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George McClintock, born in Ohio, came to Iowa with his parents when a young man, but his father died of cholera before the family were settled, and the burden of their support fell upon the son. They finally located in Mahaska county, but were induced to come to Cass county by Charles K. Baldwin, a relative, and clerk of the district court at Lewis. The family started for their new home in the winter of 1856, the season of the heavy snows, and the travelers suffered much from cold and fatigue. When they reached the Nodaway valley they became lost in a snow storm, but later in the evening reached a small log cabin which was occupied by John Dyer. For three days, or until the cessation of the storm, they were obliged to remain in this rude structure, when with six yoke of oxen they started for Lewis, where Mr. Baldwin was also operating a hotel. There the family remained for the winter, and in the spring removed to a dwelling which was constructed in Lewis. With his mother, Cornelius supported the family. Renting a few acres of land he began farming and the enterprise was so successful that mother and son purchased a tract of land in Cass township and one in Atlantic. They sold all but eighty acres north of Lewis, which they improved and, in later years, sold. Cornelius married a daughter of Samuel Upson, a pioneer settler in the vicinity of Indiantown, and became the owner of the 190 acres comprising the old family homestead of Jeremiah Bradshaw.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pp. 106-107.
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