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J. L. Sheean
Born June 3, 1835
J. L. SHEEAN, attorney at law, of the firm of Sheean & McCarn, Anamosa; is a native of Boston, Mass., and was born June 3, 1835; when very young, his parents removed to Illinois and located in Jo Daviess Co., being among the first to locate in that early settled county; he grew up to manhood and received his education there, and studied law in Dubuque, and was admitted to the bar in 1858; he came to Jones Co. and located in Anamosa in 1861, and since then he has practiced his profession here. He has held school offices. On the 3d of July, 1862, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura J. Rawlins, a native of Jo Daviess Co., Ill., and a sister of Maj. Gen. John A. Rawlins; they have six children, three sons and three daughters.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 577.

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