McAdoo, William F.

Submitted by mercercounty on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 04:44

WILLIAM F. MC ADOO, farmer, post office Kennard, was born January 27, 1829, in County Donegal, Ireland. His parents, George and Sarah (Fletcher) McAdoo, came to America in 1848, with their family of five children: William P., Mary J., Sarah, Catherine and Esther. They located on a farm near Jamestown, Penn., where they resided for three years, and then went to Crawford County, where they lived five years, after which they purchased a portion of the Donaldson farm in Sugar Grove Township, where they lived until his decease. Politically George was a Democrat. He and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian Church. He died September 9, 1872, in his seventy-first year. His widow still lives with her son, William F., in her eighty-fifth year. William F. was reared at home and educated in the common schools. He was married January 29, 1861, to Mrs. Maria Minnis (nee Dumars), and lived for two years on a portion of the Donaldson farm, when they bought a farm of 100 acres near Kennard, on which they still live. There have been two children born to them: Fannie E., wife of I. J. Lackey, and George K. Politically our subject is a Democrat. He has filled the offices of school director and road commissioner, and is a member of the United Presbyterian Church. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1139-1140

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