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.