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Thomas Casey

Thomas Casey, son of Thomas Casey, Sr., and Mary, nee Gody, natives of Ireland, was born in that county in 1818. He emigrated to America in 1846, landing in New York on November 10, of that year. He remained in New York City a few months, then went to Rochester, and farmed in the vicinity of that city seven years. By perseverance, and steady applicaiton to work he succeeded in accumulating $700, with which he came to Clayton County and purchased 200 acres of Goverment land. He added 200 acres to his original purchase, and has 320 under excellent improvement. He was married in his native county on Aug. 8, 1846, to Bridget Brenen. To them have been born three children- Bernard born in Monroe County, N.Y., Sept. 10, 1853; Ann, born in 1847, and Mary in 1855. The latter two are deceased. Mr. Casey and family are members of the Catholic church. In politics he is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 740
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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