|THOMAS McELIN, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 28; P.O. Anamosa; born in Ireland in 1831; came to America in 1854, and to Jones Co. in 1871. His wife's maiden name was Mary McEnany, a native of Ireland also; they were married in 1856; have had six children, three of whom are living—James, Philip and Mary. Mr. McElin and his family are in the Catholic Church. Mr. M. is a Democrat. Owns 120 acres.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 631.
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