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Robert Killen
Monona Twp.

Robert Killen, one of the prominent farmers of the county, was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, July 20, 1816. In 1845 he emigrated to Canada, spending two years in Montreal, and in 1847 came to Clayton County and located in Garnavillo Township. He made a claim there, but not being satisfied with it, relinquished it and located on the land he now owns. On Oct 25, 1849, he married Margaret Conolly, who was born in Ireland, Jan. 1, 1820. Of six children born of this union, five are living — John, Martha J., George H., Alexander G., and Mary L., wife of George Gilbert, of Monona. Mr. Killen came to Clayton County in limited circumstances, having for capital a strong arm and determination to succeed. By industry and fair dealing he has accumulated a fine property, and has won for himself a good name in the home of his adoption. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Monona.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1046


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