Patrick Malary, one of Clayton County's prominent farmers, was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, in August, 1820, and was a son of John and Anna Malary, nee Rowley. He was reared and educated in the town of Ballakincline, and in 1847 came to the United States. He worked on a railroad in Orange, N.Y., eighteen months, then went to Kentucky. Five years later he went to Utica, N.Y., and in 1857 came to Clayton County, and entered his present farm. He then spent four years in Kentucky and Illinois and at the expiration of that time returned to his farm here, where he has resided since. He was married to Mary Welch in the spring of 1859. She is of Irish birth and was a daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Gleason) Welch. Two children have blessed this union, one living--John, who resides on the old homstead with his parents. Mr. Malary owns a fine farm of 265 acres in all, mostly under cultivation. In politics he is a Democrat, and is one of the popular men of the county.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 845
note: Patrick was probably born in Ballykilcline, Roscommon, Ireland - from Cathy Labath, March 2004 - click here for more info.
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