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Mershon, John F. C.

Born: 1811-XX-XX Kentucky

Flourished: Mount Pulaski, Illinois

John F. C. Mershon was a physician. In the 1840s, Mershon moved from Akron, Ohio to Mount Pulaski, Illinois, where he opened a medical practice. In 1850, Mershon was practicing his profession in Mount Pulaski and owned real property valued at $800. In 1858, he left Mount Pulaski for Van Buren County, Michigan, settling in the town of Decatur. In 1860, Mershon was practicing medicine in Decatur and owned real property valued at $2,500 and had a personal estate of $200. After the Civil War, he practiced medicine in Ohio and Peoria, Illinois.

History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1886), 323; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mount Pulaski, Logan County, IL, 181; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Decatur, Van Buren County, MI, 180.