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John MUNNS 12394 - Hopkins Co

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John MUNNS 12394 - Hopkins Co

Posted: 1399637647000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Munns, Yates, Alexander, Robinson
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume III, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd. ed, 1885

JOHN MUNNS was born April 26, 1823, in England. He came to America in 1865, and located at Evansville; there he followed draying ten years; he then moved to Warrick County, Ind., bought 133 acres of land and engaged in farming two years, after which he sold his farm. In 1877 he came to Hopkins County and purchased a farm of 173 acres, one and three quarter miles from Madisonville, and known as the Thomas Yates farm; this fine farm he still owns. In 1881 he moved to Dawson and built a hotel, which has since been destroyed by fire; he owns three and one-eighth acres of land at this point, which he bought from Mrs. Alexander. On the completion of his hotel, on digging a well, he accidentally discovered the celebrated salts well, the water from which is used for bathing and medicinal purposes in conjunction with the Arcadia Well, the properties of which are not excelled in the world. Mr. Munns was married June 11, 1844, to Eleanor Robinson; this union has been blessed with eight children – three sons and five daughters. They are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Munns’ farm is situated near the Heckley mines, and is underlaid with coal; in many places on this farm it is exposed on the surface.

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