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James Dorcy
Born 1834
JAMES DORCY, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 4; P.O. Anamosa; born in Ireland in 1834; came to this country in 1849, with his mother and sister; his father, mother and sister are dead; he came to Jones Co. in 1855; lived in Fairview Township until 1876, when he moved to Wayne, where he has since resided. His wife's maiden name was Mary Meher, a native of the old country also; they were married in 1859; have had eight children, four of whom are living—Johnnie, Eddie, George and Maggie; those dead were named Ellie, Josie, Katherine, and one was not named. Mr. Dorcy and his entire family, in religious faith, are Catholics; in politics, he is a Democrat. Owns 120 acres of land, about one hundred under cultivation.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 623.


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