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Lynn, John A.

Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 200, submitted by Judy.

John A. Lynn was born in Lynnville, Ind., December 7, 1846, one of three children born to Jonathan C. and Sarah Martha (French) Lynn. He is a grandson of John Lynn, who came to Warrick County , Ind. , at a very early date, settling in Hart Township , and founding the town of Lynnville , where he was extensively engaged in merchandising about thirty years. He was also Postmaster of Lynnville a number of years, and was widely known and respected for his many excellent traits of character. He died May 8, 1866 . Jonathan C. Lynn, his son and father of our subject, was married January 15, 1846, was associated with his father in merchandising several years, and died August 7, 1853. John A. Lynn received only the ordinary common school education, and after the death of his father, lived with his grandfather until he, too, died. He then made his home with his grandmother, until his marriage with Miss Sarah J. Baldwin, which occurred May 8, 1866 , when he engaged in farming. In 1869 he began merchandising, but in 1871 opened a livery stable, which he conducted two years. Succeeding that he was engaged in grist-milling until July, 1883, since when he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits, now owning a well improved farm of 160 acres. In politics he is a Democrat, and while he exerts considerable influence in his party, he emphatically declines all political preferment. He and wife are among Hart Township's best citizens, and are the parents of six children, only three: Mary A., Ida E. and Effie, now living. 



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