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James McGuire
Clayton Twp.

James McGuire is a native of Ireland, born May 1, 1828. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1836, landed at New York, where he remained two years, then removed to Luzerne County, Penn. In 1854 he came to Clayton County reaching Clayton on Oct. 14, of that year. He worked at the carpenter's and millwright's trade five years, then settled on his present farm. It consists of 260 acres of fine land, containing many excellent improvements. Mr. McGuire has held the offices of School Director and Township Trustee, serving creditably in both instances. He was married in January, 1853, to Margaret Depew, who was born in Pennsylvania, Oct. 23, 1834. They have twelve children-Francis, born Aug. 21, 1854; James, June 22, 1857; John, July 6, 1859; Alfred, Feb. 27, 1861; Mary, Feb. 16, 1863; Rachael, Oct. 17, 1864; Catherine, Oct. 14, 1866; Edward, Feb. 26, 1868; Margaret, May 9, 1870; Caroline, Jan. 25, 1872; Jane Sept. 18, 1873; and Alice May, Jan. 9, 1876. Rebecca Depew, the mother of Mrs. McGuire, was born June 25, 1800, in Wayne County, Penn. Her husband, Abraham Depew died in the State in 1843. She resides with her daughter, Mrs. McGuire. The subject of this memoir has been a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity since Jan. 15, 1853. He also belongs to the Garnavillo lodge A. F. & A. M., having joined that order Dec. 26, 1865.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 723-724


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