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St. Patrick Cemetery
Jackson County, Iowa
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P.L. DEVANEY, farmer, Sec. 17; P.O. Cascade; was born in Dubuque Co. in 1840; his parents, Lawrence and Bridget, emigrated from Ireland to the Valley of the Red River of the North, and from there, with a Scotch colony, to this locality in an early day; his father died in 1846; his mother makes her home with her son, the subject of this sketch. Mr. Devaney had an honorable record as a soldier, having served three years during the civil war as a non-commissioned office in Co. I, 21st I.V.I.; was engaged in the battles of Hartsville, Mo., Magnolia Hills, Black River Bridge, Champion Hills, Spanish Fort and Blakely, Ala.; siege of Jackson, siege of Vicksburg, etc.; was honorable mustered out with his command at the close of the was. He has a form of 160 acres in Sec. 14 and 17. Religion, Catholic; politics, Democratic. He was married in 1871 to Miss Ellen Kennedy, a native of Charleston, S.C.; she died April 1, 1877; there are three children- James H., Mary A and Loretta.
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