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Transcribed biography of William McConkey

WILLIAM McCONKEY was born in Wayne County, Ohio, March 10, 1824, and is one of the twelve children of David and Margaret (Crawford) McConkey, of whom eight are living. William lived on his father's farm until he was twenty-three years of age. He was married, January 6, 1848, to Sarah Hague, in Holmes County, Ohio. They have had six children - James, Nancy Pennock, Maggie Sturgeon, Alvin. Camby and Vita; five of these are living, and four reside in Porter County. After his marriage, Mr. McConkey operated a mill in Holmes County, Ohio for sixteen years. In 1863, he came to Porter County, Ind.; after farming three years in Porter Township, he came to Centre Township, where he has since been farming and milling. His mill is two miles west of his residence, on Salt Creek, and has a capacity of three hundred bushels per day; this grist-mill is valued at from $10,000 to $12,000. He now lives one mile southwest of Valparaiso, on thirty acres; yet he owns 129 more where his mill is located. He is a worthy man, and an esteemed citizen.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 287

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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