John Kirby (1828* - 1892)
Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 12/12/2015 at 19:14:32
KIRBY, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Georgetown; born in Tipperary, Co., Ireland, in 1828*; came to Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1846; in 1848, moved to this county, and entered land; several years engaged in contracting and building railroads in Illinois and Missouri. Married Miss J. Maher in St. Louis; they have eight children - Edward, William, Mary Ann, Catherine, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ellen and John. He took an active part in the building of the Catholic Church at Stacyville, the finest church edifice in the county. Politically, he has always been a Democrat, but now acts with the National party. Owns 480 acres of land; is extensively engaged in raising stock; he is generous, enterprising and public - spirited. One of the early history of the county, was elected member of the County Board of Supervisors, and has held various other offices.
* Tombstone reflects 1820 as year of birth
SOURCE: THE HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1878
Directory of Monroe County, Guilford Township, Page 500
Monroe Biographies maintained by Susan Claman.
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