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Mathew Chesire
Born 1836
MATHEW CHESIRE, farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Anamosa; he was born in 1843; in Ireland; in 1852, he came to Rensselaer Co., N.Y.; in 1857, to Dubuque,Iowa; in 1863, he went to California, thence to Nevada; in 1868, he came to Jones Co.; owns 300 acres of land. Married Margaret Hier, in February, 1869; she was born in Ireland; have five children—Mathew U. Mary J. John F., William P. and Ester E.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Chicago, Western Historical Co., 1879, p. 551.
Note: Birth date was 1836, not 1843, according to baptismal record.

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