McMullen, John

b. 1797, in Ireland; d. 1854. In 1850, McMullen made his living as a hotel keeper in Sangamon County, Illinois. On April 6, 1852, he was chairman of the Springfield Democratic convention. Later that year he became a stockholder in the Mechanics and 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 Daily Journal (Springfield), 8 April 1852, 2:2; Illinois Daily Journal, 30 October 1852, 3:2; Illinois Daily Journal, 23 October 1854, 3:1; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.