Samuel J. McFaddin, a native of Fayette County, Penn., and the son of James and Sarah McFaddin, natives of Philadelphia, Penn., first came to Missouri, on his way to California, in 1848. He remained in Lexington for two years, after which he went to Ohio, and there remained until 1870. In the meantime he had lived for several years in Marshall County, Ill., and in Cincinnati, Ohio, always following his profession of book-keeper in the general merchandising business, to which profession he was educated, and which he had followed ever since he was sixteen years of age. While in Illinois he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah H. Powell, which event took place in 1852. Afterward they moved to Cincinnati, and thence to St. Louis, Mo., in 1870, and still later to Cape Galena, where Mr. McFaddin is now acting as assistant to Mr. Daugherty in his large mercantile business. Mr. McFaddin has three children born to his marriage, two daughters living in Lacon, Ill., and one son in Colorado. These children are named as follows: Mary V., Kate J. and George F. Mr. McFaddin is liberal in his religious views, and is a Democrat in politics.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.