William Nathan McQuinn, a farmer, was born in Johnson County, Ind., September 23, 1852. He is the son of Jeptha and Elizabeth (Musgroves) McQuinn. The father was born in Oldham County, Ky., August 10, 1818, of Irish descent. The mother was born in Indiana, July 15, 1831, of English descent. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, remaining with his parents until he was twenty-two years of age, receiving a good common school education during this time. At the age of twenty-two, he began life for himself as a farmer, an occupation he still continues. On July 30, 1874, he was married to Miss Rebecca Alice Mitchell, a daughter of Abraham and Euseba (Forsythe) Mitchell, born July 27, 1857. Her father was born in Owen County, Ind., August 8, 1830, and died November 7, 1868. Her mother was born in Johnson County, Ind., September 10, 1840, and died July 27, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. McQuinn were members in high standing, of the Christian Church, at Pisgah. In politics, he is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Tilden and Hendricks. He resides upon his farm in Nineveh Township, to the cultivation of which he gives his attention. July 14, 1887, Mr. McQuinn had the misfortune to lose his devoted companion. She was an estimable lady, loved by all, of high Christian character, and an affectionate wife. She died in full faith of redemption through the blood of the blessed Savior.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

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