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Kline, John H., was born in the town of Lyme, Jefferson county, January 11, 1829. His father, E. Kline, was a native of Herkimer county, born in 1795, and came to Jefferson county in 1820, where he was engaged in farming and dealing in and shipping farm products in the town of Lyme. He married Betsey Estes, and died in 1887. John H. Kline was educated in the common schools and was a farmer for some years. In 1861 he engaged in the milling business and in 1876 bought Plessis flour mill, which he still owns. In 1854 he married Mary E. Barney, daughter of Capt. Seymour Barney, and they have two children: Byron B. and Mrs. Florence B. Wood. Mr. Kline is one of the representative men of his town, taking an intelligent interest in school and church work and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity whose word as proven by his life is as good as his bond.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898