492, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Charles M. Dunlap, who was for many years engaged in the lumber
business in Mt. Sterling, was born in Lexington, Fayette county,
Kentucky, in 1836. His father, Rev. Latin W. Dunlap was born in New
Jersey and went from there to Kentucky when quite young. He was
converted in his youthful days and joined the Baptist Church, but later
identified himself with the Presbyterian Church. He came to Illinois in
1837, landing at La Grange and then located in Mt. Sterling, and here
organized the first Presbyterian Church in the county and was its
pastor for many years. He was a resident of this place almost
continuously from 1837 until he died in 1889, aged eighty-seven years.
His wife's name was Rebecca M. Bell, born in Lexington, Kentucky, and
died at the age of fifty-four.
Charles Dunlap was but one year old when he came to Mt. Sterling
with his parents. He received his education in the public schools of
this city, and when he had reached manhood's estate he engaged in the
lumber business and so continued for twenty years. For about fifteen
years of this time he was connected with F. W. Rottger. In 18__ he sold
out his lumberyard to his partner and moved to the farm which he now
occupies. This contains 400 acres, located one and one half miles east
of the courthouse. The buildings which he has erected compare favorably
with the best in the county.
For his wife he married Helen McCreery, born in Rushville,
Schuyler county, daughter of James and Hannah McCreery. Mr. and Mrs.
Dunlap have four children: Helen, George, Latin and Annie. He is a
Democrat and a member of Unity Lodge, I.O.O.F.