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Luke McGuinn

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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 4 November 2005

Sources:
The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Massie Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

Page
1010

LUKE McGUINN, farmer; P. O. Harveysburg; born in the county of Sligo, Ireland, Aug. 23, 1815; is a son of William and Margaret McGuinn, who lived and died in Ireland. They were parents of three children—Michael, John and Luke. Mrs. McGuinn died in 1820; Mr. McGuinn married for his second wife Ellen Fealy, by whom he had eight children, seven now living—Patrick, James, Martin, William, Mathias, Alice and Margaret. The subject of this sketch was raised and grew to manhood in his native land, and remained there till about 30 years of age when, in 1845, he emigrated to America and landed in New York City; thence came to Cincinnati; thence, came to Clarksville, in Clinton Co.; was married in 1850, to Bridget, daughter of Thomas and Catharine Jordon, natives of Ireland, but who emigrated to America in 1845, and located in Cincinnati, where they remained five years; thence came to this county, and have since resided in Clinton, Greene and Warren Counties. Mr. Jordon died in Clinton Co. Jan. 31, 1868, aged 68 years. They had eleven children, nine now survive—Bridget, Anthony, Ann, John, Mary, Edward, Thomas, Perry and Jennie. Bridget was born in county of Mayo, Ireland, May 13, 1828. Mr. McGuinn and wife have six children—William, born March 11, 1861; Margaret, born Jan. 18; 1854; Charles, Nov. 27, 1856; Edward, July 10, 1860; Thomas, Nov. 17, 1863; Rosa, July 3, 1871. Mr. McGuinn, after his marriage, lived seven years in this county; in the State of Iowa two months; thence on rented farms in Clinton and Warren Cos. fourteen years. In August, 1868, he bought the place where he now lives, and in the spring of 1869, he moved with his family to the farm where he has since resided. On this farm he has erected good buildings and made other improvements, such that he now has a good home and farmer's residence.


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