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McKenzie Hugh H.
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Source: 1879 History of Adams County, Illinois, Page 832

McKenzie Hugh H., farmer and fruit-grower; Sec. 3; P. O. Payson; was born in Scotland, May 15, 1824. His father, Daniel McKenzie, was a highland Scotchman, and married Margret Orr. They had then children, of whom Hugh is the eighth. He came over to Canada when eighteen years of age, and engaged in tailoring and clothing business from 1842 to 1847. He then came to Payson township, Adams county, and has since been farming; moved on his present farm in 1850. Just prior to crossing the Atlantic, he married Isabel Aiten, who bore him six children; two living: Daniel, and Mrs. Jane Richardson. She died Aug. 20, 1856. He married Mary (Wright) Dunlap in September, 1858, who was born in Prince William county, Va., Dec. 15, 1832. She had three children by her first husband, Ephraim Dunlap: William A., John W., and James L.; and two by Mr. McKenzie: Joseph A., and Marshal E. In 1854, Mr. McKenzie met with a serious accident with a runaway team, by which he lost a leg and came near losing his life. He and wife are members of the Christian church, of which he is elder. He owns 140 acres in home farm, worth __0 per acre. Mrs. McKenzie and sons own 205 acres worth $40 per acre. Mr. Dunlap was born in Kentucky in May, 1815; died in Adams county in February, 1856.

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