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Was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, October 21, 1842. His parents, Peter E. and Mary Wynn, were natives of. the same State. He was educated in the common schools of Virginia, and moved with his parents to Missouri in 1853 and settled in Grundy county, and one year later came to this county. He went to Illinois just before the war, and in 1862 enlisted for three months in Company I, Seventieth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and March 7, 1864, enlisted in Company B, Second Regiment Illinois Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. In 1866 he came back to this county, where he has remained since engaged in farming, excepting while absent on a trip to California, which he made in 1875, returning in 1876.
Mr. Wynn was united in marriage, November 14, 1867, to Miss America Pugh, who was born August 23, 1843. His mother, at the age of seventy-five years, lives with him.