Biography - JOHN C. McCLURKIN

Dr. John C. Mcclurkin was born in Union County, Indiana, August 28th, 1840. His father, Joseph McClurkin, a farmer, was a South Carolinian by birth, whilst his mother, Nancy Cook, was an Ohioan. At the age of three years he was taken by his parents to Preble County, Ohio, to live where they resided ten years, from whence they moved to Gibson County, Indiana, where his father died January 12, 1872, aged 71 years, and where his mother still lives. In October 1861, he of whom we write enlisted as a private soldier in Co. F. 33rd Reg. Indiana Volunteers, He was with Sharman "to the sea" and took part in all the battles of that memorable campaign. On the 5th of March, 1863, he was taken prisoner after being wounded in the battle of Columbia, Tennessee, and was sent to Libby prison, at Richmond. Just two months after his imprisonment he was exchanged among the last lot of unfortunate inmates of that dread pen. He joined his command at Tullahoma in the following autumn, after having spent several months in the hospitals. His term of service extended over three years and eleven months. Upon being discharged from the service, he entered the State University of Indiana, at Bloomington, which he attended three years. He next entered the office of Drs. Mumford and West, at Princeton, Ind., as a student of medicine. From there he went to Bellevue Medical College, New York, to further prosecute his studies, and from this institution he graduated, March 2nd, 1871. He at once in seeking a location came to Albion, where he has since resided, engaging with great success in his profession. He is a member of the Illinois Medical Society, and of the A. O. U. W. also of the Episcopal Church. Politically, he is an active Republican. Recently he was elected a member of the Albion Board of Education, as a mark of the esteem in which his interest in educational matters is held by his fellow citizens. He was married to Ellen Churchill, daughter of Joel Churchill, December 2nd, 1873. Three children, two boys and one girl, bless the union.

Extracted 12 Aug 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 A Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois, page 225.

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