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Thomas Geraghty
Volga Twp.

Thomas Geraghty, one of the enterprising farmers of Volga Township, is a native of County West Main, Ireland, and was born in November, 1829, son of Lawrence and Catherine (Ennis) Geraghty, who were natives of the same county, and came to this country in 1848, locating in Falls Village, Litchfield County, Conn., where they resided for three years, and in June, 1857, removed to Garnavillo Township, Clayton County, and entered 160 acres of land, on which they resided for twenty-one years. They then moved into Volga Township, where the father died in 1868. The mother is still living with the subject of this notice, in her seventy-ninth year. Thomas Geraghty owns 160 acres of land in Volga Township under a fair state of cultivation, and worth $30 an acre. He is a member of the Catholic church at Elkader, and in his political views is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1121
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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