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James Blaney
Born 14 February 1801
JAMES BLAYNEY, retired farmer; P.O. Olin; born in Virginia February 14, 1801; removed to Ohio and remained there nine years; came to Iowa in 1855; bought 215 acres and now owns 146 acres in Sec. 3, and made all the improvements on the place now occupied by his son. In politics, Democrat; in religion, Presbyterian. His first wife, Rebeca Blayney, was born in Ireland; came to America when young; married in Pennsylvania; died in 1863; had six children, three boys and three girls. His second wife, Elvira Shaw, was born in Ohio March 12, 1817; came to Iowa in 1856; remained till 1860, and married in Ohio in 1864.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 643.

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