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George Beacom
Clayton Twp.

George Beacom was born in Ireland, April 17, 1823, and immigrated to the United State in 1846, landing at New York City, where he remained two years, then removed to Canada. After a sojourn of six months in that county he returned to New York City, and resided there until 1865, when he came to Clayton County, locating in Clayton Township, on the farm which he now occupies. It consists of 121 acres of land well improved. Mr. Beacom is building a fine frame dwelling-house, which he expects to occupy as his future residence. His marriage to Ann Sharp occured on Nov. 6, 1854, in New York City. She was born in Ireland, June 21, 1829. Five children have blessed this union-- Jane E., born Aug. 20, 1855, married James Carnahan; William H., born Jan. 23, 1857; Sadie A. June 12, 1863; Selena W., March 16, 1866, and Mary I., May 9, 1869. Mr. Beacom has held many of the township offices, and has ever been a faithful and efficient officer. He votes the Republican ticket. Mr. B. and wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of Clayton.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 716-17
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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