AARON C. COLEAN, farmer, post office, Pawnee, is a son of Joseph H. and Maria L. (Gillham) Colean, natives of
Illinois. they had nine children, four sons and five daughters. Five died in childhood, and four grew to maturity. Aaron was the fifth child, and was
born March 4, 1848, in Jersey county, this State. He came with his parents to this county in 1855, and October 3, 1869, married Mary J. Spicer, daughter of
Thompson C. and Melvina Spicer, who was born in this county, November 2, 1850. They had four children: Luther E., born May 9, 1871; Etta A., born October 27, 1872;
Charles A., born February 25, 1876, and Mary Melvina, born November 4, 1877. Luther E. died August 13, 1872. Mr. C. owns two hundred acres of land, worth
$50 an acre. His antecedents were Spanish and French; hers were German. Both are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He enlisted in the Thirteenth United
States Regiment, served three years in the late War of the Rebellion, and was discharged in November, 1867.