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M. D. Corcoran
Born October 31, 1824
M. D. CORCORAN, farmer, Jackson Twp., Sec. 29; P.O. Anamosa; born October 31, 1824, in Ireland; in 1848, he came to Bradford Co., Penn.; in 1856, he came to Jones Co.; owns 155 acres of land. Married Mary A. Whitaker in 1856; she was born in Sullivan Co., Penn., in 1832; died May 5, 1871; have seven children—John, Augusta, Eugene, Mary, Josie, Edna and Fannie. When living in Madison Township he was Assessor four years. Enrolled the militia for draft in 1863; was chosen Captain of the Madison Company Home Guards, which was organized in the spring of 1864. Since removing to Jackson Township, he has been five years Township Assessor; is Justice of the Peace, School Director, etc.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 608.


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