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John Tweedy
Millville Twp.

John Tweedy was born in County Down, near Newra, Ireland, in 1820, and emigrated to the United States in 1850. He resided at Castleton, near Albany, N. Y., one year, engaged in brick-making and railroading, then came West, stopped at Elgin, Ill., three or four months, thence to Clayton County. He settled near Millville, where he resided four or five years, then purchased his present farm on section 5, where he has since resided. It consists of 254 acres of finely cultivated land, and thoroughly stocked. He was married in March, 1860, to Sarah Jane Gillmore, who was born in Indiana, in 1830. Mr. Tweedy in religious sentiment is a Presbyterian, and in politics votes the Republican ticket, and is strongly in favor of prohibition. He is extensively engaged in breeding stock for the Chicago market.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1020-1021


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