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Seek information on Thomas Ryan, son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan. He was
born in the village of Gleninchnaveigh, Parish of Upper Church, County
He and his brother Dennis emigrated to the United States in the early 1850s.
His parents and siblings followed in 1855. Phillip Ryan and his family
settled in the Town of Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, where they were
enumerated on the 1855 New York State Census. At the time of the census they
were residents of Fabius two months.
Phillip died intestate 10 May 1858, in Fabius. Because a wife/widow was
entitled to only one-third of her husbands real property, the remaining
two-thirds being reserved to the children, Margaret had to have her surviving
children sign off on their share of the property. When she decided to sell
the farm land in April 1866, Thomas and Dennis Ryan were residents of
Roxbury, Dane County, Wisconsin. By September of that year they were
residents of Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Thomas moved on. He is known to have lived for a while in Lawler, Chickasaw
County, Iowa, and subsequently in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.
He had a descendant by the name of Katie Walker.
Any information on Thomas Ryan would be greatly appreciated. I would be
happy to share my research on this family with any descendants.
Syracuse, New York
My daughter is studying the history of New Hampton in school and brought
home 6 typewritten, single spaced, pages of text. I thought I'd highlight
some of for the list.
Chickasaw County was first created as a political sub-division of the State
of Iowa in 1851, by chapter 9, of the acts of the Third General Assembly,
section 33. It was attached to Fayette County for election, revenue and
judicial purposes. Later a petition was presented to the county judge of
Fayette County asking that the County of Chickasaw be organized. The judge
issued this warrant to that effect on June 31, 1853. Bradford was
designated as the county seat. Officers elected were: LYONS, GODDARD,
CAMPBELL, BABCOCK, SIMPLE. Other names mentioned are ROWLEY and FRAZEE.
In the year 1854 James JARED took up a claim and located his homestead on
the site where the city of New Hampton now stands. The post office was
established in 1855 or 56. Osgood BOWAN was the first postmaster.
New Hampton became county seat in 1857. The first bank was in 1856 and
founded by A.E. BIGELOW.
The first newspaper was published on Jan. 16, 1860 and called the New
Hampton Courier. It was published by W. E. BEACH and L.J. YOUNG. The
first paper published in Chickasaw County was the Chickasaw County
Republican, published at Jacksonville. Isaac WATSON was publisher. (no date
New Hampton was incorporated in 1873.
Some other names mentioned are:
Some names have quite a bit of information and others just a mention of who
was the first councilman (for example).
Hope this helps some one out there. If any of the surnames are a "hit" let
me know and I'll send you what information I have.
Greetings Chickasaw County Researchers,
Can anyone "out there" help this person???? If so, please contact him
at his e-mail address as shown in the "From" section, below.
>From: Vernon Halvorson [mailto:Vernc@concentric.net]
>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 1999 10:57 AM
>Subject: Chickasaw IAGenWeb Queries
> I am trying to construct a tree of our family, and my father and
>at one time lived there. Her name (maiden) was Mary Olson and my father
>Olavas Halvorson. They would have lived there in the late 20s, then
>to Minnesota.any help would be appreciated.
>"Hal" Commodores Minneapolis