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Thomas Fleming
Grand Meadow Twp.

Thomas Fleming, a native of New York, was born Nov. 2, 1840. When he was eight years old he moved to Chicago, Ill., with his father, remaining there until 1856, when they came to Clayton County, and settled on a farm in Grand Meadow Township. In 1861 Thomas went to California, returning two years later. He bought a farm of 120 acres, on section 27, this township, where he still resides. He was married to Hannah Herley on Jan. 19, 1870. She was born in Canada in 1842. They have eight children-- Michael J., born Dec. 19, 1871; James, Jan. 11, 1872; Willie, April 29, 1873; E.E., Aug. 5, 1875; Thomas F., in 1877; Mary, Dec. 24, 1878; Joseph, April 1, 1879, and Margaret, Jan. 8, 1881. Mr. Fleming has held the office of School Secretary for the past six years, and that of Assessor four years. Has also been Township Trustee and School Director. He is a member of the Catholic church, and one of the well-to- do farmers of this township.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 827-828
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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