Biography - Samuel McLean

Samuel H. McLEAN, physician, Hillsboro, is a native of Montgomery County, where he was born, near Hillsboro, April 12, 1849, to Robison and Emily (BARRY) McLEAN, he a native of Greensboro, N. C., and came to Montgomery County at about twenty-one years of age, or in about the year 1841. Here he engaged in stock-raising and farming, which he followed until his death, which occurred in January, 1876. Emily, the mother of our subject, was born in Barren County, Ky., and came with her parents when but a child to Montgomery County. She is still living at an advanced age. Our subject is the second of seven living children. He received the meager advantages of the district schools until seventeen years of age, when he spent two years at the academy at Hillsboro, and the years 1871-72 were spent at the University at Lincoln, Ill. In the fall of 1872, he entered the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, graduating therefrom in the spring of 1874. He immediately commenced practiceat Donnellson, Montgomery County, where he remained three years. In the spring of 1877, he came to Hillsboro, where he has since resided, in the practice of his profession, and built up a large and lucrative practice. Since his professional career in the county, he has held the offices of Secretary, President and Vice President of the County Medical Society, and has been twice appointed s delegate to the State Medical Association, of which he is a member. He was married, September 19, 1876, to Miss Lina KERR, a native of Ohio, and daughter of Robert KERR, now of Montgomery County. He is Republican in political sentiment, and with his family, belongs to the Methodist Church.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 111-112.

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