Thomas William McQuinn, an enterprising farmer of Nineveh Township, was born April 2, 1853. He is the son of Martin and Abigail (Logan) McQuinn; the father, a native of Kentucky, was born in 1815, of Irish descent; the mother, a native of Indiana, is of English descent. Our subject lived with his parents on the farm, receiving a good common school education, until he reached his majority, when he began life for himself at farming, an occupation he yet continues. March 8, 1870, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Catharine Mullendore. The issue of this marriage has been as follows: Everet M., born January 5, 1875; Bertha Abigail, December 15, 1876; Harriet Mabel, February 26, 1879; Earnest Raymond, October 25, 1881, and Lewis, December 24, 1885. The mother of these children was born December 31, 1852. She is the daughter of Lewis and Harriet (Records) Mullendore. Mr. and Mrs. McQuinn are exemplary members of the Christian Church at Union, are highly respected in society, and held in high esteem by their neighbors. In politics, Mr. McQuinn is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Tilden and Hendricks. He resides upon his farm of 190 acres of fine land, four miles south of Franklin, the cultivation of which occupies his entire attention.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 756.