William McMullen


WILLIAM McMULLEN, of Steubenville, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, December 2, 1842. He is the son of Daniel and Sarah Elizabeth (Sands) McMullen, who were natives of Ireland. His father was a soldier in the Mexican war, and received a wound from the effects of which he died in New Orleans on his way home. In his youth William McMullen learned the trade of a shoemaker at Flushing. In 1860 he came to Steubenville, which has since been his home. In the spring of 1861 he entered the Union army, in Company H, Second Ohio volunteer infantry, with which he served three months, and then enlisted in Company H, First Ohio volunteer infantry, and served in it from October 7, 1861 until January 26, 1865. He was in the battles of Bull Run (first), Pittsburgh Landing, Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Stone River, Perrysville, Resaca, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Strawberry Plains and the siege and capture of Atlanta. He was captured June 1, 1864 in the battle of Stone Mountain and was held a prisoner seven months, during five of which he was imprisoned at Andersonville. He was finally paroled and on January 26, 1865 he received an honorable discharge. During the two or three years which followed the war he completed a course in the Iron City Business college, of Pittsburgh. For a period of fifteen years he was engaged in floral pursuits. He finally retired from this and entered the grocery business, in which he is now engaged. August 4, 1869, Mr. McMullen was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew and Jane (Sands) King, natives of Ireland. Mrs. McMullen was born in Steubenville in 1841. They have four children: Jennie B., who graduated from the Steubenville high school with the class of 1889; William K., Maggie M. and Matthew F. Mr. and Mrs. McMullen and children are members of the United Presbyterian church. He is a member of the G. A. R., and in politics is an ardent republican.

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