Charles M. Dunlap
Biography

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.





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