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Solomon McMillen, Sr.


Posted By: Greta Thompson (email)
Date: 2/6/2007 at 00:36:05

McMILLEN, SOLOMON, Sr. - Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 26, P.O. Knoxville. This pioneer citizen and substantial agriculturist was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, September 25, 1806. His father, Alex McMillen, was a solder in the Revolutionary War. He removed, with his family, at an early day to Wayne county, thence to Ashland, where the subject of the sketch was raised, educated, and followed agricultural pursuits until 1854, when he came to Iowa, locating in Marion county, where he has been closely identified with its general development since that time. His estate consists of eighty acres on section twenty-two and his homestead of 160 acres. His home is pleasantly located, the general surroundings indicating taste and comfort. Mr. McMillen has had three wives; his first was Miss M. A. Firestone, married May 1, 1828. By this union he has two children living: Alexander and Annis (wife of J. T. Welch). Mrs. McMillen's death occurred September 16, 1842. His second wife was Miss Sarah A. Kerns, an estimable lady, whose death occurred a few years ago. By this marriage he has five children living: George, Solomon, Allie, Margaret and James L. The autumn of 1880 Mrs. L. J. Kelly became his wife. She is the daughter of Tracy R. and Abigal Wheeler, and a native of Ohio.

--History of Marion County, Iowa, Union Historical Company, 1881


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