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John B. McQueen
Born May 6, 1826
JOHN B. McQUEEN, Justice of the Peace, Anamosa; is a native of Clark Co., Ohio, and was born May 6, 1826; he was brought up there and in Indiana. He came to Iowa in 1849, and located in Linn Co. in 1851, and lived there until 1864, when he came to Anamosa. He was in the army, and served in the Quartermaster's Department; there were six brothers of them, all in the army; we doubt if there is a family in the State that can show a similar record; after his return from the service, he has been engaged in the mercantile business, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace. Mr. McQueen has been connected prominently with the fraternity of Odd Fellows, and is a member of Stella Lodge, No. 223, and also of McDaniel Encampment, No. 32; he has been Representative to the Grand Encampment and to the Grand Lodge for three years; D.D.G.P., and D.D.G.M.; he has instituted three Lodges in Jones Co., the first one at Center Junction, No. 245, and Olin Lodge, No. 340, and Clay Mills Lodge, No. 341, two consecutive numbers in one month; he is also connected with the Masons, and is a member of Anamosa Lodge, No. 46, and Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 66. He married Huldah L. Bissell, a native of Otsego Co., N.Y., February 19, 1854; she died March 4, 1868, leaving one son, William Edwin.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 566.


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