NOLAN, CONNOLLY, WELCH
Posted By: Joni Hindman (email)
Date: 10/11/2009 at 15:13:47
JAMES NOLAN, a farmer residing in Union township on section sixteen, post-office address, Iowa City; was born Jan. 25, 1822, in Tipperary county, Ireland, came to America in 1834, landed in Jersey City. He came to and settled in Johnson county, Iowa, in 1853. He made the overland trip to California from Missouri, in 1850, from April 10, to Aug. 28. He was married in May, 1842, to Miss Susan Connolly; she died in 1872. They had five children; Thomas, John, James, Jerry and Rose. He was married in 1874, to Miss Annie Welch. The family are members of the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Iowa City. He is a democrat in politics, he never held an office of any kind and would not have one of any kind. He is a true genuine Irishman, fond of his nationality and would not change his sweet Irish accent for any cultivated English accent known to man. A good citizen, respected by all who knew him as an honest and truthful citizen. Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa, 1836-1882, page 883.
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