Biography of Joseph Irvin
Marin County, CA Biographies





Joseph Irvin. The subject of this sketch, whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Belfast, Ireland, October 14, 1832. In 1851 he emigrated to the United States, and settled in Baltimore, Maryland, but two years thereafter he came to California via the Isthmus of Panama, arriving in San Francisco in April, 1853. He at once proceeded to Corte Madera, where he obtained employment in the government mill there. He also resided on the Read Rancho, and followed various pursuits until the year 1856, when he removed to Tomales township and settled on his present farm of two hundred and forty acres. Mr. Irvin married, April 13, 1868, at the Church of the Advent (Rev. H. D. Lathrop), Annie, eldest daughter of William Granlees, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1848. Mrs. Irvin came to this State via Panama, and arrived in San Francisco in February, 1857. She first resided in Alameda county, at San Leandro, but removed to Tomales, Margin county, June 14, 1867. Their children are, Mary, born March 10, 1869; William Granlees, born December 24, 1870; Margaret, born July 12, 1873; James Thomas, born December 28, 1875, and Josephine, born December 16, 1878.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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