Samuel McCLAIN, b. Sept. 2, 1830


biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

Samuel McClain is a farmer and stock-grower on section 16, Cedar Township. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1830, and is the son of James L. and Sarah (Ensley) McClain, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Maryland. James L. died in Harrison County, Ohio, in 1851, and his widow in 1883. The subject of this sketch was married, Dec. 9, 1851, to Jane English, who was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1835. She is a daughter of James and Jane (Perkins) English, both of whom died in Ohio. Our subject and wife are the parents of eight children- Joseph N., Sarah A., J. S., Wade, Nova, Jennison (deceased), Asa and Nellie. Mr. and Mrs. McClain are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican, and has held the office of Township Trustee. The home farm consists of 160 acres of good land, with an excellent house, well arranged, and commodious barn, and other first-class improvements and conveniences in his business of general farming and stock-raising, in which he is quite successful, by reason of good management, care and judgment. Personally Mr. McClain is much respected among his friends and neighbors as an upright citizen, good neighbor, and consistent Christain gentleman.

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

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