Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FREDERICK McLIN, a native of
Linn county, Missouri, born February 26, 1843, is a farmer residing three
miles northeast of Mondovi, Washington. His father, Henry McLin,
was a native of Kentucky, whence he came to Missouri in 1833. He
was a veteran of the War of 1812, and died in Sullivan county, Missouri,
in 1848, in his sixtieth year. His mother Susan (Guyser) McLin, also
a native of Kentucky, died in Missouri.
Mr. McLin was the youngest and is the only
surviving member of a family of seven children. He was raised on
a farm, and entered the army, as a member of Company E, Forty-second Missouri
Infantry in 1864. He served under General Thomas in Tennessee, was
in several skirmishes, and received an honorable discharge upon leaving
the army. He is a member of W. H. Bentley Post, No. 60, G. A. R.,
of Reardan, and receives a pension from the government.
In 1882 he came to the state of Washington
and located on a homestead near Crescent, one-half mile east of the dividing
line of Lincoln and Spokane counties. He was a pioneer of this section,
where he has a farm of one hundred and sixty acres, all under cultivation
and in an advanced state of improvement, containing a good house, barn,
outbuildings, orchard, and so forth.