Born: 1797-XX-XX Ireland, United Kingdom
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
John McMullen was a hotelier and businessman in Springfield, Illinois. He moved from Jefferson County, Ohio to Springfield in 1849. Upon arrival, McMullen took ownership of the Springfield City Hotel. In 1850, McMullen was living with his wife and nine children and working as a hotel keeper in Springfield. He became active in the local Democratic Party, and in April 1852, he served as chairman of the city Democratic convention. Later that year he became a stockholder in the Mechanics & Farmers Bank in Springfield, Illinois. In 1854, McMullen received a contract to grade a road in St. Louis, Missouri. While returning to Springfield from St. Louis, the stage in which he was riding overturned, and he died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Illinois Journal (Springfield), 10 October 1849, 1:2; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 8 April 1852, 2:2; 30 October 1852, 3:2; 23 October 1854, 3:1; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 97.