|THOMAS FAGAN, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 13; P.O. Clayford; was born in Ireland in 1819; came to the United States in 1847; he lived in Jersey City from April, 1847, till November, 1856, where he was engaged as foreman in a starch factory; he came to Jones Co. in 1856, and settled on eighty acres of his present farm. He was married to Mary O'Brien; they have four children—John, Patrick J., Margaret E. and Mary A.; have lost three children. Mr. Fagan is one of the successful farmers of Jones Co.; he has 630 acres of land. He and his family are members of the Catholic Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 655.
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