Joseph King, one of the representative farmer of Clayton
Township, was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Feb. 19,
1813. He came to Clayton County in 1846, and settled on
secion 31, Clayton Township, where he has resided since.
He owns a finely cultivated farm of 200 aces. He was
married to Rosanna Doran on March 10, 1846, and came at
once to Clayton County with his young bride, who was born
in Ireland in 1822. Six children have been born of this
union, viz.: John W., born Dec. 13, 1846; Mary E., Dec.
4, 1848; Eleanor J., Feb. 28, 1850; Charles D., May 2,
1852; Joseph H. Dec. 25, 1859; and Charlotte, Sept. 11,
1862. Mr. King is a member of the Congregational church,
and in politics is a Republican, being strongly in favor
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 723