Jeptha McQuinn, a highly respected citizen of Nineveh Township, was born in Oldham County, Ky., August 10, 1818, a son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Coons) McQuinn. Our subject remained with his parents on their farm in Kentucky, until sixteen years of age. In the spring of the year 1834, he and a brother came to Indiana, their parents coming in the autumn of the same year. At the age of twenty-one he began life for himself, having received a limited education in the primitive schools of those days. He was married at the age of twenty-two years, to Miss Louisiana Chapel. The issue of this marriage was as follows: John Thomas, born February 18, 1841; Mary Elizabeth, November 8, 1844; Rebecca Angeline, November 12, 1848. The mother of these children was the daughter of James T. and Mary (Leach) Chapel. In politics, Mr. McQuinn is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Harrison and Tyler. On November 28, 1849, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Musgroves. The issue of this marriage is a follows: William Nathan, born September 23, 1852; Newton Albert, September 15, 1860, deceased; Ira Willet, April 20, 1863; Jeptha Levi, January 10, 1867, and Silas Henry, June 26, 1869. The mother of these children was born July 15, 1831, daughter of Nathan and Rebecca Musgroves. The father was a native of Virginia. He resides on his farm in Nineveh Township, which consists of 140 acres of good land.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 755.