Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/17/2006 at 21:23:22
Joseph Geddes, blacksmith, Boone, was born in Armaugh, Ireland, April 22, 1830, and at the age of fourteen went to England where he remained until he came to the United States, during the time he was in England he was engaged in working at the blacksmith trade most of the time as a helper, and through his own exertions he became able to make a full hand in the business, he came to the United States in 1856, locating in Philadelphia, where he worked for thirteen years in one shop, in 1869 he came to Boone and for four years worked in the blacksmith shops of the Northwestern road, after which he bought a farm in Harrison township, and resided on the same one year, when he returned to town and engaged in his present business, which he has since followed, he was united in marriage in 1869 with May A Hughes, who was born in Ireland, but was brought by her parents to Philadelphia when a child, they have one child: Samuel, eight years of age, Mr Geddes has been rather successful in buisness, and now that he is going down the shady side of life, can look back on his past efforts with no little degree of satisfaction
From the 1880 Boone Co History Book
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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