IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

William Irwin
Giard Twp.

William Irwin, one of the early settlers of Clayton County, Iowa, was born in County Sligo, Ireland, in 1805. When thirty-eight years of age he came to Canada. After coming to this county he enlisted in the Government service with Judge Williams and William Lenton and others. He married, in 1838, Kate Omsby, by whom there was a family of eight children, six daughters and two sons. Mr. Irwin came to this county in limited circumstances, having but 50 cents in his pocket, but by judicious management has accumulated a fine property and home. Has 200 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mrs. Irwin died in Clayton County in October, 1881.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 820
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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