Chinn, John H.,



                                      Farmer and breeder of Poland-China hogs, fancy poultry, etc., Sec. 7; P.O. Marshalltown; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born Sept. 14, 1845, in Davis Co., N.C., where he remained till after the war. He espoused the cause of the Confederates, and enlisted in 1861, in Co. C. of the 17th Va. Cavalry; was in thirty-two battles and skirmishes; was slightly wounded at the battle of Monocacy, Md.; was taken prisoner by Custer’s command at the battle of Laura Valley, Va.; was released after seven months’ imprisonment at Point Lookout. Followed merchandising two years after the war closed; came to this county in 1868. Married Lydia E. Austin Nov. 25, 1869; she was born Feb. 15, 1846, in Ohio; have five children living—Maximilian F., Minnie B., Nellie M., Harry E. and Charles C. Mr. and Mrs. Chinn are members of the M.E. Church.

                                      p.592, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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