was born on 4 January 1835 at Melmore, Seneca Co., Ohio
. He married Harriet Dellinger
, daughter of Joseph Dellinger
and Susannah Smith
, on 24 December 1857. John McLaughlin died on 10 June 1875 at age 40. JOHN McLAUGHLIN, farmer and teacher P. O. Poplar; was born Jan. 4, 1835, in Melmore, Seneca Co., Ohio. His father, George McLaughlin, was born in Juniata Co., Penn., and learned the trades of wheelwright and cabinet-maker. In 1825, he came to Seneca Co., Ohio, and, locating at Melmore, remained there two years, when he returned to his native State. Again in 1829 he determined to make the West his home, and. coming back to the same place, was married, Feb. 24, 1834, to Sarah Lewis, who came there from Oneida Co., N. Y., a few years previous to their union. In the spring of 1838, he removed to a farm in Bloom Township, in that county, on which he remained until his death, June 10, 1875. His wife survives him. John received a good common-school education, and when 18 years old commenced teaching school, a business he has ever since followed during the winter season, except the time he was in the army. He enlisted in Company H, 55th O. V. I., and served over three years. He participated in the second battle of Bull Run, Slaughter Mountain, Manassas, Chancellorsville and other engagements. He was captured at Gettysburg on the second day, and was imprisoned both at Belle Isle and Libby. When exchanged, he returned to his regiment. On Dec. 24, 1857, he was married to Harriet Dellinger, who was born in this county on April 28, 1836, and died Dec. 30, 1870, leaving five children-Elodia, Frank, Ida, Jennie and Minnie. He again entered the married state March 19, 1871, Susan Park becoming his wife. She is a daughter of Amos and Sarah (Baker) Park, and was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Jan. 22, 1839. She came to this county when quite young, and for many years previous to her marriage had been a leading school teacher in the county. She has blessed their union with four children - Nettie, Daisy, John D. and Lettie. He has for several years been one of the leading teachers in the management of the Teachers' Institute in Crawford Co. Both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as also is his daughter Ida. He is a Republican.