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TAYLOR, Patrick. Born 1813, Co. Clare.
MALONEY, Annie. Born 1823, Co. Clare.

Donated by Cathy Joynt Labath, Iowa, USA.


Source: C.S. Percival and E. Percival. History of Buchanan County, Iowa. Cleveland: William Bros., 1881

Patrick Taylor was born in Clare county, Ireland, in 1813. Mr. Taylor came to America in 1851; he moved to his farm in Fremont township in 1869. This farm contains four hundred acres and is all excellent land. Mr. Taylor bought it in 1867. All the improvements on the place were made by Mr. Taylor and his sons. He has a large, two-story house which he built in 1869; the farm buildings are also good. Mrs. Taylor, whose maiden name was Annie Maloney, was born in Clare county, Ireland, in 1823. They were married in 1846. They have seven children living. Following are their names and their ages in 1880: Joseph, thirty-three; Dennis, thirty-one; Thomas, thirty; Francis, twenty-eight; George, twenty-seven; Delia, twenty-one; Mary, nineteen; Charles Patrick and two other sons died in infancy. Mr. Taylor has been a hard-working man all his life. He and his sons do an extensive farming business, being among the first farmers in the township. Mr. Taylor is in very comfortable circumstances, and all his property is simply the result of his own exertions. He is one of our solid men and most worthy citizens.

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