McCLELAN, SAMUEL B.
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Date: 1/7/2005 at 12:54:29
Biography reproduced from page 461 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Samuel B. McClelan was born in Putnam Co., Ind., March 26, 1829. In 1844 he removed to Illinois, locating in Henry county. In 1849 he was united in marriage with Sarah Rouse, of Clay Co., Ind. He came to Kossuth Co., Iowa and located on section 5. He has eighty acres of land on section 5, and forty acres on section 7, township 94, range 29. He has sixty acres under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. McClelan have five childrenóJohn Wesley, Edward, Dexter, Samuel B. and Amelia E. The three eldest of whom are married. Mr. McClelan is a republican in politics. In October, 1861, he enlisted in company E, 9th Illinois Cavalry, 16th Army Corps, as blacksmith. He was in the battles of Tupelo and Corinth. He was principally engaged in keeping communications open, and was mustered out at Springfield, Ill., Oct. 27, 1864.
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