John W. McClintock
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 539-540, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  John W. McClintock was born in Ireland, August 12, 1812. His father was also John, a farmer in Ireland, who died there in middle life, when his son was a youth. His wife was Jane Thompson, the mother of fifteen children. She lived to be quite aged. Of this family, Isabella came to this country first, when a young lady and her sister, Margaret, joined her. Our subject came next, when twenty-eight years of age, bringing his wife and two children. His wife was Eliza Hebron. They came in 1840 on the sail ship, Sardiana, and were six weeks and three days between Liverpool and New York. They encountered a great storm, and for two nights they were nailed below the decks. Mr. McClintock had $100 after paying his way. They lived first with a farmer of Chester county, named William Webb, a grand, good man, a Quaker. Mr. McClintock lived with him for five years, in which he had house rent, cow and feed, free. In 1846 they went to Ohio, and two years later he bought two acres of land, for $200, at Youngstown, Ohio. He lived here five years, farming, and within five years he bought eight acres in the suburbs of that village, for $166 an acre, and brush at that! At this time there were eight railroads there. This eight acres brought him $500 in money and 120 acres of land in Brooklyn township. His two acres brought him $500, and he came to his present farm home in the fall of 1871.
  They have buried one son, John, who died in 1882, aged thirty-three years. The living ones are: William, a farmer on the old homestead; Andrew, at home; Sarah, now Mrs. James Henderson, farmers in this township; Hugh, on an adjoining farm.
  Mr. McClintock has voted the Republican ticket since Horace Greeley ran for President. They are members of the Baptist Church, and have given heir children a good education. Although Mr. McClintock had only $100 when he landed in this country, he and his family now have 300 acres of land, worth $30 an acre, with no mortgage upon it. They are worthy people and are justly proud of their success.




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