McCall, John A.

Born: 1830-01-04 Cadiz, Ohio

Died: 1900-10-07 Kansas

Flourished: Marshall County, Illinois

John A. McCall was a farmer, merchant, banker, county government official, and state legislator. In 1850, McCall was living with his family in Harrison County, Ohio. In April 1854, he married Margaret Henderson in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. From 1857 to 1858, McCall served as a supervisor for Marshall County. In June 1858, McCall represented Marshall County at the Illinois State Republican Convention. He won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in November 1858, representing Marshall, Putnam, and Woodford counties in that body from January to February 1859. In 1860, he was farming in Evans Township in Marshall County and owned real property valued at $7,000 and had a personal estate of $1,500. McCall was a long-time supervisor of Evans Township, and established a partnership with Hutchison Croft and David Adams to buy and ship stock to Chicago. When the business required a bank, the firm established the banking firm of J. A. McCall & Company based in Wenona.

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