Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:charles McCune
Post Date:January 24, 2005 at 20:10:18
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Forum:Johnson County, IA Genealogy Forum
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Charles W. McCune, farmer and stock raiser, post-office Solon; was born in Jefferson County NY, Oct. 16, 1824, and in 1833 removed to Summit county, OH and to IA in 1841, and settled in Big Grove township, where he took a claim and has since resided.
In 1850 he went to California, and returned in 1851. He then commenced buying and shipping stock and was the largest shipper in the county for some years. In 1876 he bought some fine imported Short-horns, and since then has been breeding and raising fine stock. In 1876, he was elected to the legislature, and served one term. In January, 1882, he was appointed agent of the land department by the Secretary Kirkwood, and assigned to Minnesota and remained there four months, when he resigned. He was married July 5, 1846 to Miss Phoebe L. Sutliff, of Trumbull county OH. They Have nine children, viz: Austin S., Helen, now Mrs. M.S. Shircliff, Emily, now Mrs. Hickox, Harvey S., Ann, now Mrs. Coats, Mamie, William, Charles and Leonard. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 873.