Convention Member Samuel Henry McCrory
Born August 6, 1806, in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Mr. McCrory came to Johnson County in 1837, and was the first Postmaster in the county and carried the mail from Muscatine to Iowa City in his hat. He was married April 6, 1841, to Miss Elizabeth P. McCloud. In those early days he was a Whig, but times and issues changing, he became a Democrat. He was a member of the 1844 convention that drafted the first state constitution of Iowa, and was elected to the Legislature in 1855 from Johnson County. Mr. McCrory held many other offices and positions of honor, profit and trust in Iowa City and Johnson County. This brave and typical man, after a busy life full of usefulness, died March 11, 1878.