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John Kairns
Born 1829
JOHN KAIRNS, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Monticello; owns 160 acres. Born in Ireland, Tyrone Co., in 1829; came to Canada when 1 year old, and to the United States in 1865, and to Jones Go. same year. Wife's maiden name was Agnes Milne, a native of Scotland; they were married in 1848; have had nine children, seven are living, named Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Margaret, James, Elsie and Ellen. Mr. K., his wife, and some of the children, are members of the U.P. Church. Mr. K. is a Republican. Mr. Kairns is by profession a veterinary surgeon.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 630.

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