From the book "The History of Clinton County Iowa" by L. P. Allen (1879)

TIMOTHY CRANNEY, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. De Witt; born in Queen's County, Ireland, in 1826; he came to America in the fall of 1852; lived in Kentucky one and a half years; came to Clinton Co. in 1854; bought the farm he now owns in 1860; his wife was Mrs. Mary Reed, formerly Mary Flannery; has three children -- James, John and Charles; Mrs. Cranney has three children by former marriage -- Catharine, Thomas and William. Mr. Cranney's farm contains 160 acres.


From the book "The History of Clinton County Iowa" by L. P. Allen (1879)

PATRICK LAWLER, farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Charlotte; born in Queen's County, Ireland, March 16, 1808; he emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1846; came to Clinton Co. in 1849; he lived in De Witt Township two years, then purchased present farm. He married Elizabeth Reed, a native of Ireland; she died in June, 1862; they had ten children -- Ann, Catherine, Fanton, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Theresa, Simon P., William and Edward; Mr. Lawler's present wife was Miss Margaret Lawler, a native of Ireland. He has nearly 300 acres of land; is engaged in general farming and stock raising.


From the book "The History of Clinton County Iowa" by L. P. Allen (1879)

JOHN KINKAID, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Elvira; owns 160 acres of land; he was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Jan. 9,1826: he removed, in 1848,to Scott Co., Iowa, remained four years, then removed to Center Township, Clinton Co., where be now lives. He has held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Constable, Township Trustee and School Director. He married Mary Burneyham, of Queen's County, Ireland, in Center Township, March 7,1858; have six children-John H., David A., Kate I., Elizabeth B., Mary V. and Francis A. During the war, he was a member of Company K, 14th Iowa V. He is a stanch old Jacksonian Democrat; always has voted a Democratic ticket since he reached his majority. He and his family are all attendants of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Elvira.


History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa. Springfield, Ill.: Union Pub. Co., 1884.

John Large was born in county Queens, Mountmellick, Ireland, March 25, 1845. He came to America and settled in Noble Co., Ohio, where he remained eight years. He then removed to Christian county, and lived twenty-six years. He arrived in Humboldt county, and lived twenty-six years. He arrived in Humboldt county, in 1882, and settled October 7, on section 22, township 91, range 29, Corinth township. he was married, April 3, 1869, to Martha E. McClure, of Richland Co., Ill They have three children- Lewis E., Alvah C. and Nellie I. Mr. Large is a republican. He enlisted, in 1862, in company A, 115th Illinois Volunteer infantry. He participated in the battles of Chickamauga, Franklin and Nashville and many skirmishes, and was not once wounded. He was mustered into service at Springfield, Ill., and out, at the same place.


History of Johnson County, Iowa...from 1836 to 1882; Iowa City, Iowa: 1883

Mullen, William the present efficient superintendent of the poor farm of Johnson county, located in Union township, post office, Iowa City; was born in Queen's county, Ireland, Aug 2, 1841; left there Dec 14, 1863 , and landed in New York City December 28; moved to Rockford, Illinois, January 1864, and lived there until he settled in Iowa City April 18, 1868. He was with the Iowa City Gas Company eleven years and six months. He is a democrat in politics and voted against the prohibitory constitutional amendment. In Mar, 1880, he was appointed superintendent of the poor farm by the board of supervisors of this county. He was married Dec 28, 1862 to Miss Katharine Whalen of Ireland. They have seven children: John P., Annie S., Joseph, James, Mary, Kate and Francis.


Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Delaware and Buchanan... F. A. Battey & Co., 1890.

JAMES FITZPATRICK is a native of Ireland, having been born in
Queen's county, on the sixth of January, 1830. He is a son of Edward and
Catherine (Finley) Fitzpatrick, natives also of Ireland. James is the fifth
of a family of seven children born to his parents. He was reared in his
native place to the age of eighteen, when he came to the United States, in
1848, and made his first permanent stop in Delaware county, Iowa, locating
in Colony township. He purchased a squatter's claim, consisting of one
hundred and sixty acres, on which he settled and which he improved. He
resided there until 1865, converting his prairie claim into a well tilled
homestead, which he sold at a fair price, and buying another place of one
hundred and sixty acres lying in Elk township moved to it, where he has
since resided. His present homestead is in section 28, about a mile south
of the town of Greeley. He owns three hundred and ninety acres lying in one
body, all of which is under fence, and the greater part of which is under
plow. He is devoted exclusively to agricultural pursuits and is a farmer in
the highest and best sense of the word. His place shows this; for it is a
model of neatness, order and thrift. He has one of the best residences in
the township, and large well constructed barns to properly house all of his
implements, grain and stock, an abundance of which he keeps on hand at all
times. He gives some attention to dairy matters, being interested in the
Greeley Co-operative Creamery Company, and milking on an average about
twenty cows. Mr. Fitzpatrick came to the United States a poor young man,
and here made his start, having taken almost every important step affecting
his welfare in life since becoming a citizen of this county. And not the
least of these steps was his marriage, which occurred November 12, 1859.
The lady on whom his choice fell for a companion in life was Miss Mary H.
Foley, a native of Canada, born in May, 1844. This union has resulted in
the birth of the following children Edward, Katie and an infant, all of whom
are now deceased; James, Michael, Julia, Alice, Ellen, Thomas, Dennis,
Mary, Bernard, Katie, Martin, John and Loretta. Mr. Fitzpatrick has taken
much interest in the general prosperity of his community, and has done the
part of a good citizen in promoting its welfare. Although no politician he
is a stanch democrat, and occasionally takes a hand in local politics. He
enjoys the esteem and confidence of those who know him and is a valuable
citizen of his adopted county.

submitted by Becky Teubner