Biography of H. S. Quinn
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





H. S. QUINN, physician, Jefferson, is a son of the Rev. Isaac Quinn, who was born of Irish parentage, in Pennsylvania. in 1784. He was raised in his native State, and, early in life, embraced the religion of the Episcopal Church. He received an education, and was licensed to preach in the church of his choice early in the present century, riding a circuit for ten years. In the meantime, he married Cynthia Witten, who was born in Tazewell County, Va., in 1790. During his ministerial labors, he prepared for the practice of medicine, and began practicing in Virginia soon after the close of the war of 1812, remaining in that State until 1830, when he, with his family of six children, settled in Highland County, Ohio, where he conf.inued the practice of medicine until his death, in October, 1843, leaving a widow and nine children. The widow survived until 1867, and five of the children are now living, of whom H. S. is the youngest. He was born February 28, 1839, in Highland County, Ohio, where he received the rudiments of a common school education. He subsequently attended the Greenfield Seminary, where he took up more advanced studies, after which he read medicine under Dr. John H. Quinn. of New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio. He subsequently graduated at the Medical Co]lege of Ohio, at Cincinnati, in 1862. The same year, he located at Jefferson, Madison Co., Ohio, where he has ever since resided and attended to the duties of his practice. His political affiliations are in behalf of the Democratic party, and in 1877 he was elected as a member of the Sixty third General Assembly of Ohio. At home, Dr. Quinn has held many local positions of honor and trust. His marriage with Bettie B. Putnam, a native of this couxtty, was celebrated in 1870.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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