IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

James Doren
Volga Twp.

James Doren was born in Kilkenny County, Ireland, May 9, 1839, son of Patrick and Catherine (Keep) Doren, who were likewise natives of the Emerald Isle. His father emigrated to America in 1847, and enlisted in the Mexican war, serving until his death, which occurred at Fort Dodge, Texas, Aug. 12, 1850; His mother emigrated to America with her family in 1848, and to Clayton County in 1849. She is still residing here with her son James, aged seventy years. The subject of this sketch was ten years of age when he came to America, and was married here in 1867 to Julia Dooley, who was born in New York in 1852. Their union has been blessed with seven children - Elizabeth, James P., William, Edward H., John C., Francis B. and Catherine (deceased). Mr. Doren owns ninety acres of land in Volga Twonship and three houses and lots in Elkport. He is a member of the Catholic church, and in his political views is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1119-1120
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney

June 15, 2005
Researchers Note:
James Doran's mother's maiden name was not Keep, her correct maiden name was Catherine O'Keefe. The correct spelling of his name is Doran. My grandfather was Edward Henry Doran, his son. His full name was James Henry Doran. He was born May 10, 1843 and died on August 3, 1904. He is buried in St. Michael's  Cemetery, Garber, Clayton County, Iowa. Also he was 5 years old when he migrated to this country. Julia Delia Dooley was born in Maiden Lane, New York on Nov. 4, 1847 and died on Aug. 22, 1930 and is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. Could you please change this as the information is not correct per our written family history. Thank you,   Joel S. Madtson
[Joel's email address can be found on the
surname registry for Doran] .  


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