Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/16/2019 at 12:06:37
Thomas Redmond, was born in Ireland and immigrated to America in 1845. Crossing the Atlantic took seven weeks and five days. The ship met with one very severe storm along the way, which drove them back and caused a delay of three days. He sailed from Wrexford City to Baltimore, Maryland where he spent one week with some friends. From there he went to Hagerstown, Maryland where he found employment on a farm for $10.00 a month and board. He remained in that area for two years then went to Carrol County, Maryland where he lived for six years.
He worked on a farm for a time, but finally engaged in the rock quarry business. About this time the “western fever” was raging in the state and Mr. Redmond and a number of others came to Iowa and settled in Jackson County. Thomas was so impressed with the Hawkeye State he determined to make it his home.
He first bought ten acres of brush land which he immediately set about clearing. By that time he was so pleased with the country he bought eighty acres more of timber land, a part of which he cultivated. In June 1845, he married Miss Bridget Clearey, an orphan.
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