|THOMAS KINNEY, Farmer, Fairview Twp., Sec. 1; P.O. Anamosa; was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1823; he grew up to manhood there, and emigrated to America in 1854; he went to Charleston, S. C., and lived there fifteen years, and came to Jones Co., Iowa, May 4, 1869, and located in Anamosa; in 1875, he engaged in farming. He has been twice married; his last wife, Bridget Dorsey, a native of Ireland, died Feb. 4, 1879, leaving three children—John, 23 years of age; Luke, 22 years of age; Mary Ann, 17 years of age. When Mr. Kinney came here, he had only $10; he now owns a farm of forty acres and a house and lot in Anamosa.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 562.
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