Biographies





McCAMMON, William
s/o William & Jeremiah (Sinclair) McCammon


Submitted by: Diana Flynn

MCCAMMON, SINCLAIR, ABLE, WOLFE, MCCLURE, PIERCE

"HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF
INDIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC." CHICAGO: GOODSPEED BROS.
& CO., PUBLISHERS. 1884.

SULLIVAN CO., IN
HAMILTON TWP.
PAGE 732
WILLIAM MCCAMMON, of the firm of McCammon & Wolfe, merchants, was born in
Sullivan County, Ind., March 1, 1844, the thirteenth in a family of fourteen
children of William and Jeremiah (Sinclair) McCammon, who were natives of
Kentucky, and among the early pioneers of Sullivan County, farming in the
latter place until their respective deaths. William McCammon, subject of
this sketch, lived with his parents until twenty-one years old, farming
summers and attending school winters, until 1864, when he began for himself.
Embarking in the grocery trade in Sullivan in 1868, he continued this two
years, when he sold out, and with J. B. Able opened and conducted a clothing
store till 1874, when the partnership was dissolved. This same year he
opened another clothing store, but in 1880 sold out to Wolfe & Wolfe, and in
1882 he purchased the interest of one of the firm. In 1883, this firm
consolidated with Mr. Able, under the firm name of McCammon, Able & Co.,
but the dissolution of the firm in February, 1884, resulted in McCammon &
Wolfe still continuing the business. They carry a clean stock of goods, to
the value of about $8,000, and are doing a good business. Mr. McCammon
began doing for himself a poor boy, but his business qualifications have
enabled him to secure a comfortable fortune. In 1881, he erected the
McCammon House, one of the best hotels in Southwestern Indiana. To his
marriage with Miss Rosa D., daughter of Allen and Susan Ann (McClure)
Pierce, which occurred October 6, 1864, three children have been born,
named: Cora M., Harry (deceased) and one that died in infancy unnamed.
The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

    

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