J.C. McDOEL, farmer; P.O. Atterberry; was born in New York, April 10, 1829; son of Varnum and Elizabeth McDoel, of Scotch descent; was educated in New York and moved to Missouri in 1857. In 1859 he settled in Menard Co., on his present homestead. He married Caroline Robinson, daughter of Ebenezer P. and Lucy C. Robinson, of Menard Co. Mrs. McDoel was an intimate acquaintance of President Lincoln, he having boarded with her father while surveying in the vicinity. Mr. J.C. McDoel also assisted him in making the surveys. Mrs. McDoel was educated at Princeton and Jacksonville. She was first married to Mr. S. Buckley and left a widow with two children, Newton and J.C. Buckley. Mr. J.C. McDoel has accumulated a tract of 500 acres, and has filled the office of Treasurer for thirteen years.