Thomas H. McQuillen
|JOHN, RICHARD & THOMAS H. McQUILLEN, farmers, Richland Twp., Sec. 23; P.O. Cascade; sons of John McQuillen, who was born in Ireland, and came to the United States in 1830; lived in Albany, N.Y., till he came to Jones Co. in the spring of 1846; he settled where his sons now live : lie died in the fall of the year he came to the county. Besides the three brothers mentioned above, is George, who resides in Washington Township; another, Bernard, died in 1865; the homestead, now owned by John, Richard and Thomas, contains 500 acres, 300 of which is improved; they are engaged principally in stock-raising. Thomas, born in 1846, is the only one of the brothers born in Jones Co.; he has held several township offices; has been Township Clerk and Collector for four years; was a Justice of the Peace from 1871 to 1875; he was one of the first Directors of the Cascade, Bellevue & Western Railroad. The brothers are Democrats in politics. Their mother, Margarette MoQuillen, lives with them. They are Catholics in religion.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 690.
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