Born April 26, 1826
|JOHN McCONNON, salesman and manager for William Proctor, general merchant, Monticello; is a native of Massachusetts, and was born in the city of Boston, April 26, 1826; when 7 years of age, he went to Claremont, N. H., and grew up to manhood there; he came West to Iowa, and arrived in Jones Co. in November, 1854, and located in Castle Grove Township, and engaged in farming; he continued farming for fifteen years, then removed to Monticello, and since then has been engaged in business here. Mr. McConnon has held the office of Township Trustee, and has served in the City Council for seven years; during the war, he was in the army, and served in Go. H, 31st I.V.I. Soon after coming to Jones Co., Mr. McConnon was united in marriage to Miss Sallie A. Graham, a native of New Hampshire, April 8, 1855; they have five children—William G., Anna G., John A., Nellie and Frank G.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 674.
JOHN McCONNON, a highly respected resident of Monticello, is engaged in the flour and feed business, having a well stocked establishment, and follows a line of trade in which he is making a success. He was born in Boston, Mass., April 26, 1826, and is the son of Hugh and Ann (O'Donnell) McConnon, both of whom were natives of Ireland, and came to the United States in 1819, locating in Boston. The father worked as a slater while living in the Hub City, but after moving to New Hampshire carried on farm pursuits and there passed his last days.
Source: Dubuque, Jones, and Clayton Counties History, 1894, pgs. 376-377
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