Lawrence McNamee, son of
Lawrence McNamee, Sr. and Ruth, nee Marvin, natives of
Ireland and Connecticut respectively, was born in New
York on Dec. 29, 1805. He was educated in his native
State, and in 1842 came to Iowa, locating in Delaware
Coutny, whre he now resides. He owns 240 acres of fine
land lying partly in Clayton and partly in Delaware
County, his residence being on the line. He also owns 240
acres in another locality. In 1829 he married Errelia,
daugher of Luther and Andria Cole, nee Chase, natives of
New York, the former dying in Missouri in 1833, the
latter in Delaware County, Ia. In 1862. By this union
there were ten children, of whom C.L., born March 13,
1831, is married and resides in Allamakee County; Mary
E., Jan. 31, 1835, married Isaac Otis, of Elk Township;
E. Luther born July 22, 1836, is married and lives on the
old homestead; Sarah E., born April 20, 1842, is the wife
of Robert Fitch ; H. Medora, born April 2, 1844, married
George E. Lang ; and Eva, born July 1, 1845, are living.
The deceased are Eliza Jane, Martha S., Truman, and
Laura. Mrs. Errelia McNamee died Feb. 8, 1856, and on
Dec. 11, 1856, Mr. McNamee married Mrs. Sebrah Clark,
sister of his first wife, and widow of Samuel Clark, by
whom she had five children; Harriet C., widow of P. G.
Bailey ; Norman L., who died in Idaho; Henry G., of
Monroe County, Wis.; Benjamin A. and Samuel C. Mr.
McNamee has held the office of County Commissioner,
Township Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and many other
public positions of trust, discharging his duties with
honor and ability. He votes the Republican ticket.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 921-922
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