Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
H. H. Hardesty, 1898.

     John McLaughlin - A native Pennsylvanian, was born in Greene County on February 9, 1836. He was a son of John and Barbara (Delaney) Mclaughlin, deceased. On September 5, 1857, in his native county, he was married to Clarissa Byard, and their hearthstone has been graced with the following children: Hannah, dec'd; Rachel, dec'd; Harriett; Nancy E.; William H.; Sarah; Ezra; and Silas J. His wife was born in West Virginia on December 25, 1841, and was a daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Garrison) Byard, no longer living. Comrade McLaughlin served a short time in the Union army during the late war. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled March 8, 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va., in Company M, 1st W. Va. Cavalry. Owing to his late enlistment and the close of hostilities so soon thereafter, he did not take part in any battles and was honorably discharged July 8, 1865, at Wheeling, W. Va. His brother, William, also served in that Cavalry. Comrade McLaughlin is a disabled and retired soldier and his address is Brink, W. Va.