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McILHENNY, Samuel, son of Samuel and Mary (Carson) McIlhenny, was born June 4, 1823, in West Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. He was educated in the public schools of Lower Paxtang township, and was brought up a farmer. At the age of seventeen he apprenticed himself to William J. Kaul to learn the trade of a tanner, which he followed many years. In 1849 he commenced business for himself at Linglestown, and took an active part in the political affairs of the country. Mr. McIlhenny was elected county auditor in 1869, serving three years, and in 1873 elected one of the county commissioners, and re-elected, filling that responsible station six years. During his term of office various needed reforms were made in the administration of the public affairs of the county, and much credit is due Mr. McIlhenny for his efforts in this direction. He has filled the various township offices, and in 1879 was appointed one of the inspectors of the Dauphin county prison. Mr. McIlhenny married, January 9, 1847, Catherine, daughter of Louisa [sic] and Sarah Maria (Albert) Culp. Their children were: Sarah R., John H., Mary Ann, Kate Ann, Lydia J., Elizabeth E., who married Jacob Balthaser, Samuel C., Susan S., George W., Emma E., William A., Anna Maria and Minnie C.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Becky Tuszynski for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 31 Dec 2000

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