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John Connolly
Buena Vista Twp.

John Connolly was born in Ireland in 1817, and came to America in 1839. He landed at New York, and from there came to Galena, Ill., where he remained four years, then came to Clayton County, Ia., and settled on section 31, Buena Vista Township. He has 600 acres of land well improved. He was married to Ann McGuire in Ireland in 1843, he having came to America, and then went back and took to himself a wife. She was bon in Ireland in the year 1817. From this union there are seven children -- James A., Jonathan, Mary Ann, Francis, Terance A., Charles M., Joseph J. The family are member of the Catholic church, and in politics Mr. Connolly is a Democrat. He is classed with the prominent farmers and stock-raisers of Buena Vista Township.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 679
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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