|EDWARD TROY, farmer, Castle Grove Twp., Sec. 3; P.O. Grove Creek, Delaware Co.; was born in Kings Co., Ireland, about 1819; he left Dublin on the 22d of April, 1844, for Quebec, and arrived on the 27th of May; from Quebec he went to Montreal; engaged on canal work for about one and a half years; he then went to New York City; thence to Philadelphia; again to New York, where he enlisted; this was in 1846, at the breaking-out of the Mexican war; was soon after sent to New Orleans; was finally placed in Co. K, 6th U.S. Inf., afterward, was transferred to Co. I, of the same regiment; he served five years in the regular army, most of that time among the different tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory; he assisted in the building of Fort Kearney; was discharged October 18, 1850; located on the farm where he now lives about 1852. He was married to Hanora Mullady; her parents mere early settlers in Jones Co.; they have one daughter and six sons—Mary, Richard, Patrick, Edward, John, Michael and William; have lost six children. Mr. Troy has 320 acres of land. He and fami1y are members of the Catholic Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 701.
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