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James Corcoran
Grand Meadow Twp.

James Corcoran was born in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., July 22, 1859. His father was born in Ireland in 1822. He came to America in 1847, landed at New York, thence to Carbondale, Pa., and from there to Pittston. He was married to Mary Lunny in 1851, in Pennsylvania, where she was born in 1832. Eleven children have been born unto them-- Mary, Catherine, Bridget, John, James, Anna, Theresa, Frank, Nellie, Edward and Grace. The family came to Clayton County in 1867. They resided in McGregor six months, then removed to Waucon, and from there to Postville. Mr. Corcoran, Sr., followed the mercantile business some twenty years, but has now retired, and is living on his farm. He is a member of the Catholic church, and in politics a Greenbacker. The subject of this sketch owns a finely cultivated farm of 457 acres on section 10, Grand Meadow Township, and is extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 826-827
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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