Biography of John C. Guinn
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JOHN C. GUINN.
Among the old settlers of Jasper county and one of the prominent citizens is John C. Guinn, who resides on. section 5, and owns about three thousand acres of land in this county. Grandfather Alexander Guinn came to America an emigrant from Ireland, and located very many years ago in Virginia. His son, P. R. Guinn, was born in Greene county, Tennessee, where he followed farming and died at the age of sixty six years. He was the father of our subject, and be married Lotty Lauderdale, who was born in Tennessee, where she died in 1842. Her ancestry was Welsh. They had eight sons and one daughter. Two of these died in infancy, and our subject was the fourth child and the third son in the family.

John C. Guinn was born in Greene county, Tennessee, on August 29. 1832, and he remained in his native place until he reached his eighteenth year, when he went to Georgia. His education had been that of the common schools, but from his sixteenth year he had shaped his own career. He found employment in the agricultural districts, and on November 7, 1861, was united in marriage to Mary J. Broome, who was born in Georgia, and whose death took place in 1895. The three children of this union were: Charles B., John B., and Lottie H., who. is the wife of R. M. Young, of Georgia.

In 1865 Mr. Guinn came to Jasper county, and in 1867 he located here permanently, although his family did not come until 1871. Mr. Guinn is one of the large landholders in this section and owns much land and many mining interests in Webb City. His life has been one of industry, and by close attention to business and the exercise of good judgment he has become possessed of large means, and is one of the substantial citizens of the county. In politics Mr. Guinn has been a life long Democrat, and is one of the most esteemed citizens of Jasper county.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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